General Meeting Information

Date: April 23, 2019
Time: 4 - 5 p.m.
Location: ADM 109

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    4 :00- 4:10 p.m. Approval of Minutes - April 16, 2019 D/A Pape
    4:10 - 4:30 p.m. Statewide Equity Plan & Insitutional Metrics including Vision for Success Goals - Spring 2019 I/D Newell
    4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Faculty Replacement I/D/A Ranck/Muthyala-Kandula
    4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Program Review Preparations I/D Ranck/Pape

    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

    IPBT Memberships

    Administrative Representative Classified Representatives Faculty Representatives Student Representatives
    • Lorrie Ranck, Co-Chair
    • Sam Bliss
    • Randy Bryant
    • Alicia Cortez
    • Moaty Fayek
    • Anita Muthyala-Kandula
    • Thomas Ray
    • Precious Gerardo
    • Lorna Maynard

    • Diana Alves de Lima (on PDL)
    • Rich Booher
    • Milena Grozeva
    • Anu Khanna
    • Rick Maynard
    • Mary Pape, Co-Chair
    • Erik Woodbury

    Shelly Michael

  • Minutes

    Meeting Notes

     Administrative reps: Alicia Cortez, Moaty Fayek, Anita Muthyala-Kandula, Thomas Ray

    Classified reps:  Precious Gerardo, Lorna Maynard

    Faculty reps:  Anu Khanna, Milena Grozeva, Rick Maynard, Erik Woodbury

    Apologies: Diana Alves de Lima (on PDL), Sam Bliss, Rich Booher, Randy Bryant

    Guests:  Jason Bram, Susan Ho, Dawn Lee Tu, Coleen Lee-Wheat, Lisa Markus, Eric Mendoza, Mallory Newell

     Approval of Minutes

    The notes from April 16, 2019 were approved with minor corrections.

    Equity Plan and Institutional Metrics

    Mallory Newell presented the following reports which will be presented to the Board on May 6th:

    The turn-around time for feedback from shared governance groups on these reports is short due to the State not releasing the needed input data until spring break.

    Concerning the Institutional Metrics, it was noted that “Standard” is the level which we do not want to fall below. Mallory showed the description of methodology used to decide on the percentages could be found. Equity goals from Institutional Metrics are fed into the Equity plan.

    Mallory reviewed the Draft Equity Plan with the committee, and took feedback. Concern was expressed about closing the gap. Rick Maynard noted that some students are offended when labeled as part of the “targeted” students. Discussion underlined that we are here to help and strive to provide resources to students who need them. We need to reach out to faculty to ask them what resources they need. As Moaty noted, students say they do better when they know the instructors care.

    Faculty Replacement

    Lorrie Ranck announced to IPBT members that there has been an unexpected vacancy in Biology department due to one full-time tenure track faculty member’s decision to transfer to an opening at Foothill College. Special consideration to immediately begin the hiring process to fill this position is requested since the faculty member involved is the only full-time instructor who is able to teach the Microbiology course.  Anita Muthyala-Kandula presented facts to support this exception. The load factor for Microbiology course is high (.222) making it challenging to fill with part-time faculty since part-time faculty would be able to teach no more than three courses per year. In addition to the course being necessary for Biology majors, students in many other programs such as Nursing must complete this course. The expected impact on enrollment is 1500 students.

    Concerns were raised. Lisa reminded the body that this vacancy could be filled with FT temporary faculty person for a year allowing bringing this open position to the regular faculty position process next year.

    Moaty stated he fully supported the request to immediately begin the hiring process for this position, but under SRP agreement no FT were to be replaced by FT, but filled through part-time 1320 funds. He did agree having full-time faculty helps with sharing duties and continuity of program.

    Lorrie reminded that this is an opening outside of the SRP agreement. Rick stated at the department level, it only matters that people are gone; not why they are gone.

    However, equally concerning is the negative affect on students and enrollment if the number of sections of Microbiology were severely reduced.

    Rick motioned and it was seconded to hire FT tenure track faculty member for Biology. Vote: 7 yes, 1 opposed, 2 abstain. PASSED

    Last agenda item will be moved to meeting of April 30, 2019.

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