The Skyline College Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee (SPARC) met on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Judy Hutchinson briefed on the District Committee on Budget and Finance (DCBF) monthly meeting held on January 22, 2019. Highlights include review of the Governor’s State Budget Proposal for 2019-2020 and State Apportionment Attendance Report (CCFS-320) for First Period (July – December 2018). Click here to see the Governor’s Budget proposal for details.

For fiscal year 2018-2019, the District is projecting annual Full Time Equivalent Student (FTES) enrollment at 15,188, compared to 15,722 FTES for fiscal year 2017-2018. The committee also received an update from Paul Cassidy, Manager of Finance and Operations, on the FTES and instructional costs. Of note, the FTES has dropped more than 15% over the last six years.

Eloisa Briones, Vice President of Administrative Services, gave an overview of District Innovation Funds program which began in fiscal year 2015-2016. The District, through the Chancellor’s Cabinet, has allocated funds for projects that align with their strategic planning goals as well as Skyline College’s. These funds are ongoing. SPARC will be involved with reviewing and prioritizing proposals submitted by Skyline College and will make a recommendation to the President, who will evaluate and develop the  recommendation to the Chancellor’s Cabinet.

SPARC will be conducting 10 CPRs this spring on March 28, 2019 and April 11, 2019. Karen Wong, Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness and Zahra Mojtahedi, Planning and Research Analyst, continued training with the committee on the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) process.

For further information and resources, please see the Program Review website

Next meeting is Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 2:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Building 6, Room 6-203.

Article by Judy Hutchinson

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