Meeting Notes - December 4, 2012

Christina Espinosa-Pieb - Chair

Randy Bryant - Co-Chair


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

Classified Reps: Bdzil, Rueda, Martinez

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

Student Reps: Andrew Zhou


Visitors: Chow, Milonas, Newell, Ray, Woodward

I. Approval of Notes: The notes of October 23, 2012 were approved with a minor change. 

II. Viability Committee Flow Chart:

The Viability Committee Flow Chart was distributed. Bryant pointed out that SSPBT, FERPBT, APM (Academic Professional Matters), and the Senate were added to the chart. 

Bryant explained to the members that the final recommendation of program discontinuations should be communicated to SSPBT, FERPBT, APM and the Senate committees. 

Also, just as an FYI to everyone, Espinosa-Pieb and Bryant noted that the purpose of the Academic and Professional Matters (APM) committee is to discuss academic procedures and policies that affect both campuses. The membership of this committee includes the Chancellor, 2 College Presidents, 2 Senate Presidents & VP’s, Faculty Association President and the 2 VPs of Instruction.

III. Viability Committee Process:

A draft of Viability Committee Current Timeline and Process Preparation was distributed.

The members reviewed the document and made some suggestions and changes. Espinosa-Pieb will bring an updated version to the next IPBT meeting in January 2013. The final edition of Viability Committee Process will be posted on IPBT website. 

IV. Reduction List – Possible Changes: 

Creative Arts - Espinosa-Pieb informed the IPBT members about a request from Creative Arts due to 2 unexpected classified retirements. Creative Arts requested permission to keep position numbers 12 (Music) and 15 (Ceramics) that are currently on the reduction list in exchange for .5 of position number 36 (Art Sculpture/Wood Shop or Photography) or position number 37 (Film/TV or Computer Labs).  

The main reason for this request is to try and save 2 positions on the list due to the two unexpected retirement letters that were submitted for position numbers 36 and 37.

Espinosa-Pieb stated that this type of request should not be considered a new process and reminded the members that historically, due to unforeseen circumstances, these types of requests were handled individually and on a case-by-case basis. After a lengthy discussion the members agreed and mutually supported CA’s proposal. It was also noted that the switch is only possible as it’s within the same division. 

CDI – Espinosa-Pieb informed the committee that CDI had requested a meeting with the viability committee to consider the phasing out of their program. They are currently scheduled to meet with the viability committee on December 7th. Espinosa-Pieb and Bryant will bring back the results of their committee discussion at our next meeting in the winter quarter.

Espinosa-Pieb again reminded everyone that unforeseen circumstances may prompt other request or changes to our current list and asked that the IPBT Committee members remain open and flexible to suggestions and requests from individual programs. She noted that process is important, but flexibility is also key. 

Espinosa-Pieb then shared that the list had already changed (due to the passage of Prop 30) and that the reduction list had moved from line 54 to line 27 or 28. She also stated that enrollment is currently up by 1% for the winter quarter and noted that an increase in enrollment would also change the list (if the increase is maintained). Espinosa-Pieb advised that the reduction list will continue to change as people leave, change jobs, or retire and is hopeful that we might be able to take an additional 5 positions off the list. 

Timeline For Faculty Hires: 

Espinosa-Pieb passed out a Faculty Ranking Timeline for 2013-2014 FY and noted that only retirement positions would be considered for replacement due to the limited number of positions available and the fact that no growth positions are being funded. 

Wrap-Up/Good of the Order:


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