The Education Services Committee (ESC) -- formerly known as the District Academic Affairs and Student Services Committee or DAASSC -- serves to coordinate district-wide instructional goals and student support services to promote student success, sustain academic quality, and continuously evaluate and make improvements. This committee ensures the broad dissemination of information to constituent groups. ESC makes recommendations to the Planning and Budgeting Council (PBC) to:

  1. Review issues and make recommendations pertaining to academic affairs and student services across the four Colleges.
  2. Seek collaborative solutions that use resources across the Colleges and District Service Centers;
  3. Ensure consistency among College requests;
  4. Coordinate and monitor the effectiveness of academic affairs and student services policies and procedures;
  5. Stay current on legislative and regulatory proposals and new funding streams that may impact College and district-wide programs;
  6. Use a systems approach to ensure optimal capacity and to avoid redundancy of effort; and,
  7. Help to establish new services, as needed, among the Colleges pertaining to instruction and student services.

Designated Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Subcommittees:

The following subcommittees of the Education Services Committee plan, discuss, and provide recommendations according to discipline and/or support service-related matters. The following subcommittees are officially designated:

Career Education Committee

(formerly Career and Technical Education)

The district-wide Career Education Committee represents CE faculty, administrators, and students throughout the Peralta District.

The mission of the district-wide CE Committee is to assist the ESC to support the development and success of Career (technical) Education programs that will enrich the community through providing well-trained, self-directed workers with rewarding careers and develop well-educated lifelong learners with fulfilled educational goals.

The district-wide CE Committee advises the ESC on CE budget needs, technology needs, laboratory and classroom furniture, facilities, equipment, and maintenance needs. In addition, the District-wide CE Committee’s role includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Advising the Peralta District community of workforce needs, with a focus to ensure the participation and success of underserved populations
  2. Providing leadership in developing institutional systems and programs to meet those needs
  3. Promoting and supporting quality CE Program practices
  4. Recommending improvements to procedures and systems that will improve student access to and success in CE programs
  5. Assessing methods that increase recruitment, enrollment, retention, and job placement
  6. Offering support for CE programs during periods of enrollment fluctuations
  7. Facilitating grant development and approval processes in order to meet deadlines
  8. Working with the District and four Colleges to determine appropriate enrollment caps
  9. Facilitating support needed by CE faculty in developing and maintaining innovative and up-to-date program development.

Distance Education Committee

The Distance Education (DE) Committee will provide a PCCD Online Initiative that aligns with Distance Education Guidelines proposed by the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges.

The Distance Education Committee, in collaboration with the District Academic Senate, will make recommendations to the ESC to ensure the implementation of PCCD DE policies and procedures. As part of this process, the DE Committee will develop metrics to assess student performance outcomes and track other related student data. Milestones will be developed and the plan will be monitored on a regular basis.

Furthermore, the Distance Education Committee will make recommendations to the ESC related to:

  1. Policies and procedures for enhancing faculty teaching and student learning in online education;
  2. District-wide communications pertaining to Distance Education policies, procedures, and standards for teaching online classes;
  3. Adherence to consistent standards for online courses;
  4. Development of specific student success support strategies for online learning;
  5. Evaluation of the learning management system and course evaluations;
  6. Collaboration with the appropriate constituencies, such as the District Academic Senate (DAS), the Education Services Committee (ESC), and the Peralta Federation of Teachers (PFT);
  7. Evaluation of current District and College administrative structures to best support the delivery of distance education;
  8. Adherence to ACCJC Distance Education Standards and Policies; and,
  9. Other areas of relevance to Distance Education.