Meeting Notes - March 16, 2010

IPBT Notes - March 16, 2010—4 – 5:00 PM

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

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

Visitors: Anne Argyiou, Stacey Cook, Bradley Creamer, Mary Kay Englen, Fran Frazier, Rich Hansen, Ron McFarland, Jan Rindfleisch

I. Approval of Agenda Notes: Notes of March 9, 2010 were approved as written, and the agenda for March 16, 2010 was approved.

II. Release/Reassigned Time Reduction: C. Espinosa-Pieb announced that after careful consideration, it was determined that even though we have to reduce release time, we cannot eliminate 3 FTEF’s—other solutions will need to be examined. Loss of B Budget and stipends were concerns expressed. The message conveyed was that more dialogue will be engaged with the divisions about this issue. C. Espinosa-Pieb stated that some of the release time should be the responsibility of the District—and not De Anza’s. In addition, it was noted that there will be additional load work required because of the upcoming Accreditation process.

III. Replacement of Two FTEF’s—History and Accounting Positions: C. Espinosa-Pieb explained the rational the departments gave pertaining to releasing these two positions. Both C. Wilkins-Greene and R. McFarland reported the reasons stemming from their departments for declining these positions. After the IPBT members expressed their concerns about giving up those positions, and the work of developing a new process to replace them, they made the following suggestions:

 • Send a memo explaining the decision to decline the History and Accounting positions,

 and the ramifications resulting from refusing the FTEF.

 • Look at new—possible growth positions—open to the school to see where needs are.

 • Investigate to see if there are any new retirement requests effective June 30, 2010.

 A discussion on this issue will resume at the next IPBT meeting—3/23/10.

 IV. Criteria for Selection of Cut Positions to Carry to June 2011: Handout titled, Instructional Planning and Budget Team Ranking Sheet, was distributed. Criteria for consideration were under the categories of (1) Banner, (2) Accreditation, (3) Student Support and (4) Program Maintenance. The team members were given the charge to look at the instructional positions that fit the criteria, and to take this charge to the various constituency groups for their input. The team members were then asked to rank those top four positions on the “Ranking Sheet,” and to send them electronically to C. Espinosa-Pieb by Monday, 3/22—end of the day. It was explained that even though there would be a “postponement” of 8 – 12 positions District-wide, 4 would be allotted to De Anza, and 1 for Instruction.

 C. Espinosa-Pieb explained that the Instructional Deans would be ranking their top four selections at their meeting—scheduled for 3/18/10.

R. Hansen encouraged the IPBT members—along with faculty and staff--to attend the Board meetings and lobby for their causes.

 V. Good of the Order: None was reported.

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