Governance, Planning and Decision-Making Taskforce
The Governance, Planning, and Decision-Making Taskforce (GPDM) is a task force charged with reviewing and proposing organizational changes to the shared governance structure of Moreno Valley College. The approved governance model, to be enacted in 2023-24, is available for review.
This joint task force is to review our current college governance, planning and decision-making processes and make recommendations for changes, updating and documentation of processes. At minimum, the work of the task force should include:
- Review existing structure and processes;
- Explore governance structures of other colleges within and beyond RCCD;
- Ground the review in context of Education Code, CCR Title 5 (Chapter 6), and RCCD Board Policy as relates to shared governance;
- Honor and respect the work conducted to date by Leadership and Governance Subcommittee of Strategic Planning Council;
- Recommend changes or revisions to SPC and MVC Academic Senate
Governance Design Principles
- Clarity – Governance and decision-making should be clear, understandable for all constituent groups at MVC.
- Flexibility & Stability – Governance and decision-making must be flexible to adapt through change and stable to support the college through emergencies.
- Participatory – Governance and decision-making includes broad and equitable participation/leadership from all constituent groups. This principle includes shared leadership of general college governance committees.
- Transparency – Governance and decision-making processes should provide consistent information to the entire college community.
- Simplicity & Efficiency – Governance and decision-making structures should avoid overlapping responsibilities/charges, avoid unnecessary committees/relationships/layers, and are easy to understand.
- Accountability – Governance and decision-making structures should adhere to their charges, timelines, and reporting responsibilities.
- Mark Figueroa, VP Planning and Development, SPC Co-Chair
- Felipe Galicia, Academic Senate President
- Evelyn Gonzalez, SPC Classified Professional Co-Chair
- Shyann Rhames, Associated Students MVC Representative
- Arlene Serrato, Standard IV Classified Professional Co-Chair
- Christopher Sweeten, VP Student Services and Standard IV Administrator Co-Chair
- Joel Webb, SPC Faculty Co-Chair
- Kemari Wofford, Associated Students MVC Representative
- Charles Wilhite, Standard IV Faculty Co-Chair
- AnnaMarie Amezquita, former Standard IV Administrator Facilitator
- Jennifer Floerke, former Academic Senate President
- Carlos Lopez, former SPC Administrator Co-Chair
- Abel Sanchez, former SPC Faculty Co-Chair
- Academic Senate Works with SPC to remove overlapping responsibilities with 10+1 areas
- Academic Senate and SPC Leadership meet with President to discuss a full review of Governance, Planning, and Decision-Making at MVC
- Governance, Planning, and Decision-Making Taskforce (GPDM) formed as a joint effort between SPC and the Academic Senate
- Initial Meetings occur late Spring 2021
- GPDM Taskforce reviews analysis, survey results, and draft Governance Handbook produced by the Standard IV Committee of SPC
- Collected governance and decision-making models from seven California Community Colleges for review: Gavilan College, LA Valley College, MiraCosta College, Norco College, Orange Coast College, Skyline College, and Ventura College
- 2 half-day retreats to review current MVC structures and external college structures, develop draft governance (re)design principles, and creation of three initial proposals for MVC high-level governance structure.
- The three proposed governance models presented to SPC and Academic Senate
- Feedback gathered on the three proposed structures. Based on the feedback provided the first model is unanimously identified as the preferred model.
- Additional feedback and input sought from areas most directly affected, such as equity and diversity groups, business/resources groups, accreditation lead, Academic Senate.
- Fall 2022
- Continue seeking input and feedback from college community
- Finalize proposed governance structure
- Complete Committee Details, Charges, Membership, and Decision-Making Flow
- February – May 2023
- Governance Review of New Model at MVC
- May – June 2023
- District Governance Review
- Fall 2023
- Full implementation of new Governance and Decision-Making Structure