De Anza College

IPBT Notes - July 14, 2009

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

Present: Alves de Lima, Bradshaw, Bryant, Doan, Englen, Espinosa-Pieb, Hearn, Irvin, Kubo, Lee-Klawender, Mowrey, Schroeder, Singh, Tomaneng, Woodward, Zhong

Visitors: Hansen, Richard


I. Preparations for Budget Reductions Discussion: C. Espinosa-Pieb distributed the document titled, DAC Consolidated Budget Overview and Approved Allocations FY 09/10 A & B "Tentative" Budget, and she drew attention to each division's designated 5% proposed budget cut. She stated that most of the divisions are poised to implement their assigned cuts; however, they are waiting until the state budget news comes from Sacramento before doing so. It was explained that the instructional divisions have been meeting with their departments, faculty and staff to receive input on how best to meet the 5% reduction target. (Handout)

H. Irvin brought to the attention of the committee the problem that could affect the Counseling 100 students that begin registering for Fall Quarter on Thursday, July 23. New students could get registered into classes that might possibly be quickly eliminated-which would create a cause of much frustration for the student. The recommendation given was that communication needs to be made available to students--to be aware of the possible class closures, and they should regularly check on-line for class cancellations-along with possible room changes.

C. Espinosa-Pieb reminded the group that targeted classes for cancellation would be placed into a "suspended" status. In addition, targeted classes that are a series would be slowly phased out-so that the students could complete their sequences. She emphasized that a lot of consideration is being taken in making these class reduction decisions. One criterion for reductions is those classes that have been identified historically of having low enrollments over the past three years. Instruction will be looking at the question, "What are the implications of a program having to face a 5% reduction-and the 'fall-out' from it?"

II. Academic Senate Presentation: C. Lee-Klawender presented the topic, Academic Senate Considerations for Enrollment Management, and distributed a handout addressing this topic. There was much discussion pertaining to the criteria listed under the "Philosophy" bullet, and the suggestion was made to look at "courses" not just the "group of students." The question was asked as to what relationship of the Academic Senate's plan is to the IPBT and Instructional Divisions preparations as they work on Enrollment Management decisions. C. Lee-Klawender stated that the Academic Senate wanted the governance groups to know what considerations they were developing to assist in this challenge. (Handout)

III. Additional Pay Examination: C. Espinosa-Pieb presented a working standardized schedule for the administration of Addition Pay-a document that the Instructional Deans have been developing as a result of the disparity in pay for additional assignments. She communicated that the criteria being considered for this compensation is still under review, and the document will be presented to IPBT upon its completion.

IV. Calendar: No meeting scheduled for July 21; next meeting is scheduled for July 28 at 3:00 - 5:00 PM-ADM 109.

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