Short-term and long-term planning at ELAC is accomplished using the skills and expertise of college faculty, administration, staff, and students. As a college invested in the shared governance process, ELAC has sought to develop and implement its planning agenda through the use of representative committees. The following sections describe the major campus committees involved in the creation of strategic and master plans and their approval processes.
The Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is a shared-governance standing committee that oversees the creation, implementation, evaluation, and revision of the strategic plan.
The Educational Planning Subcommittee (EPSC) is a subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee. The EPSC operates under the auspices of the Academic Senate and is made up of college faculty, administrators, staff, and students. It serves as the central planning committee for all educational matters, including the administrative and student service areas that overlap with or support educational goals.
The Facilities Planning Subcommittee (FPSC) is a subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee. The purpose of the FPSC is to address issues regarding college facilities planning, complete the Facilities Master Plan, determine projected space needs, review bond projects and related programming, provide solid documentation of funding requests to the state, restructure current facilities to conform with State Utilization Standards, and to meet objectives articulated in the Strategic and Educational Master Plans.
The Technology Planning Subcommittee (TPSC) is a subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee. The purpose of the TPSC is to address issues regarding the college's technology use, complete the Technology Master Plan, determine the technology needs of the college, and to meet the technology objectives articulated in the Strategic and Educational Master Plans.
The Program Review and Viability Committee (PRVC) has the primary responsibility of developing the structure and policies related to comprehensive program review, annual updates, and program viability.