The following discussion took place at the May 10, 2017 meeting of the Student Services Planning Council:
- Students Against Human Trafficking Committee – Nashelle Brown, Forrest Ponsot and Tessa Redmond presented information on Human Trafficking and Palomar College’s response to it. They reviewed the following points:
- What is human trafficking
- The scope of the problem
- What current recovery centers are doing
- What Palomar College does (education) and can do
The students created a subcommittee, founded in the spring of 2017. Their mission statement is: “We aim to educate, raise awareness, fundraise, and end human trafficking throughout the Palomar College Campus and North County area.” Their goal is to utilize Palomar College to assist victims in obtaining an education and eventually careers. Streets > Transition > Education > Career
- Palomar Promise – Update – Dean Brian Stockert reported that we have received over 1800 applications for the Palomar Promise and 1400 of those were from our feeder high schools. Of those, 900 have filed their FASFA to date.
- Discover Palomar Event – June 2 & 3, 2017 – Jamie Moss reported that Discover Palomar will be held on June 2 & 3, 2017 in front of the Student Services Center. This three hour event is for new students to complete an educational plan, receive priority registration and get familiar with the degree programs and support services available at Palomar College.
- Student Affairs:
- Homelessness Taskforce update – Sherry Titus reported that the group is reviewing all efforts that are currently in place on campus and in the community and they are working on creating connections.
- Commencement – Sherry announced that commencement is on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. on the Football Field.
- Food Bank Enhancement update – Sherry reported that PTK has been very supportive of the food bank enhancement. The new facility will be run by student volunteers; encouraging students helping students.
- Student Health Centers – Judy Harris reported the following:
- Escondido Student Health Center will be closed on Mondays from 8-12 noon during May 2017
- The HC Building is now known as “Student Health Center”
- Deadline for applications for the full time College Health Nurse is May 8, 2017
- Behavioral Health Office will be opening in NB-1 the week of July 3, 2017
- Crisis Text Line available – text COURAGE to 741741 if in crisis and a response will be received. The more urgent the text message, the more immediate the response will be.
- Academic Review Committee – Dr. Magnuson reported that they are reviewing a request a student submitted to obtain an ADT.
- Student Program Eligibility Appeals Committee – Dr. Magnuson reported they are working on updating policies.
Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Student Services Planning Council website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/sspc/