The College Council is a forum for all constituencies to discuss college-wide issues in an open and inclusive atmosphere. The council promotes cooperation and mutual understanding among the various campus groups and committees as it considers matters related to fulfilling the college mission. Guided by OCCC’s stated values, individuals and groups share expertise, ask pertinent questions, develop recommendations, and advise the president on issues that affect the college.

View the College Council charter here.


{Note: The College Council was preceded by the Council on Curriculum & Instruction (CCI). Archival agendas, minutes and materials carry that name.}

CoCo Agendas

Review agendas from past meetings.

CoCo Minutes

Review minutes from past meetings.

CoCo Handouts

Review handouts from recent meetings.


In the Winter of 2018 a survey was sent out to all staff and faculty asking their opinion on the College Council and on how often they felt their voices were heard. The results can be viewed here: Viewpoints Summary for CoCo 04132018 and Sharing Viewpoints Summary and Thematic Analysis.



Academic Policies and Procedures Review and Development

Special attention is given to the review and development of policies, procedures and regulations which control and guide admissions, assessment and placement of students, standards for student conduct, academic matters, including grading, and student, course and program outcomes and goals, to ensure maintenance of a high level of consistency, fairness and integrity. Recommendations for new or revised academic policies and procedures are made to the Dean of Instruction and the College Management Team.

New Course and New Program Approval

The CoCo will review and offer preliminary approval for new courses and programs, prior to their submission to the curriculum committee of the contracting college for approval, to ensure that college curriculum is consistent with the goals of instructional effectiveness and the college mission. The CoCo makes recommendations to the Dean of Instruction on matters pertaining to changing or developing policies and procedures related to the college’s instructional programs and services.

Academic Calendar and Curriculum Planning Input

The CoCo reviews academic calendars and long-range curriculum plans.


Developed by the co-chairs, with input from council membership and the Dean of Instruction and Instructional Directors.


Prepared by an assigned faculty or staff.


The various committees and subcommittees may be called upon to report on their work and proceedings.


All recommendations and decisions will be made by consensus. If consensus cannot be reached, then parliamentary procedure (Robert’s Rules of Order) will be used. A quorum for the purposes of conducting official business is eleven of the general membership, seven of whom are faculty.

Meeting Frequency/Schedule

Every second Friday of the month (as possible)
Remaining meetings for the 2018-2019 Academic Year:

  • November 9, 2018
  • December 7, 2018
  • January 11, 2019
  • February 8, 2019
  • March 8, 2019
  • April 12, 2019
  • May 10, 2019
  • June 7, 2019
Meeting Cancellation and Rescheduling:

Cancellation of CoCo meetings should be avoided, if possible, when one or both co-chairs or the Dean of Instruction are unable to attend. In the event that both co-chairs are unable to attend, an attending full-time or three-quarter-time faculty will serve as chair for that meeting. In the event the Dean is unable to attend, an instructional staff will be designated to attend the meeting. Through joint consultation between the Dean (or assigned designee) and co-chair(s) meetings may be rescheduled by the co-chairs or the Dean when appropriate. In the event that six or fewer of CCI membership arrive at a scheduled meeting, the meeting may be cancelled by the co-chairs or the Dean.