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IPC (2/24/16)

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

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer reviewed the edits to the Faculty Rationale Form with the council and asked if this item could move to action. This request was approved as was the revised Faculty Rational Form. Discussion followed with a request to separate program review from resource allocation in the future.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer initiated a discussion regarding Program Review. Interim Dean Owens expressed her concern about the college’s lack of Program Review indicating this is something that should be done every two years. Recommendations should come from a Program Review committee indicating to the Board what programs should be canceled, changed, or begun, based on relevant data and evaluation criteria.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer reported that the third draft of the accreditation recommendation 1 is being completed along with the first draft of recommendation 2.
  • Wendy Nelson reported that she went to the Faculty Senate Accreditation Conference at which she attained additional information regarding program review.
  • Dean Sivert gave an update on the Online Tutoring pilot. Tutoring for some online and Camp Pendleton classes is now being offered by NetTutor, through Blackboard, typically at times when in-person tutoring is not offered, such as evenings and weekends.

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

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

IPC (2/10/16)

The following discussion took place at the February 10, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Michael Mufson reminded the council of the Campus Engagement through the Arts project this semester on the topic of The Refugee Crisis. You can go check it out at Palomar Coffee Talks: http://www2.palomar.edu/performinghearts/. If faculty has any way they would like to participate, please sign up at this site.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed the PRP process with the council asking if they wished to follow the same process that was used last year or make revisions. Following discussion, the council decided to follow the same process.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed enrollment stabilization and related topics including what it means to enter stability funding and how the new compressed calendar will effect FTES calculations. Many ideas for increasing FTES are being investigated including building relationships with K-12 feeder schools and looking into programs such as dual enrollment, community education and increasing Career Technical Education.
  • Wendy Nelson gave an update on SLOAC indicating there is a new reporting process for SLO facilitators. In addition, LOC is assessing digital literacy this semester as one of their institutional learning outcomes.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer indicated a request for proposal (RFP) has or will be going out soon for a marketing firm to assist the district with identity and marketing.
  • Interim Dean for Math and the Natural Health Sciences, Kathryn Kailikole, was introduced to the council members.

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

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

IPC (12/9/15)

Instructional Planning Council

The following discussion took place at the December 9, 2015 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

• At the request of Interim VP Sourbeer, the council endorsed a change to the posting (Priority #4) on the Faculty Hiring List from “Physical Science” to “Physical Science/Physics”.

• Interim VP Sourbeer commented on the failed Presidential search, indicating the process would be starting over in the spring. The Board will meet in January to discuss next steps with a goal to have a new President in place by July 1, 2016.

• Interim VP Sourbeer then outlined how he expected the district to move forward in a number of areas this spring including: filling administrative gaps; initiating some level of reorganization; continuing South Center planning; and, reengaging the community in a number of ways. He further discussed the decline in Enrollment, the budgetary consequences, and possible strategies to reverse this trend.

• The PRP process was discussed and Interim VP Sourbeer expressed the need for the PRP workgroup to begin their analysis of the process in early spring and work on recommendations for the future.

• Interim VP Sourbeer announced Interim Dean, CTEE, Paul Kelly will be finishing his service with the District this month and thanked him for his leadership.

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

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IPC (10/28/15)

The following discussion took place at the October 28, 2015 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Minutes from the September 23rd and October 14th meeting were approved.
  • Dean Kahn reviewed the SWOT Analysis results and the IPC goals established through this process. Dean Sivert proposed the addition of one more goal. The council approved the goals with the addition by Dean Sivert.
  • Dean Kahn lead a discussion regarding Enrollment as the council reviewed the summary results of the Enrollment SWOT Analysis and the Top 10 Programs to Promote exercises conducted at the last meeting. The members discussed the possibility of having a team of faculty work with Interim VP Sourbeer to help address some of the Enrollment issues.
  • Dean Kahn announced there would be a South Center Community Forum tonight, October 28th, at Mount Carmel High School Gymnasium, as part of the EIR process.
  • Mollie Smith updated the council on the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG 104) and Career Pathways.
  • Dean Sivert demonstrated how to access the Comet Information Exchange (CIE).  This is a web-based blog which has been designed to be a one-stop shop for Palomar information. Rather than receiving email highlights from all the different meetings, all highlights would be posted on this website, with links to the complete minutes. An additional benefit of this format is that “TAGS” are located on the left side of the home screen. The larger the word, the more posts regarding that subject. You can click on the tag and it will bring up all the related conversations. The site can be accessed at http://www.palomar.edu/cie. Dean Sivert encouraged the council to get the word out regarding this resource.
  • The Council would like to propose more interconnection between councils. This would be the idea of the CIE, but in a face-to-face format.

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

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

IPC (10/14/15)

Instructional Planning Council

The following discussion took place at the October 14, 2015 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • PRP forms, process and timeline were discussed and approved. Complete PRP forms will be due to Deans by November 19th and to the VPI prior to the semester break.
  • Discussion regarding the need for a workgroup to evaluate/edit PRP forms/process for 2016-19 – Wendy Nelson and Michael Mufson volunteered to be part of this workgroup at the last meeting. Mark Bealo and Michelle Barton will also join this group. Interim VP Sourbeer will poll department chairs to see if anyone else is interested in participating.
  • Discussion regarding Enrollment and breakout session into small groups to complete SWOT analysis to assist in determining possible strategies to increase enrollment/retention
  • Interim VP Sourbeer reported that Nursing and Fire Academy accreditation reaffirmations are in progress.
  • Michelle Barton reported that SPC is planning to use 75% of SPPF funds toward one or two large strategic goals and allocating 25% of SPPF funds toward smaller projects.
  • Mollie Smith updated the council on the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG 104) and Career Pathways.

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

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

IPC (09/23/15)

 Instructional Planning Council

The following discussion took place at the September 23, 2015 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Presentation from Faculty Senate regarding Faculty Hiring Procedures (FHP) including recommendations for edits to the document
  • Mollie Smith was appointed the IPC representative for the Accreditation Steering Committee
  • Discussion regarding the 2015-16 PRP Forms, Process and Timelines – Updated forms will be sent electronically as soon as they are finalized
  • Discussion regarding the need for a workgroup to evaluate/edit PRP forms/process for 2016-19 – Wendy Nelson and Michael Mufson volunteered to be part of this workgroup
  • Discussion regarding IPC goals and breakout session into small groups to complete SWOT analysis to assist in determining goals
  • IPC goals for 2015-16 include: a) developing specific strategies to enhance hiring of diverse faculty; b) review faculty prioritization; c) form workgroup to improve 3 year program review and planning cycle documents/process; and d) improve communication/reporting out strategies
  • Interim VP Sourbeer reported that the Accreditation Leadership Team is making progress toward addressing recommendations
  • Interim VP Sourbeer encouraged council members to review the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) Plan and Student Equity Plan and request funds for appropriate projects. Plans and the funding request form can be found on the SSEC website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ssec/
  • Michelle Barton reported that SPC has been discussing updating institutional plans. They would like IPC and SSPC to guide the dialog and conversations necessary to update these plans along with an SPC task force.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer mentioned that the District is beginning to plan for offerings/schedule/staffing of the South Center.
  • Mollie Smith discussed the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG 104). Palomar is in a consortium with seven (7) high school districts to offer adult education in those communities. There will be money to build pathways to Palomar.

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

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

IPC (09/09/15)

Instructional Planning Council

The following discussion took place at the September 9, 2015 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Discussion of the Faculty Obligation Number (FON) and the Priority Hiring List approved by the IPC Hiring Subcommittee in May
  • Presentation by Mollie Smith on Career Pathways and Adult Education
  • Discussion regarding IPC goals and preparing for the planning process for the next three years

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

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