April 8, 2016
Palo Alto College News
PAC Hosts Dual Credit Training
PAC’s High School Programs Department hosted a Dual Credit training for the College’s 27 high school partners on Friday, Feb. 25, to assist in the completion of the Dual Credit Course Agreement Form. VPAS Elizabeth Tanner spoke to nearly 60 high school counselors, curriculum directors, CTE directors, ISD administrative staff, and college faculty about the importance of the Course Agreement form in keeping in line with the requirements for deliver of dual credit services related to our SACS-COC accrediting body.
PAC Holds Lunch and Learn Series
A Lunch and Learn series to discuss current College Action Plans was held at Palo Alto College during the noon hour on March 1-4. Champions for the college action plans provided updates on several campus-wide initiatives, including New Student Orientation, Academic Advising, Learning Communities, Tutoring, New Student Convocation, and Communication. The sessions provided a format for discussion of the current impact and future direction of each of these initiatives. Six new/emerging college action plans were showcased March 7 – 9 during Lunch and Learn sessions.
PAC Student Success Participates in Retreat
The Student Success Division at Palo Alto College hosted a Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Student Success Retreat on Friday, March 4. All 17 departments including Admissions, Welcome Center, Advising, Bursar, and Financial Aid finalized Student Learning Outcomes and Service Area Outcomes with alignment to the Institutional Learning Outcomes and Strategic Directions. Departments also developed an assessment plan and timeline and will present initial findings during the Division Meeting on April 1.
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