Governing Council has identified the following areas as priorities for faculty in the 2013-2014 academic year:
- Professional Development
- Professional Engagement
- Cross-Campus Communication: Breaking down the silos
- Addressing Student Success Task Force Recommendations
At future Governing Council meetings, we will refine each as we develop specific objectives, action steps, and measurable outcomes to guide and track our progress in support of student learning, the revised college mission and diversity statements, and Institutional Priorities (as well as current college initiatives).
Highlights of goals and priorities through Spring 2013:
Budget reduction (2011-2012)
ASGC worked effectively with college administration to responsibly address pressing budget reductions and recommendations for program discontinuance.
SB 1440 (AA-T/AS-T, Transfer Model Curriculum—degree alignment with CSU)
College of San Mateo has a 100% compliance rate, keeping on track with AA-T and AS-T degrees as they are approved statewide. Additionally, CSM faculty have been proactively representing their disciplines in statewide discussion and vetting processes to create and approve AA-T and AS-T degrees for the California Community College system.
Ongoing SLO assessment
As part of our program review revision and thanks to the ongoing work and commitment of our College Assessment Committee, we've created tools to help align course, program, degree, and General Education (GE) SLOs. And we are currently considering the feasibility of implementing ePortfolios as an additional tool to use in assessing student learning.
Measure G funding
We continue to work collaboratively with college administration to allocate funding to programs and services in order to maintain the highest quality service to CSM students.