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IPC (2/14/18)

Vice President for Instruction, Dr. Jack S. Kahn called the meeting to order at 2:35 p.m.

  • Announcements
    • Guided Pathways Self-Assessment Tool draft and plan update (I.B.4)https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/instruction/guided-pathways/ – VPI Kahn reminded the Council that the Guided Pathways plan has been sent out to all the Councils and to Faculty Senate.
    • March industry event – South Center – VPI Kahn announced that he has been working with connecting faculty to industry around the south center. An event will be held at the Cork and Craft in Rancho Bernardo on March 22, 2018 to support this effort.
  • Comments from Constituencies – Jose Briceño reported that he received lot of feedback around the Resource Allocation requests, mainly from others who wanted to work collaboratively on the form. Kelly Falcone created a template Google document for the Resource Allocation requests, as a way for people to first work collaboratively before inputting their information into the form.
  • Approve minutes – January 31, 2018 – MSC – (Bongolan/DeSimone):  The minutes for January 31, 2018 were approved and accepted into the record with an abstention from Michelle Barton.
  • IPC Membership Discussion (IV.A.3) –Add Members:
    • Classified member (additional) – VPI Kahn reported that CCE is asking for an additional Classified member to serve on IPC.
      • MSC – (Sivert/Sebring): Motion to modify the Classified member to be identified as one from Student Services, appointed by CCE/AFT.
      • Motion carried.
      • MSC – (DeSimone/Bongolan): Motion to add a Classified member from Student Services, appointed by CCE/AFT.
      • Motion carried.
  • Book Club – Redesigning America’s Community Colleges – Chapter 1 – The Council discussed Chapter 1 – Redesigning College Programs. Topics discussed were:
    • ADTs
    • Guided Pathways
    • Meta Majors
  • Resource Allocation Process (I.B.6) – VPI Kahn reported that Department Chairs will be reviewing the Resource Allocation requests prior to the Deans.
  • Accreditation Training (I.C.12) – VPI Kahn reported that there was Accreditation Training today from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in AA-140. He advised there may be more trainings in the future.
  • Review Faculty Prioritization Timeline – VPI Kahn reviewed the Rational for Full-Time Faculty Positions 2018-19 with the Council, which can be found here: https://www.tinyurl.com/pal-ft-rationale
  • Gainful Employment Certificates (I.A.3) – Richard Loucks reported that we have approximately 35 programs that in aggregate have given out 4 or less certificates between 2012-2016 and we are determining whether these programs should be deactivated. A program review and deactivation memo was sent out to IPC on February 13, 2018.  Richard asked that any feedback from departments be sent to him by March 8, 2018 to make the changes before the catalog is sent out.  The Instructional Program Deactivation form is to be filled out for programs that are ready to be deactivated now.  The form will then go to Curriculum Committee, to Faculty Senate and lastly to the Governing Board.
  • Waitlists Workgroup – Update – VPI Kahn asked that Dr. Kelly Falcone and Dr. Barb Kelber meet one more time before the end of the spring 2018 semester.
  • For Spring 2018 semester:
    • PRP Presentation to Campus – VPI Kahn reported that the faculty at President Blake’s previous institution presented their PRP’s to their campus. He surveyed the Council to see if this was something our faculty would be interested in.  There was a suggestion to create a “blast session” or “poster session” with each PRP having a 5-minute limit.  There was a general consensus to create the presentation.
    • Materials fee process – VPI Kahn reported that Richard Loucks is working on improving the material fee form. He added that the material fee approval process goes through the Department Chair and then to the Dean.
  • FON – Faculty Hiring (III.A.7)
    • Process to hire outside faculty – VPI Kahn reported that our current process is set up to hire faculty that are already employed at Palomar College, but not new faculty in new disciplines.
  • Standing Reports  –
    • Accreditation – Michelle Barton reported that IRP launched the mid-term report writing process. The Annual report is coming up in March 2018.
    • Enrollment – VPI Kahn reported that we are currently down .1% under spring 2017.
    • 3SP/SE/NC3SP/BSI – Dean Sivert reported that the Basic Skills committee will be meeting tomorrow, February 15, 2018.
    • PD – Kelly Falcone reported that the PD Portal is back up and running.

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