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Council Committees

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges has five standing committees that are charged to lead and support the work of the Council in the implementation of the priorities established through the Vision 2028 effort. 

 

  1. Economic Mobility  

  2. Workforce Alignment 

  3. Learning Innovations

  4. Collaboration/Operations 

  5. State and Federal Policy 

 

Each committee has wide-ranging responsibilities but will establish priorities each year.  Sub-committees will be appointed as needed to perform specific tasks.

  1. Economic Mobility Committee

 

       The Economic Mobility Committee will:

 

  • Serve as the primary advisory body to and champion of the New Jersey Center for Student Success.

  • Oversee the development of the strategic plan for the New Jersey Center for Student Success, focusing on strengthening and broadening student success efforts to improve economic mobility for current and potential students.

  • Review economic mobility and student success strategies and recommend best practices for consideration.

  • Through the New Jersey Center for Student Success, facilitate the sharing of economic mobility and student success solutions among the 18 community colleges.

  • Promote the development of strategic grant proposals to potential and current partners of the New Jersey Center for Student Success.

 

       The Committee’s priorities for FY2019 include:

 

  • To expand services to adult learners, including working adults and individuals receiving public assistance.

  • To facilitate social service supports for students.

  • To strengthen student supports (advising, program maps, etc.)

  • To develop an Economic Mobility Coalition / Alliance.

                                                      

  2Workforce Alignment Committee

 

       The Workforce Alignment Committee will:

 

  • Serve as the primary advisory body to the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development.

  • Oversee the development of the plan for expanding community college-led industry partnerships and career pathways.

  • Expand partnerships with statewide industry associations, state government and other stakeholders to advance workforce alignment efforts.

  • Review workforce-related policy issues affecting community colleges.

  • Coordinate the sharing of workforce alignment best practices among the 18 community colleges.

 

       The Committee’s priorities for FY2019 include:

 

  • To develop partnerships with employers to support current employees.

  • To integrate credit and noncredit programs and to increase the awarding of industry-valued credentials.

  • To develop industry-focused collaboratives with high schools, four-year colleges, and employers.

  • To expand work-based learning initiatives.

  • To develop a Workforce Alignment Coalition / Alliance.

  3Learning Innovations Committee

 

       The Learning Innovations Committee will:

 

  • Review and advance academic policy issues affecting community colleges.

  • Serve as the forum for the sharing of information about new program proposals among the 18 community colleges as community colleges propose new associate degree and certificate programs and seek collegial advice from other community colleges.

 

       The Committee’s priorities for FY2019 include:

 

  • To expand dual enrollment pathways with high schools.

  • To review academic issues impacting colleges and develop recommendations for strategy and process, including:

    • The annual and periodic review of credit courses for use in implementing the state funding formula for community colleges,

    • The bi-annual review of credit courses for General Education designation, and

    • The annual review of degree programs for eligibility for Perkins funding.

  • To reimagine a transfer culture.

 

  4. Collaboration/Operations Committee

 

       The Collaboration/Operations Committee will:

 

  • Review finance policy issues affecting community colleges.

  • Develop and recommend for adoption an annual budget request for State aid to community colleges.

  • Develop and recommend for adoption a formula for the allocation among the community colleges of annual appropriations made by the State to support community colleges.

  • Develop and recommend for adoption auditing and accounting standards and academic criteria for determining state support eligibility of courses offered by community colleges.

  • Review facilities policy issues affecting community colleges.

  • Develop allocations among community colleges of capital funding provided by the State to support community colleges.

 

       The Committee’s priorities for FY2019 include:

  • To recommend new models and opportunities for collaboration.

   5. State and Federal Policy Committee

 

       The State and Federal Policy Committee will:

 

  • Keep the Council informed of all legislative matters impacting community colleges.

  • Propose legislation and changes to state policy (through an annual state and federal policy agenda) that will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of community colleges.

  • Review legislation affecting community colleges and recommend, as appropriate, a Council position of support, support with amendments, oppose, or monitor.

 

       The Committee’s priorities FY2019 include:

  • To broaden and expand the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) program.

  • To advocate for the approval of applied baccalaureate degrees in response to local workforce needs.

  • To develop a policy agenda.

  • To expand the engagement of trustees.

  • To expand engagement with students and alumni.