Governance Planning

College Philosophy for Making Decisions

To improve our planning and decision making, West Hills College Lemoore commits itself to a culture of transparency, collegiality, inclusiveness, evidence, student learning and assessment. This serves as the foundation for shared governance at the college, which values the contribution of each of its constituents, faculty, students, staff, and administrators in the decision making structures and processes that we have adopted.

Governance Structure

The Planning and Governance Council (PGC), as the principal participatory governance body of the College, creates the processes for recommending College procedures and governance committee structures. The PGC relies on the College’s committees for recommendations to determine appropriate actions. The PGC amends and guides the planning processes and recommends policies and procedures to respond to the changing needs of the student population and the internal and external environments. The PGC reviews, revises if necessary, and approves the College’s plans and initiatives. All decision making is based on the college’s mission and vision statements, as well as the Strategic Plan and Educational Master Plan.

WHCL Committee Organization
diagram of Planning and Governance Council structure. Read Planning Governance Manual for full details

In addition to shared governance committees above, WHCL has Administrative Committees such as the Executive Cabinet (ET) and President’s Executive Cabinet (PEC), Academic Senate Committees such as the Curriculum Committee, and the WHCL Associated Student Body (ASB) meetings.

Planning and Governance Manual