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IPC (3/08/17)

The following discussion took place at the March 8, 2017 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:


  • Interim VP Sourbeer welcomed the group and asked for announcements. Michael Mufson announced upcoming fine arts events including “Tap in Time” with the percussion ensemble on March 12 and “Romantic Expressions” On April 8.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer asked for comments from constituencies and there were none.
  • MSC Bongolan/Mufson to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2017 meeting by unanimous vote with two abstentions.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer reviewed the PRP forms (comprehensive, annual, instructional support and other units, resource allocation) timeline, and process. The due date for these forms has been extended to April 5th. Faculty should work with their Deans to determine appropriate due dates so the Deans may meet their April 5th deadline to Instruction.
  • A document regarding Guiding Principles, Schedule Development Priorities, and Data Elements for Planning Decisions was distributed to the council. Members should look the document over and send any suggestions to Travis Ritt to share with the Enrollment Management Task Force by Wednesday, March 15th.
  • Standing Reports/Updates
    • Accreditation: Michelle Barton has transitioned into the role of Accreditation Liaison Officer and is working on substantive change reports for the North and South Centers which will be due by April 2018.
    • Enrollment: Interim VP Sourbeer reported that the Enrollment Task Force has begun to meet. Currently, Spring 2017 enrollment is up compared to Spring 2016 when the winter intersession is included.
    • SSE/BSI: Dean Sivert shared that the First Year Experience (FYE) will be an integral part of the Promise program. They have begun discussing integrating orientations. Since the Promise roll out they have received over 100 applications. FYE retention this year from fall to spring semester is 89%.
    • LOC: Hope Farquharson reported that LOC will vote on GE ILOs at their meeting on Thursday, March 9th. She also informed the group that LOC had requested SPPF funds for a virtual center of excellence. She and Susan Miller are working to be more supportive of SLO facilitators.
    • SPC: Interim VP Sourbeer reported that he has been receiving SPPF requests and will be forwarding them to IPC for comment.
    • CTEE: Dean Fritch announced that the Chancellor’s Office will be sending someone to do a forum at Palomar regarding Strong Workforce. They will be presenting in the Governing Board Room on April 20th from 1-5 pm. Palomar will be pulling together a team in April/May to outline how Workforce monies are applied. CTEE is also working on a top code correction project with the state. Perkins requests are being submitted and the point person for this funding. There is a CTEE reorganization underway and Palomar will have a Design & Manufacturing Technologies department in the fall. The Construction Inspection and Water/Wastewater credit programs have been moved out of Occupational and Noncredit Programs to Trades and Industry. In addition, an Associate Dean, Workforce & Extended Studies is being hired.
  • Announcements/Other
    • Interim VP Sourbeer indicated he will present an update on the North & South Centers at the next meeting. Soft openings are planned for both locations in Summer 2018.
    • Dean Kahn discussed the zero degree planning grant that Kelly Falcone and April Cunningham are leading. They are looking for faculty to participate in a cohort. There will be a planning meeting in April – look for the CALM emails.
    • Dean Hussain mentioned that he and Glyn Bongolan have been meeting to lead Palomar’s early college efforts.

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

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