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Educational Planning Committee (EPC)


The Educational Planning Committee operates as a subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and is responsible for coordinating and setting goals for planning broad educational endeavors at the College. Planning for specific programs and disciplines should continue to be developed at the departmental level, pursuant to the broad parameters of the Educational Master Plan. The Committee will utilize the resources and expertise of the Offices of Student Learning, Student Services and Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE). 


1. Educational Master Plan (EMP)

a. Oversee and coordinate the development of the plan.

b. Conduct annual review of progress on strategic objectives and Educational Master Plan recommendations and report to PRAC.

c. Review and update the remaining Educational Master Plan recommendations during the fall semester preceding the development of the next set of strategic plans.  Report new or revised recommendations to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) who will forward them to the College Council.

d. Ensure that goals, objectives and specific plans are linked to financial and facilities priorities.

e. Ensure compliance with accreditation standards.

2. Identify general educational/student services issues that need to be addressed and refer them to the appropriate committee and/or      senate.

3. Establish appropriate timelines to complete tasks and make recommendations.



  • 7 faculty appointed by the academic senate
  • 2 classified staff from the instructional area appointed by the official appointing body for classified staff
  • 2 students appointed by the Associated Students of College of Marin
  • 2 managers appointed by the superintendent/president
  • (The chair or co-chairs will be elected from the group.)

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Members and Staff Resources


Faculty (7)    1. Dodge, Peggy (Co-Chair)
   2. Kreit, Cara (maternity absence spring 2014)
   3. McKinnon, Sara
   4. Newton, Steven
   5. Rahman, Susan
   6. Robinson, Karen
Managers (2)    7. Arnold, Jim (Co-Chair)
   8. Levy, Derek
Classified Professionals (2)    9. Barr, Maridel (temporary leave spring 2014)
  10. Dieli, Alice
Students (2)   11. (vacant)
  12. (vacant as of spring 2014)
Staff Resource   13. David, Barbara



Co-Chairs: Peggy Dodge and Chialin Hsieh

Members/Staff Resources: Jim Arnold (Administration), Barbara David (Staff Resource), Alice Dieli (Classified Professional), Cara Kriedt (Faculty), Sara McKinnon (Faculty), Jessica Park (Faculty), Karen Robinson (Faculty), Nadia Sanko (Faculty), Nanda Schorske, Joetta Scott (Faculty), and Cathy White-Lambert (Classified Professional)

Meeting Schedule

During the fall semester, EPC meets on the third Monday of the month from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

During the spring semester, EPC meets on the first and third Mondays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Check the Governance Meetings Calendar on the College's home page to confirm room location and/or any variations in meeting times.

Agenda and Minutes

Agenda and Minutes

Strategic Plan Action Step Tracking Page Link

Strategic Plan Action Step Tracking Page


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Educational Planning Committee (EPC) Web Page
Content Responsible: Director of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (position currently vacant) 415.485.9545
Technical Contact: Barbara David, Administrative Assistant, 415.485.9570