Facilities and Environmental Improvement (Historical)

Accreditation Standard

Standard IIIB.1  The institution provides safe and sufficient physical resources that support and assure the integrity and quality of its programs and services, regardless of location or means of delivery.

Standard IIIB.1.a The institution plans, builds, maintains, and upgrades or replaces its physical resources in a manner that assures effective utilization and the continuing quality necessary to support its programs and services. 


Community colleges play a leading role in education, policy development, information exchange, and community outreach in order to help create a sustainable future environment.  The Facilities and Environmental Improvement Committee recognizes the importance of this and aims to lead by example. 

The committee will identify and recommend projects that move Imperial Valley College towards sustainability.  The Facilities and Environmental Improvement Committee's purpose is to study the physical appearance and sustainability of the entire campus and all buildings and to offer suggestions and plans for its operations, growth, cleanliness, beautification, development and environmental stewardship.


  • The Facilities and Environmental Improvement Committee will advocate for the appearance and sustainability of the facilities and grounds of Imperial Valley College. 
  • The committee members will solicit and contribute ways to improve the appearance and environmental friendliness of the college's physical plant. 
  • Members should facilitate open communikcation with all students, faculty, staff and other important stakeholders. 
  • It is important that all who study and work on the campus maintain respect and pride for the buildings and grounds. 
  • It is the committee's charge to identify and recommend to the College Council specific actions and strategic plans the College community can pursue to move the College towards greater environmental sustainability, and improvement in building appearances, including classrooms, offices, service areas, common areas, parking lots and grounds. 
  • It is further our charge to collaborate with on-campus and off-campus groups to implement these actions and plans and sustain them over time. 
  • Finally, it is our charge to report to the campus community on the state of the college's "greening" efforts and on future plans for increased environmental sustainability. 


The following college constituencies retain all rights granted by law and/or regulations.  The five groups represented in this shared governance composition are faculty, classified staff, classified managers/confidential staff, students and administrators.

The permanent members of the Facilities and Environmental Improvement Committee are:

Two faculty members appointed by Academic Senate: and 1 alternate

Two classified members appointed by CSEA: and 1 alternate

Two administrators: appointed by the Administrative Council: and 1 alternate

Two members of the CMCA appointed by CMCA: and 1 alternate (One being the Director of Maintenance and Operations)

Two students at large appointed by ASG: and 1 alternate