SPARC Meeting Update

The Skyline College Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee (SPARC) met on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

SPARC Tri-chair and Academic Senate President Kate Brown led the discussion on the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) Redesign Scenario.  SPARC voted to create a CPR Redesign Task Force charged with “developing recommendations for improvements to streamline the current Program Review process, with a focus on redesigning Comprehensive Program Review (CPR). The Task Force, comprised of 10 members representing faculty, classified professionals, and administrators, and chaired by Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) Ingrid Vargas, will meet beginning in March 2020 and is due to provide recommendations on process redesign to SPARC in August 2020.  SPARC members will review, solicit input from their constituents, and make a recommendation to the College Governance Council, who in turn will make a recommendation to the President.  If accepted, training on the new process will begin in spring 2021. Programs would use the new process for Program Review beginning in fall 2021.

Tri-chair Vice President of Administrative Services Eloisa Briones  and Manager of Finance and Operations Paul Cassidy presented the fiscal 2020-21 preliminary budget review.  They noted at this time, Skyline College anticipates an increase in our site allocation from the District, though we expect changes throughout the budget cycle until the Adopted Budget in July 2020.

Judy Hutchinson provided an update from District Committee on Budget and Finance (DCBF) meetings held on January 21, 2020 and February 18, 2020.  The DCBF items included CCSF-320 Apportionment Attendance Report, Governors’ Budget for 2020-21 and an economic forecast presented at the California Community Colleges Chancellor Office State Budget Workshop.  More information can be found here.

Article by Judy Hutchinson

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