Faculty rally for better pay, work conditions
Feb26

Faculty rally for better pay, work conditions

Palomar professors and students rallied Wednesday next to the clock tower to protest and raise awareness of what they called lousy pay and poor working conditions of part-time professors. For National Adjunct Day, Palomar professors joined forces with their counterparts at community colleges nationwide to lead the charge in North County San Diego for better working conditions for part-time faculty. A mesh of students and teachers...

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What does accreditation mean for students, faculty?
Feb26

What does accreditation mean for students, faculty?

A team of 14 individuals selected by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) will evaluate Palomar College’s accreditation status during the week of March 2. An evaluation of a college’s accreditation status is conducted once every six years and determines the credibility of the college as an academic institution. The status of accreditation ensures the transfer of grades and credits to other colleges and...

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Student involvement hides, but still exists
Feb26

Student involvement hides, but still exists

Student involvement is not completely dead, but it does take some legwork to find it. According to the Office of Student Affairs, 23 campus clubs are active this semester, with 22 of them signed up to participate in the Inter- Club Council, or ICC. “I approved six clubs just today,” said Lindsay Kretchman, activities coordinator for the Office of Student Affairs. “I think last semester we had 26 or 27 total clubs and right now we’re...

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Loan program on campus in crisis, students not paying back
Feb25

Loan program on campus in crisis, students not paying back

A trending topic at Palomar is about financial aid and specifically student loans. According to school officials, there is a loan program that is at a 30 percent default as a result of students not paying their loans back. The loans that are not paid back make it difficult for the program to continue and officials are considering shutting it down. This was brought up by Diana Studinka at a Faculty Senate meeting on Jan. 26. Students...

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Contest open for teachers who use technology
Feb25

Contest open for teachers who use technology

Faculty members are invited to submit their online courses in a contest for the best teaching this spring. During a recent meeting of the Faculty Senate, a committee known as The Academic and Technology Resource Center (ATRCC), chaired by Lillian Payn, was advising the Senate. One particular item is of special interest for the staff at Palomar College. It enables students to recognize all the planning and implementation efforts that...

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Campus radio station nominated for multiple awards
Feb25

Campus radio station nominated for multiple awards

Palomar’s radio station, KKSM, is gearing up for the IBS awards in New York City where it has received seven nominations including one for Best Faculty Adviser. KKSM faculty adviser Zeb Navarro will be representing the station at the March 7 ceremony at the New York City Conference Center. This is the first year Palomar has been a finalist for the awards, he said. Navarro said he was surprised at the announcement of his nominations...

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