April 25, 2019 Notes
Approve the Notes from March 14, 2019
Notes from March 14, 2019 were approved with the the following edits.
Edit “10 divisions” to “11 divisions”
Edit “The IPBT looked at the language of the law” to “The IPBT followed the legal process/procedure”
Review & Approve Equity Plan
Ranck reviewed the draft linked above. The Equity Plan and the Vision For Success goals are submitted to the Chancellor’s Office. Both these documents have been circulated to shared governance groups: PBTs, Classified and Academic Senates, Equity Action Council. Suggested amendments and input has been received from a number of groups and are currently being reviewed and incorporated into the draft.
At the state CIO meeting, the Chancellor’s Office announced that the Equity Plan template would be updated with new state data to incorporate. The plan is very data-driven and prescriptive in what is being requested by the Chancellor’s Office. The Equity Plan wasn’t made available to us available until spring break. The College Planning Committee made plans to ensure governance groups had time to review and give feedback. The dialogue and feedback has been rich and productive.
The Equity Plan will be incorporated into other initiatives and plans such as Student Success, Educational Master Plan, Guided Pathways, and Vision For Success.
The College already has an integrated Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Equity, and Student Success (SSSP) plan, which this Equity Plan draws from.
Ranck walked the group through the document’s sections.
Suggestion to amend LGBTQQI to LGBTQQI+Item was approved pending review by the academic senate.
Review & Approve Updated Institutional Metrics including Vision for Success Goals
Ranck and Chow reviewed the institutional metrics.
Chow explained that College Planning Committee had drafted the updated institutional metrics goals and aspirational goals for attainment by 2021-22. This document was also sent out to the shared governance groups for review and input.
Based on Academic Senate input, Newell added an additional measure focused on Equity to the draft Institutional metrics.
Item was approved pending review by the academic senate.
IPBT Hiring Requests
Request 1: Pape explained that a FT microbiology instructor transferred to Foothill College, leaving De Anza with vacant FT position. Espinosa-Pieb clarified, per FA contract, any FT faculty can request a transfer to the other college at any time and the transfer can be approved by the other college at any time. Microbiology has strong enrollment which would support filling this position. BHES requested authorization recruit for a FT tenure track faculty immediately so that the position would be filled by Fall 2019. IPBT considered and discussed an alternative proposal to only hire a one-year FT position but ultimately approved the BHES request.
Departments will have 1320 (part-time faculty) funding to backfill SRP faculty positions for two years. Randy Bryant’s vacated position, as well as one other position, will be considered for faculty hiring by the IPBT through the regular process.
Pape and Woodbury explained that there was some discomfort in the IPBT about IPBT making decisions about hiring FT faculty outside of the normal process that takes place in Fall quarter where all vacated FT faculty positions go into a “pool” and IPBT votes on which divisions’ requested positions to prioritize for hire.
Ranck clarified that IPBT did consider whether to allow BHES to hire a PT faculty as FT for 1 year, but finally approved a faculty motion to vote on allowing BHES to fill this sudden vacancy via FT tenure track hire this spring.
Request 2: Ranck explained that the Puente counselor resigned this Spring and since we have a contract with Puente that requires us to have a Puente counselor to be in compliance with the statewide requirements of having a Puente program, and since Puente serves our Equity goals and needs, IPBT approved allowing the immediate hiring of a new Puente FT tenure track counselor.
Espinosa-Pieb clarified that College Council could allow Academic Senate to discuss and if any serious concerns come up at Monday’s Academic Senate meeting, then College Council could hold a specially scheduled College Council meeting next Thursday to discuss and consider. Follow up: Item was reviewed at the Academic Senate on April 29, 2019 and there were no objections to hiring these two positions.
Two FT faculty positions approved.
Open Items & Quick News:
Chow, Espinosa-Pieb, Fayek, Gerardo, Hansen, Kandula, Lee, Maynard, Mieso, Norte, Pape, Robles, Ranck.