October 25, 2012
Admin #109, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
College Mission Statement
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies: •Communication and expression •Information literacy •Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility •Global, cultural, social and environmental awareness •Critical thinking
Attending: Bryant, Chow, Cook, Espinosa-Pieb, Glapion, Hunter, Jeanpierre, Jenkins, Kazempour, Khanna, Milonas, Murphy, Newell, Norte, Spatafore, Talaat, Tomaneng, Trosper, Zamorano
Guests: Anderson, Caballero de Cordero, Jones-Dulin, Haynes, LeBleu-Burns. Mieso, Moberg, Moreno, Singh, Thai, Woodward, Yumori-Kaku
Approval of Minutes – October 11, 2012
The minutes of October 11, 2012 were approved, as amended.
The PBT chairs presented their most current budget reductions in preparation for the November 5 board meeting. Each PBT chair began the conversation within their respective areas by sharing with college council the gravity of the fiscal problem faced by the college. Members were invited to participate in the discussion and provide input regarding services and cuts. The plans are similar to those presented to College Council in the Spring and we have the same caveat; we don’t find the level of cuts to be acceptable, nor supportable.
Jeanpierre presented a budget reduction target of $377,578 equivalent to a 7% reduction. Each area within Finance & Ed Resources was given the task of identifying $100,000 in reductions. Jeanpierre highlighted the resulting impacts to programs, services and operations including lack of timeliness, services, reduced service levels, supplies and no new technology. Jones-Dulin referenced her campus-wide communiqué addressing reduced service levels in grounds and custodial services due to budget reductions. In total, five FTE positions would be eliminated, transferred or redirected to other funds in order to meet the FER target reduction.
Espinosa-Pieb distributed two documents: Program Reduction Rankings and Position Reduction Rankings in support of the $2.53M reduction target. To meet this target, 54 of 58 positions would need to be eliminated and ten instructional programs have been identified including 6 world languages, 3 athletic teams and 1 theatre program. These instructional programs would go though the comprehensive process of discontinuation. The Viability Committee would make a recommendation which would be brought back to the IPBT then forwarded to College Council with the final recommendation made by the President. These reduction scenarios are submitted with great reluctance.
Cook presented a ranked budget reduction proposal to reach the target of $2.4M. The first 8 positions will be redirected to either Fund 15, Financial Aid, EcoPass/Smart Card or VTEA, but all 28 positions would be eliminated to reach the reduction target. The SSPBT does not support the recommendation as this will adversely affect our students.
Murphy underscored the need for data to assess the ramifications of the reductions. Instruction affects productivity while student services affects functionality
It was noted that regardless of Prop 30, the district continues to face a $5.7M structural deficit which will result in position eliminations in Spring.
Khanna made a motion to accept the budget reduction plans submitted by the three PBTs with an acknowledgment that such acceptance is distinct from approval and the recognition that the college cannot support such reductions.
A visitor from Counseling inquired how the college would meet the mandates of the Student Success Act if some counseling positions are eliminated. Murphy responded that according to the legislation, colleges are not required to implement the mandates if they are not funded.
- Appreciation to Spatafore, in her role as Accreditation Liaison Officer, who coordinated the accreditation team follow-up report in addition to their visit on October 24-25
- Norte expressed appreciation to our students for their involvement in voter registration.
Contact: Tina Woo