Meeting Notes - April 6, 2010

Christina Espinosa-Pieb--Cynthia Lee-Klawender—Co-Chairs

Present: Anderson, Bradshaw, Bryant, Cadge-Moore, Espinosa-Pieb, Hearn, Irvin, Knittel, Kubo,Lee-Klawender, Mowrey, Schroeder, Singh, Tomaneng

Visitors: Bradley Creamer, Mary Kay Englen, Rich Hansen, Colleen Lee-Wheat, Ron McFarland, Jan Rindfleisch

 I. Approval of Agenda Notes: Notes of March 23, 2010 were approved as written, and the agenda for April 6, 2010 was approved without additions. 

 II. Faculty Hiring (Updated List and Statements): The list was distributed and reviewed. Three positions were identified as “growth;” five as retirement positions; and five positions were from the original list. The team members were given until Tuesday, 4/13 at noon to turn in their prioritizations. C. Espinosa-Pieb reminded the members that they must prioritize according to the rankings of the contingency groups they represent.

 A second handout titled, Justification for Open Full-Time Positions—2010 – 2011, was distributed was distributed and examined. A discussion ensued and the following comments were noted:

• Positions were placed on the list based upon current and previous retirements, and possible growth;

• Academic Services--Technology Trainer (Growth Position)--A dialogue occurred pertaining to the correctness of transitioning this workload from a classified to a faculty position. It was noted that the requested Tech Trainer position was meant to have a teaching load; however, some of the duties will overlap. Main duties are to provide training for faculty—so that they can become proficient with Banner, Portal and other campus resources. To be “transparent,” C. Espinosa-Pieb will have a conversation with ACE--addressing the duty concerns connected with this position.

• Bio/Health/ES/Workforce Ed—Environmental Sciences (Growth Position), Biology and Auto Tech positions were defended;

• Business/Computer Systems—CAOS;

• Creative Arts—Art History/Museum Studies/Euphrat position was defended;

• Counseling and Learning Resources—Counseling and Library positions were defended;

• IIS—African American History position—justification forthcoming;

• PE—PE Instructor/Track and Field Coach—K. Singh spoke to the advantage of adding a women’s head coach as being “favorable” effect-wise for the college under Title IX;

• PSME—Mathematics—Two faculty are being requested—1,100 on “wait-lists,” department lost four math instructors, and faculty were “maxed-out” for Spring;

• SS/H—Child Development

 III. Program Review Update Form: C. Lee-Klawender spoke on the importance of blending the Program Reviews with Accreditation and having SLOAC evidence stated in preparation for a letter due in early October. A handout titled, Pilot Annual Program-Level Summary and Analysis of SLO Results – Spring 2010 was distributed. The charge was given to look at the original Program Reviews to see how the information contained contributed to the positions that were determined in the fall. The team members were asked to look at the handout and think on how it can be used to help develop a process for making future decisions. She said that a pilot program will be opened to all; however, those that have previously worked with program reviews will be targeted—assisting them in incorporating the SLO’s.

IV. Good of the Order:

Position Elimination--The Board approved all of the positions to be eliminated that had been recommended from the various shared governance groups. Efforts will continue to be employed to work on saving positions; consequently, “keeping track” is difficult because changes are occurring on a daily basis.

New Faculty Hires—Six new positions have been approved to go out for hire. Prioritization of these position requests will be processed during the week and results presented at the IPBT meeting scheduled for April 13, 2010.

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