The Skyline College Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee (SPARC) met for their first meeting for the FY 2018-19 on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Jacque Honda, Interim Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness, led the discussion to review and discuss the committee charge and member responsibilities.  The committee charge is to coordinate, integrate and communicate college wide budget and planning, and to make recommendations to the College Governance Council.

Beginning with this fiscal year, the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) process will be under the purview of SPARC, previously CPRs were reviewed in the Curriculum Committee. The Program reviews are planned for April 11, 2019 and April 25, 2019.

Paul Cassidy, Finance and Operations Manager, presented an overview of the college adopted budget for FY 2018-19.  The college received $250,000 in District Innovation Funding which will be used toward the following:  Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) replication as part of the Skyline College Promise program, Paralegal Program, Equity Fellow in Residence, SparkPoint Center, Skyline Express Shuttle, and Women’s Mentoring Leadership Project.  Interested parties may refer the 2018-19 Final Budget Report for details.

Next meeting is September 27, 2018 (Thursday) from 2:10 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 4.

Article by Judy Hutchinson

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