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Participatory Governance at MSJC

​The following committees are outlined in the Participatory Governance Document​ as approved by the MSJC Board of Trustees.

Learn more: Participatory Governance Documents and Forms​​ are available on BoardDocs.

To view memberships, charges, and/or agendas/minutes for the below listed committees, please visit the general information page on BoardDocs.

Participatory Governance Committees

  1. The Mt. San Jacinto College Budget Development Committee is a participatory governance committee that is charged with:
    a) recommending the parameters, process, and documentation for developing the annual budget;
    b) reviewing and recommending the process by which the District’s discretionary funds are allocated;
    c) assessing the effectiveness of the allocation process in the prior and current years.
  2. The scope of work of the Budget Development Committee is determined by the annual institutional goals that are identified by the Superintendent/President and approved by the Board of Trustees. These annual institutional goals are expressed in the:
    a) State Strategic Plan
    b) MSJC Annual Strategic Plan
    c) MSJC Educational Plan and Program Reviews
    d) MSJC Facility Plan
  3. The recommendations of the Budget Development Committee are sent directly to the Superintendent/President prior to the issue of the budget development documentation in March. Information copies of the recommendations are published on the Budget Committee web page and are sent to the College Council. 

The Career Education Advisory Committee will study the needs for career education, workforce development, and professional training programs in the Mt. San Jacinto College District. The committee will make recommendations to the Career and Technical Education department, administration, and the Curriculum Committee as they relate to the planning of new program offerings.


1) To advocate for and coordinate for the critical professional development needs of faculty, associate faculty, classified, and administration employees.

2) To produce the district staff development yearly plan. This includes the faculty Flex calendar, classified staff development calendar, and the administration professional development calendar.

3) To uncover, explore and research through survey and various other tools, staff development needs within all constituents at MSJC: faculty, associate faculty, classified and administration.

4) To develop an operating budget for professional development projects throughout the year.

5) To ensure that staff development funds are used to support the professional development needs of faculty, classified, and administration employees.

6) To produce an end-of-year report that includes an executive summary of the current year budget and goals for the following academic year.

7) To develop and maintain a professional development website.

1) The committee will address the evolving technology needs of Mt. San Jacinto College in a variety of areas related to the use of technology for instructional purposes.

2) The committee will be the recommending body for curriculum, policies, procedures, systems and purchases that relate to distance education and technology used for teaching and learning.


1) To identify and evaluate the existing District technological structure on campus.

2) To develop, monitor, and update the Technology Master Plan for the District and incorporate a process for continuous replacement and upgrading as appropriate.

3) To evaluate benefits and applications of current and planned technology through continuous assessment and maintain state-of-the-art awareness in educational technology.

4) To compile budgetary information and provide purchasing specifications as requested and to identify areas in which grant funding may be appropriate.

5) To recommend goals and priorities. 

The Institutional Planning Committee shall oversee and coordinate district-wide strategic planning through the following:

The committee shall review and provide advice to the groups on campus that develop plans and the budget development committee.

The committee shall review and endorse the Integrated Institutional Plan, Education Master Plan, Facilities Master Plan, Strategic Master Plan, Staffing Plan and Technology Plan.

The committee will review critical data needed for planning, including analysis of internal and external trends, and publish its findings to assist planning throughout the college.

The committee shall review the results of department and division program reviews and assessments, preparing from them an Annual Master Planning Accountability Report.

The committee shall contribute to the development of District annual strategic and multiyear planning goals.

The committee will review forecasts and recommend planned growth, program development parameters for Education Planning, and staffing allocation levels.

The committee will complete an annual review of the IPC charge to confirm that the committee is working to meet internal expectations and accreditation standards. 

The Institutional Assessment and Program Review Committee will oversee assessment and program review throughout the district. The IAPRC will ensure practices and processes support high-quality, efficient programs and services. Recommendations will go to the senates and appropriate participatory governance committees. The committee will recommend improvements to the assessment model and program review process as needed.

The Safety Committee shall assume the responsibility of overseeing and promoting safety throughout the College. In assuming this responsibility, the Safety Committee shall concern themselves with all Local, State, and Federal laws and regulations as they pertain to the facilities and their occupants. Included in the charge of this committee is the responsibility of conducting periodic inspections of all facilities and work sites. When appropriate, the Safety Committee will plan safety-training opportunities for all College employees.

The Student Services Committee studies the support needs of students and recommends changes in policy and procedures to the College Council. The areas of concern are primarily admissions and records; registration procedures; attendance; grading policies; athletics; academic and career counseling; articulation; disabled student programs; EOPS; student activities; financial aid and academic standards. The committee (minus the student members) also functions as the appeals committee for academic standards and financial aid petitions. Recommendations will be made to College Council or the appropriate steering committee.


Other District Committees

  • Academic Rank Committee
  • Caring Campus Team
  • Convocation/Graduation Committee
  • Curriculum Committee​
  • Diversity Advisory
  • FLEX
  • Honors Program ​
  • Student Equity Implementation Team
  • Student Success and Support Programs Implementation Team