Meeting Notes - March 1, 2011
I. Review of notes:
Lee-Wheat noted that the Administrative Representatives were attending a Conference.
II. Annual Program Review Update - Mock - final review:Are the answers provided helpful? What else would you look for? Small group discussion of sections. Turn in feedback to Lee-Wheat -- activity tabled for another day. Minor edits for the form itself were suggested.
III. Criteria for PR evaluation: IPBT Criteria for Program Review
What criteria should we use to evaluate De Anza Programs? Three questions were posed. A large part of the discussion revolved around the concepts of reduction in comparison to elimination. Consideration of the “domino” effect of either scenario for a program relative to the overall health of the institution was discussed. It was noted that an overall picture of how programs interlock could be instrumental in our decision making processes. Looking to labor statistics and projections for future employment areas was introduced. Considering new and emerging populations of students who are coming to De Anza. A frustration about what the State exactly wants was voiced. So far the debates at the State and the budget scenarios have not resulted in any concrete answers. It was noted that the results of the debate at the State in regards to a possible special election will be most telling.
IV. Calendar and PR packet:
Lee-Wheat distributed the packet that was going to be distributed to college program review writers this evening. Lee-Wheat asked the group ensure that their constituents were apprised of the distribution of the packets. She explained that the packets need to be distributed because the timeline for the writers is so short. Muzzi requests that perhaps the packet can be distributed in mid February next year. The cover letter was discussed. The 10% projection for course reductions was discussed. This is Espinosa-Pieb’s best case scenario projection based the budget information that has consistently have been reported out of Sacramento. It still remains to be discussed/decided if the reductions will be taken across the board or to specific groups. The group unanimously agreed that a college-wide discussion about the budget would be a welcomed activity. Lee-Wheat noted that the timeline to insert such an activity was very tight. The end of the SLO/PLO activities, April 15 all college convocation day was suggested as a possible.
V. Good of the Order:
Note: Meetings will start at 3:30pm for the rest of the quarter, so far RSS Conference room has been reserved.Attended ( ): italics means non-voting member
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