Meeting Notes - June 26, 2012
Christina Espinosa-Pieb - Co-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, Stockwell
Student Reps: Andrew Zhou
Visitors: Copenhagen, Fayek, Khanna, Kinner, Lee, Milonas, Murphy, Newell
Notes of June 19th were approved with minor changes.
Measure C funding was briefly discussed. Considering the importance of the funding, members suggested that “action” be taken. Bryant moved and Schroeder seconded the “to approve previously discussed allocation requests for Measure C funding”. Anderson offered and Bryant accepted friendly amendment of “with deans given the flexibility to remove items as necessary if total funding is insufficient. All were in favor with one abstention and no “nays”.
Espinosa-Pieb shared the June, 2012, IPBT Non-Classroom Related Positions, Instructional Reductions list that will go to College Council and to the Board of Trustees. She stated that she would present this document with the statement she believes that the college would not be functional at this level of reduction. She also strongly stated that THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT FINAL. President B. Murphy said that he will also introduce the documents to the Board with language that he has used in the past—the college will not be able to sustain this level of reduction . . . it would become nonoperational.
Espinosa-Pieb related the quandary between posting the document or not, that she and C. Lee-Wheat had discussed the matter at length. The group discussed the topic. It was suggested by Bdzil that in the future, perhaps the list does not have to be so specific. It was stated that “out of respect for those who are on the list” (all though there are no specific names) that they can see the entire list as promised. There were strong support statements by Bryant, Schroeder, and Anderson for posting the notes and list. President B. Murphy noted that the “right side of the page—the consequences of the reduction” is actually the heart of the document, and that making that information transparent is vital.
It was decided that the list should be shared through shared governance list serves with an explanation. The list itself will also be modified with statements on every page: This proposal is not FINAL. This document represents:
The division’s lists as requested by the IPBT;
Instruction’s portion of the worst case scenario if the governor’s tax measure does not pass;
This list represents a “cuts-only scenario”—no concessions by bargaining units
A watermark of “DRAFT” will also be added.
All PBT reduction lists will be formally announced in College Council and then posted.
Small Group Work
The groups focused on creating questions regarding programs. Exploration for the answers will take place this summer by a team of volunteers—chaired by Espinosa-Pieb, senators and members of IPBT, etc.
For the last half hour the groups reported out. Espinosa-Pieb restated President Murphys’ statement about the “vision” for the college at the end of these crises. “The vision is to continue to serve all of our students to the best of our ability. To continue to offer as much diverse programming and services that support student success as we possibly can. All our divisions are of equal value: CTE, Transfer, First generation to College, etc. We have to become more efficient, we may have to reduce or eliminate components or parts of programs. She concluded saying that she believes that the diversity within the committee itself is a strong foundation for this work.