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Instruction Council

The Instruction Council meets to discuss and develop the goals and direction for the instructional program of the College in order to provide a quality education. The Council works to advance the career/technical, transfer, and basic skills mission of the College. Although the Council engages in broad-based discussions of how this mission can be accomplished, it also:

  • Assists the Vice President, Academic Affairs in developing and administering the instructional program of the College
  • Makes recommendations to the Vice President, Academic Affairs concerning instructional issues
  • Reviews all policies and procedures dealing with the academic program of the College prior to review by College Council
  • Provides guidance in the development of the catalogue and academic calendar
  • Provides guidance in matters dealing with support services to instruction
  • Assists in providing direction to the education programs of the College


22-23 Instruction Council membership consists of:

Dr. Mark Fields, Vice President of Academic Affairs (Chair)
Mark Klever, Dean - Career and Technical Education
Valerie Roberts, Dean - Liberal Arts and Sciences
Charlie Roche, Dean - Health, Physical Education, and Kinesiology / Athletics Director
Hallie Coppi, Dean - Health Sciences and Director of Nursing
John Tarantino, Director of Planning, Assessment, and Research
Patrice Thatcher-Stephens, CTE Faculty (Academic Senate Representative)
Kirk Thomsen, CTE Faculty
Jude Baldwin, Library Faculty
Liz Carlyle, LAS Faculty
Carly Zeller, LAS Faculty
Michelle Knudsen, Counseling Faculty
Vacant, Academic Programs Analyst
Emkay Sikora, Tutoring
Karen Chandler, SAS


The 22-23 committee is scheduled to meet the first and third Thursdays each month.

Agendas, Notes, and Related Documents

From November 9, 2012 to May 1, 2014, Instruction Council met as part of Student Learning Council.