Tuesday, October 21, 2010
IPBT Notes - Tuesday, October 21, 2010 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I. Review of last weeks notes:
Attendance was corrected. Christina noted that she had a concern that the Classified representative had been absent for the past three meetings. Representation from all constituencies is important.
II. Department Chair Duties and Release time:
The District just proposed a reduction in release time from 8 FTEF to 5. This represents a 400,000 deficit in the current 2010-11 budget as towards faculty compensation for performing extra duties as De Anza was already prepared to pay 200,000 in one-time monies towards this end. Last year, the IBPT members performed a critical analysis of all of the faculty duties in this area and found that the duties were all very diverse despite similar job titles, compensated at various levels, but all central to the work of the college. Last year, personal interviews over three days were conducted, C. Woodward wanted to recognize the fact that there was a strong emotional plea from interviewees asking for support of their positions that should be noted. C. Espinosa-Pieb will be working with the district in regards to this matter especially in light of the fact that our current administrative group would lose their ability to “lead” and participate in shared governance processes if they had to take on the day to day tasks that department chairs, schedulers . . . - Various suggestions were discussed in regards to setting up a matrix for looking at the job tasks of Department Chairpersons. Quantifying the tasks relative to a set of objective criteria was discussed. Further discussion must ensue at a later date.
III. Activity - Annual Program Review Update:
Postponed to next week. Tomaneng and Lee-Wheat will co-chair the meeting.
IV. Good of the Order:
Espinosa-Pieb reported that the Gates foundation will be presenting an opportunity for a 1.4 million dollar grant to institutions that offer 25% of their students Pell grants. De Anza has been chosen to represent the FHDA district. De Anza will be working with 4 other community colleges of California to present an application. R. Bryant reported that the Auto Tech group will be applying for the NOVA grant - green car stations at De Anza may become a reality.
Attended ( ): italics means non-voting member
GOVERNANCE - IPBT