The Educational Planning Subcommittee (EPSC) was established under the auspices of the Academic Senate and is tasked with monitoring the completion of the Educational Master Plan goals, objectives, and action items. It also oversees the implementation of the educational goals in the college and district strategic plans. The EPSC provides oversight to the Learning Assessment Committee, Student Success Committee, Transfer Committee, Matriculation Committee, Distance Education Committee, and Off-Site Committee on matters related to educational quality. The EPSC also addresses issues related to the college's educational program, including academic programs and enrollment issues.
For the 2013-14 academic year, the EPSC prioritized the following nine Educational Master Plan action items:
- 3. Develop enrollment management strategies to increase students' ability to be full time students.
- 6. Maintain appropriate support services and create an evaluation plan to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of current offerings/availability of student support services, e.g., tutoring sessions and workshops; and implement successful lessons learned from it.
- 7. Assist faculty in being more proactive in assessing students' academic performance, providing them feedback within the first three weeks of instruction, and referring students to appropriate support services.
- 8. Review effectiveness of current student orientation and expand its use online and within classroom sessions.
- 13. Realign student support services to target first-time college students (especially during the first two weeks of instruction).
- 15. Have students identify their "programs of study" by the end of the first year (may include creating strategies to advertise majors and immerse students into career and transfer options).
- 16. Develop a comprehensive summer bridge program for high school students that promote on-campus student services such as matriculation, financial aid, and counseling.
- 21. Work with faculty in providing effective and proactive intervention strategies to assist those who are struggling earlier in the semester.
- 27. Monitor students who have successfully completed a prerequisite Math and English course - but have still not enrolled in the next requisite course the following semester - and develop methods to increase availability of courses for these students, e.g., additional sections, shadow seats.