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Academic Committees & Councils

Academic Integrity Team

The team's mission is to promote academic integrity in concert with faculty, students and administrators and strives to develop effective policies, procedures and resources to help instill best practices in faculty and students.


Active Learning Spaces Action Team

With the Classroom environment ever changing, Palm Beach State College is devoted to providing the most modern and technologically advanced learning spaces for our students.  Our team is composed of members that actively work to provide these environments to our students and faculty.


Adjunct Faculty Action Team

This action team works to determine the extent, makeup, needs and concerns of the adjunct faculty and reports to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) what these needs and concerns are, and with works with the VPAA to address these needs and concerns.


College Affordability Committee

In order to address the many challenges students and families face in paying for higher education, and to make sure that Palm Beach State College takes an active stance in recognizing the need for affordable options for our students.


Course Scheduling

This action team is charged to conduct a comprehensive review of Palm Beach State College's classroom and academic processes, procedures and protocols to determine a path forward that balances the needs of our students and faculty with our existing campus resources.


Curriculum Committee

This Committee reviews, monitors, and /or approves curriculum actions (i.e. curriculum proposals, new programs and courses, deletions of programs/courses, pre-requisites and co-requisites, course credit/clock hours) and makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Dean of Curriculum and staff serve as liaison for this committee with the State Course Numbering System and Florida Department of Education Division of Career and Adult Education, and monitors the College’s catalog and Area of Study webpage content related to the curriculum. Committee membership fosters broad faculty and administrative perspective on the curriculum process, ensuring curriculum actions are in agreement with the College’s mission and goals statements. The Committee includes seventeen (17) voting members—faculty and administrative representatives from each campus location of which five (5) are standing members (including the District Associate Registrar, two (2) Academic Associate Deans; the Financial Aid Associate Director; and an Associate Dean or Advisor from Student Services.) There are twelve (12) faculty members representing the various programs and Meta-Major Academic Pathways. Faculty members serve with term limits.

 RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT: Academic Service – Academic Coordinator

Faculty Development Committee

The goal of the committee is to design and implement a comprehensive faculty development plan for review and approval by President's Cabinet.  The committee is comprised of one Human Resources representative, and one Academic Dean, the VPAA, the five faculty members. 


Faculty Promotion Committee

Reviews requests for promotion of faculty for advancement in rank whose requirements have been verified by Human Resources.


General Education & Assessment Committee

The mission of the General Education & Assessment Committee is to promote, support and monitor academic assessment activities at the College, as they relate to general education, and to provide quality faculty development for new and experienced faculty and instructors. This committee will utilize assessment results, faculty and instructor interests, as well as new emerging scholarships, to create faculty development opportunities, including Academic Development Days.

RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT: IRE - Assessment Director (Dr. Karen Pain).

Honors College Committee

Provides direction for the development and implementation of an Honors program and courses, guidelines for Honors projects, and standards for student registration and exit from Honors courses. Makes recommendations to the VPAA in matters concerning the Honors College at PBSC.

RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT: Academic Services - Honors College Manager (Marcella Montesinos)


This action team will develop a strategic plan that supports innovative teaching and learning at Palm Beach State College.


Staff & Program Development (SPD) Committee

Review / recommend requests from the academic area (faculty, instructors, administrators, staff and CCE staff) for SPD funding of non-essential travel and activities.


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