Standing Committee Improvement Report For 2014-2015 Office of Institutional Effectiveness

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Standing Committee Improvement Report For 2014-2015
In accordance with College Procedure 2.01.01.14, Committees, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, each May, requests the chairs of the College’s standing
committees to submit the Annual Standing Committee Chairs’ Year-End Improvement Report to inform the President of the College concerning the decisions and
effectiveness of the standing committees. The data are used to create this Standing Committee Improvement Report, which is available on the College web site:
http://www.epcc.edu/InstitutionalEffectiveness/Pages/StandingCommitteeImprovementReportbyCommittee.aspx .
VALLE VERDE IE TEAM
CHARGE: To bring to the Institutional Effectiveness Committee ideas and concerns about the effectiveness of the College, and the Institutional Effectiveness Committee
shall forward to the President recommendations, based on these concerns, on improving various aspects of the College.
Academic
Year
2014-2015
I. Response to last Year’s Chair’s recommended Plan
II. Recommendations and Receiving Administrator(s)
III. Recommended Plan of Action (e.g. Objectives) for
the Committee during the next Academic Year
Due to extra funds allocated this year, the committee funded: New
flags for Americana Village. Celebration 5/20/15
The committee members are recommended to start researching
other improvements for next fiscal year; in case extra funding
becomes available, we will be ready.
of Action
The report for 2013-2014 was not submitted.
Charging stations for student common areas; Physical Plant
funded 14 additional stations, and 3 picnic ADA tables.
Follow up on any purchases still pending to be installed, or
received.
The committee approved to fund the Hospitality Chair table cloths
and pop-up signs for beginning of semester.
2013-2014
No report submitted.
No report submitted.
No report submitted.
2012-2013
Employee of the Month was eventually discontinued, since there
were few or no recommendations forwarded. The VV IE Team
agreed to change the celebration to a quarterly event.
Our safety committee successfully developed training for all the
employees and students. It continues to be a priority for Chief
Ramirez.
Improve communication among departments and personnel over
all by sharing information from the department head meeting with
subordinates.
The chair and entire committee agreed to involve Mr. Blayne
Primozich (Chair of District IE Committee) to act as a liaison
between the VV IE Team and our president Dr. William Serrata.
Mr. Torres, the assistant to the head of the Physical Plant, has
done a great job listening to our committee’s suggestions to
improve the disability parking, designated smoking area, and
study areas. With his department’s assistance, the disability
parking is already a completed project, and the other two are
works in progress.
Ensure that Employee of the Month will be in place, but that the
celebration be every three months and that the entire department
promote one of its employees. Create a subcommittee to oversee
the selection.
Our Safety committee was very successful in developing a oncea-month walk through the V.V. campus with Mr. Rick Lobato and
Mr. Rick Torres of the maintenance department on a monthly
basis to point out necessary repairs throughout the campus.
Continue the walks with maintenance personnel to point out
repairs needed at the V.V. campus. For the Chair to get involved
with the District I.E. committee team and bring forward issues that
the V.V. I.E. Team has.
Dean Rodarte headed this effort and has done a great job. A
Continue the efforts set forward by this current team by pushing
The cleanliness of our campus still is an issue and is being
addressed by the Physical plant and maintenance.
2011-2012
Employee of the Month is a continued success, Hospitality
committee continued their great efforts. V.V. maintenance issues
are a continuing effort. Baby changer in SSB restroom was
completed. Graffiti issues are addressed by maintenance, and It’s
a continuing effort.
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Academic
Year
I. Response to last Year’s Chair’s recommended Plan
II. Recommendations and Receiving Administrator(s)
III. Recommended Plan of Action (e.g. Objectives) for
the Committee during the next Academic Year
walkway was made of concrete between A-bldg. and the handball
courts which the past Team Chair had pushed for more than two
years. Cleaned up on a regular basis the Student Services
Building, and it’s starting to look better.
forward the cleanliness of our campus.
of Action
2010-2011
Employee of the month; kept the campus informed on necessary
repairs; recommend flood control for Student Services Building
(SSC); Graffiti Issues; Plumbing Issues; Signage repairs and
replacement.
Baby changer in bathrooms in building SSC; lighting fixed for
safety measures; flood control (in progress) in SSC building; and
the best accomplishment is having a good working/
communication relationship with Mr. Pascual A. Martinez from the
maintenance department. Also, all the committees have done a
wonderful job. The Hospitality Committee has done a great job
manning the table during registration time and will continue to be
a vital part of this committee.
Continue working with maintenance to maintain the Valle Verde
Campus in tip top shape. A “Welcome Center” and welcome
tables would be a great thing to implement at this campus to
welcome all students and visitors.
2009-2010
[Not requested]
To Dr. Jaime Farias:
1. Continue with the Beautification Charge, review and update as
needed to ensure the Campus overall appearance provides a
Safe and Healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and
visitors. This should be an on going process in order to keep up
with changes and new issues which will surface.
To continue the cooperative spirit that exists between the
committee and the Campus Dean.
To Susana Rodarte and Mr. Lobato:
Continue to build a working relationship between the committee
and Mr. Rick Lobato and his staff to address Campus needs.
2. Continue to work with Mr. Lobato and Mr. Chavez on the
Campus janitorial issue. (It has gotten better)
3. Establish sub-committees to help validate on-going work.
4. To work with Dr. Stroud and the Campus Dean, who can
provide guidance and direction for following College polices and
procedures.
5. Encourage cooperation and assistance from committee
members and to pass the enthusiasm to other employees.
2008-2009
[Not requested]
1. To Rick Lobato:
1. Increase walkway safety.
2. To Rick Lobato: Redesign campus locations for increased
aesthetics.
3. To Dr. Dennis Brown: Make classroom accommodations more
effective for students and faculty.
4. To Rick Lobato: Enhance areas for students, faculty and staff
to promote recreational, social and work-related interactions.
5. To Dr. Richard Rhodes: Implement better quality control
measures for classroom equipment.
6. To Dr. Richard Rhodes: Improve outdoor air quality.
7. To Dr. Richard Rhodes: Expand Valle Verde’s environmental
adaptability and sustainability.
8. To Rick Lobato: Engage in more rigorous efforts to maintain
campus cleanliness.
9. To Rick Lobato: Provide better visual representations of
campus layout.
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND ACCOUNTABILITY
1. Focus on replacing sections of deteriorated cement on
stairways between A Building and Student Services Center, or
cover steps with slip-resistant metal fixtures. Advocate for
adding more lights to outdoor stairwells.
2. Redesign open space between A Building and Gymnasium;
focusing on ways to employ natural landscaping, including
possible consideration of a community garden that might be
supervised as a service-learning based project. Continue to
make suggestions on using psychologically appealing colors in
classrooms and other locations.
3. Replace existing desks, tables and chairs in classrooms with
more contemporary furniture that promotes collaborative
learning and classroom interactions.
4. Focus on installing concrete slabs, cement tables and Outdoor
Tent Structures (OTS’s), including determination of exact Valle
Verde outdoor locations for placement. Continue supporting
Student Government Association (SGA) in its plans to convert
A Building Lower Level into a Student Union; provide
recommendations and endorsements when applicable.
5. Replace or repair all nonfunctioning and/or poorly functioning
equipment on media carts, and in Smart Classrooms.
Examples include, but are not limited to: outdated computer
drives, computer operating systems that slow performance of
applications, USB ports, DVD players, VHS players, television
sets, overhead projection systems and overhead transparency
projectors. Also, replace all classroom clocks that are not
keeping accurate time.
6. First, support passage of “non-smoking campus” status for
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Academic
Year
I. Response to last Year’s Chair’s recommended Plan
II. Recommendations and Receiving Administrator(s)
of Action
III. Recommended Plan of Action (e.g. Objectives) for
the Committee during the next Academic Year
Valle Verde. Second, if such a passage is not made, then
establish smoking shelters that comply with the “15 foot
clearance” requirement. Third, boost police efforts to enforce
smoking in officially designated areas.
7. Continue advocating a Green Campus Initiative, in which a
committee would oversee strategies to make environmentally
prudent choices for issues including, but not limited to: water
conservation, electricity conservation, solar power, wind power,
bio friendly fuels to power campus vehicles, biodegradable
materials, and paints that have low VOM (Volatile Organic
Materials). Second, continue focusing on expanding placement
of recycling bins from C Building to include A and B Buildings,
in cooperation with Master Fibers Recycling.
8. Communicate with cleaning services to increase frequency of
cleaning classrooms, labs and offices. Make sure portable
classrooms near ATC (Advanced Technology Center) are
included in regularly scheduled cleanings consistent with
classroom cleaning in A and B Buildings.
9. Install more prominent indoor and outdoor signage for all
buildings. New signage should supplement existing signage,
and be large enough and placed in a manner that increases
visibility.
2007-2008
[Not requested]
To Mr. Tim Nugent:
 Remodeling of men’s restroom across from Automotive
Technology in the A Building to a women’s restroom in order to
address the needs of female students and employees.
 Help with development of the A-Building cluster office for parttime faculty to include desks, lockers, computers, etc.
To Dr. Richard Rhodes and Mr. Tim Nugent:
 Follow-up on previous year’s plans: (1) Beautification, (2)
Classroom/Lab furniture/equipment, (3) Campus repair/upkeep,
and (4) Signage, both interior and exterior.
 Examine ways to make VV (1) a safer work and learning
environment and (2) more eco-friendly.
 Work with the Safety Office to find ways to educate site
employees and students about work/school safety.
 Encourage the College to resume a recycling system, not only
for paper, but for plastics and soft-drink cans as well.
 Find a way to keep the campus parking lots and streets from
flooding every time it rains.
 Have the Cultural Arts Center be considered as part of the plans
for refurbishment and construction to take place at VV over the
next few years.
 Construct a walkway linking the Early College High School to the
main campus and provide a safe route for Early College High
School students to reach the main site.
2006-2007
 Renovate and remodel areas of the Valle Verde Campus as
addressed in the "Beautification Project.” Continue focus on
needs for classroom space and student gathering spaces
(smoking areas).
[Not requested]
To prioritize the many requests from faculty, staff and students
concerning the "beautification" of the Valle Verde Campus.
Accomplishments:
 The make-up of the Valle Verde IE team was aligned with the
Charter.
 Beautification Report.
 Continue to look for ways to obtain a traffic light on Phoenix.
 Furniture decision for the classrooms at Valle Verde.
 Students created designs for the outdoor spaces at the Valle
Verde Campus under the direction of their instructor Ken Gorski.
 Completed response to Presidential facilities charge. Over 200
recommendations were forwarded covering all aspects of Valle
Verde facilities, including new construction, renovation and
maintenance. A section on research concerning best colors etc.
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Academic
Year
I. Response to last Year’s Chair’s recommended Plan
II. Recommendations and Receiving Administrator(s)
of Action
III. Recommended Plan of Action (e.g. Objectives) for
the Committee during the next Academic Year
was added to the report.
 Worked cooperatively with student leaders in upgrading furniture.
 The IE team continues to sponsor hospitality tables at the
beginning of each semester to assist students in finding classes
and/or seeking information.
 Celebrated Employees of the Month each month.
Hosted hospitality tables for two days during the summer, fall,
and spring semesters.
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND ACCOUNTABILITY
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