Purpose Membership & Goals


The Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee is a participatory governance committee that reports directly to President's Cabinet, the other being Program Review. The recommendations of each committee are submitted independently to the President's Cabinet for review and adoption.

The Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee is designed to advance the overall planning work for the College.

Following the sustainable continuous quality improvement model, the Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee 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.

The Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee may establish sub-committees to carry out specific purpose and objectives of the committee. These sub-committees will report directly back to the PIE Committee.

The objectives of the Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee 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.

2016-2017 Membership


  • Madeleine Hinkes, Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Administrative Co-Chair
  • Meegan Feori, Professor, Fashion Design, Co-Chair


  • Danene Brown, Dean, Business and Technology
  • Andy MacNeill, Dean, Humanities
  • Victoria Miller, Dean, Student Affairs 


  • Kristan Clark, Professor, Dramatic Arts
  • Ian Duckles, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
  • Rob Fremland, Professor, Chemistry, Academic Senate President
  • Leroy Johnson, Professor, Counseling/Transfer Center
  • Kim Perigo, Professor, Communication Studies
  • Irena Stojimirovic, Professor, Astronomy
  • Manuel Velez, Professor, Chicano Studies, Chair of Chairs


  • Matt Fay, Occupational Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Charlotta Robertson, Supervisor, Acting Articulation Officer/Instructional Support Supervisor, LRC

Associated Student:

  • VACANT, Student Representative

Consultants (Non-Voting):

  • Rachelle Agatha, Vice President, Administrative Services
  • Ashanti Hands, Vice President, Student Services
  • Bridget Herrin, Campus Based Researcher
  • Pamela Luster, President, Mesa College
  • Tim McGrath, Vice President, Instruction
  • Monica Romero, Title V Program Activity Manager

Membership Summary

  • Co-Chairs (2)
  • Classified or Faculty Co-Chair (1)*
  • Administrative Co-Chair (1)**
  • Administrators (3)**
  • Faculty (7)*
  • Classified (2)
  • Student Representative (1)
  • Consultants (5), Non-Voting
  • Campus Based Researcher (CBR) (1)


* At least one of the faculty members to be ex officio Academic Senate Executive Committee.

** At least one of the administrators to be a vice president.

At least one committee member from any group to be ex officio Program Review Committee.

All ex officio members are also voting members.


The committee will meet twice monthly. More frequent meetings will occur as needed.

Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in MC211B.

Committee Goals for 2016-2017

  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

Revised: 8/13/15; 8/25/15; 9/9/15; 9/18/15; 9/28/15; 10/7/15, 8/19/16, 10/13/16; 10/26/16; 4/17/17