Meeting Notes - March 9, 2010

De Anza College

IPBT Notes - March 9, 2010—4 – 5:00 PM

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

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

Visitors: Diana Alves de Lima, Bradley Creamer, Mary Kay Englen, Fran Frazer, Rich Hansen, Wendy Low, Cheryl Woodward,

 I. Approval of Agenda Notes: The notes of the March 2 meeting were approved with one minor change: Under paragraph II, remove the word, “defend” and replacing it with, to “provide additional information.” The agenda for March 9 was approved as written.

 II. Faculty Hiring: C. Espinosa-Pieb explained that because of the possibility of additional one-time funding from the Board, and potential changes as a result of new retirements and leaves, updated and new prioritization lists should be considered. A discussion ensued regarding the development of a process to address this matter. In addition, she announced that two areas want to withdraw their FTE’s. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the ramifications of withdrawing those positions. Some of the comments shared were as follows: 

 • Shared governance bodies should be able to review the request;

 • The total college point of view—bigger picture--must be taken in consideration

 • Honor the extensive work that the IPBT participated in--studying program reviews

 and making assessments regarding student demands and productivity.

The committee supported C. Espinosa-Pieb’s proposal to continue to send forward the position eliminations as have been previous determined. It was noted that the designated position eliminations—effective June 30, 2010--were taken to the Board and was granted their approval, and “bumping” rights will be going into effect. If additional funding becomes available, the IPBT will be making determinations as to “what should come next,” and a process for making these decisions will need to be developed. R. Hansen acknowledged the amounts of money that are being held in reserve at the District. His recommendation was to have the administrators put a plan together for a “determination process” and bring back their proposal to the various governance groups for approval.

After the team members shared their thoughts on this issue, C. Espinosa-Pieb asked the group to email ideas to her for “making a thoughtful process about changes to be made.”

 III. Release/Reassign Time: IPBT will be meeting Friday, March 12 to hear from each instructional division—chair and department heads—regarding their release/reassign time. Handouts--which will be used as resource information for this meeting--were distributed. They are as follows:

 • List of Department Head Duties—March 9, 2010

 • Faculty Reassign Time for FY 2009 – 10

 • Full and Part Time Faculty by Division and Department

 • DAC Awards by Degree Type and Division

 • Release Time for Academic Senate

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