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IPC (10/12/16)

The following discussion took place at the October 12, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:


  • Interim VP Sourbeer welcomed the group and asked for announcements. There were none.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer called for comments from constituencies. Shayla Sivert met with her division chairs and discussed the new PRP process. They wondered how soon the new process will be rolled out. Interim VP Sourbeer responded that it will be going to the next Faculty Senate meeting for discussion. More information to come. Interim VP Sourbeer thanked Dean Sivert for communicating with the group she represented on the council and reminded all members to be sure they were also reaching out and reporting back.
  • MSC Ordille/Bongolan to approve the minutes of the September 28th, 2016 meeting with four abstentions.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer distributed the SWOT analysis and results used to determine IPC goals for last year. The council broke into small groups to discuss progress and modify the goals for this fiscal year. He asked that the council forward any additional recommendations to Suzanne Sebring to incorporate into the document that will be finalized at the next meeting.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer confirmed with the council the change to the Real Estate/Legal Studies position had been approved by unanimous vote via email. He informed the council that Human Resources recommended this position be posted as Real Estate/Law.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer asked that members consider volunteering for a workgroup to create directions that will go with the new PRP forms when they are rolled out. There were no volunteers at this time.
  • Standing Reports/Updates
    • Accreditation: The Accreditation visit will take place on Monday, October 24th. Information regarding the recommendations was sent out to the campus community via email by Interim VP Sourbeer.
    • Enrollment: Interim VP Sourbeer will be setting up the first meeting of the Enrollment Strategies Task Force. The Senate has formed an Enrollment Task Force and they are also working on strategies. All Deans have been assigned to a K-12 district with which to explore dual and concurrent enrollment opportunities. The work on the South Center is progressing and the college is also looking at establishing an interim presence in the North.
    • SSEC: Glyn Bongolan reported that SSEC is working on pathways and that funding requests will be reviewed at this Friday’s meeting. Dean Kahn reported that he is on a work group that is looking to develop a value statement of goals for veterans and other disproportionately impacted students.
    • LOC: Interim VP Sourbeer indicated that LOC recommended putting SLOs on Course Outline of Records (CORs).
    • SPC: They are re-forming the Enrollment Strategies Task Force and will be meeting to discuss possibilities.
    • CTEE: Barbara Blanchard informed the group that there are many issues arising in regard to noncredit courses, including MIS issues and misunderstanding about appropriate uses. There will be much more research and discussion on this topic.
    • BSI: Dean Sivert indicated that Gabe Sanchez and Lori Waite are taking the lead this year. Learning Communities are being revamped and there have been discussions about the possible blending of committees, as the initiatives are being blended by the state (regional collaborations).
  • Announcements/Other
    • Michael Mufson reported that it was the final weekend of Our Town and encouraged everyone to attend. He also invited everyone to the Monday night reading in the Studio Theatre at 6:30 p.m. of Facing Our Truth: Six 10-minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege. For more information check out the Palomar Coffee Talks Dialogue Blog
    • Susan Snow distributed a “Progress Report for fall 2016 Canceled Class Research” that she had shared with the Governing Board at the October 11th meeting.
    • Pete Ordille asked for some direction for Contract Education. Interim VP Sourbeer will discuss it with the President and VPs to come up with a stop gap plan.

Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Instructional Planning Council Website:

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