Native American Art Work

American Indian Studies

American Studies

Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences
MD 139-147
Palomar College
San Marcos, California

Information from the AIS/AMS Department

September 9, 2011:

The AIS/AMS Department will be hosting a California Indian Day Celebration on Tuesday September 27, 2011 from 12:30  to 2:30 pm in MD-157.  Additional support for this event comes from the Native Student Club/AISES at Palomar College.  This is a campus-wide event that the AIS/AMS Dept. has been hosting for over thirty years.

Further details can be obtained by contacting the AIS/AMS Dept. at:

760-744-1150 ext. 2425

Here is a PDF file from the former Governor of California Ronald Regan proclaiming September 27 as “American Indian Day” in honor of the Native People of California (1968).  Reagan Proclamation 1968 CA Indian Days


September 9, 2011:

Below is the information regarding the Code of Conduct that is supported by Palomar College.  If questions arise please contact the Office of Student Affairs at:


Mrs. Sherry Titus, Director


Office of Student Affairs
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, California  92069
Telephone: 1-760-744-1150 x2594  FAX: 1-760-761-3565

Borrowed from the Office of Student Affairs, Palomar College (September 2011) – Please note that some hyperlinks may be broken.  For the most current information contact the Office of Student Affairs, Palomar College.

Activity Card Benefit Policy – basic explanation of the use of the Activity Card

Food Bank Policy – explanation of the responsibilities

Student Disciplinary Procedures – AP 5520 – Governing Board approved procedures.  Student Disciplinary Procedure, Palomar College 2011 (PDF file)

Code of Conduct for College Sponsored Activities – Student Conduct Code for activities

Vendor Agreement – profit or non-profit visitors to our campus must complete this form

Smoking Policy -BP 3570  “There shall be no smoking or use of tobacco-related products on Palomar Community College District property. The District shall provide and maintain a workplace and  learning environment that is smoke and tobacco-free to promote the safety and health of students, employees, and the public.”

Standards of Conduct – use for Incident Report

Statement on Academic Integrity

The Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University* defines academic integrity as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility.  From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.

Palomar College is wholly committed to the ideal and ideals of academic integrity.  We embrace and adopt the definition and related principles of academic integrity provided by the Center for Academic Integrity stated in the paragraph above.  Following are the explanations of the five principles as provided by the Center for Academic Integrity and adopted by Palomar College.

1.     Honesty:  Begins with oneself and extends to others. In the quest for knowledge, we must be honest with ourselves and with each other, whether in the classroom, laboratory, meeting, library, or on the playing field.

2.    Trust:  Only with trust can we believe in the research and efforts of others and move forward with new work.  Only with trust can we collaborate with individuals, sharing information and ideas without concern that our work will be misappropriated or misused, our reputations diminished, or our academic careers harmed.  Only with trust can out communities believe in the social and economic value and meaning of an institution’s scholarship and degrees.

3.    Fairness:  Important components of fairness are predictability, clear expectations, and a consistent and just response to dishonesty.  All campus constituencies have a role in ensuring fairness and a lapse by one member of the community does not excuse misconduct by another.

4.    Respect:  Demonstrated by attending class, being on time, paying attention, following instructions, listening to other points of view, being prepared and contributing to discussions, meeting academic deadlines, and performing to the best of our ability.  Being rude, demeaning, or disruptive is the antithesis of respectful conduct.  We show respect for the work of others by acknowledging our intellectual debts through proper identification of sources.

5.    Responsibility:  Shared responsibility distributes the power to effect change, helps overcome apathy, and stimulates personal investment in upholding academic integrity standards.  Being responsible means taking action against wrongdoing, despite peer pressure, fear, loyalty, or compassion.  At a minimum, individuals should take responsibility for their own honesty and should discourage and seek to prevent misconduct by others.  Whatever the circumstances, members of an academic community must not tolerate or ignore dishonesty on the part of others.

*The Center for Academic Integrity is affiliated with the Keenan Ethics program at Duck University in Durham,  North  Carolina

Student Rights and Grievances  AP 5530   After following AP 5530, any student who wishes to appeal the decision should contact the system Chancellor’s Office at:

Student and Visitor Symbolic Expression Policy

Offensive Speakers/Publicity


August 9, 2011:

Below is information that was submitted from the Learning Outcomes Council.  This information is important for both faculty and students to review as we, Palomar College, continue to move forward advancing, assisting and supporting students through their successful learning environment.  This information will take place starting this coming semester, Fall 2011.  Contact information is included if questions arise.

Quoting the Learning Outcomes Council (August 1, 2011):

“As we look toward the fall semester, I want to point out some valuable resources to support faculty and students with regards to SLOs and assessment.   First, a terrific new website for students is now online, A Student Guide to Learning Outcomes.  You can view it at  The site provides insightful information for students.  It is designed so that faculty can refer students to the site or use it as a teaching tool.  Included are the updated lists of course and General Education SLOs, FAQs, and resources for more information. Check it out!
You may also want to visit the Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment website for information and resources.  A link to the current list of course SLOs is posted there as well as a rich array of examples of learning outcomes and assessments.
Please join me in thanking Katy French, Library, and Richard Albistegui-Dubois, Life Sciences, for their superb leadership with the Learning Outcomes Council last year.   Their development and contributions to these resources are invaluable.  Special thanks also to the POD Squad members who provided much-needed support for faculty and staff on learning and service area outcomes during the spring semester.
Per Faculty Senate approval December 6, 2010, please remember that starting Fall, 2011, the identified SLOs for the courses you teach must be included on your syllabi.   You can find the course SLOs listed at the link above.  Consult your department chair or director if you do not see a course listed or if you have questions about a course SLO.
Watch for upcoming events and information regarding learning outcomes.  As always, feel free to contact us for assistance.
Yours truly,
Marty Furch, SLO Coordinator   Ext. 2899
Katy French, Assistant SLO Coordinator  Ext. 3640

More information can be found at:



1140 W. Mission Road, MD-140
San Marcos, CA 92069

(760) 744-1150, Ext. 2425