West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

College Committees

ACADEMIC APPEALS COMMITTEE

Charge: To review students' academic appeals and petitions.

ACADEMIC SENATE

Charge: To make recommendations to WVC and district administration relative to commercial bookstore and cafeteria contract and operations, and serve as an advisory board to encourage constructive dialogue with bookstore operator and cafeteria manager regarding operations and services. Recommendations forwarded from this committee shall be made to the VP of Administrative Services for review/action. Where appropriate, recommendations will be referred to the District's Administrative Services Council for consideration.

BASIC SKILLS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Charge: To implement recommendations of the Basic Skills Task Force and to make recommendations about basic skills as needed.

CAP - CAMPUS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STEERING COMMITTEE

Charge: To provide oversight of the "Drug-Free Campus Policy" (Board Policies Sec. 5.18) as defined in the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). CAP promotes alcohol, drug and HIV/AIDS education and support in cooperation with Student Health Services, Healthcare Technologies and Physical Education programs. CAP provides confidential support and assistance for addiction and substance abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or any emotional distress. Conducts in-service training for faculty and staff.

CLASS SCHEDULE/CATALOG COMMITTEE

Charge: To advise the VP of Instruction regarding the policies and procedures by which the schedule and catalog are developed. Also makes recommendations about the format, content, accuracy, and distribution of these two publications.

CLASSIFIED STAFF SENATE

Charge: To participate in the district and WVC shared decision making process by collecting, evaluating and disseminating information for the classified staff, and representing the aggregate interests of the classified staff before or on any district or college committee or task force; to promote and encourage activities which provide an opportunity for enhancing the involvement and staff development of the classified staff.

COLLEGE COUNCIL

Charge: To facilitate communication and appropriate involvement of all members of the college community through assigning issues to Executive Councils as appropriate; report on the status of issues before the councils; create committees or task forces as needed; serve as a steering committee for college-wide projects; plan resource allocation; track the work effort of the councils; report on the status of issues before the councils; and coordinate maintenance of the governance information system.

COMMENCEMENT COMMITTEE

Charge: To organize, coordinate, and implement graduation exercises each year.

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Charge: To review and recommend approval to the Board new/revised curriculum, degree and certificate programs that meet Title 5 requirements and Accreditation standards.

DISTANCE LEARNING COMMITTEE

Charge: To serve as a resource for and advisors to the Academic Senate, faculty, staff and administrators in matters of policy, practice and pedagogy regarding distance learning and technology-enhanced instruction; assist faculty in learning about and integrating technology and distance learning into the curriculum; plan and implement innovative and creative opportunities that help to grow distance learning.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE

Charge: To ensure that diversity and inclusion are perceived institution-wide as central to the purpose of the college, working with groups across campus to further diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college (curriculum, hiring, student equity, community relations).

DIVISION CHAIR COUNCIL

Charge: To review and recommend procedures for all divisions, as well as facilitate operational decisions in cooperation with the Academic Senate and the College Council.

FACILITIES & SAFETY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Charge:To review and recommend to the College Council, policies and procedures related to college-wide issues such as facilities and budget. To facilitate decisions regarding facility modifications and other key concerns associated with campus buildings.

FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMM.

Charge: To provide time and opportunities for faculty, staff, and administration to participate in growth and development activities related to staff, student, and instructional improvement, hence, supporting WVC's mission of facilitating successful learning, providing students opportunities to participate in a wide spectrum of educational experiences and encouraging them to be lifelong learners.

FINANCIAL AID APPEALS COMMITTEE

Charge: To evaluate Student Financial Aid Appeals and determine whether the appeals should be approved or denied.

GLOBAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMMITTEE

Charge: To select qualified international students who wish to attend West Valley College to further their education.

MATRICULATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Charge: To advise the Academic Senate in matters of policy and procedure related to matriculation process as required by Title 5; to make recommendations in areas of admissions, orientation, assessment, advisement and follow-up, and research; to assist in the development of the annual matriculation budget.

MATRICULATION STEERING COMMITTEE

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Charge: Enhance campus community awareness of, de-stigmatize, and respond to the mental health needs of West Valley College students in support of access, retention, and success.

ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES COMMITTEE

Charge: To provide college student service resources online to assist students with academic support services, including, but not limited to, online resources for counseling, financial aid, career programs, assessment, outreach, transfer information, and student government.

POWWOW EVENT COMMITTEE

Charge: To organize and plan annual PowWow Event

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Charge: To review and select student applications for scholarship awards.

STUDENT EQUITY COMMITTEE

Charge: To follow up on the Student Equity Plan submitted to and accepted by the state Chancellor's office in 1995.

STUDENT SERVICES COUNCIL

Charge: A policy recommending group to the College Council.

TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Charge: To provide recommendations to the college regarding the development and use of instructional and information technology at West Valley College.

 

 

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