De Anza College

IPBT Notes - December 1, 2009—3:30 – 5:00 PM


Christina Espinosa-Pieb

Cynthia Lee-Klawender

Present: Anderson, Bradshaw, Bryant, Cadge-Moore, Espinosa-Pieb, Hearn, Irvin, Kubo,

 Lee-Klawender, Mowrey, Qin, Pereida Pham, Schroeder, Singh, Tomaneng

Visitors: Anne Argyriou, Mary Kay Englen, Rich Hansen, Wendy Low, 

I. Approval of Agenda and Meeting Notes: The agenda dated December 1, 2009 was approved, and the notes of November 17, 2009 were approved.

II. Discussion/Feedback of Division Reduction Proposals: The division reduction proposals were distributed to the IPBT members for their inspection. It was emphasized that the documents were “proposals”—and not “done deals.” Conversations were engaged relating to the possibility of making public these materials to the campus and to the community. It was agreed that the “proposals” should be made available to the campus; however, to hold off taking it to the community at this present time. In addition, it was requested that the division deans should submit their list of the actual classes that will need to be cut.

III. Review of Faculty Positions and Next Steps and Processes: C. Espinosa-Pieb stated that new faculty will need to be hired for the 2010 – 11 year in order to meet the “faculty obligation.”

 A document was shared that showed the prioritization of faculty positions—based upon work done last year. This document will be re-created so that new rankings can be suggested—a project designed for January 2010. Reviewing previous program reviews was recommended in preparation for this assignment. It was noted that possible additional retirement and resignations may affect the placement on this new priority list.

 A lengthy discussion occurred to establish criteria to determine reductions. Such indicators as “core,” “population served,” “who it is affecting,” and “FTES impact on the entire campus” were some of the topics explored. The instructional deans that are serving on the IPBT committee shared their basis for the reduction proposals as their “division plans” were being reviewed.

 IV. Good of the Order: There will be no IPBT meetings scheduled until the second week of the new quarter—January 12 at 3:30 PM—Adm. Conf Room—109.

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