Faculty Senate appointments and connected committees


Academic Standards & Practices Committee

 Role or Purpose              

To annually review academic standards and practices in relation to scholarship, standards for probation,
retention, disqualification, reinstatement and academic freedom, and recommend changes in existing policies
and standards to the Senate.
  

Reporting Relationship: Faculty Senate

Term    Two Years

 Meeting Time    As needed or called

Academic Technology Committee

Role                     

This Senate committee will coordinate faculty interests in all areas of academic technology. This committee
will advise the Senate on relevant technology matters:

1)               discuss issues on technology related to student equity (access)
2)               coordinate with faculty on technology governance committees
3)               coordinate with curriculum committee on distance learning courses
4)               discuss pedagogical issues relating to on-line courses and changes in technology
5)               discuss issues of training for on-line instructors
6)               advocate for faculty concerns regarding technology
7)               discuss academic and professional issues related to courses taught in non-traditional formats such as percentages of faculty and department loads

Reporting Relationship  Faculty Senate

 Meeting Time                   2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2:00-3:30pm

Term                                   Two Years

Basic Skills Committee/Title V, HSI Steering Committee

 Role

The Basic Skills Committee/Title V, HSI Steering Committee will advance the Basic Skills Initiative and the Title V, HSI grant at Palomar College. 

Duties

    Create and coordinate the Teaching Learning Centers (TLC) at the San Marcos campus and Escondido center
    Promote dialogue, understanding, and response to the Basic Skills Initiative and the Title V, HSI grant
    Implement, evaluate, and revise the Basic Skills action plan and the Title V “tasks”
    Continue to research and develop other learning venues to meet the needs of basic skills, Hispanic, and low-income students
    Implement Title V, HSI project activities in compliance with approved grant goals, objectives, data collection and reporting, and budget

Products

    Increased awareness of and involvement in students’ Basic Skills needs
    Coordination of student support
    Coordination of the TLCs
    Updated annual action plan
    Collection and reporting of Title V, HSI activities, progress, and expenditures on a quarterly and annual basis to Project Evaluation workgroup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reporting Relationship  Faculty Senate

Meeting Schedule             3rd Thursday of each month: 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Committee on Committees

Role or Purpose:                            

Shall be composed of five Senators, appointed by the Senate President with the approval of the Senate and

shall nominate faculty members of all college committees with the approval of the Senate. 

Reporting Relationship                 Faculty Senate

Term                                                  Two years

Meeting Time                                  As needed or called

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Committee on Service Learning

 

Role

The Service Learning committee provides the vision and oversight for the Service Learning Program at Palomar College. Its intent is to ensure faculty and student participation and success in the program.

 

Product

• Develops, reviews, and modifies policies (guidelines) for the Service Learning program

• Develops, reviews, and modifies policies (guidelines) for selecting and reviewing community partners.

• Develops, reviews, and modifies memorandums of understanding for community partner participants.

• Produces annual report detailing faculty participation, level of community involvement, and number of student hours.

 

Reporting Relationship: Faculty Senate

 

Meeting Schedule: First Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.

 

Chair: Faculty Coordinator, Service Learning program

 

Faculty Members: 7 faculty members; one from each division:

Other Members

Service Learning Support Staff Person

7 faculty members; one from each division:

Arts, Media, Business and Computer Science

Career, Technical, and Extended Education

Language and Literature

Math and the Natural and Health Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Counseling Services

Library

Vice President for Instruction (or designee) – administrative liaison

 

Curriculum Committee  

Co-Chair Rocco Versaci

Role
The Curriculum Committee shall be the preeminent body for the development and recommendation of curricular policy to include philosophy, goals, strategic and long-range planning. The Curriculum Committee shall coordinate, evaluate and review the college curricula to encourage innovation and excellence in instruction.

Reporting Relationship
Faculty Senate for ratification of its action and then via the Vice President for Instruction and the Superintendent/President to the Governing Board

Members
Four faculty representatives from each of the following divisions:
        Arts and Languages; 
        Human Arts and Sciences; 
        Mathematics and the Natural and Health Sciences; 
        Media, Business and Community Services; 
        and Vocational Technology
Vice President, Instruction (Co-Chair)
All Instructional Deans
Faculty Senate Representative (Co-Chair)
Faculty Representative from Library
Faculty Representative from Student Services
Articulation Officer
Representatives from appropriate areas will be solicited and appointed by the Senate.
Student Liaison from ASG (observer)
Members will serve a three-year term with 1/3 of the membership confirmed each year

A. Tasks

It shall be the responsibility of the co-chairs to keep matters of strategic and long-range planning before the Curriculum Committee. Each fall semester, the co-chairs shall identify the strategic planning goals for the year and shall produce a report for Committee review no later than the last meeting of the year on goals met. In addition, the philosophy and goals of the college shall be reviewed annually from the perspective of the College Curriculum Committee.

1. Approval of new instructional, AA Degree, Certificate and Continuing Education programs.
        a. Reviews proposed programs to determine consistency with educational master plan
        b. Prevents unnecessary duplication and overlap among programs
        c. Validates transfer and vocational programs in terms of educational and employment opportunities
2. Approval of new courses for inclusion in the College Catalog.
        a. Edits language of catalog description
        b. Validates appropriate unit value
        c. Assigns placement within Associate Degree and CSU GE requirements
        d. Approves placement within AA and Certificate Programs
        e. Approves course prerequisites and co-requisites
        f. Approves basic skills entrance requirements
        g. Approves dual- and cross-listings
        h. Validates appropriateness of transfer and vocational courses
        i. Approves course syllabi
        j. Prevents unnecessary duplication and overlap among courses
        k. Monitors consistency of course numbers
3. Approval of changes to existing programs and courses in keeping with 1 and 2 above.
4. Approval of deletions of courses and programs from the College Catalog.
5. Establishes procedures for, and conducts a periodic review of, programs and courses.
        a. Develops criteria for a timely and systematic review of syllabi
        b. Annually reviews courses inactive for two years
        c. Receives the annual report of the Articulation Officer
6. Recommends college-wide academic performance standards including, but not limited to:
        a. Graduation requirement
        b. Minimum academic qualifications and standards for:
                (1) Basic skills courses
                (2) AA Degree applicable courses
                (3) Non-AA Degree applicable courses
                (4) Continuing Education courses
        c. Writing Across the Curriculum
        d. Reading Across the Curriculum
        e. Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum
7. Establishes standing and/or ad hoc committees as needed.

Tasks not listed under a subcommittee are the responsibility of the Curriculum Committee as a whole.

B. Subcommittees
Membership to the subcommittees shall be appointed by the Co-Chairs maintaining the balance and continuity reflected in the membership of the Curriculum Committee as a whole. The tasks identified above shall be accomplished through the following subcommittees:

Subcommittees Al, A2 - Course and Program Approval Committees (Two parallel committees)
Duties apply to all new courses, programs, and changes in existing courses and programs:
        1. Prevents unnecessary duplication and overlap among programs
        2. Approves placement within AA and Certificate Programs
        3. Approves dual and cross-listings
        4. Develops criteria for a timely and systematic review of syllabi
        5. Edits language of catalog description and syllabi
        6. Approves course syllabi
        7. Monitors consistency of course numbers
        8. Validates appropriate unit value
        9. Approves course prerequisites and co-requisites
        10. Approves discipline assignments for the purpose of establishing minimum qualifications.

Subcommittee B - General Education and Standards Subcommittee

Duties:
        1. Assigns placement within Associate Degree and CSU GE requirements
        2. Approves basic skills entrance requirements
        3. Approves changes to existing programs and courses with respect to:
                (a) assigning placement within Associate Degree and CSU GE requirements
                (b) approving placement within AA and Certificate Programs
                (c) approving basic skills entrance requirements
        4. Receives the annual report of the Articulation Officer
        5. Recommends college-wide academic performance standards including, but not limited to:
                (a) graduation requirements
                (b) minimum academic qualifications and standards for:
                        (1) Basic Skills courses
                        (2) AA Degree applicable courses
                        (3) Non-AA Degree applicable courses
                        (4) Continuing Education courses
                        (5) Certificate Programs

Subcommittee C - Curriculum Planning Subcommittee

Duties:
        1. Reviews proposed programs to determine consistency with educational master plan
        2. Validates transfer and vocational programs in terms of educational and employment opportunities
        3. Validates appropriateness of transfer and vocational courses
        4. Approves changes to existing programs and courses with respect to validating appropriateness of transfer and vocational courses
        5. Recommends college-wide academic performance standards including, but not limited to:
                (a) Writing Across the Curriculum
                (b) Reading Across the Curriculum
                (c) Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum
        6. Annually reviews courses inactive for two years

C. Procedure

Any proposal will proceed through the following channels:

Program/Department, Division Dean, Curriculum Co-Chairs, one of the A Subcommittees (assigned by the Faculty Co-Chair), simultaneously to Subcommittees B and C, Curriculum Co-Chairs, Main Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senate, Vice President for Instruction, Superintendent/President, Governing Board.

It is recommended that each subcommittee process proposals within a two-week time period. All proposals shall be first considered by one of the A subcommittees with the corrected syllabi. Proposals will be assigned by the faculty co-chair.

If a problem is identified, it shall be the responsibility of the subcommittee to contact the department chairperson/director. There should be thorough communication between subcommittees and department representatives. Departments should be given direction and assistance from the subcommittees for any needed modifications to their proposals. It shall be the responsibility of the department chairperson/director to return corrected proposals to the appropriate subcommittee. In the event that a difference of opinion exists between the subcommittee and department, the proposal shall proceed either to the next subcommittee or the Curriculum Committee as a whole (whichever is next in line), via the Instruction Office, with the subcommittee's written recommendations attached. The Curriculum Committee as a whole shall have responsibility for recommending approval to the Governing Board. It shall be the responsibility of the faculty co-chair to facilitate this procedure. rev. PAC 5-18-99

 

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Distinguished Faculty Award Committee

 Role or Purpose              

To select faculty members to be recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Award.

 Reporting Relationship Faculty Senate

 Meeting Time                   At least three times a year

Faculty Members            

Chair: The Chair will be the DFA full-time faculty winner from two years prior. The Vice-Chair will be the DFA full-time faculty winner of the previous year. The Chair and the Vice-Chair will work closely together to prepare the Vice-Chair for the next year’s Chair position. The Chair will then serve one more year on the committee as a member.

Faculty Members: Up to 8 full time Faculty at-large (at least 3 of whom are former recipients) and up to 3 adjunct Faculty. 

 

Elections Committee

 Role or Purpose              

To poll faculty when directed by either the Senate .  The Senate Elections Committee shall also
conduct all elections of Faculty officers or Senate members as well as members of other elected committees.

Reporting Relationship  Faculty Senate

Term                                   Two years

Meeting Time                   As needed or called

Faculty Members             Five faculty members determined by Committee Chair  

Equivalency Committee

 Role or Purpose              

To review equivalencies to minimum qualifications for both contract and adjunct faculty and to make
recommendations to the Governing Board.

 Reporting Relationship: Faculty Senate

 Term                                   Two Years

 Meeting Time                   Every Tuesday at 3 p.m. as needed

Faculty Members             Five faculty members, one from each Instructional Division

                                             All  faculty members on the Committee must be full-time.

Faculty Advisory Board on Student Success Task Force Recommendations Committee

 Role or Purpose

The Faculty Advisory Board on Student Success Task Force Recommendations will advise the Faculty Senate on implementation strategies for the Student Success Task Force Recommendations at Palomar College.

 Duties
Promote dialogue, understanding, and oversee the consequent changes to Palomar College.

 Reporting Relationship: Faculty Senate

 Meeting Time                   Mondays, 3:30pm

Members:

One faculty representative from each of the following:
Basic Skills Committee
Curriculum Committee
Learning Outcomes Council
Student Services Planning Council

Other members
VP of Instruction

Invited as needed: Faculty at large
Representation of constituencies such as Matriculation, Articulation, Counseling, Student Services, Financial Services, Research and Planning

 

Faculty Service Area Review Committee

 Role or Purpose                            

The Faculty Service Area (FSA*) Review Committee is composed of an administrator with FSA responsibilities, seven Tenured or Probationary Faculty members (one from each of the five Instructional divisions, Library, and Student Services) appointed by the Faculty Senate, and one Faculty member appointed by the Palomar Faculty Federation (PFF). Every three years the committee reviews the faculty service areas and competencies for completeness and currency; further, the committee reviews applications for additional faculty service areas and issues of competence relating to reassignment

Reporting Relationship: Faculty Senate

 Meeting Time                   1st and 3rd Tuesday, 12:30-1:30pm

 Faculty Members             All  faculty members on the Committee must be full-time.

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Learning Outcomes Council

 Role 
The Learning Outcomes Council, as the core working group, will facilitate the development of a college-wide discussion of the assessment of learning at Palomar College and will support departments and work areas as they develop their specific approaches to learning outcomes assessment cycles, consistent with the Principles of Assessment.  The Council’s role and function will be refined and modified as the institutional initiative for the assessment of learning develops.  The Learning Outcomes Council has the responsibility for performing the following duties as well as identifying additional tasks that will enhance and improve student learning and success.

Duties
1.   Create ongoing dialogue and encourage engagement of faculty and staff in the assessment of student learning.
2.  
Identify systems for assessing learning outcomes developed at the course, program, and institutional level.
3.  
Encourage and provide support for the collection, analysis, and distribution of assessment data.
4.   Based on evidence and feedback,
support plans and strategies for improvement in student learning.
5.   Based on evidence and feedback, engage in ongoing review and revision of the institutional processes for assessment.
6.   Develop and implement institutional celebrations of learning successes.

Products
·        Increased awareness and involvement of the campus community in the Learning Outcomes Initiative.
·
        Conversation supported by reports to the campus community, Forums, the Council newsletter, website, and programs such as “Campus Explorations.”
·        Information gathered from departments and work groups, describing their approaches to the assessment of learning outcomes developed at the course, program, and institutional level.
·        Preservation of a culture of support for teaching.
·        Advancement of Student Learning Outcome cycles at the course, program, and institutional levels.

Reporting Relationship
The Learning Outcomes Council reports weekly to the Faculty Senate, which in turn reports at the Governing Board meeting. In accordance with Palomar's BP 2510, the Governing Board relies primarily upon the advice and judgment of the Faculty Senate on Academic and Professional Matters. 

Chairs
·        Vice President, Instruction, Co-chair
·
        SLOAC Coordinators

Meeting Schedule             Fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Members
·      Assistant Faculty Coordinator (appointed by Faculty Senate)
·      Seven Faculty Members representing divisions appointed by Faculty Senate
·      Three Full-Time Faculty Members, at-large
·      Two Part-Time Faculty Members, one Career and Technical, one academic
·      Curriculum Committee representative
·      Professional Development Coordinator
·      President (ex-officio)
·      Vice President for Instruction/Co-chair
·      Vice President for Student Services
·      One Instructional Dean
·      Dean of Counseling Services
·      Director of Institutional Research and Planning
·      One Confidential and Supervisory Team Member appointed by CAST
·      One Administrative Association Member appointed by AA
·      One Classified Unit Employee appointed by CCE/AFT
·      Supervisor, Evaluations and Records
·      Student Representative(s)

 

Oversight Committee/Grant Funded Projects

Roles and Responsibilities:
This committee will review grant funded projects subject to Senate approval and give its recommendation to the
Faculty Senate.

·        Review grants

·        Determine the long run liabilities that the college may incur when the grant money expires.

·        Make recommendation to the Faculty Senate

 Reporting Relationship: Faculty Senate

 Term                                   Two Years

 Meeting Time                   As needed or called

                                             Grant writers must allow 3 – 4 weeks for Faculty Senate approval.

 Meeting Schedule
As needed or called

      

Personnel Standards & Practices Committee

Role or Purpose              
The Personnel Standards & Practices Committee is concerned with the personnel standards and practices of
faculty, staff, and administrators as these elements influence academic and professional matters.
  As
directed by the Faculty Senate, this committee researches, reviews, and reports on the roles,
responsibilities, and performance criteria of personnel, providing recommendations as necessary regarding
specific projects and tasks.

Reporting Relationship: Faculty Senate

Meeting Time                   As needed or called

 

Professional Development Review Board

Coordinator Leanne Maunu

Role
The Professional Development Review Board reviews all professional development contracts. The board determines whether all proposed activities of a staff member conform to section III.B of the Professional Development plan and notifies the staff member of its assessment. The board also reviews the evaluation that is part of the completion section of the contract form.

Reporting Relationship
Coordinator, Professional Development

Members
Coordinator, Professional Development (non-voting)
One Senior Administrator
Eight Faculty Members, one from each Instructional Division, one from Student Services Faculty, one from the Library, and one Adjunct Faculty

 

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Professional Procedures Committee

 Role or Purpose

 The Professional Procedure Committee (PPC) is a committee of the Senate. The committee addresses,
reviews, and makes recommendations to the Senate on the following:

A.           Academic Due Process policy and procedures.
B.
           Alleged violations of the Ethic Codes by a Senator or a faculty member in his/her capacity as a Senator or as a faculty member appointed by the Senate to a reassigned faculty position. (Section 9 of the Constitution)
C.
          Petitions submitted by 25% of the Faculty Senate membership. (Section 11 of the Constitution)
D.
           Other issues regarding professional procedure as assigned by the Senate.

Reporting Relationship: Faculty Senate

Meeting Time                   As needed or called

 

Tenure and Evaluations Review Board

Coordinator Barb Neault Kelber

Role or Purpose                             

Will critically review all probationary evaluations that result in an overall rating of needs improvement or
unsatisfactory in order to assure their compliance with the plan, in completeness, consistency, and substance.
The decision of whether the report conforms to the plan will be determined by a majority vote of the Board.
Will review the documentation and arguments provided by the candidate of compelling reasons to justify
granting tenure without possession of a bachelor's degree and will submit notification to the Governing Board
of the rationale for the exception.

Term                                   2 years

Meeting Time                   1st and 3rd Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Faculty Members             Seven faculty members, one from each Instructional Division, one from Library or Student  Services, one faculty member at large.

                                             All  faculty members on the Review Board must be tenured.

Other Members:               
Vice President, Instruction (or designee)
PFF Representative

 

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Tutoring Committee

 Role:
The Tutoring Committee will improve and promote tutoring services offered at Palomar College.

Duties:

 Products:

Reporting Relationship:
Faculty Senate

Term                                   2 years

Meeting Time                   1st Thursdays of the month, 2-3pm.

Faculty Representatives from the following areas, appointed by the Faculty Senate

Other Members :
·      Math Learning Center, Director
·      Writing Center, Director
·      ESL Tutoring Center, Coordinator
·      STAR Tutoring Center, Coordinator
·      TLC Escondido, Tutorial Specialist
·      TLC San Marcos, Project Supervisor
·      Instruction, Languages and Literature  - Dean
·      Instruction, MNHS - Dean
·      Instruction, SBS - Dean
·      STEM Center, Coordinator
·      Reading Services, Full-time faculty member
·      Faculty Resource Coordinator

 

Workforce and Community Development Advisory Group

Role                                    
The advisory group will stay informed of all contract education courses, community service courses, and special programs that are offered through the Workforce and Community Development.
The advisory group, together with the Director of Workforce and Community Development and the Director of Occupational and Noncredit Programs, will ensure

1.      That the aforementioned courses do not inappropriately overlap academic and career technical credit and non/credit courses;

2.      That the aforementioned courses are of appropriately high quality and align with the mission of the college;

3.      That the advertising of the aforementioned courses is accurate and emphasizes that these courses do not count toward academic certificates, degrees, transfer, or any form of credit; and

4.      Make recommendations and generate ideas for new courses, and recommend faculty from Palomar to teach these courses.

 Meeting Time                   Annually or as needed

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