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Tag: Faculty Hiring Procedures

SPC (10/1/15)

Strategic Planning Council

The following action and discussion took place at the October 1, 2015 meeting of the Strategic Planning Council:


  • Benefits Committee membership change
  • Comet Information Exchange
  • Strategic Plan 2016 Year 3 Goals and Objectives
  • Enrollment Task Force
  • 2015-2016 SPPF Allocation


  • Reminder that SPPF funds need to be spent by the end of the second year or the remainder money will be given to the Councils for their PRPs
  • Review of the 2015-2016 SPC Timeline
  • Review of the 2014-2015 SPC Governance Self-Evaluation
  • Report that ACCJC called a meeting to hear public comments on the Accreditation Task Force’s findings and then discuss it in closed session
  • Report that FASPC began identifying topics to submit for SPPF
  • Report that IPC decided to use the same PRP forms as last year
  • Report that SSPC discussed communication with member’s constituencies and ideas to increase enrollment and recruit/train students
  • Report that CCE signed off on the change to benefit provider
  • Report that the Faculty Senate approved the faculty hiring procedures draft #13
  • The Political Economy Days will be on October 14 and 15

Additional information and exhibits can be found at the Strategic Planning 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: