Forward Motion

Governance Highlights
May 2018

What Happened In The Councils?

Executive Leadership Team (ELT)

  • Reviewed and approved the IPaSS, Start Right and Clarify Program Paths Project Team Reports
  • Approved and gave input on the composition of the 2018-19 project teams starting this fall
  • Received recommendations from IEC's Integrated Planning Improvement project team regarding a model for program review and annual unit planning

Student Success Council (SSC)

  • Recommended the reports from the Clarify Program Paths, Integrated Planning and Support for Students (IPaSS), and Start Right project teams
  • Discussed Reading Apprenticeship

Institutional Effectiveness Council (IEC)

  • Recommended moving forward with the Integrated Planning Improvement project team's proposed model for program review and annual unit planning
  • Reviewed a mock-up of a new integrated planning system to be developed by IT over the summer
  • Discussed governance preparation for fall

Operations Council (OC)

No meeting in May

What Are We Working On?

Supporting Governance:

Efforts are already underway and will continue over the summer to prepare for next year. In the works are:

  • a new document repository for timely, transparent communication of agendas, notes, rosters and more
  • training sessions for those serving on or providing support to councils and project teams
  • how-to guides and other training materials made available via the document repository
  • a project management toolkit with templates and other resources • membership-based collaboration for councils and projects via Basecamp

Approved Projects for 2018-2019:

  • ARC Online 2.0
  • Clarify Program Paths (renewal)
  • Enterprise Level Scheduling Solution (ELSS)
  • Facilities Master Plan
  • Integrated Planning Improvement (renewal)
  • Institutional Equity
  • Wellness Center

What's Next?

  • Constituency groups will appoint their representatives to the project teams.
  • Project preparation will begin including drafting project charters and planning the work. The charters will be considered for adoption by the ELT in early fall.
  • A participation charter will be brought to ELT for consideration during their retreat in August. Applicable to all councils and project teams, this document would complement council and project charters by describing how groups can work together to achieve specified results with meaningful consensus.

Moving the Needle

The latest data indicates that twelve programs not only met their department set standard, but also exceeded their stretch goal (statistically significant increase). Based on a three-year average, these indicators are used to monitor program-level progress over time by identifying significant increases and decreases in course success rates. Results are communicated to celebrate achievement and prompt further dialogue in support of ARC's ongoing efforts to improve student success.

Congratulations on the Following Programs:

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Diesel
  • Dietary Management
  • English
  • Funeral Services
  • Gerontology
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Nutrition and Foods
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sign Language Interpreter Studies

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