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SSEC (10/14/16)


  • Review Fall 2016 Funding Requests – The following Student Equity Funding Requests were reviewed and ranked by each SSEC member.  There was consensus among the Council to fund all of the requests presented.
    • ESL Recognition Events – Lee Chen
      • Description: Recognition events of ESL student progress.
      • Target Population: ESL & Basic Skills Completion for Hispanics, Males, Students w/Disabilities.
      • Goals: Increase engagement among ESL & Basic Skills students. Increase participation in student support activities (tutoring, campus services).
    • Spanish Translation of Campus Documents – Dean Jack Kahn
      • Description: Translate campus services materials into Spanish.
      • Target Population: ESL & Basic Skills student populations.
      • Goals: Increase retention and success of Spanish-dominant ESL students in various programs. Increase student and family accessibility to student support service information.
    • Service Learning – Dr. Laurel Anderson
      • Description: Provide active, service-focused community based learning for students.
      • Target Population: Veterans, Foster Youth, African American, Latino, Ages 25-29, Students w/Disabilities
      • Goals: Provide extensive outreach and support for DI students participating in SL.  Increase student retention and engagement.
    • Library, Dashboard Lessons – Marlene Forney/April Cunningham
      • Description: Update and maintain Dashboard Lesson content and provide 24-hour access to information literacy lessons.
      • Target Population: DI students pursuing degrees/certificates or transfer.
      • Goals: Increase use of self-paced online dashboard lessons focused on information literacy among DI students. Establish interface with PeopleSoft and track impact of usage.
    • Library, Student Performances – Marlene Forney
      • Description: In-reach initiative featuring library/theater/student performances about facing adversity w/Black History Month theme.
      • Target Population: All students visiting library with focus on sharing information library services to DI students.
      • Goals: Highlight available library support services for DI students.
    • Athletics, Tutoring – Steve White
      • Description: Provide need-specific tutoring support to athletes.
      • Target Population: DI student athletes including African American and Students w/Disabilities.
      • Goals: Increase degree completion of African American and Students w/Disabilities who are also athletes.
    • Veteran’s Outreach Specialist – Pete Ordille
      • Description: Hire outreach specialist to work with military transition team to reach active duty personnel leaving service and entering public safety education                                 programs at Palomar.
      • Target Population: Veterans
      • Goals: Increase access and number of veterans seeking public safety training/certification at Palomar.
    • STAR Tutoring – Ruth Barnaba
      • Description: Provide direct outreach to DI students about tutoring support services. Provide tutoring to DI students.
      • Target Population: All DI populations
      • Goals: Increase course completion, degree/certification completion, transfer for DI students through academic support/tutoring services.
  • Workgroups Report Out
    • Access and Outreach: Dean Jack Kahn reported that they are still in the beginning stages.  They are working on creating a Mission and Value statement for our Veteran students and providing information out to our active duty military students.
    • Retention: Martha Martinez reported they have implemented a student survey to find out why students have stopped attending college.
    • Student Pathways: Travis Ritt reported that they have reached out to departments to get feedback from them before moving forward.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:59 a.m.

SSEC (04/22/16)

Student Success and Equity Council

The following action and discussion took place at the April 22, 2016 meeting of the Student Success and Equity Council:


  • Approval of Minutes for April 8, 2016:

MSC – (Sivert/Barton): The minutes for April 8, 2016 were approved and accepted into the record with an abstention from Veronica Aguilera.


  • Wendy Nelson and Katy Farrell reported on the Integrating Cultural Competency into Instruction, Assignments and Assessment Workshop held on April 15-16, 2016 at San Diego City College.
  • The proposed SSEC schedule for AY 2016-17 was discussed.  There was a suggestion to add a meeting on November 18, 2016 since there will be no other meeting dates in November 2016 due to scheduled holidays.
  • Olga Diaz led the discussion on the SSEC activity for summer 2016.  There was a consensus among the Council to hold one, four-hour meeting in mid-July 2016.
  • The books Redesigning America’s Community Colleges – A Clearer Path to Student Success were handed out to Council members and there was consensus among the Council to have the first two chapters read by August 26, 2016.
  • Workgroups – Confer and Report Out:
  • Access & Outreach – Nancy Moreno reported that they are developing an institutional mission statement for the Veteran’s department.
  • Retention – Nancy Moreno reported that they are planning workshops for the Week of Welcome (WOW) which will be held August 15 – 18, 2016.
  • Student Pathways – Acting Dean of Counseling Services, Dr. Glyn Bongolan reported they are defining the vision and goal for the pathway project.  They will be sharing this information with the campus and presenting it at Plenary in the fall 2016.


  • Add Manager of Orientation and Follow-up Services to the SSEC Membership:

Motion:  MSC (Barton/Sivert):  A motion was made to add the Manager of Orientation and Follow-up Services to the SSEC membership.

Result:  Motion approved.

Additional information can be found at the Student Success and Equity Council Website: