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The Institutional Equipment Committee (IEC) operates as a subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee to ensure faculty, staff and student involvement in recommending allocations for institutional equipment. The Committee will make recommendations to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee regarding the specific institutional equipment allocations. Standard forms will be used and proposals will be elicited from every department. Requestors will send copies to the supervising Dean/Manager.

Responsibilities

  1. Review and rank institutional equipment requests received from departments based on the following criteria:
    • Institutional improvement and support of the educational master plan. (Will the equipment upgrade the quality of instruction?  Will it facilitate innovation and the application of state-of-the-art technology?)
    • Necessary to meet accreditation standards, and/or health and safety requirements.
    • Impact on enrollment. (Will we be able to accommodate or attract additional students?)
    • Interdisciplinary applications. (Can more than one discipline share the equipment?)
    • Number of students to be served.
    • New acquisition, replacement, age, and obsolescence. (Are there funds available for new equipment? Replacements? How worn out or outdated is current equipment?)
    • Housing/maintenance. (Does the discipline have space for the equipment? Can it provide for its maintenance?)
    • Current equipment budget. (Disciplines with no significant equipment funds in the current budget should receive greater consideration.)
    • Recency of funding. (When did the disciplines last acquire funding?)
  2. Based on Committee review and ranking, recommend institutional equipment purchases to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee. Consult with other appropriate groups, if necessary.
  3. Develop, review and widely communicate timeline, guides, forms, and decisions.
  4. Establish appropriate timelines to complete tasks and make recommendations.

Composition

Five (5) faculty of differing departments, appointed by the Academic Senate
Two (2) classified professionals from the instructional area appointed by the Classified Senate
Two (2) students appointed by the Student Senate
One (1) administrator appointed by the Superintendent/President

Members

Jonathan Eldridge, Chair (Non-Voting)

Faculty
Ron Krempetz, 2018/2019
Ron Palmer, 2018/2019
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant

Classified Professionals
Andy Haber, 2018/2019
Xenia Zarrehparvar, 2018/2019

Students
Vacant
Vacant

Resource
Greg Nelson
David Erlenheim