Shared decision-making

Moreno Valley College's comprehensive shared governance process strives to address the varied needs of higher education, from serving our College's academic needs to ensuring institutional resources are used with responsibility. With the combined effort of students, faculty, classified professionals, and administration, we continually work toward upholding the highest quality of education and helping students reach their lifelong goals.

Academic Senate Strategic Planning Student Equity Advisory Groups


Shared governance groups address complex institutional needs, ensure alignment with strategic plans, accreditation standards, and more. MVC's major governance bodies and their chartered subcommittees report to the College President; an aligned District committee, senate or council; and optionally a governing RCCD body. Workgroups and advisory groups report to an assigned governance group during the course of their project. Governance structure is reviewed regularly. Appointments are made by the President, Academic Senate or CSEA.

Governance Structure workflow: Academic Senate, College Council and College President work together and subsequently work with District.


Governance Restructure

A new shared governance structure has recently been approved at Moreno Valley College, to be implemented during the 2023-24 academic year. To learn more, visit the Governance, Planning and Decision-Making Taskforce page.


Academic Senate

A committment to academic and institutional excellence
The Moreno Valley College Academic Senate (MVCAS), composed of elected faculty representatives, makes recommendations to the College administration and to the Board of Trustees regarding academic and professional matters (defined by AB1725, Section 53200) and facilitates communication among faculty, students, administration, and the Board of Trustees in all matters related to community college education.

Strategic Planning Council

A committment to accountability and improvement
The purpose of the Strategic Planning Council is to provide integrated planning based on sustainable, continuous quality improvement, with the full participation of faculty, staff, students, and administrators, as they pertain to the four ACCJC accreditation standards and shared governance.

Student Equity and Achievement

A committment to positive transformation
The Student Equity and Achievement Committee will promote, initiate, coordinate, and recommend strategies which enhance student equity and student academic achievement at MVC.

Program Review

A committment to continuous review
Program Review is a regular process of institutional assessment and analysis of MVC services and programs. Program Review acts as a collaborative goal-setting process, assists MVC in allocating resources and effort, and identifying and documenting deliverable outcomes.

Advisory and Work Groups

A committment to rewarding campus experiences