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IPC (5/11/16)

The following discussion took place at the May 11, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer solicited questions/comments regarding the PRP priorities as recommended by the Division deans. The priorities were unanimously approved by the council.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer mentioned that accreditation work will continue over the summer.
  • Interim Dean Blanchard distributed a handout showing Palomar faculty that have committed to participating in the summer AEBG curriculum alignment project. Discussion centered around noncredit courses and their various applications ensued.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer announced that the Superintendent/President Search Committee has selected finalists and forums will be held next Wednesday, May 18th in the Howard Brubeck Theatre
  • Interim VP Sourbeer mentioned that a marketing company was interviewed and a decision should be forthcoming soon.  ·         Faculty hiring is progressing and all committees should finish their work within a week of graduation.
  • Margie Fritch, currently at SD Mesa CC, has accepted Palomar’s offer to become the new permanent CTEE Dean, starting on July 1st. The process of hiring a permanent AMBCS Dean will begin soon.
  • Michael Mufson announced there will be a concert hour/student honors recital as well as an awards ceremony tomorrow, May 12th.  In addition, the Palomar Symphony & Chorale will have a combined performance on Friday, May 13th & Saturday, May 14th. The Palomar Pacific Coast Concert Band will perform on Sunday, May 15th.

IPC (4/27/2016)

The following discussion took place at the April 27, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Interim VP Sourbeer reviewed the PRP priorities as recommended by the Division deans. The priority list was sorted by funding source (block grant or lottery), by Dean’s priority. A change in this process includes the attempt to identify ongoing operational expenses to fund in departmental budgets and use the PRP process only for expenses that are not regular ongoing operational in nature. Council members were asked to review the list which will be moved to action at the next meeting
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed items from last week’s CIO meeting in Sacramento. Topics included the push towards regional collaboration/funding. This is already occurring with the Adult Education Block Grant, Career Technical Education, and Workforce Development. Another theme of the conference was coordinating funding sources. There are many grants and initiatives with different plans and different reporting metrics. There is an effort to try to create mechanisms to coordinate these initiatives. As a college, we are looking toward the possibility of having one application for requests for funds which would be reviewed by a workgroup to ascertain the appropriate funding source in order to best serve our student populations.
  • Interim President Gonzales, Interim VP Sourbeer, and Acting VP Stockert visited Arizona State University on Monday to tour the campus and learn about transfer opportunities for Palomar students.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer mentioned that accreditation work is on schedule and will continue over the summer.
  • Wendy Nelson reported that the Student Pathways group on 3SP is making progress. All council members are currently reading Redesigning America’s Community Colleges and ideas/implications will then be discussed.
  • Wendy Nelson informed the council that LOC has assessed 30 classes and Institutional Research and Planning will now analyze the results. One of LOCs goals this year is to develop and disseminate suggestions for using SLO assessment data in program review. They will bring feedback from LOC to the IPC workgroup that will begin updating the PRP process
  • Interim VP Sourbeer indicated that an RFP has gone out to identify a consultant to begin assisting with marketing. He assured the council members that faculty/staff will be involved in a dialog with the marketing firm in regard to plan strategies..
  • Interim Dean Blanchard gave an update report on the Adult Education Block Grant explaining the college is working with the Education to Career Network of North San Diego County, a consortium of service area districts, and has developed a three year plan with the goal of ending duplication of services and working collaboratively to align Adult School curriculum to transition seamlessly to college and/or the workforce. A lot of work will occur this summer with faculty representatives from each Adult School and the college for the curriculum alignment project with Adult Schools. In addition, meetings are taking place with departments that are interested in developing noncredit courses leading into credit CTE coursework and Community Education classes for seniors. For more information on the AEBG grant, visit http://aebg.cccco.edu/Home.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer informed the council that the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) conducted their review of the Nursing program this week and there were no findings of non-compliance. A report will be sent to the BRN for final approval next month. Upon approval by the Board in September, accreditation is confirmed for the next five years.

Additional information can be found at the Instructional Planning Council Website:

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

SPC (02/02/16)

Strategic Planning Council

The following action and discussion took place at the February 2, 2016 meeting of the Strategic Planning Council.

ACTION ITEMS/SECOND READING

  • MS (Dryden/Stockert):  Approval to add the Director of Enrollment Services to the Budget Committee.  The motion carried

ACTION ITEMS/FIRST READING

  • New Compressed Academic Calendar 2016-2017
  • Holiday Schedule 2016-2017
  • Winter Holiday Schedule 2016-2017; 2017-18; 2018-2019

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Discussion on the five areas of focus for the semester: stabilization of enrollments; fiscal planning to ensure a balanced budget; filling critical vacancies; strengthening of outreach and retention efforts; and strengthening our messaging to our community
  • Dan Sourbeer reviewed how enrollment is calculated, the current enrollment numbers, and potential enrollment for 2016-17.  He discussed the challenges and opportunities to increase enrollment
  • Michelle Barton presented an enrollment flow study, showing where District students are attending community college in San Diego County, and where Palomar College students come from.
  • Ron Perez reported on the Governor’s proposed budget.
  • Ron Perez reported that Palomar College is in stability funding and lead a discussion on its impact to the District.
  • The Student Union Outdoor Digital Signage SPPF request was approved in the amount of $29,000 to $32,000.  The signage will be purchased after a recommendation on district-wide signage is made by the new architects.
  • ACCJC is looking for additional evaluators; contact the Accreditation Office if interested.

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

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/spc/

IPC (2/10/16)

The following discussion took place at the February 10, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Michael Mufson reminded the council of the Campus Engagement through the Arts project this semester on the topic of The Refugee Crisis. You can go check it out at Palomar Coffee Talks: http://www2.palomar.edu/performinghearts/. If faculty has any way they would like to participate, please sign up at this site.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed the PRP process with the council asking if they wished to follow the same process that was used last year or make revisions. Following discussion, the council decided to follow the same process.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed enrollment stabilization and related topics including what it means to enter stability funding and how the new compressed calendar will effect FTES calculations. Many ideas for increasing FTES are being investigated including building relationships with K-12 feeder schools and looking into programs such as dual enrollment, community education and increasing Career Technical Education.
  • Wendy Nelson gave an update on SLOAC indicating there is a new reporting process for SLO facilitators. In addition, LOC is assessing digital literacy this semester as one of their institutional learning outcomes.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer indicated a request for proposal (RFP) has or will be going out soon for a marketing firm to assist the district with identity and marketing.
  • Interim Dean for Math and the Natural Health Sciences, Kathryn Kailikole, was introduced to the council members.

Additional information can be found at the Instructional Planning Council Website:

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ipc/

SPC (12/01/15)

Strategic Planning Council

The following action and discussion took place at the December 1, 2015 meeting of the Strategic Planning Council.  To read these highlights and those from other councils, please go to https://www.palomar.edu/cie/.

ACTION ITEMS/SECOND READING

  • MS (Stockert/Laughlin):  Approval to add an Administrative Association member to the Student Services Planning Council. The motion carried
  • MS (Dryden/Stockert): Approval of Board Policy 5500-Standards of Student Conduct.  The motion carried.
  • MS (Titus/Sourbeer):  Approval of Board Policy 6700-Civic Center and other Facilities.  The motion carried.
  • MS (Sourbeer/Titus):  Approval of Administrative Procedure 3750-Use of Copyrighted Materials.  The motion carried.
  • MS (Titus/Sourbeer):  Approval of Administrative Procedure 5500-Standards of Student Conduct.  The motion carried.
  • MS (Sourbeer/Stockert):  Approval of Administrative Procedure 6700-Other Facilities Use.  The motion carried.
  • MS (Stockert/Larson):  Approval of Policies and Procedures Reference Changes.  The motion carried.
  • MS (Larson/Sourbeer):  Approval of Student Equity Plan 2014-2017.  The motion carried

ACTION ITEMS/FIRST READING

  • The addition of the Director of Enrollment Services to the Budget Committee

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Review of SPC timeline for activities in Spring
  • The SPPF request for the Student Union Outdoor Digital Signage Upgrades was reviewed.   Ms. Titus was asked to find out the cost to purchase software that can be integrated with what is used for the Marquee in the front of the campus; if funding is available through other sources; and the cost to install digital signage at other areas of the campus.

MSC (Lienhart/Sourbeer) to table this item until the next meeting pending detail on software, integration and other funding (Titus, Nagtalon, Stockert, Smiley voted nay)

  • Marty Furch reviewed the SPPF request for the Learning Outcomes Assessment Day.  Ron Perez stated that the use of $1500 for food could not come from the general fund.  It was decided that the money for food will be taken out the vending account.  Everyone agreed to continue to fund the request at $7,500.00.

MSC (Sourbeer/Barton) to approve the Learning Outcomes Assessment Day SPPF request at $7,500.00, and use $1,500 from the vending account to purchase food for the event.

  • Laura Gropen discussed the plans, goal, objectives, and challenges of marketing for Palomar College.  She reviewed traditional and new media strategies.
  • SPC members discussed ideas regarding recruitment and community perception.
  • SPC members provided questions they would like answered to Laura Gropen who will write a RFP to hire a consulting firm regarding marketing and outreach.

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

http://www.palomar.edu/strategicplanning/SPC.html

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 https://www.palomar.edu/cie/.

ACTION ITEMS/FIRST READING
• 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

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:
• 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:
http://www.palomar.edu/strategicplanning/SPC.html

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 https://www.palomar.edu/cie/.

ACTION ITEMS/FIRST READING
• 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 3570-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

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:
• 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:
http://www.palomar.edu/strategicplanning/SPC.html