District Planning Policies

District Planning and Advisory Council (Board Policy 2515)


Charter (November 2009)

The Board of Trustees establishes the District Planning and Advisory Council. The Board recognizes the Council as the body primarily responsible for making recommendations to the Superintendent/President on matters that are not otherwise the primary responsibility of the Academic Senate (BP 2511), Classified Staff (BP 2512), Associated Students (BP 2513) or the Management Association (BP 2514). Issues include, but are not limited to, District budget, facilities, human resources, instruction, student services and technology planning. Discussion of these issues by the Council will not supplant the collective bargaining process.

DPAC is the College’s primary planning body and coordinates institutional planning. It is the responsibility of DPAC to develop the annual Master Plan for Education Update and oversee the long-term planning efforts of reviewing the Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals, assessing the College’s planning process, and developing new Strategic Initiatives every five years.

The District Planning and Advisory Council shall comprise representatives of the faculty (Academic Senate and Faculty Association), classified staff (CSEA Chapter 36), students (Associated Students) and management (Administration/Management Association), who shall mutually agree upon the numbers, privileges, and obligations of Council members. The District Planning and Advisory Council shall establish its own procedures in conformity with the law.

Adopted 1/10/2005. Revised 5/4/2009, 12/10/2013.

DPAC - What is it?
DPAC Semi-Annual Update

Meeting Schedule

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
  • 3 p.m. in the Student Services Center, Room 396
  • Agendas and Minutes

Instructions available on the DPAC Agenda Request page.

DPAC Subcommittee Members

(DPAC action 4/27/05)

All planning subcommittees shall meet at least once a month and report to the District Planning and Advisory Council on a monthly basis. Please view the Board Policy: EEO & Nondiscrimination in Employment.