Serves as policy making body for the Academic Senate; promotes the general welfare
of Skyline College, its faculty, and the San Mateo County Community College District;
represents the faculty in making recommendations to the administration of the College
and the District Board of Trustees with respect to academic and professional matters;
works toward the development and improvement of professional standards; provides for
continuous study of faculty and College problems.
The overarching mission of this committee is student success through successful accreditation.
It is the responsibility of the institution, CEO and ALO (Accreditation Liaison Officer)
to keep Skyline College in compliance with the ERs (Eligibility Requirements), Accreditation
Standards, including federal requirements, Commission policies, and Skyline’s MVV
(mission-Vision-Values). This committee will support the college in keeping in compliance.
Represents all Skyline students; maintains student body facilities; plans activities;
adopts and supervises the ASSC budget; participates in College committees; shares
in the development of College policies.
Represents the needs, concerns and viewpoints of the classified staff with respect
to the District Shared Governance Agreement, but excludes all matters related to collective
bargaining. It is one of the constituent groups of Skyline College’s shared governance
organizational structure. The officers are elected by Classified Senate Membership.
The College Council is the primary planning and policy formulation group for the College,
thereby establishing the charges to other units and committees in accomplishing specific
tasks including, but not limited to, the following areas: budget, programs, student
equity, accreditation, and program review. The Council is responsible for reviewing
the progress and accomplishments of the units and committees. The Council serves as
the umbrella shared governance committee for the College and is a major participant
in decision making for the College.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Faculty Allocation Committee
The FTEFAC is charged with developing and recommending to the Academic Senate for
endorsement and to the College President for approval, a prioritized list of strategic
allocations of Full Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF) in order for the college to meet
its mission of serving the educational needs of the community.
Health and Safety Committee
The Health and Safety Committee promotes a healthful and safe environment for staff
and students, educating and training personnel in safe work practice. The committee
conducts safety inspections and recommends corrective action to the College. The
Committee is charged under CSEA contract (article 13. 13.6) to meet at least quarterly.
A district Safety Management Committee will meet at least twice each fiscal year.
The committee is to include two representatives appointed by CSEA.
Charge– Serving as a standing subcommittee to the Strategic Planning and Allocation
of Resources Committee (SPARC), the IEC is charged with fostering a culture of inquiry
through regularly reviewing the College mission and goals, analyzing the research
that assesses how effectively the College is accomplishing its mission and goals,
and broadly communicating the results so that the College has a shared understanding
of its strengths and weaknesses so as to set appropriate priorities.
Professional Development Committee
Evaluates and makes recommendations for funding faculty proposals for long-term and
short-term professional development projects.
Professional Enrichment and Development Advisory Committee (PEDAC)
PEDAC is charged with serving as an overarching professional development committee
to (a) assess professional enrichment and development needs for all categories of
staff consistent with Skyline College’s mission and based on identified teaching,
learning and service needs; (b) make recommendations regarding an institutional professional
development plan that meets the need of all personnel; (c) develop a systematic evaluation
process for professional development programs that includes all classifications of
employee and all professional development related activities; (d) recommending flex
calendar activities in response to assessed needs; and (e) recommending funding for
submitted proposals for professional development resourced by new state professional
development funds; (f) establish a one-stop professional development information resource
center. PEDAC should meet 2-4 times per year
Stewardship for Equity, Equal Employment and Diversity (SEEED) Committee
The Stewardship for Equity, Equal Employment and Diversity (SEEED) Advisory Committee
assists Skyline College in fulfilling its commitment to celebrate the intellectual,
educational, and social benefits of diversity.
Strategic Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (SPARC)
The Skyline College Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee will
coordinate, integrate and communicate college-wide planning and budgeting. This committee
will make integrated planning and budget recommendations to the College Governance
Serves as a viable forum through which faculty, staff and administrators discuss,
plan and implement ideas and strategies that will best utilize advances in technology
to enhance instruction, student support services and administrative services as the
College moves into the 21st century.
The Curriculum Committee carries on a regular review of the entire College curriculum;
considers for recommendation all matters of administrative policy concerning the curriculum;
considers for recommendation proposals for new courses and programs; recommends action
on all deletions, classifications and changes in courses and programs.
This committee considers for recommendation all matters of educational policy including
academic standards, probation, disqualification, readmissions policies, grading procedures,
matriculation, student behavior, and student grievance procedures; considers for recommendation
all matters of administrative policy concerning educational policy, including policies
of the Office of Instruction and the Office of Student Services.
This committee promotes staff development and professional growth; considers questions
of professional ethics; reviews and makes recommendations concerning Program Improvement
Funds and other faculty proposals as necessary; makes recommendations concerning faculty
awards; reviews and recommends faculty development projects as required.
The Academic Senate Research Committee aids faculty doing institutional research;
acts as a resource to the Senate in matters of institutional research; performs institutional
research under the direction of the Academic Senate Governing Council.