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SSEC (4/14/17)

The following action and discussion took place at the April 14, 2017 meeting of the Student Success & Equity Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION ITEMS

  • Military Value Statement – Ryan Williams presented a Military Affiliated Students Value Statement created by the Access and Outreach Workgroup. The purpose of this presentation was to receive institutional “buy-in” in order to implement it to benefit our military population.  The statement aligns with our college values.  There was a suggestion to integrate the items that were struck out back into the statement and to be sure it is aligned with the college’s Strategic Plan.  VP Gonzales asked that this statement be updated with those changes, be presented to each constituent group for feedback and it will be brought back to the next SSEC meeting on April 28, 2017 as an Action Item/First Reading.
  • Creating a “Center for Social Justice Studies & Equity” – Ryan Williams announced that the college is beginning the conversation about creating a center for social justice and equity and they are looking for people to be involved. A sign-up sheet was sent around.  The first meeting to address this will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in AA-140.
  • Peer Mentoring and Retention Activities – Nancy Moreno presented an Orientation & Follow-Up Services update. She described our Palomar Student Pathway as follows:
    • Apply – Student Applies to the college
    • Onboarding Process
      • Clear steps to enroll
      • Discover Palomar
      • Increase access to counseling services and high impact programs
      • Increased student communication efforts
      • Online orientation
      • New student orientation & academic planning sessions
      • Week of Welcome
      • Palomar College Peer Mentors
      • Phone Campaigns
      • Admissions Support
      • Early Alert
    • FYE – First Year Experience
    • 30 Unit Mark
      • 2nd year experience
      • Increase the number of students completing comprehensive education plans
      • Barriers to success surveys
      • Increase access to counseling services and high impact programs
  • Integration of SSSP/SE/BSI – VP Gonzales reported that there was an initial meeting with the Chairs of SSSP/SE/BSI to discuss implementing SSSP/SE/BSI. He gave an overview of the integration plan, which is due to the Chancellor’s Office on December 1, 2017.  A team will meet over the summer to create a rough draft in order to meet the deadline.  A template will be brought to the next SSEC meeting on April 28, 2017.
  • Council Reading Update: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges – A Clearer Path to Student Success Chapters 5 – 6 –   Michelle Barton led the discussion on chapters 5 and 6, with the following points noted:
    • What was the take away from book?
      • We now have a Student Pathways group
        • We are establishing career and guided pathways
        • An innovation grant would help move it forward
        • More attention focused on retention and re-entry students
      • We already have the following pathways:
        • Student Education Plans
        • Instructional departments have created pathways – take a look at department pathways and build ours from there
    • How do you fully engage adjunct faculty?
      • Research model’s at other colleges

Michelle will take this information back to the pathways group.

Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Student Success and Equity Council website:    http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ssec/

 

Basic Skills Committee

The following discussion took place at the September 15, 2016 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

ACTION ITEMS:

  • 16/17 Academic Year long term goals were approved.
  • Funding Rubric to request BSI funds were approved.
  • Members for Funding Subcommittee were approved (Kevin Kearney, Ruth Barnaba, Benhui Zou, Dana O’Callaghan, Lee Chen).

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • 7th year anniversary of Summer Bridge (98 participants in Summer 2016).
  • 2016-17 FYE cohort consist of 192 students. The Fall 2016 FYE fieldtrip will be to the Getty Villa.
  • Fill rates and retention rates remain strong for all Fall 2016 Learning Communities.
  • Village Mentoring model is being rexamined.
  • TLC San Marcos campus is offering a total of 18 skillshops in Fall 2016.
  • TLC Escondido center is offering a total of 13 skillshops in Fall 2016.
  • 2016-17 Basic Skills Action Plan is suspended (CCCCO).

Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Basic Skills Initiative website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/bsi-hsi/

Basic Skills Committee

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 04/21/2016

The following action and discussion took place at the April 21, 2016 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Report on how Basic Skills courses are coded.
  • Report on the direction of Learning Communities in the future.  More research needs to be done to create a successful program.
  • The Committee approved a 7-member subcommittee to review the Funding Requests: 5 committee members along with the two co-chairs.  The co-chairs will vote in case of a tie only.
  • Report on Summer Bridge: Write On is closed, Math Jam is closed, ESL Jam at Escondido has healthy enrollment, ESL Jam at San Marcos has increasing enrollment.
  • Report on FYE 2016 enrollment; 110 applications received so far.
  • The Committee had come up with six (6) long-term goals for the Basic Skills Action Plan; only five are allowed.  Two goals were combined into one.  The Committee will vote on the goals at the first meeting of the fall 2016 semester.
  • The Committee agreed to use the funding evaluation rubric on a trial basis for the fall 2016 submissions, and adjust the rubric based on that experience.

Link to full meeting minutes: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/bsi-hsi/agendaminutes/

Basic Skills Committee

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 02/18/2016

The following action and discussion took place at the February 18, 2016 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Report on the IEPI Workshop “Community Colleges Basic Skills and student Outcomes Transformation Program.”
  • Report on spring Learning Communities; preview of fall 2016 Learning Communities.
  • Report on Summer Bridge: the application is now open on eServices.
  • FYE Spring Field trip to the Birch Aquarium was a success.  Students from Summer Bridge and Learning Communities also attended.
  • The Committee reviewed the Basic Skills Action Plan’s Goals.

Link to full meeting minutes: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/bsi-hsi/agendaminutes/

BSI (09/17/15)

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 9/17/2015

The following action and discussion took place at the September 17, 2015 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

ACTION/SECOND READING:

  • MS: Approval of August 2015 Minutes. The motion carried.
  • Shayla Sivert brought back the Basic Skills Action Plan to the committee.  Discussion on the 5 goals of the Plan, on the questions regarding the data reporting method requested by the Chancellor’s Office and how other colleges also reported issues with it, the definition of Basic Skills courses as put forth by the Chancellor’s Office.  MS: approval of the Basic Skills Action Plan.

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Update on first-year seminars.
  • Report on Learning Communities for Fall 2015; had a 95.5% fill rate (237/248 seats).  Learning Communities filled early during the enrollment period and have stayed full.  For Spring 2016 there are currently seven LC links, possibly an 8th with Child Development and ESL to be offered in the Escondido Center.
  • Report on Village Mentoring: 26 students applied, 20 mentees currently matched with mentors.
  • Report on Summer Bridge 2015.  Working on finalizing rooms.  Dates: Math Jam: June 20 – July 7, ESL Jam: July 11 – Aug. 4.
  • Report on First-Year Experience 2015.  Currently 199 active students.
  • Report on TLC San Marcos and Escondido.  San Marcos TLC has had 942 unique visitors so far with a total of 3,439 visits.

Link to full meeting minutes: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/bsi-hsi/agendaminutes/

Basic Skills Committee: August 20, 2015

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 8/20/2015

The following action and discussion took place at the August 20, 2015 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

ACTION/SECOND READING:

  • MS: Approval of April 2015 Minutes. The motion carried.

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Report from Shayla Sivert on the Basic Skills Action Plan timeline.  The committee will be sent a draft and it will be voted on at the September Basic Skills meeting.
  • Kelly Falcone announced ALL Conference, to be held at Palomar College on October 24 and requested help with promoting the event.
  • Report on Summer Bridge 2015.
  • Report on First-Year Experience 2015.
  • Report on TLC San Marcos and Escondido.
  • Report on on-line tutoring by Erin Feld.
  • Brief discussion on first-year experience seminars.
  • Jorge Villalobos attended the Welcome Days at Mira Costa College and reported on this event.
  • Cindy Anfinson and Shayla Sivert attended the Teaching Men of Color online course.

Link to full meeting minutes: coming soon

BSI (01/15/15)

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 1/15/2015

The following action and discussion took place at the January 15, 2015 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

ACTION/SECOND READING:

  • MS (O’Brien/Feld): Approval of December 2014 Minutes. The motion carried.

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Report from Rosie Antonecchia on the Career Center services and focus.
  • Discussion on getting basic skills students involved in the Career Center.
  • Report on Learning Communities. For Spring 2015, 12 LC’s planned, 8 LC’s made.
  • Discussion on delinking LC’s just before the “W” deadline. Committee agreed with this.
  • Report on Village Mentoring; mentors and mentees are continuing their relationships.
  • Report on Summer Bridge; for summer 2015 we will have ESL Jam, Math Jam I and Math Jam II.
  • Report on FYE: 90% of our fall FYE students returned in spring.
  • Report on TLC Escondido on tutoring, hours of operation, workshops and counseling.
  • Report on TLC San Marcos on usage, writing tutor availability, workshops, counseling and study room policy.
  • Discussion on BSI funding which needs to be spent by June 30.
  • Activity to familiarize new members with Basic Skills Committee responsibilities and outcomes.
  • Report that the ESL Tutorial Specialist position was GB approved.

Link to full meeting minutes: coming soon