February 14, 2013
Admin #109, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Approval of Minutes – January 24, 2013
The minutes of January 24, 2013 were approved.
Jana Clark, PT Faculty, Alicia DeToro, Faculty, Kristen Jensen Sullivan, Faculty, and Jason Ino, student from Environmental Sciences area were introduced to college council, in addition to DASB representatives.
Faculty Hiring Proposal (Final Outcome)
Espinosa-Pieb distributed a handout listing 17 faculty positions ranked by the Instructional Planning & Budget Team. College Council is being asked to approve the IPBT recommendation to hire 8 faculty, the FON and listing of positions. The original assumption was 10-12 positions but with lower enrollment, the district has guaranteed the hiring of 8 positions. She clarified the Faculty Obligation Number (FON) which is a state requirement that reviews the ratio of full-time to part-time faculty. If we are under our FON, we can hire additional faculty. Espinosa-Pieb provided the criteria used by the IPBT: FT to PT ratio, enrollment, program reviews, number of sections, and student demands. The positions with the highest accumulation of points were selected. This proposal was unanimously approved by College Council and will be forwarded to the president.
Open Items, Quick News & Updates:
. De Anza enrollment is flat, Foothill is down and the district is short 600-700 FTES; the equivalent of $3.2 million. De Anza is down 1 FTES or the equivalent of $4500 in lost revenue.
. Material Fees: Jeanpierre is working with each division to identify solutions for providing materials for students. Most materials fees are spent on copying charges.
. Newell distributed a listing of the Values Statement Taskforce members and requested feedback to ensure institutional diversity across campus. Several areas were targeted including CTE, nursing, arts, deans, and possibly Senate VP. Additional task force members should be forwarded to Newell. The Taskforce will meet 1 to 2 times a month from February – April. The goal is to present an updated, revised value statement to shared governance groups in May.
. Zamorano announced the March 4 March on March in Sacramento where students go to the state capitol to advocate for education and lobby as well. This year DASB will provide 4 busses and the cost of lobbying fees.
. Chow reported on the ACCJC letter of February 11 requesting a follow-up report by October 15 to address the College Mission Statement and to clearly identify the “intended student population” for whom the college will provide programs and services.
. Norte shared information about a student event, One Billion Rising, about ending violence against women. 1 in 3 women are victimized in their lifetime and this is a global phenomena. Suggestions were made to have a central location where we can provide information through counseling, health, and psychological services. Jean Miller was recognized for her pioneer leadership in this area.
. Jensen Sullivan will be attending a climate meeting/rally in Washington, DC.
. Foothill College just passed their ECO pass and a question was raised about service between the two campuses.
Contact: Tina Woo