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IPC (3/22/17)

The following discussion took place at the March 22, 2017 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer welcomed the group and asked for announcements. Michael Mufson announced it was the last weekend to see the production “Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith” and encouraged all to attend. Interim VP Sourbeer informed the group that Palomar would be receiving a $3M Innovation Grant that Dean Kailikole applied for to help establish a true STEM pathway.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer asked for comments from constituencies and there were none.
  • MSC Fritch/Ordille to approve the minutes of the March 8, 2017 meeting by unanimous vote.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed Enrollment and Enrollment management, giving an overview of the funding formula and reviewing guiding principles for scheduling.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer updated the council on the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) visit held on Friday, March 17th. The visiting team reviewed the college’s enrollment management, governance communication/function, and hiring structures/practices and will offer recommendations for improvement.
  • Glyn Bongolan discussed the progress of concurrent/dual enrollment. The college is working with several K-12 districts currently and is also investigating online options to assist remote locations, such as Julian.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer gave a brief update regarding the South and North Centers. The South Education Center had its groundbreaking on March 3rd and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018. It is planned to have a soft opening in the summer of 2018 at the North Center using modular buildings for the first year while the permanent structures are being built.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer mentioned that Norma Miyamoto has been researching options for re-establishing our community not-for-credit programs.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer updated the council on the status of the search for a new Vice President, Human Resources and a new Vice President, Instruction. The recent search for the VPHR failed. The college will look to bring in a consultant to serve while the search for a permanent VP continues. The search for the Vice President for Instruction is well underway. The forum for the finalists is scheduled for the afternoon of April 5th.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer briefly discussed the Adult Education Block Grant and some of the new reporting requirements being mandated by the state. He is investigating the options and will attend the April 3 Faculty Senate meeting for a Q&A session around this topic.
  • Standing Reports
    • Accreditation: Work continues on the substantive change reports for the North and South Centers which will be due by April 2018.
    • Enrollment: Update reported above.
    • SSE/BSI: Dean Sivert reported that work is progressing through various work groups. The state is asking all colleges to integrate BSI, Student Equity and 3SP plans/funds.
    • LOC: Hope Farquharson reported they will be vetting the proposed GE ILOs through faculty and Faculty Senate.
    • SPC: Interim VP Sourbeer and Dean Sivert mentioned they had a presentation on branding at the last meeting. In addition, they are establishing policies/practices around grants.
    • CTEE: Dean Fritch announced that the state Chancellor’s office will be holding a forum on April 20th from 1-5 in the Governing Board Room regarding Strong Workforce. Next week the group will meet to finalize the Perkins allocations.
  • Announcements/Other
    • Pete Ordille informed the group that there will be a Campus Police Night on April 5th in the Student Union beginning at 5:00 pm.

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

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

 

IPC (2/08/17)

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

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer welcomed the group and asked for announcements. There were none.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer asked for comments from constituencies and there were none.
  • MSC Mufson/Ordille to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2016 meeting by unanimous vote with one abstention.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer asked the group for input on the new, dynamic Annual PRP Form. There were no suggested changes. Michael Mufson moved to approve the form, Pete Ordille seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer reviewed the new, dynamic Resource Allocation Form and Kathy Kailikole motioned to move this item to action. The motion was seconded by Michael Mufson and approved unanimously. Glyn Bongolan motioned to approve the form, which was seconded by Pete Ordille and approved unanimously.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer reviewed the Faculty Rationale Form. This form is now in the new, dynamic format, but there were no significant changes to the content. Pete Ordille motioned to move the form to action, which was seconded by Marlene Forney and approved unanimously. The group asked that a minor edit be made to the form instructions and Pete Ordille motioned to approve the form with the edit. Michael Mufson seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer indicated the forms would be vetted through Faculty Senate and all forms will be due on March 17th, but later realized the due date will be March 24th.
  • The comprehensive form, which was already approved by Faculty Senate, will go out on Friday to Department Chairs. The other forms will go out once approved by Faculty Senate.
  • Standing Reports/Updates
    • Accreditation: Interim VP Sourbeer announced that the college received formal notification that we will continue as an accredited body as a result of the follow-up report. Michelle Barton has transitioned into the role of Accreditation Liaison Officer and is working on substantive change reports for the North and South Centers. The College will then begin working on the midterm report, in which the College will address recommendations for institutional effectiveness. The Curriculum Committee has addressed one recommendation by approving placement of SLOS on the CORs and is currently discussing placing the minimum qualifications within the CORs.
    • Enrollment: Interim VP Sourbeer reported that spring enrollment is up 1-2% when considering winter intersession. It is projected we should reach between 18,200-18,300 FTES this year, but the College target is 19,567. We do have a healthy surplus, but Interim VP Sourbeer reinforced the need to continue to grow efficiently and eliminate the deficit as we do so. The Enrollment Task Force will also be meeting to come up with more suggestions to grow enrollment. Another strategy for growth is dual/concurrent enrollment for which Dean Hussain will be taking the lead on the Instruction side, and Glyn Bongolan will take the lead for Student Services.
    • SSEC: The first meeting of the semester will be this Friday, February 10th.
    • LOC: Hope Farquharson and Susan Miller are coordinating SLOs this semester as Wendy Nelson is on sabbatical. The first LOC meeting of the semester will be this Thursday, February 9th. Michael Mufson mentioned that the Education, Knowledge & Culture subgroup, which came out of the Cultural Competency GE Learning Outcome this past summer, is hosting four workshops this semester on Cultural Intelligence. Three of these will be led by Freddy Avalos, the diversity coordinator from CSSM. The first workshop, on how we support undocumented students, will be held this Friday from 11-1 in MD-105. Information on these events can be found on the PD website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/pd/pd-workshops/.
    • SPC: Interim VP Sourbeer had no report on SPC but did discuss Policy & Procedure actions that will be headed to SPC.
    • CTEE: Suzanne Sebring reported that the work with the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) continues to progress through our regional consortium, the Education to Career Network (ETCN). The consortium is applying for WIOA funding, which will increase financial support for Basic Skills and ESL programs. There is a requirement that comes with this additional funding which involves using the CASAS pre/post assessments to measure progress. However, the state has made the decision to align reporting requirements with federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) data elements for several initiatives including AEBG and Strong Workforce. This is a positive effort to make reporting and analysis easier in the long run, but it does involve work on the front end. She further reported that Barbara Blanchard is applying for a Pre-Apprenticeship Grant for the college. The goal of this grant is to provide more qualified applicants to the apprenticeship program pools so more will successfully complete the program; to recruit underrepresented populations into Apprenticeship; and to increase the graduation rate from our program to meet current industry needs of the region.  The project will be to develop noncredit pre-apprenticeship programs in conjunction with our three apprentice training sites to prepare students for our 7 (8th program – Intelligent Transportation Systems – is currently going through the curriculum process) apprenticeship programs. If successful, the grant will help to kick-start this project, but the plan is to proceed regardless of the grant outcome.
    • BSI: No report
  •  Announcements/Other
    • None.

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

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

IPC (11/09/16)

The following discussion took place at the November 9, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer welcomed the group and asked for announcements.
    1. Michael Mufson invited all to “Facing our Truth: Six Ten-Minute plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege,” as well as to Palomar Jazz Bands, the Chorale and Chamber Singers Concert, and the Winter Dance Festival, all performing in early December.
    2. Interim VP Sourbeer announced that Trustee Halcón and Trustee Hench, along with Nina Deerfield were re-elected/elected to the Palomar College Governing Board, and that both Prop 55 and the 78 bond measure were passed.
  • MSC Fritch/Nelson to approve the minutes of the October 26th, 2016 meeting by unanimous vote.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer suggested the addition of a meeting for the date of November 30th due to the non-instructional day on November 23rd. There were no objections. An announcement will be sent to the Council to tentatively calendar the meeting.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer announced that the Faculty Senate approved the comprehensive PRP form. Michelle Barton is developing data for the form and Interim VP Sourbeer and Wendy Nelson will then begin working on directions and instructional videos for the comprehensive form to train department chairs interested in using the form this year.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer reviewed the program review timeline. All materials should be available by December 5th, training will be provided over the break, and there will be six weeks available to work on the PRP. Documents are due to IPC by March 19th for review by the Council in March and April, with resources allocations completed in May 2017. The Council was instructed to review the timeline, as well as the Annual Update form, and address any comments via email to Interim VP Sourbeer and Suzanne Sebring.
  • Wendy Nelson stated that program set standards have been added to the less comprehensive Annual Report form this year to meet accreditation planning requirements. These standards will only be reflected on the Comprehensive forms in the future.
  • Standing Reports/Updates
    • Accreditation: Barbara Beno is retiring as President of ACCJC in June 2017. Dr. Raul Rodriguez has been appointed chair of ACCJC and its Board of Directors. The sentiment in the state may be to still move away from ACCJC. Michelle Barton will transition into the role of Accreditation Liaison Officer in spring 2017 to start the planning process for next year (Fall 2018). The College will begin working on the midterm report, which requires the College to address recommendations for institutional effectiveness. The Curriculum Committee has addressed one recommendation by approving placement of SLOS on the CORs and is currently discussing pacing the minimum qualifications within the CORs.
    • Enrollment: Interim VP Sourbeer reported that fall enrollment is flat from last year. Intersession classes, as well as concurrent enrollment classes, continue to be added. The Enrollment Task Force will be working to grow spring enrollment.
    • SSEC: No report.
    • LOC: Wendy Nelson reported that LOC is strategically planning how to achieve the identified goals for this year.
    • SPC: Interim VP Sourbeer reported that SPC is currently reviewing goals/objectives and actions related to those objectives.
    • CTEE: Travis Ritt reported that Palomar College is a pilot school for the Top Code Project. The project will be taken to the next Faculty Senate meeting for approval.
    • BSI: The College will need to develop strategies to coordinate BSI, Student Equity, and Student Success funds.
  • Announcements/Other
    • Interim VP Sourbeer informed the Council that the Curriculum Committee is reviewing the appropriateness of requests to schedule combined courses that typically are sequential or require one of the paired courses as a prerequisite for the other course. This topic will also be included on the next IPC agenda.

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

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

IPC (10/26/16)

The following discussion took place at the October 26, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer welcomed the group and asked for announcements.
    1. Michael Mufson invited all to the Studio Theatre on Friday night for a World Dance Event.
    2. Interim VP Sourbeer reminded those present about Political Economy Days.
    3. Wendy Nelson will be leading a workshop on Friday from 11-12 in H-107 regarding the difference between objectives and outcomes.
    4. An Active Learning Leaders Conference will be held at Palomar this Saturday.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer called for comments from constituencies. There were none.
  • MSC Mufson/Ordille to approve the minutes of the October 12th, 2016 meeting with three abstentions.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer distributed the revised SWOT analysis used to determine IPC goals for 2016-17. The council discussed the document and amended the goals. Wendy Nelson moved to approve the goals, which was seconded by Pete Ordille and approved unanimously.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer informed the group that the new PRP comprehensive forms were discussed at Faculty Senate and will go for second reading/approval at the next meeting. April Cunningham asked if there would be an appeal process if the discipline did not agree with the council’s feedback/recommendation and that has not yet been determined. The PRP workgroup will be continuing their work to finalize Y2 and Y3 forms and a timeline to be presented in draft form at the November 9th meeting. Interim VP Sourbeer asked for additional disciplines to volunteer to do the first rotation of the comprehensive program review, particularly in the CTE and MNHS area which were not yet represented. Pete Ordille volunteered to represent CTE in the first rotation.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer reviewed information about the new student payment plan which will be rolled out on October 31st for spring enrollment.
  • Standing Reports/Updates
    • Accreditation: The Accreditation visit took place on Monday, October 24th and went very well. President Blake will be sharing information with the campus community after receiving the follow-up report.
    • Enrollment: Interim VP Sourbeer reported the fall enrollment is up slightly. Spring enrollment will begin on October 31st.
    • SSEC: Dean Sivert mentioned that funding requests were considered and Olga Diaz may be working with some awardees to ensure activities align with guidelines.
    • LOC: Wendy Nelson indicated the LOC continues their work on establishing goals.
    • SPC: They are re-forming the Enrollment Strategies Task Force. In addition, SPC heard a report from Laura Gropen on the activities of the marketing firm that has completed a poll and will soon be conducting focus groups to help inform messaging for the college.
    • CTEE: Dean Fritch mentioned that her area continues work on the Strong Workforce Plan.
    • BSI: Dean Sivert mentioned that Lori Waite is looking to rethink learning communities. Kelly Falcone reported that the Basic Skills Committee is formally stating their support for redesigning classrooms using active learning strategies.
  • Announcements/Other
    • Kelly Falcone indicated that the governance structure request to combine the Professional Development Advisory Board and the Faculty & Staff Development Committee has been presented to Faculty Senate and will go for 2nd reading at their next meeting. She asked that members and their constituency groups consider how the campus might include all faculty/staff in plenary activities. Southwestern has been doing this for the last couple of years. Dean Fritch proposed the idea of offering one general session that is available to all and then AM/PM options for workshops so office coverage could be achieved while giving everyone the opportunity to participate. Kelly Falcone said we might stream the general session so groups could be divided into different locations but take part in the general session together. Dean Fritch suggested that the new Professional Development Committee look at renaming plenary using more inclusive terminology.
    • Mark Bealo mentioned that he attended a Drone Educator’s Conference last weekend and suggested hosting their next event. He will meet with Dean Fritch to discuss this in more detail. Mark will be meeting with high schools to discuss the possibility of dual/concurrent enrollment in this subject.
    • Kelly Falcone reported that the NCPDF has been discussing extended education at CSUSM in the form of an accelerated year-round program to enable transfer students to finish their degrees in 16 months. Discussion ensued regarding possible cooperation to offer an accelerated two year degree to lead into this pathway.

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

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

IPC (9/28/16)

The following discussion took place at the September 28, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer welcomed the group and asked for announcements. There were none.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer called for comments from constituencies. Zeb Navarro informed the group that CAST has appointed another member to serve on the Enrollment Strategies Task Force.
  • The minutes of the September 14th, 2016 meeting were approved with one abstention.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed that there have been some legislative changes around Professional Development that requires that all faculty, staff and administrators be eligible to receive professional development. Interim VP Popielski, Kelly Falcone, and Interim VP Sourbeer have been discussing the move to an all-college approach to Professional Development. In order to achieve this unified concept, a change to the governance structure is being proposed. Currently, there is a Professional Development Advisory Board and a Staff Development & Training Committee. The new structure would combine these committees into one unified committee – the Professional Development Committee. The question will be where this committee will report within the governance structure.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer continued the discussion regarding Program Review and Planning (PRP). The workgroup spent the summer examining the PRP process and documents, and coming up with a structure for authentic program review. In this new structure, Program Review (Step 1) will be separated from Resource Allocation (Step 2). In addition, the PRP process would be over three years, with one third of the departments participating in the comprehensive review (Year 1) to allow time for sufficient feedback. Year 2 and Year 3 would be shorter update reports, yet all departments would remain continuously engaged in the PRP process.
  • At the previous meeting, Interim VP Sourbeer asked council members to send any suggestions for changes to Suzanne Sebring, to be incorporated into a final draft of the forms to be brought back to the next meeting for approval. There were only two recommendations for changes. Therefore, the group talked through additional suggestions and changes to the form which were made and subsequently approved.
  • Goals – This item was tabled until the next meeting.
  • Standing Reports/Updates
    • Accreditation: The Accreditation visit will take place on Monday, October 24th. Information regarding the recommendations will be forthcoming to the college community.
    • Enrollment: The Senate has formed an Enrollment Task Force and they are meeting and coming up with ideas.
    • SSEC: They have been talking about pathways and reading a book, “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”.
    • LOC: Wendy Nelson mentioned that the LOC committee has been discussing ways to strengthen our SLOs.
    • SPC: They are re-forming the Enrollment Strategies Task Force and will be meeting to discuss possibilities.
    • CTEE: No report
    • BSI: No report
  •  Announcements/Other
    • Last year one recruitment for Real Estate/Legal Studies failed. Last year IPC had approved the position as a Real Estate position with a Legal Studies emphasis, but it really needs to be a combined Real Estate/Legal Studies position. They would like IPC to approve that it should be a dual position. Interim VP Sourbeer asked the group to consider and he will bring it forward for action at the next meeting.

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

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

IPC (9/14/16)

The following discussion took place at the September 14, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer welcomed the group and asked for announcements. Michael Mufson mentioned the Performing Arts department currently has a Dialogue Blog regarding race relations. To learn more and participate in this discussion, access http://www2.palomar.edu/performinghearts/.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer called for comments from constituencies. There were none at this time. VP Sourbeer asked that members encourage their departments and/or constituencies to get involved in campus discussions through the Comet Information Exchange (CIE).
  • The minutes of the August 24th, 2016 meeting were approved by unanimous vote.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer informed the council that drafts of the follow-up report have been approved by both Strategic Planning Council (SPC) and the Board. Final revisions are being made and the report is due on October 1st. Accreditation next steps will be discussed at the next meeting.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed the work the Program Review and Planning (PRP) workgroup did this summer examining the PRP process and documents, and coming up with a structure for authentic program review. In this new structure, Program Review (Step 1) will be separated from Resource Allocation (Step 2). In addition, the PRP process would be over three years, with one third of the departments participating in the comprehensive review (Year 1) to allow time for sufficient feedback. Year 2 and Year 3 would be shorter update reports, yet all departments would remain continuously engaged in the PRP process. Discussion ensued regarding strengths and weaknesses in the proposed new structure with the goal of determining whether to implement this new structure this year in order to align with the timeline of the Strategic Plan. Interim VP Sourbeer asked council members to send any suggestions for changes to Suzanne Sebring, to be incorporated into a final draft of the forms and brought back to the next meeting for approval.
  • Goals – This item was tabled until the next meeting.

Standing Reports/Updates

  • Accreditation: See #IV above.
  • Enrollment: We are down about 1.5% right now. We will have a winter intersession and there have been classes added in Fast Track II. Dual enrollment is being targeted for growth. In addition, President Blake met with President Haynes at CSUSM and discussed an opportunity for Palomar to serve veterans on lower level coursework with a pipeline into CSUSM for their upper level coursework. VP Sourbeer discussed the steps taken to reach out to the former ITT Tech students.
  • SSEC: Dean Sivert informed the council that chairs were selected for each workgroup and VP Sourbeer asked that everyone look for the meeting summary on the CIE.
  • LOC: Wendy Nelson mentioned that the LOC committee looked over and commented on the new PRP process/forms.
  • SPC: Enrollment was the primary discussion at the last meeting.
  • CTEE: Dean Fritch gave an update on the Strong Workforce Initiative including the very specific data requirements associated with these funds. There will be training for faculty/staff on how to use the data. Dean Fritch and Jennifer Patel will be giving an informational presentation to Faculty Senate on Monday regarding Dual Enrollment. Barb Blanchard distributed a handout that clarified what type of courses are approved for noncredit FTES funding.
  • BSI: Dean Sivert informed the council they would not be allocating funds this year as they do not know the college’s allocation status for next year.

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

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

IPC (8/24/16)

The following discussion took place at the August 24, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer welcomed the group and introductions followed. He then called for comments from constituencies. There were none at this time.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer gave a presentation on IPC roles and responsibilities emphasizing the need for constant communication between representatives and their constituency group. He discussed IPCs role in the development, implementation, evaluation and revision to college plans and the program review and planning process. In addition, he described how IPCs goals relate to Strategic Planning Council (SPC) and shared the 5 goals identified by them for focus this year (though not yet finalized), as follows:

Goal 1: Implement instructional strategies that strengthen and connect teaching and learning across the college.

Goal 2: Strengthen efforts to improve outreach, persistence, and student success.

Goal 3: Strengthen the college’s message to our community.

Goal 4: Maintain and support a diverse workforce.

Goal 5: Ensure the fiscal stability of the college and increase enrollments.

  • Interim VP Sourbeer indicated the importance that members maintain a global view and encourage conversation as they serve as a conduit of information to and from the division or constituency group they represent. He asked that members promote the use of the Comet Information Exchange (CIE) https://www.palomar.edu/cie/ to increase awareness and encourage participation. Michelle Barton suggested adding other members to the CIE team to make sure all constituencies were represented.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer explained the factors that contribute to how the college is funded. Some calculations have changed due to the conversion to a compressed calendar. He further detailed the status of the college, which is in the second year of stability funding (a 3-year process). It is imperative that the college make changes now to grow enrollment before our baseline funding is re-benched at the end of FY 17-18.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed how everyone is part of the team when it comes to enrollment management. He shared that enrollment is down due to several factors including improved economy, loss of community involvement, changes in repeatability, etc. The college needs to schedule to serve our students and community. Growth can be achieved through many avenues, including concurrent enrollment, targeted classes/programs for the military, distance education, and creation/expansion of programs and opportunities with the Career Technical and Extended Education (CTEE) areas. The South Center will also offer growth to the District, but not in time to impact the re-benching of our baseline funding. Therefore, the other opportunities for growth need to be addressed immediately. We need to serve our community now.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer briefly discussed the Faculty Obligation Number (FON).  Because our enrollment numbers are down, it is unlikely the college will be hiring faculty from the general fund this year, unless required for program accreditation purposes.
  • Discussions regarding accreditation and PRP forms were pushed to the next IPC meeting.

Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Instructional Planning Council Website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

IPC (5/11/16)

The following discussion took place at the May 11, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer solicited questions/comments regarding the PRP priorities as recommended by the Division deans. The priorities were unanimously approved by the council.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer mentioned that accreditation work will continue over the summer.
  • Interim Dean Blanchard distributed a handout showing Palomar faculty that have committed to participating in the summer AEBG curriculum alignment project. Discussion centered around noncredit courses and their various applications ensued.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer announced that the Superintendent/President Search Committee has selected finalists and forums will be held next Wednesday, May 18th in the Howard Brubeck Theatre
  • Interim VP Sourbeer mentioned that a marketing company was interviewed and a decision should be forthcoming soon.  ·         Faculty hiring is progressing and all committees should finish their work within a week of graduation.
  • Margie Fritch, currently at SD Mesa CC, has accepted Palomar’s offer to become the new permanent CTEE Dean, starting on July 1st. The process of hiring a permanent AMBCS Dean will begin soon.
  • Michael Mufson announced there will be a concert hour/student honors recital as well as an awards ceremony tomorrow, May 12th.  In addition, the Palomar Symphony & Chorale will have a combined performance on Friday, May 13th & Saturday, May 14th. The Palomar Pacific Coast Concert Band will perform on Sunday, May 15th.

IPC (4/27/2016)

The following discussion took place at the April 27, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer reviewed the PRP priorities as recommended by the Division deans. The priority list was sorted by funding source (block grant or lottery), by Dean’s priority. A change in this process includes the attempt to identify ongoing operational expenses to fund in departmental budgets and use the PRP process only for expenses that are not regular ongoing operational in nature. Council members were asked to review the list which will be moved to action at the next meeting
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed items from last week’s CIO meeting in Sacramento. Topics included the push towards regional collaboration/funding. This is already occurring with the Adult Education Block Grant, Career Technical Education, and Workforce Development. Another theme of the conference was coordinating funding sources. There are many grants and initiatives with different plans and different reporting metrics. There is an effort to try to create mechanisms to coordinate these initiatives. As a college, we are looking toward the possibility of having one application for requests for funds which would be reviewed by a workgroup to ascertain the appropriate funding source in order to best serve our student populations.
  • Interim President Gonzales, Interim VP Sourbeer, and Acting VP Stockert visited Arizona State University on Monday to tour the campus and learn about transfer opportunities for Palomar students.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer mentioned that accreditation work is on schedule and will continue over the summer.
  • Wendy Nelson reported that the Student Pathways group on 3SP is making progress. All council members are currently reading Redesigning America’s Community Colleges and ideas/implications will then be discussed.
  • Wendy Nelson informed the council that LOC has assessed 30 classes and Institutional Research and Planning will now analyze the results. One of LOCs goals this year is to develop and disseminate suggestions for using SLO assessment data in program review. They will bring feedback from LOC to the IPC workgroup that will begin updating the PRP process
  • Interim VP Sourbeer indicated that an RFP has gone out to identify a consultant to begin assisting with marketing. He assured the council members that faculty/staff will be involved in a dialog with the marketing firm in regard to plan strategies..
  • Interim Dean Blanchard gave an update report on the Adult Education Block Grant explaining the college is working with the Education to Career Network of North San Diego County, a consortium of service area districts, and has developed a three year plan with the goal of ending duplication of services and working collaboratively to align Adult School curriculum to transition seamlessly to college and/or the workforce. A lot of work will occur this summer with faculty representatives from each Adult School and the college for the curriculum alignment project with Adult Schools. In addition, meetings are taking place with departments that are interested in developing noncredit courses leading into credit CTE coursework and Community Education classes for seniors. For more information on the AEBG grant, visit http://aebg.cccco.edu/Home.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer informed the council that the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) conducted their review of the Nursing program this week and there were no findings of non-compliance. A report will be sent to the BRN for final approval next month. Upon approval by the Board in September, accreditation is confirmed for the next five years.

Additional information can be found at the Instructional Planning Council Website:

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

IPC (4/13/16)

The following discussion took place at the April 13, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer reviewed the Top 20 rankings for 2017-18 faculty hires recommended by the IPC Hiring Subcommittee. This item was moved to action and the list was approved. It will now be taken to Strategic Planning Council for consideration.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer updated the council on the work that has been done on the Accreditation recommendations. An electronic form for contacting constituency representatives to ask questions or provide feedback on council/committee activities was added to the Comet Information Exchange (CIE). Here is a link to access the CIE: https://www.palomar.edu/cie/.
  • Dean Sivert mentioned that SSEC recently approved most of the funding requests that were submitted for review.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer reported out for Wendy Nelson on SLOAC indicating that LOC is discussing ways to assess one of their institutional learning outcomes – Knowledge of Human Culture and the Physical and Natural World – through the PRP process next fall. LOC is in the middle of their GE/ILO assessment of Digital Literacy. So far they have assessed over 20 classes and will continue to assess for the next two weeks.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer gave an update on enrollment, indicating that the fall schedule is being finalized and many strategies to increase enrollment are underway, including increased outreach and renewed relationships with partner districts.
  • Interim Dean Blanchard gave an update report on the Adult Education Block Grant explaining the college is working with the Education to Career Network of North San Diego County, a consortium of service area districts, and has developed a three year plan with the goal of ending duplication of services and working collaboratively to align Adult School curriculum to transition seamlessly to college and/or the workforce.

Additional information can be found at the Instructional Planning Council Website:

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/