General Meeting Information

Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 4 - 5 p.m.
Location: ADM 109

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    4:00-4:05 p.m. Approval of Notes - October 9, 2018 I/D Pape
    4:05-4:10 p.m. Review of Shared Governance Process I/D Pape
    4:10-4:50 p.m. Viability COmmittee Recommendations - Under Consideration: Football, Nursing, Water Polo (Women), Wildlife Science Tech I/D/A Ranck/Pape
    4:50-5:00p.m. Next Steps I/D Ranck

    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information





    • Lorrie Ranck, Co-Chair
    • Moaty Fayek
    • Anita Muthyala-Kandula
    • Thomas Ray
    • Alicia Cortez
    • Margaret Bdzil
    • Precious Gerardo
      Lorna Maynard
    • Diana Alves de Lima
    • Rich Booher
    • Milena Grozeva
    • Anu Khanna
    • Rick Maynard
    • Mary Pape, Co-Chair
      Erik Woodbury
    • Brandi Madison
    • Ian Robertson
  • Minutes

    Meeting Notes

    Co-Chairs: Lorrie Ranck (administrator), Mary Pape (faculty)

    Administrative reps: Sam Bliss, Alicia Cortez, Moaty Fayek, Anita Kandula, Thomas Ray

    Classified reps: Margaret Bdzil, Precious Gerardo, Lorna Maynard

    Faculty reps: Diana Alves de Lima, Rich Booher, Milena Groseva, Anu Khanna, Rick Maynard, Erik Woodbury

    DASB rep: Ian Robertsson

    Absent: Brandi Madison

    Guests: Danielle Altman, Anne Argyriou (FA rep), Randy Bryant, Aidan Campion, Football team members, Pam Grey, Dana Kennedy, Dawn Lee Tu, Rob Mieso, Peter Miskin, Mallory Newell, Edmundo Norte, Nursing program members, Jerry Rosenberg, Mary Santana, Tony Santos, Tim Shively, Kulwant Singh, Marisa Spatafore

    Approval of notes

    The notes from October 9, 2018 were approved.

    Review of Shared Governance Process

    Pape recapped the process of Shared Governance at De Anza College areas:

    She reminded everyone that IPBT makes recommendations—not decisions—to College Council. College Council then makes recommendations to the President, who makes the final decision.

    Ranck briefly gave an overview of Phase 1 Budget Reduction plan. She reminded everyone of the committee’s work, process and outcomes. The Phase 1 goal of $1,228,813 has been met. Ranck emphasized that Instruction still has to meet the second part of the Phase II reduction of $2,412,152 by the end of October 2018. Detailed information is available here.

    Viability Committee Recommendations for Programs Under Consideration

    The Viability Committee met on October 12 to review the data and information that programs provided and recommended for elimination: Football, Wildlife Science Technician and women’s Water Polo. Nursing was not recommended for elimination at this time.


    In Spring 2018, IPBT reviewed the program and after an in-depth discussion voted to move Football to the Viability Committee.

    • The cost of the Football program is high - $250K
    • Foothill College also has Football
    • Savings on General fund, DASB fund, Lottery, Instructional Equipment and faculty load and staff time

    Ranck also noted that football is a high-injury sport, most notably in terms of concussions suffered by players. Part-time coaches Tony Santos and Aidan Campion spoke on behalf of the program.

    IPBT’s recommendation is not to support elimination of the Football program.


    Viability team met with the faculty and staff of the program and the plan of action was presented. The Viability Committee needed more information from Nursing from spring meeting in order to fully consider the program. The program has low productivity by design. Instructional cost savings would be about $1.2 million.

    Shively stated the Nursing program is viable.

    Nursing instructor Peter Miskin and Mission Hospice clinical director Mary Santana delivered brief statements advocating for the Nursing program.

    No vote was taken because the Viability Committee did not recommend elimination.

    Wildlife Science Technician

    The program is small, with cost savings in the part-time faculty cost, which would go toward 1320 dollars.

     IPBT’s recommendation is to eliminate the Wildlife Science Technician program.

    Water Polo (women’s) - savings $21K

    Viability recommendation is to eliminate the program. The committee had a few concerns such as Title 9; many water polo teams in the area.

    • Danielle Van Matt is the only full-time instructor coaching women’s water polo at the district.
    • Title 9 was briefly discussed

    Cost savings of several funds: lottery, instructional equipment, general fund, which does not include labor, additional pay/stipends for faculty.

     IPBT’s recommendation is to eliminate the women’s Water Polo program.

    IPBT’s recommendations will be forwarded to College Council. IPBT is scheduled reconvene on Friday, October 19, to review and discuss further cost savings and reductions.

    The committee may consider other programs for elimination and consider how categorical funds could be strategically used.

    Khanna asked if there are any guidelines from the district pertaining budget reduction.

    Ranck noted that the work is complex, with no easy decisions in terms of meeting the reductions.

    The meeting adjourned at 5:11 pm.

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