Budget Committee


The Budget Committee encourages transparency and constituency understanding of the budget, works to ensure that the budget allocation process is driven by college-wide planning and strategic priorities, and provides recommendations to the College Council on issues related to budget development and management.


In addition, the Budget Committee provides ongoing oversight in relation to budget changes and information at the State and District levels. 

  • Receive information regarding ongoing state and District fiscal activities and review and discuss information on the state and District budgets as they apply to the College budget. 
  • Become educated about how the College’s revenue and expenditure budgets are developed to provide a context in which to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the committee. 
  • Develop, interpret, recommend and communicate assumptions, priorities, guidelines and procedures related to budget processes and resource allocation integrating recommendations from the educational, technology and facilities master plans.
  • Provide ongoing education for the college community on budget development and implementation.
  • Disseminate information to administrative, faculty, classified and student constituencies regarding the College’s financial resources and expenditures and bring feedback through Committee representatives. 
  • Review ongoing, discretionary, department budget requests submitted through the Annual Unit Plans (Annual Unit Plans are influenced by Program Review, but the AUP contains annual operational needs as well as six-year strategic recommendations) based on College priorities and submit recommendations to College Council.
  • Continually compile evidence related to accreditation Standard III.D, as well as other relevant accreditation requirements, and monitor the college’s ongoing compliance with these requirements.
  • Ensure ongoing attention to equitable educational outcomes and that needs of underrepresented populations and students with special needs are considered and addressed in the budget development process.
  • Make recommendations to the College Council.