Guiding Principles

The Resource Allocation Council is committed to clearly communicating our processes and recommendations.  In the resource allocation process, we will ask the questions:

  • Does it help students reach their educational goals?
  • Is it reasonable?
  • Is it allowable?
  • Is it essential?
  • Is it sustainable?

The direction of the Resource Allocation Council is based on the following established Guiding Principles: 

  • We value stewardship and integrity in recognizing our fiduciary responsibilities to ensure financial stability.
  • We take an institutional approach to decision-making.  Resource allocation recommendations are based on the following:
    1. Alignment to the college mission and goals
    2. Scholarship of teaching and learning
    3. Value to the community
    4. Budget assumptions, projections, and  scenarios
  • We strategically allocate resources to strengthen learning and support services that improve student success.
  • We are responsive to articulated college needs through a defined and documented process.
  • We use relevant, well-defined, agreed-upon data in a consistent manner for decision-making.
  • We are proactive in leveraging current resources, regardless of the fiscal climate.
  • We operate under the established timelines.
  • We regularly assess, refine, and communicate resource allocation processes.


Sarah Schrader
Chair, Vice President of College & Administrative Services

Dean, Institutional Effectiveness

Kevin Alavezos 
Academic Senate Appointee

Flerida Arias
VP Student Services

Patrick Bettencourt

Iris Carroll
Academic Senate Appointee

Sam Carvajal
ASMJC Student Representative

James Houpis

Cece Hudelson
Academic Senate Appointee

Donna Louie
YFA Appointee

Mike Morales
YFA Appointee

Parul Parikh
CSEA Appointee

Hannah Ransdell
ASMJC Student Representative

Elaine Schuber
CSEA Appointee

Nancy Sill

Judy Wagner
CSAC Appointee

Jennifer Zellet
Vice President of Instruction

Academic Senate Appointee