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FAQ

Q. What is the mission of the All College Council?

The All College Council provides input and recommendations as appropriate to the Chancellor for decision-making based on critical analyses, ongoing inquiry and continuous improvement, focused on the mission of the College and on student success.

Q: How does the ACC make recommendations?

ACC strives to make recommendations that are:

  • Data-informed and evidence-based
  • Decided through deliberation that emphasizes civility, transparency and respect
  • Based on ongoing inquiry and continuous learning
  • Inclusive of the voices of all representative bodies at the College

Q: How do members of ACC express viewpoints at meetings?

ACC members take care to distinguish when they are expressing personal opinions, and when they are stating the collective opinion of the group they represent.

Q: How is membership of All College Council determined?

In addition to the Chancellor, ACC consists of 12 members:

  • 3 PCC students: 1 Governing Board representative; 2 representatives selected by the Inter-Campus Council
  • 3 PCC faculty members: 2 Governing Board representatives (1 regular faculty, 1 adjunct faculty); 1 representative selected by Faculty Senate
  • 3 PCC staff members: 2 Governing Board representatives (1 regular staff, 1 temporary staff); 1 representative selected by Staff Council
  • 3 PCC administrators: 1 Governing Board representative; 1 Campus President selected by the presidents; 1 administrator selected by the administrators

Q: How are employee groups represented at All College Council?

As they are external groups, PCCEA, ACES, and AFSCME do not have designated representatives on All College Council. However, representatives of these groups can make presentations to ACC. In practice, members of Staff Council and Faculty Senate who serve on ACC are often members of these external groups and will communicate news of ACC activities to their constituents. 

Q: I am a PCC employee, and I want to become a representative at All College Council. How can I join?

  • Run for a seat on Staff Council, Faculty Senate, Adjunct Faculty Standing Committee, or the Temporary Employee Standing Committee, and then be elected to a position on the ACC by the members of your respective group.
  • Be elected to a position on the ACC by your fellow administrators.

Q: What is the value of ACC?

ACC breaks down silos by bringing together representatives from student, instructional faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, temporary employee, and administrative groups. ACC members take the perspectives of students and PCC employees back to their respective groups. ACC encourages comprehensive, holistic approaches and solutions.

Q: What have been some of the most significant activities of ACC to date?

As its membership comprises all facets of the College community, ACC is a valuable sounding board in evaluating proposals of College-wide importance. For example, ACC:

  • Recommended Marketing proceed with eliminating a printed Schedule of Classes
  • Provided feedback regarding a proposal to change nighttime hours at Student Service Centers
  • Recommended communication strategies regarding the College’s smoking policy

Q. Why did the name change from the Governance Council to All College Council?

ACC voted to change its name to counter the erroneous perception that the group’s purpose is to supplant employee groups’ authority. ACC’s goal is to foster shared governance and enhance connections and cooperation among student and employee groups.

Q: What areas are not under the purview of ACC?

  • Issues concerning wages, hours, and working conditions, which are the responsibility of the Meet and Confer process
  • Individual personnel issues
  • Issues that are not of College-wide significance

Q: Who currently serves on All College Council?

The current membership is listed on ACC’s Council Members page.

Q: What is the connection between All College Council and other elements of College leadership?

Like the All College Council, the Executive Leadership Team, which focuses on College strategy and operations, advises the Chancellor. The Governing Board representatives also provide issues, concerns, and suggestions to the Board.

Q: Let’s say I believe All College Council needs to address a particular matter. Who should I contact to get the item on an agenda?

Any ACC member may propose an agenda item on behalf of those whom the member represents. The agenda is set by the Chancellor or a designee. Items that are not placed on the agenda will be listed at the bottom of the agenda with reasons for their exclusion.

Q: Can I attend a meeting of the All College Council?

Any PCC employee can attend a meeting of ACC as an observer. ACC typically meets on the last Monday of the month from 3-5 p.m. See the ACC page for a schedule of upcoming meetings.

Q: How can I learn more about All College Council?