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After a year-long discussion, the Union and District administration agreed on the membership of the Performance Goals Committee (PGC) on Wednesday. This was the last section to be negotiated of the May 24, 2017 Tentative Agreement, which replaced faculty division chairs with deans. Click here to see the entire Article 19 - PGC
Equal Number of Faculty and Deans: As a result of this agreement, the voting members of each PGC shall be one faculty representative and one dean from each division. Faculty will conduct elections for faculty representatives. Faculty representatives may be any division faculty member, not necessarily a dept. chair (as with the consultative Division Council.)
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Faculty & Dean Co-Chairs: The PGC will be co-chaired by one administrator and one faculty member. The administrator will be chosen by the administrators on the PGC and the faculty co-chair will be chosen by the faculty representatives on the PGC. The responsibility of the co-chairs is to (1) set a schedule for PGC meetings; (2) set the agenda for each PGC meeting; (3) provide direction to members for discussion and decision-making; (4) facilitate the PGC meetings.
What the PGC Committee does: The PGC Committee “may recommend” to departments “FTES enrollment, FTEF utilization, and efficiency goals” in order “to assist the departments in preparing their FTES generating plans.” “The college PGC shall determine a performance goals timeline for the fiscal year, which may include, but is not limited to, due dates for receipt of departmental plans, departmental plan revisions, and dates for production of the Schedule of Classes.” The PGC often meets weekly two weeks before each semester to manage enrollment and also during annual planning.
What to consider when scheduling or cancelling classes: When scheduling, Article 19 PGC indicates that the departments and PGC shall take into consideration such factors as:
· current and historical efficiency,
· achievement of past departmental efficiency and FTES targets,
· room size,
· teaching methodology,
· strategy of instruction,