Meeting Notes - January 22, 2013

Christina Espinosa-Pieb - Chair

Randy Bryant - Co-Chair


Administrative Reps Anderson, Espinosa-Pieb, Lee-Wheat, Muthyala-Kandula, Tomaneng

Classified Reps: Bdzil, Martinez

Faculty Reps: Bryant, Argyriou, Bram, Maynard, Singh, Stockwell

Student Reps: Calvin Ching, Kai Xiang, Samuel Duval, Andrew Zhou

Absent:  Norte, Rueda

Visitors: De Toro, Fayek, Milonas, Newell, Ray

Enrollment Update:

Espinosa-Pieb informed the members that the census numbers reflected enrollment was down district wide. As of this morning, De Anza was 0.24% down (considered flat) and Foothill was 4.75% down.

Espinosa-Pieb reminded the committee that a lot of work had been done to increase enrollment for winter quarter. Faculty and administrators worked collaboratively to maximize the use of the classrooms and facilities. The result was the addition of over 100 sections in high demand areas and the strategic placement of FTEF. She also reminded the members that low enrollment would affect everything that the committee was working on. She requested that members go back to their constituency group and let them know that although a lot of work was done to increase enrollment, and for a while the figures looked good, the actual census numbers were disappointingly low.

Espinosa-Pieb reported that the deans would go back and look at everything again and see what they can do differently for the spring enrollment. One idea is to offer a lot fewer small seat count classes and focus on classes that have the most demand.

Position Reduction Update:

Espinosa-Pieb informed the committee that this week the District would be moving forward with position and program reductions. The first meetings would be with employees who were being laid off at the March 4, 2013 Board meeting.

Affected individuals will also meet with the unions and decide what options they may have regarding bumping/retirement, etc.

Espinosa-Pieb reminded the committee that by using one-time money the lay-off date was extended to June 30, 2013.

Espinosa-Pieb stressed that the college still has to meet its $2.8 million reduction this year.

Program Elimination:

CDI (Vocational program)

Bryant reported on the elimination of the current CDI program structure by moving SolidWorks and Creo Parametric to the CIS department together with the remaining full-time faculty and one classified person. They would maintain the CDI inside the CIS program. The other CDI courses would be eliminated by summer. This means the elimination of the part-time faculty positions in the CDI program.

World Languages

Espinosa-Pieb reported that the Viability Committee met on Friday, January 18, 2013 regarding World Languages: Urdu, Italian, Arabic, Hindi, Cantonese and Russian.

The Viability Committee recommended phasing out Urdu (hard to find an instructor), Arabic and Cantonese.

FTEF from eliminated programs would be shifted to high-enrolled classes.

Italian will be given a couple of weeks to present a plan and the committee would give them an additional year to prove the program efficiency.

Hindi and Russian both presented a fully established plan. Enrollment was good for both programs. There were a lot of community letters of support.

The Viability Committee recommended keeping these languages.

Athletics Teams report was postponed until spring.

Faculty Hiring:

Espinosa-Pieb presented the data sheet for Faculty Hiring 2013-2014.

CA and SSH ranked their positions (please see data sheet). The members could follow the ranking if they wished.

There was a discussion regarding last two questions on Data Sheet for Faculty Hiring.

The members agreed to replace all “NO’s” for all positions with “Yes, retirement was after program review” because retirement letters were submitted after program review submission for these positions.

Bryant requested that members not reorganize the spreadsheet!

Espinosa-Pieb reminded the committee that the Written Justification would be posted online shortly after the meeting.

The deadline for voting submissions is on Friday, February 1, 2012.

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