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District Enrollment Management Sub-Committee

Committee Charge

Decisions concerning effective enrollment management should be based on an agreed upon set of principles and guidelines. Principles upon which enrollment management decisions are based may include the following:​

      • The level of the organization at which enrollment management decisions are to be made. In general, except under extraordinary circumstances, enrollment management decisions should be made at the college, as opposed to the district level. Within overall parameters established by the district through coll​aborative​ processes outlined later in this report, colleges should be charged with making operational decisions such as the number of class sections to be scheduled and the distribution of these sections across the college curriculum. Class schedules should be built by those in the best position to ascertain likely student demand (i.e. college instructional administrators in consultation with their faculty).

      • Student Academic Needs Should Drive Enrollment Management Decisions. As a general rule, student academic needs (curriculum balance, quality of instruction, availability of courses, etc.) should be the primary factors guiding enrollment management decisions.
      • The need to practice responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Enrollment management decisions should be based on the principle of providing students access to courses and programs and fostering their success while optimizing the use of financial resources. Student-centered schedules should be planned, efficient and responsive to the communities served.

In addition to the above principles, district- and college-level decision-makers can benefit from a set of guidelines to assist them in making enrollment management decisions. Several suggested guidelines will be discussed below in the context of the functions to be performed by the district and the colleges in managing student enrollment.​


The District Enrollment Management Sub-Committee shall consist of the following permanent members:

​Vice Chancellor, Educational Services & Strategic Planning, Vice Chancellor, Business & Financial Services, and the Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Research & Educational Services are permanent members.

All other members serve two-year terms, with the exception of the student representative who will serve a one-year term.

College Academic Senates will appoint faculty members.

The faculty co-chair, rotating by college, will be chosen by the faculty members on the committee, exclusive of Faculty Association representatives.

Co-chairs vote on recommendations only in the event of a tie.

Faculty Association will appoint Faculty Association representatives.

CSEA will appoint Classified Professional representatives.

The Associated Students will appoint the student representatives.