Meeting Notes
June 14, 2012
Admin #109, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

  College Mission Statement

 De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

 De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies: •Communication and expression •Information literacy •Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility •Global, cultural, social and environmental awareness •Critical thinking

Members:  S. Agrawal, K. Chow, S. Cook, G. Durham, C. Espinosa-Pieb, K. Glapion, R. Hansen, T. Hunter, L. Jeanpierre,L. Jenkins, R. Kazempour, A. Khanna, C. Lee-Wheat, V. Marquez, F. Milonas, B. Monary, B. Murphy, V. Neal, M. Newell, E. Norte, S. Ramos, A. Ravichandran, R. Schroeder, M. Spatafore, R. Tomaneng

I. Introductions 

College Council members introduced themselves to Pablo Zamorano, newly-elected DASB President.

II. Approval of Minutes of April 26, 2012

The minutes of April 26, 2012 were approved with a minor edit to Academic Senate resolutions.

III. Budget and PBT Updates

Jeanpierre reviewed the most recent budget scenarios presented at the June 4 board meeting which indicates a “best” and “worst” case scenario. The worst case includes a $17M deficit for 2012-2013. Minus $3.6M in cuts June 30, 2012 leaves us with a net deficit of between $8M and $14M. The Colleges and Central Services are in the process of preparing reduction plans to balance FY 12/13 and beyond.

PBTs will bring budget reduction scenarios by June 30 and the work will continue during the summer. In the fall we will review plans again. The district needs time to process job eliminations with layoffs anticipated next Spring, but the work must be complete by end October.

The numbers are very volatile and change daily. De Anza’s portion of the budget deficit is 50%. We won’t know until November 7 (following the election and Brown’s tax initiative), what the implications will be. Bargaining units are addressing reduction scenarios. The Chancellor and Faculty Association have created a new Labor Management Task Force with 2 representatives from each constituency to meet. All proposals are welcome.

Each of the PBTs reported on their budget reduction targets and strategies.

FER PBT proposed target: $421,877 which includes vacant positions, transferring expenses to different funds (Fund 15), shared FTE, department reductions in addition to a 8% decrease in all B budgets.

Marketing & President’s Office - $58K through B budget reductions.

IPBT proposed target: $3.3M

More efficient programming, increased efficiencies, shifting funds, reduction of non-instructional positions and 33% target reduction across all divisions. FTEF put into high demand courses which increase FTES. Division deans are charged with making determinations due June 18. CAOS/Technical Writing, Co-op and Readiness programs have already been eliminated.

SSPBT proposed target: $2.418M

Proposed reductions will occur across all divisions within Student Services.

Thoughts on the process included humanity and sensitivity despite high levels of stress with difficulty in the work and communications.

It was recommended to call an emergency Town Hall Meeting prior to the June 19 and June 25 Budget Re(balancing) Options Clearinghouse meetings. June 21, 2012 was the earliest date for such a meeting. V. Neal, E. Norte and J. Reza were designated facilitators for the meeting along with a communiqué from Brian encouraging participation from all constituencies to come together and develop “A Different Kind of Budget Town Hall.”

This Town Hall will be designed to encourage discussion, brainstorming sessions and collecting ideas. Cost reduction, cost efficiencies and revenue generation will be focus of the meeting.

We acknowledge pain but want to create space for ideas, communicating and brainstorming ideas across campus. How to increase dialogue, enrollment, student involvement, appreciative inquiry. We want to be more collaborative vs. antagonistic and create a space for empowerment and building trust.

E. Norte shared a powerful You Tube clip on solar soda bottles – coordination of heart/head

IV. Quick News, Burning Issues

- Definition of FON – Faculty Obligation Number

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