The Skyline College Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee (SPARC) met on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

President Dr. Melissa Moreno presented the college’s recovery plans and timelines for return to campus.  Given Governor Newsom’s recent announcement to reopen the State with a target date of June 15th, the college will be gradually increasing on-campus instructional programming for Fall 2021 and expecting a full return in Spring 2022.  The President will be conducting College-wide virtual discussion forums, Think Tanks, to collect feedback to inform the campus’ community safe and smooth return. The Think Tank forums will be held on April 27th at 2pm and May 5th at 2:30 pm.

Dr. Moreno also shared Fund 1 priorities with the committee. She provided a refresher on her goals for Skyline College, including strengthening participatory governance, promoting fiscal sustainability, advancing antiracism efforts, increasing community engagement, and transitioning towards recovery. For more information, please see this link here.

Tri-chair Vice President of Administrative Services Eloisa Briones gave an update on the three federal HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds) allocations that the college has or will receive.  She also indicated that the District will be providing the Fund 1 college allocations for 2021-2022 which will inform the College Tentative Budget for next year.

Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) Tri-Chair Karen Wong presented the revision of the IEC Charge primarily with of the addition of managing and supporting program review . The Committee moved to approve the recommended revisions to the IEC charge.

Karen Wong also shared proposed revisions to IEC’s membership structure to increase the number of representatives using divisional representation as a basis for membership. SPARC members voted in favor of the change.

Vote to recommend to CGC that the recommendations of the CPR Redesign Task Force be accepted and implemented.

The next SPARC meeting will be held April 29th at 2:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Article by Judy Hutchinson

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