Get Involved!

These are the councils/committees on which the Part-Time Faculty Association has been granted positions. 

It is very important for us as Part-Time Faculty to get involved in the decision making process and develop a wider representation across councils and committees, so having members attending meetings and representing our interests is crucial.

  • Mission, Effectiveness, Resources, and Improvement Team (MERIT) - 2 positions are still open
    • Goal: Assess the extent to which we have achieved and/or are making progress toward the achievement of our mission and strategic goals.
    • Schedule: 3 - 5 pm, last Wednesday of the month (9/27, 10/25, 11/29, 1/31, 2/21, 3/21, 4/25, 5/30, 6/13).
    • Location: CC 103
  • Progression Management Council - 1 position still open
    • Goal: Help students achieve their educational goals by progressing smoothly through LBCC.
    • Schedule: 3 - 4:30 pm, third Thursday of the month
    • Location: Vineyard Mountain Room (CC 213)
  • Workforce and Economic Vitality Council - 1 position still open
    • Goal: To enhance the economic vitality of our communities by ensuring the College is alert and responsive to emerging workforce needs.
    • Schedule: 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Friday of Week 2 and Week 10
    • Location: TBA
  • Values Inclusion, Cultural Engagement Council (VICE) - 1 position still open
    • Goal: Lead on assessing our college’s practices on the integration of cultural engagement and responsiveness throughout LBCC.
    • Schedule: 3 - 4:30 pm, second Thursday of the month
    • Location: Typically in CC 213; 9/14 in CC 211, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14 in CC 211
  • Learning Innovation Council (LInC)
    • Goal: To track core theme indicators, shepherd strategic initiative requests for faculty members who want to use innovation in the classroom
    • Schedule: 3 - 5 pm, second Wednesday of the month (10/11, 11/8, 1/17, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/6).
    • Location: CC 103
  • College Council
    • Goal: To provide a clear and sustained focus on the on-going administrative activities of the College, providing the President with advice, consultation, and recommendation in the application and pursuit of institutional goals and purposes, especially but not exclusively in the review, revision and/or development of Board Policy and Administrative Rules. To provide an avenue by which information and ideas regarding the administration of the College can be both collected and disseminated, and a forum where these can be discussed. To review and provide feedback on the “Budget and Performance Package Conversation” document before presentation and review with the Board, and to provide similar review for other documents.
    • Schedule: 3 - 5 pm, first Thursday of the month (10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7).
    • Location: CC 103
  • Academic Affairs Council
    • Goal: To assist with instructional leadership at LBCC, Academic Affairs Council (AAC) by leading the college in determining instructional priorities and practices, helping individuals or groups determine the appropriate venue for addressing issues that affect instruction, faculty, and students and by making recommendations to appropriate individual(s)/group(s) regarding major college-wide instructional issues, policies, procedures, and practices.
    • Schedule: 3 - 4:30 pm, third Tuesday of the month (10/17, 11/21, 1/23, 2/20, 4/17, 5/15).
    • Location: CC 103
  • Faculty Senate - 4 positions still open
    • Goal: Discussing issues concerning the faculty, ie the academic calendar, faculty handbook, and other college representation.
    • Schedule: monthly (typically the third Friday of the month from 1 - 3pm)
    • Location: TBA (touring newly renovated classrooms, and visiting other parts of campus)

Several councils did not confirm their schedule; this assessment is based on Spring Term 2017. For the most up-to-date information, please visit:

Important things to know about serving on councils and committees.

  • Councillors are paid for their meeting and retreat time; they need to submit a time-sheet to the council coordinator.
  • They need to communicate Part-Time Faculty Association's position in the meetings.
  • They need to report information to Vice President of Membership about the discussion/decisions at the meetings, as well as any topics for future meetings relevent to the interests of the Part-Time Faculty and the Association. (Most councils will send out an agenda at least a week before the meeting).
  • They do not need a substitute if they are missing one or two meetings; if they miss more than two meetings, they need to look for replacement (the Vice President of Membership can help) and the replacement will get paid.
  • Anyone can attend most meetings as an onlooker without being paid

To request more information, to let us know you want to get involved, or to be in communication about a council on which you serve, please email the Vice President of Membership at


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