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FPIP (Faculty Position Identification and Prioritization)


Fall 2013 Application can obtain from here.  Due Date: Friday October 25, 2013



The purpose of the Faculty Position Identification and Prioritization (FPIP) is to establish procedures at West Los Angeles College to implement Board Rule 10304.1 of the Los Angeles Community College District's Board of Trustees pertaining to the identification and prioritization of full-time probationary faculty positions.


The philosophy of the FPIP policy shall be to promote fairness and equity in resource allocation, specifically in regard to faculty hiring, in accordance with the mission of the college.  It is the explicit intent of the FPIP Policy to establish an open and objective process which will best serve the collective interestes of the WLAC community.


The prioritization of proposals for faculty hiring shall be based on the needs of the students, the college, the disciplines, the programs, and the enrollment trends.  A wide range of factors shall be considered in the process.


The WLAC Faculty Position Priority list applies to probationary positions funded with program 100.


The President of Academic Senate and Academic Senate jointly nominate the full time faculty committee members.  The appointment shall be for a three year term.  The President of the College shall designate the administrative appointees.  The FPIP commitee shall select a chairperson for a term of three years.

The FPIP Commitee shall be composed of the following:

  • Five (5) Full-Time Faculty

  • Three (3) Administrators

Academic Year of 2013-2014 Membership 

  • Lisa Kamibayashi, Professor of Dental Hygiene, The Committee Chair

  • Mesfin Alemayehu, Professor of Science

  • Norma Jacinto, Professor of Spanish

  • Meric Keskinel, Professor of Economy, AFT representative
  • Micheal Arata, Chair of Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Bob Sprague, VP of Academic Affairs

  • Phyllis Braxton, Intrium VP of Student Services

  • Celena Alcala, Associate Dean of Student Services


The current FPIP Policy can be obtained from here.