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HRSPC (10/06/15)

Human Resource Services Planning Council

The following discussion took place at the October 6th, 2015 meeting of the Human Resources Services Planning Council:


  • VP Popielski reported the recruitment for 23 new FT Faculty positions and 2 new FT Counselor positions for 2016-17 were approved at the last Instructional Planning Council meeting.
  • VP Popielski reported we should receive a report soon from the Chancellor’s Office that will give us the Faculty Obligation Number (FON).  Once we have this information, we will know how many more FT faculty positions may be required.
  • VP Popielski reported the number of positions that have been filled since the SERP and discussed succession planning.

Classified Positions:

10 positions filled so far

20 positions in progress

11 positions on hold due to the classification study


Administrative/CAST Positions:

2 positions filled so far

5 positions in progress

5 positions filled as interim assignments


  • VP Popielski talked about the need to start planning for staffing the North and South Centers.
  • There was a discussion about the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment with fewer employees to do the actual work.
  • HR Analyst, Shawna Cohen, provided an update on the current Staffing Plan which is in its 6th and final year and talked about planning for the next Staffing Plan.
  • VP Popielski reported on a discussion at the Strategic Planning Council about the plan for a common web portal (Comet Information Exchange) where information from the various Council and committee meetings can be shared.
  • VP Popielski reported the date of the annual Unity in Diversity event will be on Thursday, April 14, 2016 and it is hosted by the EEO Advisory Committee.
  • HR Analyst, Shawna Cohen, provided information about the many activities offered by Team Life.


Additional information can be found at the Human Resource Services Planning Council Website:

IPC (09/23/15)

 Instructional Planning Council

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


  • 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:
  • 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: