Meeting Notes
December 9, 2011
Admin #109, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

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 attitude 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.  -Adopted Spring 2010

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

Guests: G. Anderson, A. Caballero de Cordero, N. Canter, J. Ceballos, M. Cheung, T. Chung-Tabangcura, T. Gerard, K. Glapion, J. Haynes, D. Jones-Dulin, P. Joseph, A. Kandula, E. Kinner, M. LeBleu-Burns, W. Lee, C. Lee-Klawander, M. Michaelis, R. Mieso, V. Moreno, M. Pape, O. Patlan, K. Singh, B. Stockwell, J. Thai.

The single agenda item for the meeting was the Planning and Budget Team presentations to College Council for voting and to President Murphy. It is the President’s responsibility to review the recommendations and communicate back to College Council prior to presenting them to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees in late January.

Deans, directors, managers and staff were invited to College Council for budget reduction proposals by Student Services, Finance and Educational Resources, and Instruction and consequences to the College in terms of reduced services, position reductions, program/course eliminations and the impact to our students. These reductions were in response to decreased state funding and declines in enrollment. Several reduction scenarios included funding shifts to Funds 15, 21 and 22. Murphy acknowledged the extensive work that has gone into the transparent, thoughtful process and the depth of the discussions.

With regard to IPBT budget reduction scenarios, Plan B was presented. Plan B is a more aggressive plan although it is still short of the target. This plan includes devastating levels of cuts and would launch the college into the dreaded “death spiral” of lost apportionment that would force the college to serve fewer students and therefore lose more apportionment.

General rationale and criteria used by IPBT can be found on the Academic Senate website:

For further information, the budget reduction scenarios can be found in each of the Planning and Budget Team websites. 

SSPBT: Budget reduction of $1.485M,

FER: Budget reduction of $324K,

IBPT: Budget reduction target of $2.783M,

Following the presentations, a motion was made to accept the best effort dollar targets and take it to the next level “with the caveat that the plans are not sustainable nor acceptable.” These reductions could reduce our operational capacity significantly and potentially irreparably.” Murphy is charged to present these plans to the Board and to recommend the Board explore other ways to meet these targets.

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