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IPC (12/9/15)

Instructional Planning Council

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


• 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:


SPC (11/17/15)

Strategic Planning Council

The following action and discussion took place at the November 17, 2015 meeting of the Strategic Planning Council. To read these highlights and those from other councils, please go to

• Add an Administrative Association member to the Student Services Planning Council
• Board Policy 5500-Standards of Student Conduct; Board Policy 6700-Civic Center and other Facilities
• Administrative Procedure 3750-Use of Copyrighted Materials; Administrative Procedure 5500-Standards of Student Conduct; Administrative Procedure 6700-Other Facilities Use
• Policies and Procedures Reference Changes
• Student Equity Plan 2014-2017

• Review of timeline for activities for Strategic Plan 2016 Implementation, Institutional Planning, and Budget Development and Review
• Discussion of ways to close the gap between marketing/outreach and student registration, including a recommendation to obtain the Customer Relations Software
• Discussion of what SPC members would like a third-party consultant to answer regarding marketing and outreach at Palomar College

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: