Meeting Notes - March 7, 2011

IPBT Notes - March 7, 2011

I. Review of notes:

Hold for review next week.

II. Criteria for PR evaluation:

-A lengthy discussion regarding the basis from which to identify criteria for program elimination was discussed. The group’s consensus was 1) to approach the topic by identifying criteria by which to prioritize “core” programs based on a limited number of criteria that represent the college’s “core” values. 2) to examine programs that are “key” to a college such that we could not function without them. Hence, two tiers of evaluation shall be conducted: one to prioritize the key programs that strongly represent the “criteria” and the second where the process will also include testimony by program coordinators and deans.

-We agreed to review the 2008 program reviews of programs *. "Homework" to go through an exercise of determining key criteria/characteristics of programs that would distinguish programs that match our "core values" very strongly and/or represent our "core curriculum" and meet "student demand". Relative to vocational programs, characteristics that show that a program is meeting the external needs of the local job market, currently and projecting into the future were two "criteria/characteristics" we discussed. 
Espinosa-Pieb recommended that we find two more "key criteria" (the snowman's head) that would fit into our list.

-Espinosa-Pieb will be working on a rubric that can be used next meeting.  Lee-Wheat will be working on making program review information from the 2008 process available to the group.

-Lastly, it was also noted that making decisions like these require a core group of decision makers who work together on a regular basis such that they know all aspects of the "big picture". Our meetings are open to all, however, visitors should understand that their perspectives and contributions, although valuable may not lead to an outcome that seemed true to them because they were not involved at every level of the conversation. This message should be shared with all constituents.

 *English, Art, Auto Tech, Physical Education,Political Science, History, ICS The 2010 APRU docs are not completely accessible i.e. some of the longer statements are hidden. Hopefully, this problem will be remedied soon.

III. Good of the Order:

Note: Meetings will start at 3:30pm for the rest of the quarter, RSS Conference room has been reserved. Please use meeting maker to confirm location in case there is a change.

Attended ( ): italics means non-voting member

Administrative Reps

Classified Reps

Faculty Reps

Student Reps

Christina Espinosa-Pieb, Co-Chair--

Mary Clark-Tillman--absent

Randy Bryant

Amira Fahah

Ron McFarland--absent

Mary Kay Englen

Catie Cadge-Moore

Meera Suresh

Edmundo Norte--

Greg Knittel

Cinzia Muzzi


Rich Schroeder--

Coleen Lee-Wheat, Co-Chair

Rowena Tomaneng--

Kulwant Singh

Thomas Ray--

Robert Stockwell

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