Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee
Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee

Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee


The Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee (PIE) is a participatory governance committee that reports directly to President's Cabinet. The recommendations of each committee are submitted independently to the President's Cabinet for review and adoption.

PIE is designed to advance the overall planning work for the College.

Following the sustainable continuous quality improvement model, the PIE is responsible for assuring that the College's planning framework is consistent with accreditation standards; for guiding the annual assessment of progress on stated goals, objectives and priorities and recommending changes as indicated; and for assuring the integration of planning across the campus.

PIE may establish sub-committees to carry out specific purpose and objective of the committee. These sub-committees will report directly back to the PIE Committee.

The objectives of PIE are to:

  • Coordinate the critical planning constructs of the college (such as mission, vision, values; annual
    objectives and priorities; and long term goals) and ensure their integration into the planning and
    operations of the entire college
  • Work in tandem with the Program Review Committee to assure that planning at the unit level is aligned with planning at the college-wide level. Foster the college's planning processes, informed by internal and external data
  • Foster the integration of the resource allocation recommendation processes at the college level.
    Carry out on-going assessment of the effectiveness of the alignment and integration of the college's planning activities; recommend and implement improvements.
  • Facilitate the development of the college's educational master plan. Provide oversight for the College's  compliance with WASC-ACCJC Accreditation Standards and the Commission's recommendations regarding the integration of the college's planning efforts
  • Serve as the steering committee for the preparation of reports for the Commission including annual reports, mid-term report, and the self-study

Type: Governance

Reports to: President's Cabinet (PCAB)

Meets: Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in MC 211B.  |  View Agendas & Minutes


  1. Monitor and support progress of our equity initiative and institution set-standards.
  2. Communicate institutional effectiveness efforts through the Institutional Planning & Governance    Guide (IPGG).
  3. Advance the planning work of the College using data-informed dialogue and decision-making.
  4. Re-evaluate College-wide goals and assess whether current Educational Master Plan still fits.
  5. Maintain our sustained continuous quality improvement as we move through the accreditation process.

Membership 2017-2018

  • (1) Administrative Representative
    (1) Classified or Faculty Representative
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Administrative Co-Chair
  • Meegan Feori
    Professor, Fashion Design, Faculty Co-Chair
  • (3) Representative
  • Danene Brown
    Dean, Business and Technology
  • Andy MacNeill
    Dean, Humanities
  • Victoria Miller
    Dean, Student Affairs
  • (9) Representatives
    Professor, Humanities
  • Ed Helscher
    Professor, Exercise Science
  • Irena Stojimirovic
    Professor, Astronomy

    Manuel Velez
    Professor, Chicano Studies, Chair of Chairs
  • Kim Perigo
    Professor, Communication Studies, Academic Senate
  • Leroy Jonson
    Professor, Counseling/Transfer Center
  • Holly Jagielinski
    Professor, HEIT/HEIM
  • Ian Duckles
    Assistant Professor, Philosophy
  • Kristan Clark
    Professor, Dramatic Arts
  • (2) Representative
  • Yolanda Catano
    Administrative Technician, Title III Grant
  • Charlotta Robertson
    Supervisor, Acting Articulation Officer/Instructional Support Supervisor, LRC
  • (1) Representative
    Student Representative
  • (6) Ex Officio/Non-Voting Representatives
  • Susan Topham
    Acting Dean, Math and Science
  • Leticia Lopez
    Title III HSI Stem Grant
  • Bridget Herrin
    Associate Dean, Research and Planning
  • Rachelle Agatha
    Vice President, Administrative Services
  • Ashanti Hands
    Vice President, Student Services
  • Pamela Luster
    President, Mesa College
  • Tim McGrath
    Vice President, Instruction
  • Monica Romero
    Title V Program Activity Manager

Additional Information

College Planning Documents

PIE Meeting Schedule 2017-2018

PIE Webpage Representative:  Yolanda Catano