Meeting Notes - March 15, 2011
I. Review of notes:
Notes form March 1, 2011 and March 8, 2011 were reviewed and accepted.
II. Criteria for PR evaluation:
The current State Budget mandates planning for program level reductions. These reductions will be invasive. A mock exercise was used to help the group understand the depth and complexity of a possible 6% reduction in instruction and instructional related programs. Factors such as tenure and part-time seniority rights, productivity and the fact that the college is already not meeting its “CAP” were discussed. Since the cost of the reductions in instructional programs directly results in a loss of income to the college Espinosa-Pieb explained that a possible 12% reduction is inconceivable.
Espinosa-Pieb suggested that the group consider the following process:
1) let the Department’s compose their own recommendations for program reduction based on criteria from the IPBT;
2) Programs who do not want to participate will be evaluated by the IPBT.
Continuing Discussion on Criteria for Reduction (of courses)
Refinement of criteria, in course reductions. Ranking: if course meets all 3; if it meets 2; if it meets 1 .
• course is high demand (demonstrated demand related to seat count; Institutional
Research will provide 3 years of this data).
• course offers core instruction for transfer requirements to at least 80% of all CSU’s and
UC’s (may alter this to: 5 articulation agreements at our top 5 feeder schools).
• The course offers core vocational programs with evidence of an expanding or high-need workforce.
Secondary Factors such as: is the course offered elsewhere in the community? (adult ed, senior centers, etc.); is the course offered at Foothill College? Are districts working to consolidate district offices? Were also discussed.
III. Outcomes for the next few weeks:
The Senior Staff will be working with the District and Foothill Staff during the next two weeks to finalize a number for each College to plan for. The IPBT agreed to meet on April 5 to finalize their processes. The group was encouraged to continue reviewing all program review documents. Lee-Wheat announced that the IPBT website was being revised so that 2010 APRUs would be available. The Spring 2011 annual program review update forms have been distributed.
Attended ( ): italics means non-voting member
GOVERNANCE - IPBT