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SSPC (5/10/17)

The following discussion took place at the May 10, 2017 meeting of the Student Services Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION ITEMS

  • Students Against Human Trafficking Committee – Nashelle Brown, Forrest Ponsot and Tessa Redmond presented information on Human Trafficking and Palomar College’s response to it. They reviewed the following points:
    • What is human trafficking
    • The scope of the problem
    • What current recovery centers are doing
    • What Palomar College does (education) and can do
    • Connections

The students created a subcommittee, founded in the spring of 2017.  Their mission statement is:  “We aim to educate, raise awareness, fundraise, and end human trafficking throughout the Palomar College Campus and North County area.”  Their goal is to utilize Palomar College to assist victims in obtaining an education and eventually careers.  Streets > Transition > Education > Career

  • Palomar Promise – Update – Dean Brian Stockert reported that we have received over 1800 applications for the Palomar Promise and 1400 of those were from our feeder high schools. Of those, 900 have filed their FASFA to date.
  • Discover Palomar Event – June 2 & 3, 2017 – Jamie Moss reported that Discover Palomar will be held on June 2 & 3, 2017 in front of the Student Services Center. This three hour event is for new students to complete an educational plan, receive priority registration and get familiar with the degree programs and support services available at Palomar College.
  • Student Affairs:
    • Homelessness Taskforce update – Sherry Titus reported that the group is reviewing all efforts that are currently in place on campus and in the community and they are working on creating connections.
    • Commencement – Sherry announced that commencement is on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. on the Football Field.
    • Food Bank Enhancement update – Sherry reported that PTK has been very supportive of the food bank enhancement. The new facility will be run by student volunteers; encouraging students helping students.
  • Student Health CentersJudy Harris reported the following:               
    • Escondido Student Health Center will be closed on Mondays from 8-12 noon during May 2017
    • The HC Building is now known as “Student Health Center”
    • Deadline for applications for the full time College Health Nurse is May 8, 2017
    • Behavioral Health Office will be opening in NB-1 the week of July 3, 2017
    • Crisis Text Line available – text COURAGE to 741741 if in crisis and a response will be received. The more urgent the text message, the more immediate the response will be.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Academic Review Committee – Dr. Magnuson reported that they are reviewing a request a student submitted to obtain an ADT.
  • Student Program Eligibility Appeals Committee – Dr. Magnuson reported they are working on updating policies.

Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Student Services Planning Council website:   http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/sspc/

SSEC (2/24/17)

The following action and discussion took place at the February 24, 2017 meeting of the Student Success & Equity Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION ITEMS

  • UMOJA “Starting with your Why” – Adjunct Faculty Winter Retreat Report Out-Kyle Owens, January 5-6, 2017 at the Paradise Point. Resort, San Diego – Kyle Owens reported that six adjunct instructors attended this two-day conference.  UMOJA has been in the process of being implemented throughout the state of California over the past two years.  Coordinators from the community colleges that have already implemented UMOJA were in attendance.  The program has taken on a holistic approach to include spiritual, personal, academic and career goals around African and African American scholars.  The focus is geared towards retention, persistence and increasing graduation rates (similar to the Puente program).  Students and coordinators have developed “Porch Talk” seminars, which invites different community members to discuss overcoming challenges, increasing inclusion, encouraging student retention and developing alliances on campus.  Our UMOJA program is geared towards being implemented by the fall of 2018.
  • Conference Opportunies:
    • HACU – October 28-30, 2017 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront – VP Gonzales reported that we will be sending faculty/staff members and students to this conference. All who attend will be required to drive back and forth each day, since it is located in San Diego.  Students who apply for a scholarship will be required to have at least one semester of college completed in order to apply.  May 31, 2017 is the early bird deadline.
  • Palomar College Promise Update – VP Gonzales reported that the Palomar Promise Launch was held on February 22, 2017 in the Brubeck Theater. There were over 150 Gear-Up students in attendance as well as Governing Board members, campus community members, city officials, Palomar College Foundation supporters and numerous community members.  The College received a $1 million dollar donation from Follett Corporation and $500,000.00 from the Palomar College Foundation.  Additionally, the College has created a website to support the Palomar Promise: https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/palomarpromise/.  The Palomar Promise includes the following benefits for one year:
    • Free tuition ($46.00 per unit)
    • $1,000.00 towards books ($500.00 per semester)
    • Health fees paid ($19.00 per semester)
    • Parking fees paid ($40.00 per semester)
  • SE/SSSP/BSI Discussion – VP Gonzales reported that we have received notice from the Chancellor’s Office that the Student Equity plan, the Student Success and Support Program plan and the Basic Skills plan will all be combined. Olga reported that it will be on a 2-year cycle with overlapping years.  The chairs of SSEC and the BSI committee will be meeting in the coming weeks to discuss how to integrate these plans.  The new plan deadline is December 2017.
  • Funding Request Update – VP Gonzales gave an overview of the funds currently committed to SE and SSSP. Our current funding requests are exceeding our allocation.  There was brief discussion on continuing to fund the current requests and not accepting more at this time.
  • Workgroups Meet – The Workgroups were dismissed to meet for the last part of the meeting.

OTHER BUSINESS                                                                                            

  • VP Gonzales announced that the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) will be holding a conference on April 6 -7, 2017 at the Oakland Marriott City Center: http://apahenational.org.  Student Equity funds will be used to send two to three faculty members to this conference.
  • Olga reported that the rescheduled trip to the Museum of Tolerance took place on February 17, 2017. This Student Equity event was a huge success.
  • Olga reported that the North Inland Live Well Center (County Facility/Social Services building) has a 10,000 square foot Veteran’s Center. Palomar College now has a space there with our own cubicle, two classrooms, break room, etc.  All of these resources are offered at no cost to us and they support outreach to our Veterans DI group as listed in our SE plan.
  • VP Gonzales reported that the College has created a new website to support any AB 540/Immigrant Resources: https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/ab540andimmigrantresources/.  The purpose of this website is to provide AB 540 and immigrant resources/facts to students, faculty and staff.  It will also serve as a central location for information around these topics.
  • VP Gonzales also reported that the College created another website to support Title IX and Campus SaVE Act: https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/titleixcampussaveact/.  This website will also serve as a centralized location for information related to this topic

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

SSEC (2/10/17)

The following action and discussion took place at the February 10, 2017 meeting of the Student Success & Equity Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION ITEMS

  • M2C3 Survey Administration Update – Olga Diaz – The M2C3 Survey was administered to students in class during the fall 2016 semester.  Approximately120 courses were selected to participate. The information collected was delivered to researchers at San Diego State University and the results will be returned in about a month.  An open presentation will then be conducted on campus once all information is gathered.
  • Student Equity Spring 2017 Activities
    • Student Equity Spring 2017 Book/Movie schedule – Olga Diaz provided a schedule of the Student Equity book and film topics.  The series takes place on Monday evenings during the spring 2017 semester at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Equity & Advocacy Leadership (SEAL) Center/SU-19.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Museum of Tolerance Tour Update – Olga Diaz reported that the field trip was rescheduled to February 17, 2017.
  • Conference Opportunities:
    • A2MEND – March 1-3, 2017 at the Westin LAX in Los Angeles – VP Gonzales asked that anyone interested in attending to promptly let the Council know.
    • HACU – October 28-30, 2017 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront – VP Gonzales and President Blake would like to send a team of individuals to the HACU conference.  President Blake is assisting with the planning of the conference.   Early Bird Registration is $309 per person for students and $603 for faculty and staff.  It was suggested that we extend the invite to peer mentors, ambassadors and ASG.
  • Palomar College Promise Update – VP Gonzales reported that the launch date is February 22, 2017 in the Brubeck Theatre from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The Palomar Promise is a significant and historical event for Palomar College.  The Palomar Promise is a one-year program but the College is working on developing a second year experience (SYE) for students.
  • Workgroups Report Out
    • Retention – Cindy Anfinson and Nancy Moreno reported that they are researching how students are being directed to our high touch programs (Athletics, DRC, FYE, TRIO).
    • Pathways – Glyn Bongolan reported that they are working on establishing shared knowledge and vocabulary that will assist them in moving forward with the introduction of Pathways to faculty and how Pathways fits with the bigger picture of redesigning the College.
    • Access & Outreach – Marty Snyder reported that they are looking at the disproportionate impact groups on campus and researching what barriers they have to accessing our services. They also discussed planning events that reach out and showcase Palomar College values to the military and Veterans.
  • SSSP/SE Budget update – Olga gave a quick update on funding.  The current budget for 2016-17 SSSP is $3,305,678.  Many positions are being paid for out of the SSSP budget, particularly in Counseling.  Olga is in the process of hiring a business specialist who will help with making sure that reporting is being reviewed more frequently and on a more consistent basis.  The allocation of Student Equity funds for this year is $1,815,640.  All of the funds have been allocated out to fund salaries, benefits and prior approved SE projects.
  • SE/SSSP/BSI Discussion – Olga reported that the state is conducting workshops and seminars to collect college feedback around best practices.  There is a small task force that has been formed.
  • Council Reading Update: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges – A Clearer Path to Student Success (Chapters 5 – 6) – Olga reported that Kelly Falcone created a blog on the Professional Development website    http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/pd/category/reimagine-palomar/ to give book readers an opportunity for online group discussion.  An in person discussion group is being held on second and fourth Fridays from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. in AA-140.
  • OTHER BUSINESS
    Olga Diaz reported that Bryan Stevenson will be presenting to our students, faculty and staff on March 7, 2018. He is the author of a best-selling book titled, Just Mercy.  The book discusses the correlation between a lack of education and serving a prison sentence.  The Concert Hall at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido has been reserved for the event.

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

 

SSPC (2/8/17)

The following action and discussion took place at the February 8, 2017 meeting of the Student Services Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION ITEMS

  • Review 2016-17 PRP’s
    • Athletics – Scott Cathcart reviewed this PRP.
    • Counseling – Instructional – Patrick O’Brien reviewed this PRP.
    • International Students – Yasue O’Neill reviewed this PRP.
  • Update on Student Services District BP/AP – VP Gonzales advised that the following Student Services Board Policies and Administrative Procedures were sent to the Council for feedback.  There were no suggested edits from the Council.  They will be moved forward to Policies & Procedures, SPC and then to the Governing Board for final approval.
    • AP 5075 – Course Adds and Drops
    • AP 5110 – Counseling Services
    • AP 5120 – Transfer Center
    • AP 5140 – DRC/DSPS
    • AP 5160 – Gear Up Program
    • AP 5170 – TRIO Program
    • AP 5510 – Off-Campus Student Organizations
    • AP 5610 – Voter Registration
    • AP 5700 – Athletics
    • AP 5900 – Prevention of Identity Theft in Student Financials
  • Promise Program Framework – VP Gonzales reported that the Palomar Promise grant proposal was sent to the Chancellor’s Office earlier this month, to meet the February 3, 2017 deadline.  The Palomar Promise will provide support to incoming freshman from Early Preparation > FYE > SYE > Completion.  The Palomar Promise will work in conjunction with many other student support services on campus such as dual/concurrent enrollment, summer academies, early alert, Transfer Center, Career Center, tutoring, retention, etc.
  • High School Concurrent/Dual Enrollment – VP Gonzales reported he met with a group from Instruction and Counseling last week to discuss how to reorganize AB 288 to allow us to work more closely with the high schools.  They are working on creating a menu of classes to offer to our district high schools.  Patrick O’Brien reported that all four classes offered to San Marcos High School, Mission Hills High School, Ramona High School and Fallbrook High School were filled for the spring 2017 semester.
  • AB 540/Immigrant Student Support – VP Gonzales reported that Student Services has created a website to include resources to our AB 540/Immigrant students.  The website will include statements, information, facts and resources for our students, faculty and staff.
  • Hiring FT Counselor(s) for Fall 2017 – Patrick O’Brien reported they currently have twenty-one full-time counselors and are in need of more.  He requested hiring two full time Counselors and the Council agreed that we can hire one Counselor now.  There was discussion on the various positions that need to be filled in Student Services areas.  VP Gonzales reported that we have hired over fifty classified positions, almost thirty faculty and several administrators since the SERP.

OTHER BUSINESS

  • VP Gonzales gave an update on the recent W-2 data breach. The breach was recognized through our regular IS monitoring and quickly blocked the port of entry of the breach.  An investigation is still ongoing.  There is an offer for 1 year of identity protection available to Palomar College employees.

Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Student Services Planning Council website:    http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/sspc/

SSPC (10/26/16)

The following action and discussion took place at the October 26, 2016 meeting of the Student Services Planning Council

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION ITEMS

  • New Member Introduced – Deanna Shoop, Manager of Outreach
  • Update on Student Services District BP/AP – The Student Services BP/AP’s listed below were reviewed and will be sent forward to the Policies and Procedures committee.
    1. AP 5012 – International Students
    2. BP 5030 – Fees
    3. AP 5030 – Fees
    4. BP 5420 – ASG Financial Management
    5. AP 5420 – ASG Financial Management
    6. BP 5757 – Parking
    7. AP 5757 – Parking
  • NaBITA Training October 18 – 21, 2016 – Judy Harris gave an update on the NaBITA training that took place October 18-21, 2016.  The Crisis Intervention team which includes Counseling, Student Affairs, Behavioral Health Counseling and Campus Police will be meeting on a monthly basis to review threat assessment, crisis management and case load management.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Academic Review Committee – Dr. Kendyl Magnuson reported that this committee has received three files to review and are considering an online polling system for committee members.
  • Behavioral Health & Campus Wellness Committee – Judy Harris and Sherry Titus reported that they are in the process of updating their website and resources.
  • Campus Police Committee – Chief DiMaggio reported that they are in the process of identifying a new chairperson.
  • Registration Committee – Dr. Kendyl Magnuson reported they finished working on the first round of the registration calendar and will begin working on a 2-year academic calendar in spring 2017.

OTHER BUSINESS

  • Town Hall Forums – November 2, 2016 – VP Gonzales announced that President Blake will be holding two Town Hall Forums on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in the Governing Board room.  The first will be from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and the second will be from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Vice President of Human Resource Services update – VP Gonzales reported that the first level interviews for the VP of Human Resources will be on Friday, October 28, 2016.
  • Accreditation Site visit on October 24, 2016 – VP Gonzales reported that the site visit from the ACCJC evaluation team on Monday, October 24, 2016 went well.  The visit began at the Camp Pendleton site at 7:30 a.m. and wrapped up on the main campus by 2:00 p.m.  The recommendations addressed were adequate tutorial support for online students, services at Camp Pendleton commensurate with the offerings at the San Marcos campus and that all constituent groups have an opportunity to serve on councils, committees, subcommittees, task forces and workgroups.  We submitted a report addressing these concerns and walked them through the steps we have taken to align with these recommendations.  Next, the team will write a report based on the information we provided and will submit it to ACCJC.  ACCJC will then respond with a final recommendation.
  • Palomar Promise – VP Gonzales reported that we have partnered with the San Marcos Promise (SMP) to provide financial support to high school graduates from San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) who choose to attend Palomar.  The SMP has academic and college readiness criteria that must be met in order for students to receive the “Promise” funding.  Dr. Blake has asked that we expand the Palomar Promise to include all high school graduates in our service area.  The Palomar Promise will not have any specific criteria other than the      requirements that a student graduates from an eligible high school in our service area and that they complete the FAFSA and BOG applications.  More information will be coming out regarding the two promise programs.

Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Student Services Planning Council website:    http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/sspc

Meeting was adjourned at 11:04 a.m.