836.000 Economic Vitality Council

The purpose of the Economic Vitality Council is to improve the college’s effectiveness and progress, holistically, toward meeting the economic vitality objectives and outcomes as well as recommend improvement strategies within the context of the objectives under economic vitality and guided pathways to decision-making bodies.  The work of this council results in improved student learning by assessing and identifying strategies to support the development and delivery of e programs and services that enhance the economic well-being of the students, college, and community.  The council will make recommendations to college leadership teams and other appropriate groups.  These recommendations will be developed based on careful and continuous assessment and review of the economic vitality outcomes compared with their benchmarks. 

The Economic Vitality Council will implement its purpose in the following ways:

  1. Discuss improvement of student learning by improving the economic conditions of the college, students, and workforce. The foci of the discussions will be about college budget planning and development, leveraging resources for innovation, and institutionalizing external partnerships to ensure student success and enhanced workforce development.  Detailed discussions of strategies and activities related to other existing groups will occur at the appropriate committee and department. 

  2. Continuously review and evaluate Clark College’s progress toward mission fulfillment, specifically in regards to the economic vitality core theme objectives. The method used to evaluate will be the economic vitality outcomes, intended results (i.e., benchmarks), and annual actual data compared to the benchmark.

  3. Develop and provide appropriate recommendations of strategies to improve economic vitality to the college’s leadership teams, especially the President’s executive cabinet. When relevant, the council will also make recommendations of strategies to improve economic vitality to college units/departments and other related committees. 

Council membership will consist of the following positions ensuring that at least one member is a professional technical faculty member, transfer faculty member, and employee of Instruction, Student Affairs, Administrative Services, and Executive areas (Communications and Marketing, Economic and Community Development, Human Resources, Planning and Effectiveness, and the President's Office) of the college:

  1. AHE representative (to be selected by AHE)
  2. WPEA representative (to be selected by WPEA)
  3. Student (to be selected by ASCC)
  4. Adjunct faculty member (to be selected by adjunct faculty committee)

The following members will be selected by the council through an application process:

  1. Classified, including part-time classified employee
  2. Full-time faculty member
  3. Administrator/exempt (non-Executive Cabinet members)
  4. Employee/Student knowledgeable about the consequences of power, privilege, and inequity – appointed by the Office of Diversity and Equity
  5. At large member, depending on the core theme and needs of the group – could include Foundation representative

The following member will be selected by the President:

  1. Executive Cabinet member– nonvoting (EC member provides the note-taker.) The President cannot serve as the EC representative.

Members will serve two-year terms.

New Policy/Procedure Approved by Executive Cabinet
August 14, 2018