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SSEC (04/22/16)

Student Success and Equity Council

The following action and discussion took place at the April 22, 2016 meeting of the Student Success and Equity Council:

MINUTES

  • Approval of Minutes for April 8, 2016:

MSC – (Sivert/Barton): The minutes for April 8, 2016 were approved and accepted into the record with an abstention from Veronica Aguilera.

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Wendy Nelson and Katy Farrell reported on the Integrating Cultural Competency into Instruction, Assignments and Assessment Workshop held on April 15-16, 2016 at San Diego City College.
  • The proposed SSEC schedule for AY 2016-17 was discussed.  There was a suggestion to add a meeting on November 18, 2016 since there will be no other meeting dates in November 2016 due to scheduled holidays.
  • Olga Diaz led the discussion on the SSEC activity for summer 2016.  There was a consensus among the Council to hold one, four-hour meeting in mid-July 2016.
  • The books Redesigning America’s Community Colleges – A Clearer Path to Student Success were handed out to Council members and there was consensus among the Council to have the first two chapters read by August 26, 2016.
  • Workgroups – Confer and Report Out:
  • Access & Outreach – Nancy Moreno reported that they are developing an institutional mission statement for the Veteran’s department.
  • Retention – Nancy Moreno reported that they are planning workshops for the Week of Welcome (WOW) which will be held August 15 – 18, 2016.
  • Student Pathways – Acting Dean of Counseling Services, Dr. Glyn Bongolan reported they are defining the vision and goal for the pathway project.  They will be sharing this information with the campus and presenting it at Plenary in the fall 2016.

ACTION ITEMS/SECOND READING:

  • Add Manager of Orientation and Follow-up Services to the SSEC Membership:

Motion:  MSC (Barton/Sivert):  A motion was made to add the Manager of Orientation and Follow-up Services to the SSEC membership.

Result:  Motion approved.

Additional information can be found at the Student Success and Equity Council Website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ssec/

SSEC (02/26/2016)

The following discussion took place at the February 26, 2016 meeting of the Student Success and Equity Council:

MINUTES

  • Approval of Minutes for January 22, 2016:

MSC – (Sourbeer/Anfinson): The minutes for January 22, 2016 were approved and accepted into the record with an abstention from Anel Gonzalez.

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Kristyn Lewko and Tracie Sayre gave a presentation on the electronic degree audit.  Testing is underway for this online, automated system.
  • Wendy Nelson gave a report on an equity session she attended during the ASCCC – 2016 Accreditation Institute conference held February 19-20, 2016.
  • Olga Diaz reported on the following:
    • Upcoming conference opportunities
    • SSSP and Student Equity budget reports for 2014-15
    • Faculty advising
    • Region X Equity Week activities on March 7 – 11, 2016
  • Cindy Anfinson presented a rubric for the SSEC funding requests.
  • The Retention Workgroup requested the Manager of Orientation and Follow-up Services have a seat on this Council.
  • The SSEC Workgroups met and reported the following:
    •  Student Pathways – Michelle Barton reported that they are discussing guided student career pathways.  She requested the Council begin reading the book: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges – A Clearer Path to Student Success and discuss their thoughts on it at the Council meetings.  Olga will purchase a supply of the book to distribute to the Council.
    •  Access & Outreach – Dr. Jack Kahn reported they will be researching strategies our campus community has implemented to support Veteran students and will begin to identify an institutional mission for this student group.
    •  Retention – Nancy Moreno reported they are planning workshops for the Week of Welcome (WOW), which will be held August 15-18, 2016.

Additional information can be found at the Student Success and Equity Council Website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ssec/

SSEC (11/13/15)

Student Success and Equity Council

The following discussion took place at the November 13, 2015 meeting of the Student Success and Equity Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Gary Sosa and Lee Chen presented data to support the ESL Recognition Night funding request; there was consensus among the Council to support this request.
  • Olga Diaz presented the draft Student Equity Plan Update which is due to the Chancellor’s Office on December 18, 2015.  There was a request to add EOPS and the Career Center to the “Support Successful Programs” in the Targeted Initiatives section under Other College – or District-wide Initiatives Affecting Several Indicators.
  • Olga Diaz gave an update on the Instructional Faculty Advising noting:
    • Duplicate meetings have been added to accommodate schedules
    • Feedback has been collected and summarized
    • Presentations have been made with resources sited
  • Cynthia Anfinson discussed the funding rubrics from City College of San Francisco and Pierce College.  Cynthia encouraged the SSEC and all of our planning councils to use this rubric.

OTHER BUSINESS:

  • Olga Diaz reported that Palomar College initiated the process of contracting with M2C3 (Minority Male Community College Collaborative) which focuses on educating and training men of color.

Additional information can be found at the Student Success and Equity Council Website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ssec/

SSEC (09/25/15)

Student Success and Equity Council

The following discussion took place at the September 25, 2015 meeting of the Student Success and Equity Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

 New SSEC members were assigned to Workgroups:

    • Matthew Baugh to Access & Outreach
    • Dean Jack Kahn to Research & Evaluation
    • Greg Larson to Student Pathways
    • Jennifer Nelson to Student Pathways
    • Annette Squires to Retention
  • Olga Diaz reported that the Student Success and Support Program plan is due on October 30, 2015 and the Student Equity Plan is due on December 18, 2015
  • Olga Diaz gave an update on the Instructional Faculty Advising, noting she will be receiving feedback from faculty, staff and students to create a clear model
  • Access and Outreach, Student Pathways and Retention Workgroups met and reported out on their progress

Additional information can be found at the Student Success and Equity Council Website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ssec/.

SSEC (09/11/15)

Student Success and Equity Council

The following discussion took place at the September 11, 2015 meeting of the Student Success and Equity Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Introduction of Olga Diaz, Director of Student Success and Student Equity and Nancy Moreno, Manager of Orientation and Follow-Up Services
  • Reminder that second Fridays are designated for the Council to meet as a group and fourth Fridays are designated for the Workgroups to meet
  • Report that the Student Equity Plan is due on December 18, 2015 and the Student Success and Support Program plan is due on October 30, 2015
  • Report and discussion of DRC students in need of additional assistance
  • Presentation on Faculty Advising
  • Presentation on SSSP/SEP Allowable and Prohibited Expenditures

Additional information can be found at the Student Success and Equity Council Website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ssec/