Meeting Notes - June12, 2012

Christina Espinosa-Pieb - Chair

Coleen Lee-Wheat - Co-Chair


Administrative Reps Anderson, Espinosa-Pieb, Muthyala-Kandula, Norte, Tomaneng, Schroeder

Classified Reps: Bdzil , Qian, Rueda

Faculty Reps: Bryant, Lee-Klawender, Lee-Wheat, Mitchell, Singh, Stockwell

Student Reps: Andrew Zhou



Espinosa-Pieb reviewed the work that the IPBT has been doing for the past 4 weeks. It was stated that the study of the programs was to determine efficiencies in order to increase revenue. The district has one more year to increase its FTES (full-time equivalent students) to meet the revenue shortfall that we have experienced during 2011-12 (the 4.6 million that we currently owe back to the State). Increasing FTES during the 2012-13 year is critical. If we can make up any of the 4.6 million dollar shortfall it will help, because in June, 2013, the District’s base converts to the new permanent funding base. Also, since there is a fairly strong possibility that there will be another State mandated workforce reduction the permanent funding base needs to be as high as possible.

Espinosa-Pieb introduced a list of possible reductions that would result in measurable reductions—a list of non-classroom related positions in each division. It was stated that program elimination and reduction would only result in a shifting of funds in order to increase revenues.

She emphasized the fact that the Board is requesting a preliminary view of what this reduction would look like. NONE of the proposals are final at this time, but they will serve as a place to start further explorations and discussions this summer. AS representatives, administrative representatives, and others will be invited to participate. The outcome of these discussions will be a set of proposals for the IPBT to discuss further in the fall of 2012. AND, depending upon the State election results and possible action by bargaining units a recommendation will be forwarded to the President and subsequently to the Board for consideration.

The task for the day—IPBT was to determine how to meet the reduction target of 3.3 million through two activities:

  • One, to study the list of non-teaching positions and determine a process for the selecting positions;
  • Two, to revisit the discussion surrounding program efficiencies.

Task One: Lee-Wheat presented a set of options to be discussed in small groups (see the attached). It was decided that a combination of options 3 and 4 would be utilized. The Deans will bring forth a list representing 33% of their division’s non-classroom related positions budget with possible consequences next week. The IPBT will discuss and formulate a recommendation that will be presented to the President and Board on June 30. 

Task Two: The formulation of a list for the “program efficiencies” summer discussion was postponed.

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