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Standard 3: Planning and Implementation
Standard 3.A: Institutional Planning
3.A.1 Planning and Mission Fulfillment
EITC’s mission of providing superior educational services in a positive learning environment
is accomplished by keeping students at the center of planning. The President’s Advisory
Council (PAC), an administrative team composed of the President, both Vice Presidents, and
Human Resources Director meet weekly to discuss changes and actions that need
administrative direction or approval. Part of plan implementation involves sharing with
constituencies: faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.
The Instructional Advisory Council (IAC) meets bi-monthly to implement curriculum
changes, review programs and facilitate peer reviews and instructor evaluations. The IAC is
led by the Vice-President of Instruction and Student Affairs (VPISA). The council discusses
instructional issues and plans for curriculum change and professional development
activities. Meeting minutes are posted on the shared drive. PAC minutes are emailed to
faculty and staff.
The Executive Committee (EC) was formed by Interim President Rick Aman in fall of 2015.
The purpose of the EC is to assist PAC in understanding each constituency group’s
contribution and point of view with regard to operations, policies, and decisions. The EC
reviews, consults, and confers with PAC for timely responses and decisions related to EITC
operations and to communicate the decisions made by the President and PAC to the
constituency groups. The EC is committed to transparency in decision making processes,
college-wide communications and external partnerships.
Student Senate leadership is invited to attend PAC twice a year to review their activities and
to provide input to administration. Student Leadership may also schedule time to meet
with the members of PAC or IAC whenever they deem necessary.
3.A.2 Broad-Based, Inclusive Planning Process
Good planning depends on good communication at all levels. At EITC, staff, faculty, and
administrators all know one another. They meet informally in offices, the cafeteria, and
hallways. This sets the stage for receptivity to and involvement in planning activities.
Administration, faculty and staff formally meet twice a year at fall and spring in-services to
share information and ideas. This is in addition to the faculty senate and staff senate that
meet throughout the year and the president’s forum, which is held at least once during fall
and spring semesters.
Planning for accreditation is now part of EITC’s continuous improvement and planning
culture. NWCCU’s revised accreditation schedule, which includes a first year, year three,
and year seven self-study and evaluation visit has encouraged this awareness, which
encourages the steering committee to meet regularly even when a report or visit is not
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