Meeting Notes - March 15, 2011

IPBT Notes - March 15, 2011

I. Review of notes:

Notes form March 1, 2011 and March 8, 2011 were reviewed and accepted.

II. Criteria for PR evaluation:

The current State Budget mandates planning for program level reductions. These reductions will be invasive. A mock exercise was used to help the group understand the depth and complexity of a possible 6% reduction in instruction and instructional related programs. Factors such as tenure and part-time seniority rights, productivity and the fact that the college is already not meeting its “CAP” were discussed. Since the cost of the reductions in instructional programs directly results in a loss of income to the college Espinosa-Pieb explained that a possible 12% reduction is inconceivable.

Espinosa-Pieb suggested that the group consider the following process:

1) let the Department’s compose their own recommendations for program reduction based on criteria from the IPBT;

2) Programs who do not want to participate will be evaluated by the IPBT.

Continuing Discussion on Criteria for Reduction (of courses)

Refinement of criteria, in course reductions. Ranking: if course meets all 3; if it meets 2; if it meets 1 .

• course is high demand (demonstrated demand related to seat count; Institutional

Research will provide 3 years of this data).

• course offers core instruction for transfer requirements to at least 80% of all CSU’s and

UC’s (may alter this to: 5 articulation agreements at our top 5 feeder schools).

• The course offers core vocational programs with evidence of an expanding or high-need workforce.

Secondary Factors such as: is the course offered elsewhere in the community? (adult ed, senior centers, etc.); is the course offered at Foothill College? Are districts working to consolidate district offices? Were also discussed.

III. Outcomes for the next few weeks:

The Senior Staff will be working with the District and Foothill Staff during the next two weeks to finalize a number for each College to plan for. The IPBT agreed to meet on April 5 to finalize their processes. The group was encouraged to continue reviewing all program review documents. Lee-Wheat announced that the IPBT website was being revised so that 2010 APRUs would be available. The Spring 2011 annual program review update forms have been distributed.

Attended ( ): italics means non-voting member

Administrative Reps

Classified Reps

Faculty Reps

Student Reps

Christina Espinosa-Pieb, Co-Chair--

Mary Clark-Tillman--

Randy Bryant

Amira Fahah

Ron McFarland--

Mary Kay Englen

Catie Cadge-Moore

Meera Suresh

Edmundo Norte--

Greg Knittel

Cinzia Muzzi

Guests: Cheryl Woodward, Faith Milonas,

Rich Schroeder--

Coleen Lee-Wheat, Co-Chair

Gregory Anderson

Rowena Tomaneng--

Kulwant Singh

Thomas Ray--

Robert Stockwell

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