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IPC (2/10/16)

The following discussion took place at the February 10, 2016 meeting of the Instructional Planning Council:


  • Michael Mufson reminded the council of the Campus Engagement through the Arts project this semester on the topic of The Refugee Crisis. You can go check it out at Palomar Coffee Talks: If faculty has any way they would like to participate, please sign up at this site.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed the PRP process with the council asking if they wished to follow the same process that was used last year or make revisions. Following discussion, the council decided to follow the same process.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer discussed enrollment stabilization and related topics including what it means to enter stability funding and how the new compressed calendar will effect FTES calculations. Many ideas for increasing FTES are being investigated including building relationships with K-12 feeder schools and looking into programs such as dual enrollment, community education and increasing Career Technical Education.
  • Wendy Nelson gave an update on SLOAC indicating there is a new reporting process for SLO facilitators. In addition, LOC is assessing digital literacy this semester as one of their institutional learning outcomes.
  • Interim VP Sourbeer indicated a request for proposal (RFP) has or will be going out soon for a marketing firm to assist the district with identity and marketing.
  • Interim Dean for Math and the Natural Health Sciences, Kathryn Kailikole, was introduced to the council members.

Additional information can be found at the Instructional Planning Council Website: