Palomar trends toward online courses
Nov14

Palomar trends toward online courses

As professors and students delve deeper into the technological advances of the 21st century, the question of whether online classes are just as effective as ground classes grows. According to Lillian Payn, the Academics Technology Coordinator at Palomar College, as of Oct. 31, 2017, it was reported that 769 online courses were issued through Blackboard Learn and 795 were published through Canvas. Online classes have been growing in...

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Not for Credit Courses
Nov14

Not for Credit Courses

SAN MARCOS –Not-For-Credit classes are for anyone in the Palomar community who want to better their recreational skills or acquire specific industry training/certifications. Palomar College has a wide range of classes, recreational activities, and learning opportunities. One of the newer ones are Not-For-Credit classes. Not to be confused with Non-credit classes, Not-For-Credit classes are independent to college credit classes...

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Faculty lounge to be converted into food bank
Nov14

Faculty lounge to be converted into food bank

The staff lounge, next to the Cafeteria and SU-Quad, is now being converted into a food bank for students. The shift has been cultural, not just for students but faculty as well. Bob Wilson, who generously donated to the expansion of the food bank in honor of his dear friends, Stan and Anita Maag, named it after them, and it has been a huge part of transforming the mindset of helping students when they can’t provide food for...

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Creator of Exploring Darwin event to retire
Nov13

Creator of Exploring Darwin event to retire

Dr. Philip DeBarros, Palomar’s long-time anthropology professor, is ready to retire come this December after teaching here for the last 24 years. DeBarros’ career began after graduating from Stanford with degrees in English and history. For the next eight years, he worked with the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, first as a volunteer and then as a staff member. “I set up in-country training for the teaching volunteers before they...

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Lactation pods offer solution for nursing mothers
Nov13

Lactation pods offer solution for nursing mothers

The SU-Quad is now housing a quiet, user-friendly space for student mothers and employees to breastfeed. The POD, developed by the company Mamava, was created in the interest of providing a cleaner space as opposed to using public spaces, such as restrooms. There are two PODs available, one on the San Marcos Campus and the other on the Escondido Campus, across from the Teaching and Learning Center. Judy Harris, Director of the Student...

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Taskforce for new wait list system created
Nov12

Taskforce for new wait list system created

SAN MARCOS– A new taskforce has been created by the Vice President of Instruction, Jack Kahn, to revamp the way the waitlist system functions. Among the members of this taskforce is Department Chair for English, Barbara Kelber. “The waitlist system we have right now poses some difficulty for faculty and students,” Kelber said. “What is happening in the way it is now, is that I’ve asked [waitlisters] to wait… and the waitlisters...

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