General Meeting Information

Date: May 10, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Action Objective                       Discussion Leader
    2:30-2:40 Approval of Agenda & Minutes from May 3, 2021 Meeting A   Chow, All

    Public Comment on Items Not On Agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action)

    I/D All

    Needs and Confirmations

    1.  Confirmation for faculty representative on District Energy and Sustainability Advisory Committee 
    2. Confirmation for two faculty on FA Equity Task Force Evaluations Workgroup
    3. Need for faculty representative on Police Chief’s Advisory Committee (PCAB)
    4. Possibly there will be asks to approve hiring committees 

    Summary of Details


     Classified School Employee week May 16-22


    Faculty who would like to show appreciation for Classified Professionals can sign up to for one-time or ongoing payroll deductions using the forms below:

    De Anza 

    Central Services 


    Open Educational Resources (OER) Update


     Update on OER use & opportunities at De Anza


    AP 4222 Remedial Coursework (formerly Remedial Limit Waivers)

    I/D/A  Administrative Procedures 4222's Legally required - CCLC update to to reflect an amendment to Education Code Section 78213 that places certain limits on enrolling students in remedial English or mathematics coursework.  Chow

    Committee & Zoom Reports 


    De Anza Student Government (DASG)

    Instructional Planning and Budget Committee (IPBT)

    Student Services Planning and Budget Committee (SSPBT)

    Technology Committee

    Chancellor's Advisory Committee

            Draft Faculty Hiring Procedures 

    Chancellors & Senior Staff Zooms

    Vaughan, Chow, Pape

    4:25-4:30  Good of the order Items I

    Guided Pathways Work Groups Call For Applications   Deadline to apply/submit interest on form link: For Intersegmental Team: Monday May 17, 5:00 PM.  For Other Work Groups Friday, May 21, 5:00 PM

    May is AAPI Heritage Month

    DE ANZA STANDING AGAINST RACISM events, including Ethnic Studies Faculty Multiracial Panel Friday Series of discussions from April 30-May 28


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

    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

    Zoom Information 

    Join Zoom Meeting

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  • Minutes

    Approval of Agenda and Minutes from May 3, 2021 Meeting

    • Agenda approved.
    • Minutes approved.

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

    Cynthia: VIDA is hiring interns, $16/hour, 10 hours per week. Encourage students to apply. Link:

    Karen: Vice Chancellor of HR Candidate Public Forums. The three candidates will participate in open forums via Zoom on Tuesday, May 11th, in the afternoon.  All members of the district are welcome to participate.  Each candidate will give a brief presentation and then be available for questions from the district community. Link to zoom registration:

    Needs and Confirmation

    Summary of Details

    Confirmation for faculty representative on District Energy and Sustainability Advisory Committee

    Mary has received no volunteers prior to the meeting. She asked for volunteers from those in the meeting.
    Cynthia put her name forward.
    Vote by unanimous consent. No objection. Cynthia confirmed.

    Confirmation for two faculty on FA Equity Task Force Evaluations Workgroup to review J1 and J2
    3 volunteers
    Cheryl Jaeger Balm, PSME, Mathematics, Full-time Tenured
    Spera Georgiou, BCAT, Computer Information System, Full-time Tenured
    Kevin Lee, SSH Paralegal Studies/Administration of Justice, Part-time
    Mary used Survey Monkey to sent out ballots to voting members. Vote for two.
    Results for FA Equity Task Force Evaluations Workgroup
    Cheryl Balm - 14 votes
    Kevin Lee - 9 votes
    Spera Georgiou - 7 votes
    Abstain - 5 votes
    Cheryl Balm and Kevin Lee confirmed.

    Need for faculty representative on Police Chief’s Advisory Committee (PCAB)

    The existing Police Chief’s Advisory Board is transitioning to a shared governance committee called the Police Chief’s Advisory Committee (PCAB). The Academic Senate has been requested by Daniel Acosta and Carla Maitland to appoint one representative for May 2021, June 2021, and all Fiscal Year 2021-22.
    Submit name and other requested information to the Request to Serve Form no later than Friday, May 14 at 5:00 PM. All full-time and part-time faculty are eligible and encouraged to apply.

    Classified School Employee week May 16-22

    Each May, California salutes the important contributions of classified school employees during “Classified School Employee Week” (CSEW).

    This year, classified employees have stepped up to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and proven to be essential workers serving our students and schools like never before.

    “This has been an extremely difficult year, and meeting students’ basic needs as well as their social and emotional needs has been more important than ever. Thankfully, our classified employees have made heroic efforts to step up and support California’s students so they can continue to learn.” – Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

    The board has passed and published a very nice resolution in recognition of the classified professionals.

    Scott shared the following links to the De Anza Classified Senate and the Central Services Classified Senate.

    Faculty who would like to show appreciation for Classified Professionals can sign up to for one-time or ongoing payroll deductions using the forms below:

    There are separate deduction forms for De Anza and Central Services classified professionals.
    De Anza 
    Central Services

    Contributions go toward appreciation gifts for employee of the month, virtual social hour, ice cream social, Camp Classified (professional development day). The day will have many workshops, activities, and raffles.

    Someone asked about joining the classes, especially the cooking ones. Lorrie reminded people that it was important to give the classified professionals space to get together and come together. They have planned and designed the day for themselves. They need that space; people should reach out through email to thank them.

    Open Educational Resources (OER) Update 

    Update on OER use & opportunities at De Anza
    There's been a really positive overall trend with the price of course materials, not just the US trend, also European and Canadian trendl.

    The average cost of textbooks for college students in North America has dropped 20% over the last four years. This is the joint result of OER push for  free course materials, and also publishers dropping prices with digital options and cheaper print copies. Some hardbound textbooks have come down in price as well.

    ASCCC is committed to promote OER within California. The UC and CSU have devoted resources to develop materials for the most common courses. 

    There is a movement to require low cost or free materials in some high schools and colleges. There may be legislative action or local rules that would require a cap on the cost of materials at California community colleges or any public education institution.

    OER trend at De Anza College.
    There's definitely an increase in awareness by our faculty mostly due to an increase in available titles and sources. Faculty have been aware of open stacks textbooks, which cover most math, accounting, and social science courses. There is the new RedShelf digital option for the expensive textbooks.

    According to Mark’s PSYC-001 survey, over 60% of students must carefully budget expenses and appreciate free materials and appreciate free materials

    Their newly adopted bylaws allocates 50% of contributions received toward student support and textbooks. The number one use of money saved is Buying Food.

    Survey of COMM students by Shagun Kaur and Donna Stasio (end of 2020)
    39% skipped buying a book, due to cost.
    25% have shared a book due to costs
    15% believe they earned a lower grade due to not buying a required book.

    The De Anza community has been a mature long time OER advocate with strong administrative support. De Anza will be part of a nationwide study of “Open Pedagogy” with Achieving the Dream (nonprofit), in collaboration with SRI.

    The data for student usage of free or low-cost text shows significant increase between 2018 and 2021. Zero-cost represents 55% of total for Spring 2021.
    Heavy OER users at De Anza are Astronomy, CIS, Geology, Humanties, Environmental Studies/Science, and Psychology.

    Benefits realized by DA OER users.
    Ownership of discipline knowledge. No more “I can’t get the book yet.” Students appreciate the difference. Focus on student learning and align with SLOs. Increased richness and variety in auxiliary content. Social justice and equity. Lower the cost of education for all students.

    Staff Development Training on OER, Friday 6/11, 10 to 11 am.
    Information in the Affordable Texts section of the DA website. 

    Is the OER digital version students purchased theirs to keep? Or is it just for that quarter? It depends on the vendor. Most have an expiration date. There are different packages that may allow access from one term to one academic year.

    Some disciplines do not have pre-existing OER materials. When creating materials, where to get figures and how to meet accessibility requirements. Biology OERs are severely compromised by the lack of high quality illustrations and photos.

    The system does not offer lifetime access. In some areas like nursing, basic reference information/material do not change. Such material may be available through their work places. Some people have always wanted to keep their texts as references. Some people sell their books back every year.

    The digital rental could be a more expensive option since there is no buyback. The buy back prices are pretty low.

    The bookstore has a page of free textbook downloads for students. 

    Some classes require access code that are expensive; 
    Call out classes or professors with expensive textbooks

    Negotiate prices with the publishers. Departments should negotiate with publishers. It takes some more work, but as Mark pointed out it is worth it.

    ASCCC OERI just finished a third round of RFP for OER development. A place to see OER used in CCC by C-ID and TMC is:

    Remedial Coursework (formerly Remedial Limit Waivers)
    AP 4222

    Administrative Procedures 4222's Legally required - CCLC update to reflect an amendment to Education Code Section 78213 that places certain limits on enrolling students in remedial English or mathematics coursework.

    Karen has received feedback primarily from Math and English.

    The first suggestion from a math faculty is to strike out in the proposed draft the sentence “Remedial coursework consists of pre-collegiate basic skills courses” The term “remedial” used by the California Community College, the Community College League of California, reflects current legislation and the current Title V.

    It was proposed that the term should be clarified as followed
    Per California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 55035, “remedial coursework” refers to non degree-applicable basic skills courses.
    Every time “remedial” appeared, replace it with “basic skills coursework.”
    Replace “semester” with “quarter.”
    Replace “college level” with “degree applicable coursework.”
    Draft AP4222

    Motion to approve this version and for Karen to bring these edits to the district APM, Academic and Professional Matters.
    Mary S moved, Cynthia seconded
    Yes 16, No 0, Abstain 0, motion passed.

    Standing Committee Updates

    De Anza Student Government (DASG)
    This Thursday Racial Justice town hall, 4 to 6 pm. 
    Logo contest for the Office of College Life and the DASG to go with the new name change.
    Hosting and funding an anti-blackness panel and collaborating with black outreach.
    On Wednesday, they will issue a statement  to condemn anti semitism on campus and in the community.
    Continue with training for new senators, Committees are updating codes and by-laws

    Instructional Planning and Budget Committee (IPBT)
    April 27 meeting minutes; IPBT has prioritized these 6 positions: Environmental Science,  Film/TV animation, Film/TV Production, Communications, English/ Writing, and Physics. They are moving forward with these position recommending them to College Council.
    In their Website under “faculty priority hiring” are all the information on the decision. They are focused particularly looking at ethnicity and diversity.

    Student Services Planning and Budget Committee (SSPBT)
    Presentation by Admission and Records; implementation of adobe sign enrollment system with electronic signature.
    Financial aid presentation; reflection on their program review; ways they have developed their online presence through zoom; did institutional research on middle class family, potential for aid; disparity\ies that existed by ethnicity.

    Mary D: Faculty Assn (union)
    Email from the Office of Assemblymember Evan Low,
    “Happy to report AB 1432” (California Online Community College) “made it off the floor today with a vote of 71 AYES, 0 NOES, and 7 ABSTAINS. Thank you for your continued advocacy and support as we move to the Senate!”
    It’s a step to end CalBright

    Technology Committee
    Developing technology plan for the next 3 years; 4 goals/pillars.
    Increase student access to technology for learning and for services.
    Increase and enhance professional development.
    Collaboration With ETS

    Chancellors & Senior Staff Zooms
    Congratulations to the Foothill pharmacy program, ranked #1
    Library link to Dr DeDruy
    Discussion on vaccination, still in emergency approval stage; vaccine not fully accepted
    Email to Susan Cheu, about the return to working spaces.

    De Anza College Nursing department ranked the Best Registered Nursing Program in California

    Online virtual graduation website:
    $70 graduation box; financial assistance available
    Acknowledgment to the powerful multicultural panels; encourage faculty to participate; link to register; PGA credit
    Last week, Kimberly Lam and other panelists shared their experiences; all sessions are and will be recorded and posted.
    Ethnic Studies Panel:

    Chancellor’s Advisory Committee
    Approve policies, updates and drafts.
    Discussion around vaccination; and return to campus; TP tests being required; COVID vaccine; vaccination policy; cross district consultation task force.
    Faculty hiring procedures; a draft is being circulated; try to get it passed no later than June; APM will be looking at it on Wednesday.
    Survey of employees and students around housing and how to prioritize housing.

    Good of the Order

    • Guided Pathways Work Groups Call For Applications  

    • Deadline to apply/submit interest on form link: for Intersegmental Team, Monday May 17, 5:00 PM.  For Other Work Groups, Friday, May 21, 5:00 PM

    • May is AAPI Heritage Month
    • DE ANZA STANDING AGAINST RACISM events, including Ethnic Studies Faculty Multiracial Panel Friday Series of discussions from April 30-May 28
    • Dawn; deadline for conference and travel application, starting to get a number of applications. Try to get them in as soon as possible. All forms in adobe sign.
    • Mental Health Awareness Week May 17-21
    • Movies for Mental Health (Online) May 19 11:30. Registration required.
    • Lecture Breaker Virtual Summer Conference, June 8-10.
    • The 5th annual Queer and Now Conference, May 27th at 12 pm.
    • Mary S motioned, Terrence 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


    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

    Lisa Mesh

    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

    DASG Representative*

    Lianna Vaughan

    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)

    Thomas Ray

    Dean of Language Arts

    Kathryn Maurer

    Foothill Academic Senate President

    Isaac Escoto

    FHDA District Academic Senate President

    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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