The intent of this publication is to illustrate the policies and practices of how decision-making processes at East Los Angeles College (ELAC) integrate into the overall Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation cycle of the college. ELAC has sought to establish structures, procedures, and policies that promote student success and utilize campus shared governance processes.
The Governance Policy Handbook serves as a guide for students, faculty, staff and administrators who desire to be or are already involved in college planning and other campus-wide decisions. This handbook includes descriptions of college processes and policies, college committees, and a schedule of college planning, evaluation, implementation and re-evaluation.
The strategic planning structure at East Los Angeles College reflects the college's commitment to shared governance and to obtaining campus-wide and community input on college goals and objectives that will shape the college's future. The first objective of the college planning structure was to revise and modify the existing college mission to better reflect changes in the college, the surrounding community, and pedagogical developments. The culmination of this process was a revised Strategic Plan that was based on campus-wide dialog and discussion on relevant campus data.
Revised Strategic Plan: Includes integrated objectives from the Educational, Facilities and Technology Master Plans.
The Educational Master Plan serves as the college's guiding strategy on educational issues and seeks to fulfill the College Mission and Strategic Goals through the implementation of educational objectives.
The Facilities Master Plan serves as the college's guiding strategy on the development of new facilities, the maintenance of existing facilities and the most effective use of physical resources to fulfill the College Mission and Strategic Goals.
The Technology Master Plan serves as the college's guiding strategy on the development and use of new technologies, the creation and maintenance of technology infrastructure and the most effective use of technology to fulfill the College Mission and Strategic Goals.
The goal of student equity is interwoven into the current planning processes at East Los Angeles College (ELAC). The mission of the College, program review, the educational master plan and various other endeavors all address equity. This plan gives us the opportunity to focus on existing objectives and action items, engage in additional strategies, and identify resources needed to address equity gaps.
The purpose of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) Plan (Credit Students) is for the college to plan and document how SSSP services will be provided to credit students1. The goal of the Student Success and Support Program is to increase student access and success by providing students with core SSSP services, including (1) orientation, (2) assessment and placement, and (3) counseling, advising, and other education planning services, and the support services necessary to assist them in achieving their educational goal and declared course of study.
The noncredit Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) plan aids the college or noncredit adult education program in planning and documenting how SSSP services will be provided to noncredit students. The goal of this program is to increase student access and success by providing students with core SSSP services to assist them in achieving their education and career goals.