General Meeting Information

Date: January 25, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Action Objective                       Discussion Leader
    2:30 - 2:35 Approval of Agenda and Minutes from January 11, 2021 Meeting A   Chow, All
    2:35-3:30 Why Are We Here?  Values Reflection Activity  D Engage in a community-building activity of reflecting on, getting in touch with, and sharing individual core values, led by Dean Edmundo Norte.  This is an activity that other shared governance groups have engaged in and members have found helpful. Norte
    3:30-3:35 Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action) I    
     3:35-3:45 Needs and Confirmations I/D/A


    3:45-4:25  Constitution and ByLaws Review I/D/A  

    --Please be prepared to dive back into Review of the By-Laws (starting from the beginning) today:

    Presented at 10/26 meeting:  Timeline and Process for Review of Constitution and By-Laws

    Dialogue, both small-group and as a whole Executive Committee to:

    • clarify and establish community agreements for safe inclusive dialogue in Academic Senate, as a foundation for inclusive, equity-minded review of Academic Senate Constitution and By-Laws
    • review and agree on the process of review and approval of Constitution and By-Laws
    • review proposed Constitution and By-Laws (Constitution & By-Laws Review Task Force Members: Mary Pape, So Kam Lee, Shagun Kaur, Ishmael Tarikh, Erik Woodbury) and propose any additional edits to ensure that these documents are:
      • relevant/current 
      • reflect actual practice 
      • are not unnecessarily restrictive 
      • promote effective, inclusive, equitable, and collegial governance

    Community Agreements for Safe Inclusive Dialogue

    Jamboard for input

    Governing Documents and Robert's Rules of Order

    Constitution Revision Proposal For Review/Comment

    By-Laws Revision Proposal For Review/Comment 

     Chow, All

    Good of the Order


     The De Anza College community is invited to a special College Council webinar* on shared governance in California Community Colleges. Special guests will be Community College League of California (CCLC) president Larry Galizio and Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) president Dolores Davison. *College Council members will receive a separate, unique link to attend. 



    Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action)Actions:

    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

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  • Minutes

    Approval of Agenda and Minutes from January 11, 2021 Meeting

    • Agenda approved.
    • Minutes approved.

    Why Are We Here?  Values Reflection Activity

    Edmundo Norte, Deans of IIS, facilitated this community building activity for Senate members to examine, reflect upon, and share the roots of individual core values. Other shared governance groups, IPBT and the deans, have engaged in the activity and found it helpful to build a framework for equity in decision making.

    Edmundo introduced the North American Medicine Wheel, and the importance of maintaining balance in the 4 different aspects of human nature, Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual.

    Mental is related to our thoughts, intellect, and judgment. Physical well-being means to move, rest, and nourish the body in healthy ways. 

    Emotional focuses on relationships, connections to each other with meaning and purpose.

    Spiritual/cultural: Ongoing spiritual practices. Work of the ancestors that continues to matter in future generations. How we show up for each other. 

    Creation stories of our values; from early childhood, how we grew up, family dynamics; influences like books or mentors that shape the principles on how we view the world, shape our core values. These are elements that contribute and continue to contribute to our thoughts and decisions. Knowing each other’s stories shifts from the head (mental) to connections (emotional.)

    The activity was to break up into triads in Zoom breakout rooms: 
    “Please take five minutes to tell the story of the creation of your values, particularly those that are related to social justice.  That is, starting with your early experiences through the present day, as our life experiences continue to inform and refine our values.”

    Each person in the triad had five minutes to tell the creation story of their values around social justice: birth order, where they grew up geographically, dynamics/experiences in early childhood and all the things that shaped the way they understand the world and that gave meaning to their sense of justice and equity. By understanding what each other’s experiences they can understand what each other’s recommendations and decisions might be.

    As all came back to the main group, Edmundo’s question to all was: “How was it for you to contribute to this activity?” 

    Responses included: 

    Helpful to meet and a little more about the other faculty.

    It was amazing how 3 people who grew up in 3 corners of the world are so similar in their experiences, values, and motivations.

    So interesting to see how various upbringings have had such an impact on career/passions/values

    Would be nice in the senate to take a little bit of time with this or other activities to get to know each other a bit. Senate can feel so alienating.

    Regular, quick check-in's at either the beginning or end of the meetings.

    Short group check in with different prompts at each meeting or every other meeting. Small group discussions to generate feedback from more members of the senate.

    Support for building community; concern raised about the need to get more senate work done; suggested creation of additional subcommittees, task forces to conduct ongoing senate work; may provide additional space/time for relationship building.

    People could be structurally isolated and separated. Mindfully build in structure to support ongoing connection. Get to know each other as individuals; understand where the other is coming from, especially when there is disagreement on issues.

    Support, sustain, and honor human connection. Strive to express ourselves authentically and honestly in a manner that honors the full humanity of the other person. Strive to learn to listen in a way that is not just listening to the arguments but listen to the heart of the other person.

    Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action)

    • Hyon Chu announced the formation of the ICC (Interclub Council) Program Evaluation Task Force. They will come back next Monday with more details.
    • Bob Stockwell: In the Calbright board hearing last week, Chancellor Judy Miner committed district support for Calbright. This is disturbing and problematic. FA has been advocating against Calbright. They felt strongly that the $140-160 million dedicated to Calbright is a waste of money. Calbright was partly defunded. FA has conveyed their concern to the chancellor.
    • the district's mou with Calbright =$file/Final%20WLIA%20MOU%20(1).pdf
    • Event tomorrow details on VIDA web page; The Assault on Democracy 1130-1:20. FIrst hour is speakers Bob Stockwell, Sal Breiter, Wendy White, second hour dialogue

    Needs and Confirmation


    • FYE Coordinator (Deadline extended to apply: January 19, 2021)
    • Two faculty to serve on Campus Center Advisory Committee (Pam Grey Chair)
      • Hyon-chu and Melinda have attended the meeting;
      • The committee meets once a quarter
      • Re-tile the second level except for the fireside lounge. There are a lot of water leaks near Una Mas. Modernize and update with different color tiles; a lot of water leaks; get feedback from DASB senate; working on a fast track, mid March for bidding; new floor by the time we return to campus.
    • ICC Task Force
    • Karen showed a picture of the new layout in the Academic Senate office.

    Constitution and By-laws Review

    • The executive committee will vote on the revisions after both documents have been reviewed and discussed. Academic Senate members will vote to approve the revisions electronically.
    • Discussion and review of the By-laws. Some of the recommendations were incorporated.
    • Additional recommendations: 
      • 2 DASB representatives in the Associate Membership 
      • Request from embedded counselors to have 2 representatives on AS. 

    Good of the Order

    • The De Anza College community is invited to a special College Council webinar* on shared governance in California Community Colleges. Special guests will be Community College League of California (CCLC) president Larry Galizio and Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) president Dolores Davison.
      Open for everyone to attend.
    • VIDA Event: The Assault on Democracy, 1/26, 1130-1:20. FIrst hour speakers: Bob Stockwell, Sal Breiter, Wendy White; second hour dialogue
    • Cecilia: The library has some extra money this year because they are not currently purchasing books. They have subscribed to Jstor for a one year trial.
    • DASB: general election applications for student reps due February 1st! Info on the DASB website. Budget deliberations begin next Wednesday and will likely continue through February.  Continue work within internal committees, including planning interactive events like the Resource Fair, working on equity issues, and more!
    • Bob S: policy forum, Friday morning 9-12
    • Terence motioned, Cynthia seconded, to adjourn, no objection.





    Karen Chow


    Mary Pape

    Executive Secretary

    So Kam Lee

    Part-time Faculty Representatives

    Ishmael Tarikh

    Mary Donahue

    Academic Services & 
    Leaning Resources

    Cecilia Hui


    Bio/Health/Environmental Sciences 

    Robert Kalpin

    Anna Miller

    Business/Computer Science/
    Applied Technologies

    Rick Maynard

    Hellen Pacheco

    Counseling  and Disability Support Programs & Services

    Betty Inoue

    Kevin Glapion*

    Anita Vazifdar

    Creative Arts  


    Elizabeth Mjelde

    Equity and Engagement

    Cynthia Kaufman


    Intercultural/International Studies

    Anu Khanna


    Language Arts 

    Shagun Kaur

    Lauren Gordon

    Physical Education 

    Louise Madrigal

    Rusty Johnson

    Physical Sciences, Math, & Engineering

    Cheryl Balm (Fall)

    Lisa Mesh (W & Sp)

    Terrence Mullens

     Social Sciences & Humanities

    Rich Booher

    Nellie Vargas

    Student Development & EOPS

    Mary Sullivan


    Curriculum Committee

    Erik Woodbury

    Professional Development*

    Dawn Lee Tu

    Administrator Liaison*

    Lorrie Ranck

    DASB Representative*

    Kimberly Lam

    Faculty Association Representative*

    Bob Stockwell

    *non-voting member





    Lloyd Holmes

    De Anza President

    Rob Miesa

    VP of Student Services

    Christina Espinosa-Pieb

    VP of Instruction

    Pam Grey

    VP of Administrative Services

    Hyon Chu Yi-Baker

    Director of College Life & Student Judicial Affairs


    Marisa Spatafore

    Associate VP of Communications & External Relations

    Scott Olsen

    Classified Senate

    Max Meyberg

    De Anza Student Trustee

    Mallory Newell-

    Institutional Research

    Moaty Fayek

    Dean of Business/Computer Info Systems

    Renee Augenstein

    Articulation Officer

    Brian Malone

    Tenure Review Coordinator

    Daniel Smith

    Dean of Creative Arts

    Eric Mendoza

    Dean of Physical Education and Athletics

    Alicia Cortez

    Dean of Equity and Engagement

    Randy Bryant

    Dean of Career & Technical Education (CTE)

    Kathryn Maurer

    Foothill Academic Senate President

     Isaac Escoto

    FHDA District Academic Senate President

     Pam Grey

    Associate VP of College Operations

     Laureen Balducci

    Dean of Counseling, DSPS & Title IX Coordinator

     Anita Kandula

    Dean of Biological, Health, and Environmental Sciences

     Michele LeBleu-Burns

    Dean of Student Development/EOPS

     Lisa Mandy

    Director of Financial Aid

     Nazy Gayloyan

    Dean of Enrollment Services

     Edmundo Norte

    Dean of Intercultural/International Studies

     Jerry Rosenberg

    Dean of Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering

     Judy Miner

    FHDA Chancellor

     Elvin Ramos

    Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities

     Patrick Gannon

    Director, Book Store

     David Ulate

    FHDA Research & Planning

     Mae Lee

    Curriculum Committee Vice-Chair

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