Shared decision-making

Moreno Valley College's comprehensive participatory 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.

About Governance Academic Senate College Council 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.

College Council

A committment to accountability and improvement
The Moreno Valley College Council maintains and supports accreditation standards, comprehensive operational planning and ensures continuous improvement of academic and service quality.

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