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This page provides an overview of institutional planning at LAVC. Major college plans and resources for the district and state are provided. or additional information on planning or for resources related to developing an institutional plan contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
In Spring 2009, the campus evaluated its planning processes and shared governance structure. The Big Picture Committee proposed a new shared governance structure to streamline processes and enhance links between committees involved in planning and decision making.
As a result of this evaluation, the campus piloted annual plans in 2009-2010 and implemented a new shared governance structure with 7 subcommittees in 2010-11. After evaluating the first year of the new structure, a single council model with 6 subcommittees was proposed for 2011-2012. LAVC's major planning processes are integrated in the shared governance structure. In addition to other responsibilities, each Tier 2 committee is responsible for reviewing annual plan and program review modules, setting campus priorities and developing institutional plans in specific areas.
Annual Plan (AP)
Program Review (PR)
History, Mission and Philosophy
Educational Planning Committee (EPC)
Outcomes Assessment (SLOs and SSOs)
Outcomes Assessment Committee
Curriculum Review and Planning
Valley College Curriculum Committee (VCCC)
EPC and Program Effectiveness and Planning Committee (PEPC)
Staffing Trends and Plans
Hiring Planning Committee (HPC)
Facilities, Equipment and Technology
Work Environment Committee (WEC) and Technology Committee (TC)
Internal Influences and Relationships
Student Success Committee (SSC)
External Influences and Relationships
PR, CTE AP
Relationship to College Planning
Needs Analysis and Goals
EPC, Student Success and PEPC
Budget Implications of Planning
Division heads (VPs & President), Budget Committee
Educational Master Plan (EMP) 2014-2020 -
The Educational Master Plan serves as the college’s central planning document and reflects the College Mission, Vision, and Core Values. The Educational Master Plan details all academic and educational planning objectives that relate to the college’s educational goals. Los Angeles Valley College’s Educational Master Plan (2014-2020) details the strategic direction the College will pursue to meet the challenges and opportunities it will face over the next six years
Goal 1: Foster student completion by supporting a learner-centered environment
Goal 2: Increase equity by identifying gaps in achieving outcomes (transfer, associate degree, certificate, etc.) and implement effective models and programming to minimize gaps.
Goal 3: Through the College’s shared governance structures, maximize institutional effectiveness through evaluation of environmental, human, physical, technological and financial resources.
The Educational Planning Committee is responsible for monitoring and revising the LAVC Educational Master Plan. Beginning with the 2014 EMP, the new EMP cycle will be 6 years and align with annual planning and program review. As part of the process, the college evaluated its mission and vision in 2011-2012 and begin planning for revision of the EMP. For more information on the plan, visit the EMP site
LAVC Strategic Goals (approved by College Council 6/22/2008)
Goal 1: Increase student retention, persistence and success; Goal 2: Increase student access; Goal 3: Enhance academic offerings to meet student and regional needs; Goal 4: Enhance institutional effectiveness
In Fall 2011, a workgroup revised the EMP strategies from 125 to 65. The committee removed redundancies and ensured that each of the revised strategies are measurable. IEC accepted the motion on October 18, 2011.
LAVC's Educational Master Plan aligns with the Los Angeles Community College District's Strategic Plan - Vision 2017 and the 2013 California Community Colleges System Strategic Plan . Annually, the campus makes a presentation to the Board of Trustees responding to the College Effectiveness Reports (2014, 2013, 2012*, 2011, 2010, 2009), other accountability indicators and updating the status its strategic planning goals as they relate to the District Strategic Plan (2014, 2013 2012, 2011, 2010).
* No Effectiveness Report was disseminated, the colleges received a report on comparative data for District Strategic Plan.
To further ensure the link between the campus plans and the district plans, the college is represented on district committees for decision-making and planning (LACCD District Governance and Functions Handbook
Foster student completion by supporting a learning-centered environment
Teaching and Learning for Success: Strengthen effective teaching and learning by providing a learner centered educational environment; help students attain their goals of certificate and degree completion, transfer, and job training and career placement; increase equity in the achievement of these outcomes.
Student Success and Readiness: Promote college readiness and provide programs and services to enable all students to achieve their educational and career goals.
Partnerships for Economic and Workforce Development: Strengthen the Colleges’ capacity to respond to current and emerging labor market needs and to prepare students to compete in a global economy.
Increase equity by identifying gaps in achieving outcomes (transfer, associate degree, certificate, etc.) and implement effective models and programming to minimize gaps.
Access and Preparation for Success: Improve equitable access; help students attain important early educational momentum points.
College Awareness and Access: Increase awareness of college as a viable option and enhance access to higher education for growing populations.
Through the College’s shared governance structures, maximize institutional effectiveness through evaluation of environmental, human, physical, technological and financial resources.
Organizational Effectiveness: Improve organizational effectiveness through data-informed planning and decision-making, process assessment, and professional development.
Resources and Collaboration: Increase and diversify sources of revenue in order to achieve and maintain fiscal stability and to support District initiatives. Enhance, strengthen, and maintain mutually beneficial external partnerships with business, labor, and industry and other community and civic organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.
System Effectiveness: Improve system effectiveness through communication and coordination, regulatory reform, and performance measurement.
Resource Development: Provide enhanced resources and allocation methods to ensure high quality education for all.
The Program Review and Annual Plan Process is facilitated by the Program Effectiveness and Planning Committee (PEPC). In 2011, the process was enhanced to strengthen alignment with other planning and decision making functions. Cycle 3 of Program Review includes all campus areas (e.g. collaborative programs, Student Services, Administrative Services, Academic Affairs, President's Unit). In 2013, all areas will complete comprehensive Program Review. As part of the program review process, areas must document relationships to college planning such as:
For detailed information on the process, please review the Cycle 3 Program Review Handbook.
Educational Master Plan (EMP) Evaluation, Revision/Writing
Accreditation Site Visit (Spring)
Accreditation Site Visit (Spring)
Educational Master Plan (EMP)Evaluation, Revision/Writing
EMP Vetting & Approval
updated Spring 2014
The IAP specifies the details of the student learning outcome cycle (SLOAC) for courses, programs and service outcomes and the links between the SLOAC and planning. The IAP sets forth the assessment philosophy and plans for the college including, an assessment philosophy, relevant accreditation standards, means of assessment to produce quality data.
Student Equity Plan –
The State regulations on equity plans can be found on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s website at: www.cccco.edu/divisions/ss/stu_equity/equity.htm
Student Success and Support Programs Plan (SSSP) - currently being vetted
Student Success & Support Program (SSSP) (formerly Matriculation) is a process that enhances student access to the California Community Colleges and promotes and sustains the efforts of credit students to be successful in their educational endeavors. The goals of Student Success & Support Program (formerly matriculation) are to ensure that all students complete their college courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives through the assistance of the student-direct components of the student success & support program (formerly matriculation) process: admissions, orientation, assessment and testing, counseling, and student follow-up.
Matriculation Plan – The State matriculation regulations and guidelines can be found on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s website at: www.cccco.edu/divisions/ss/matriculation/matriculation.htm
Technology Plan – 2012
The Los Angeles Valley Technology Committee is pleased to present the 2012-2017 LAVC Technology Plan. The college recognizes that the Technology Plan will guide a complex undertaking to be implemented in a changing environment with limited resources. As a result, it has to be a fluid plan that is subject to ongoing evaluation, review, and revisions, using the institution’s established Shared Governance process. The 2012 Los Angeles Valley College Technology Plan is divided into the following six sections:
2. Technology Support
3. Educational Technology
5. 508 Compliance
For reference, the 2005 plan can be found here: 2005 Technology Plan.
Facilities Master Plan: 2003-2010
THE LAVC Faciltiies Master Plan documents the development of renovation and construction plans to improve campus facilities. The LACCD obtained two bond measures about the time we finished our Master Plan in 2002. Using elements from the 2002 Master Plan, and input from Building User Groups (BUGS) and the Facilities Master Plan Committee, a Facilities Plan was developed for the creation of the new buildings. The 2003 Facilities Master Plan Update for Proposition A/AA, and a 2010 Facilities Master Plan Update for Measure J. A list of current projects, the progress on our buildings, and a map of the new construction is available at the following link: www.lavc.edu/revitalizingvalley/
Construction Plan 2008-2012
-Download file here- LAVC 2008-2012 Five-Year Construction Plan
Budget and Planning Calendar (archive) - for updated process and calendar, please refer to the Budget Website
LAVC 2009-2010 Budget and Planning Calendar
LAVC 2008-2009 Budget and Planning Calendar
LAVC 2007-2008 Budget and Planning Calendar
LAVC 2006-2007 Budget and Planning Calendar
The LAVC 2007 Self Study and Site Visit resulted in recommendations and planning agenda items that the college strives to address in its planning efforts and daily activities. As the institution begins its Self Evaluation for 2013, LAVC will continue to evaluate institutional practices using the ACCJC standards and the plans established by the college. For more information on Accreditation status and reports visit the LAVC Accreditation site.