General Meeting Information

Date: May 24, 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 17, 2021 Meeting A   Chow, All

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

    I/D All

    Credit by Exam (CBE): Proposed Change to De Anza local requirement (second discussion)

    I/D/A  Proposal to remove local requirement (see p. 28 of De Anza College Catalog) that before requesting CBE, a student must "first successfully complete 15 units at De Anza."  Chow

    Needs and Confirmations


     I. Confirmations:

    • Police Chief's Advisory Committee
    • IIS Hiring Committees
    • Affordable Housing Taskforce
    • District Academic Senate

    II Needs:

    • FYE Coordinator
    • Reminder: IPBT Representation
    • Reminder: SSPBT Faculty Representation
    • Faculty needed  as Non-credit liaison on Curriculum leadership Team
    • PDL Committee

    Summary of details


    Committee & Zoom Reports 


    De Anza Student Government (DASG)

    Instructional Planning and Budget Committee (IPBT)

    Energy & Sustainability Advisory Committee

    Chancellors & Senior Staff Zooms

    Vaughan, Chow, Pape, Kaufman


    Shared Governance Reflection Questions


    Presentation & feedback on answers to Shared Governance Reflection Questions

    Jamboard feedback activity 



    Divisions & Departments --what should they be discussing regarding Return to Campus & 2020-21 course scheduling decision making?


    Time for discussion of questions and issues that Divisions & Depts. should discuss regarding Return to Campus & 2020-21 course scheduling decision making


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

    May is AAPI Heritage Month

    Queer & Now Conference, Thursday, May 27, 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM with keynote speaker adrienne marie brown

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

    Upcoming De Anza End of Year Celebrations (updated with more events as they become announced): 


    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 May 17, 2021 Meeting

    • Agenda approved.
    • Minutes approved.

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

    • One Book project is a year long OPPORTUNITY to collaborate and participate. They want to start with some faculty in fall, add in more in winter, then more faculty in spring. It is optional, no one will get in trouble for not participating. They are making it easy and exciting for people to want to participate.

    Dawn announced the Trans Inclusion Training, Friday, 6/4, 10 am-2 pm. Email Register at  Presented by De Anza's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Center. PGA CREDIT AVAILABLE

    Credit by Exam (CBE): Proposed Change to De Anza local requirement (second discussion)

    Proposal to remove local requirement (see p. 28 of De Anza College Catalog) that before requesting CBE, a student must "first successfully complete 15 units at De Anza."

    This was a request from CTE. They have been working with dual enrolled students that found this requirement to be a barrier for them to request credit by exam. This has been an existing De Anza local requirement. Foothill does not have this requirement

    Mary D moved to remove the 15 units minimum requirement, Mary Sullivan seconded.
    Yes 18, N0 0, Abstain 1, motion approved.

    Needs and Confirmation

    1. Confirmations:

    Police Chief's Advisory Committee
    Cynthia Kaufman, Equity and Engagement VIDA, Full-time Tenured
    James T Suits, Social Science & Humanity, Admin. of Justice, Full-time Tenured
    Ishmael Tarikh Social Sciences and Humanities, Political Science, Part-time

    The original plan was to vote using SurveyMonkey in email after the meeting.
    Cynthia withdrew after seeing the names of the other candidates.

    Ishmael moved as a matter of point of order to hold the vote during the meeting for the police chief committee position, seconded by Betty.
    Yes 18, No 0, Abstain 1. Motion carried.

    Vote between the 2 candidates
    James 2, Ishmael 16, No abstain.
    Ishmael confirmed.

    Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies Hiring Committees, 2 positions, 1 committee
    Edmuno Norte, Dean IIS, Chair of Committee
    Mae Lee, Asian American Studies, Faculty
    Catie Cadge-Moore, Intercultural Studies / Art History, Faculty
    Hua-Fu Liu, Mandarin Language and Culture, Faculty
    Jorge Morales, Counselor, First Year Experience (FYE), Faculty
    TBD EO Representative
    An email invitation to serve was sent out to all IIS Division FT instructors and adjunct instructors who teach in Intercultural/Ethnic Studies. The above IIS instructors are the three who stepped up to volunteer. To include greater experience working with Chicanx/Latinx Students (and also for greatergender balance), I reached out to Jorge Morales who has long coordinated with our CHLX & CETH faculty who teach for the Puente and FYE programs, and he graciously agreed to serve.

    Mary S moved to confirm, Cynthia seconded.
    Vote by unanimous consent, no objection, committee confirmed.

    Affordable Housing Taskforce
    Lita Kurth, Language Arts, English, Part-time
    Mary S moved to approve, Cynthia seconded
    Vote by unanimous consent, no objection, confirmed.

    District Academic Senate President, 2021-22.
    The position alternates between Foothill and De Anza. This year the president has been Isaac Escoto from Foothill. Next year the president will come from De Anza. The president should have served as an Academic Senate officer in the last 5 years.

    Mary P nominated Karen Chow.
    Cynthia moved to accept the nomination, Mary S seconded.

    Comments: Karen is the ideal candidate with her service at the state level to provide continuity and advocacy for both campuses. 

    For this position, they have reached out to past officers Jim Nguyen and Mayra Cruz, both have declined. 

    Yes 19, No 0, Abstain 0. Confirmed.

    II Needs:
    FYE Coordinator

    3 IPBT Faculty Representatives (volunteer by 6/4/2021)

    3 SSPBT Faculty Representatives (volunteer by 6/4/2021)

    Non-credit liaison on Curriculum leadership Team (volunteer by 6/4/2021)

    One Faculty needed PDL Committee (volunteer by 6/4/2021)
    One faculty representative. This is the committee that approves PLDs and training and retraining funds.

    Faculty PDLs, and Training/Retraining funds. Helpful information:
    PDL Faculty Committee Guide 
    Article 17 
    Sample Meeting Schedule
    Direct questions to Tuan Tonthat

    Summary of details

    Committee & Zoom Reports

    De Anza Student Government (DASG)
    Continue with committee code update, should be done by 5/26 except for the by-laws
    5/28 3-5 pm: Environmental Career Fair hosted by the DASG Environmental Sustainability Committee, the Zero Waste and Climate Awareness Club and the Acterra Young Professional Group. Register at

    6/2 3-5 pm: Recognition gala for the current DASG Senate
    6/4 3-5 pm: Fighting Anti-Blackness Panel;
    6/9 last training and affirmation for new senate members
    6/11 1-3 pm: Mental Fitness Project 

    Instructional Planning and Budget Committee (IPBT)
    Voted and approved reassignment of Mae Lee to be Asian American instructor. The approved open Asian American position was changed to Comparative Ethnic Studies. The Ethnic Studies department will be better positioned to meet the new ethnic studies requirement for the California state universities. They approved some CTE fund allocations. 

    They heard the division deans spoke on behalf of the positions in Physics and Environmental Sciences.The division deans for all 6 requested positions have shared their goals and accomplishments.

    Energy & Sustainability Advisory Committee
    The District Energy Plan focused on being as green as possible through efforts to eliminate natural gas in new buildings and also promote public transportation to reduce emissions.
    Link to this year’s energy plan and its main goals

    Senior Staff Zoom
    Heidi reported on the fantastic week of Classified Professional activities that ended with an ice cream social.
    Poll taken at the meeting indicated that 90% fully vaccinated, 2% have received the first dose. 
    Campus Vaccination Clinic, 6/8 to 6/10; opened to De Anza students and district employees.
    Tina and Jennifer reported on the campus facilities work and the installation of  the first hyflex room that could offer hybrid classes in person and in zoom. Dawn is on the team that will provide training on the use of hyflex.
    More on graduation; encouraged faculty and classified professionals to volunteer and help.

    Shared Governance Reflection Questions

    Presentation & feedback on Shared Governance Reflection Questions
    Karen shared the document that she has compiled for questions 1 and 3.

    1. Reflecting on the work of your governance group over the past year, how did this work help fulfill our vision, mission, values, strategic initiatives, Institutional Core Competencies, and commitment to equity?
    2. Reflecting on your groups’ ability to disseminate information to its stakeholders, what are some strengths and weaknesses in regards to ensuring that all stakeholders are informed of the committee’s activities, processes, policies and decisions? How can you improve your process for information dissemination next year?

    Answers to Shared Governance Reflection Questions 1 & 3

    Jamboard feedback activity on question 2

    Reflecting on your governance group’s processes and practices over the past year, please identify what has been working and what changes you plan to implement over the next academic year to ensure continuous improvement.

    There were 9 breakout rooms for people to pair-share.

    Divisions & Departments --what should they be discussing regarding Return to Campus & 2021-22 course scheduling decision making?

    Karen shared the 5/24/2021 Open Letter to District and College Leaders from FA and Academic Senate Leadership of both De Anza and Foothill Colleges. They wrote the letter over the weekend as an urgent, collective petition that the Faculty Association and the Academic Senate leadership of the district be immediately and fully included in college and district-level decision making regarding course scheduling and classroom/facilities safety in the District/Colleges' evolving return to campus plans. They recognized the difficulties of keeping up with the moving targets of county, state and even federal guidelines. Their chief concern is the lack of clarity and sometimes contradictory messaging regarding the scheduling of Fall classes. These and other concerns are outlined in the open letter.

    Time for discussion of questions and issues that Divisions & Depts. should discuss regarding Return to Campus & 2020-21 course scheduling decision making

    There was a discussion on requiring vaccination and testing. The UC’s and CSU’s are requiring vaccination.  SJSU was still implementing pandemic mitigation strategies (limited capacity rooms, 30 minutes between each class, masks still required).

    On May 18, Santa Clara County mandated that “all businesses and governmental entities determine the COVID-19 vaccination status of their employees, contractors, volunteers, and others who regularly work onsite.” 

    Although the district is not currently requiring employees to be vaccinated, people may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

    PE will have some on campus classes in the summer, including swimming and badminton. Mary D shared her social distancing instruction for her class.

    Some people wanted more information about campus and class conditions before making the decision to return to campus. It is entirely voluntary for people to return. 

    Autotech has been teaching on campus since September, and has scheduled in person classes for summer and fall. It has been working well. They have been doing lectures via zoom and bringing in students in small groups.

    Biology just started re-roofing two buildings and will not be able to access their labs.

    There was concern about the old HVAC system and small class rooms in L quad

    Teachers are human beings, not silos, everyone has situations they have to work around in their households, like aging parents and young children who will not get vaccinated. It is worse with adjunct faculty, coming from their homes and environments.

    District does not have a policy on vaccination. It doesn't make sense.

    How can an instructor feel safe in a full classroom with 50 students and  no social distancing? Some division deans have been heavy handed about demanding certain classes to be offered in certain modality.

    Curious as to how things evolve over the summer… now the CDC is pretty much telling people that vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks anymore… interested to see how California’s rules evolve.State Senate passes a resolution in Spring Plenary that asserts faculty primacy in teaching modality -

    The Dept. of Political Science has asked (and received) Fall preferences, but we have been given no guarantee of choice of face to face or particular classes.

    Even with a vaccine policy, I want to know how it will be reinforced for students. Because the classroom space is inadequate for social distancing. So any policy has to include measures for how it will be reinforced and whose responsibility it will be to reinforce. I can’t imagine that they would expect faculty to take on this role…

    APBT reports reveal that the level of cleanliness even before the pandemic was limited due to being short staffed over the years. Some people are not comfortable coming back to a campus in a 1960s building with 30 students and poor ventilation

    CA govt shared that indoor mega events as of une 15 will require either proof of vaccination or negative covid test.

    State Senate passes a resolution in Spring Plenary that asserts faculty primacy in teaching modality - this : Flexibility in Attending Academic Senate:

    Discussion on Optimum HQ

    The same issue comes up for counselors, we are in small spaces with our students, often unventilated, windowless offices where social distancing is not possible.

    Could remote learning be added as a disability accommodation from now on, even when the pandemic is not happening anymore? It would be a fantastic aid for students who have illnesses/conditions that cause frequent absences.

    Good of the Order

    • May is AAPI Heritage Month
    • Queer & Now Conference, Thursday, May 27, 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM with keynote speaker adrienne marie brown
    • DE ANZA STANDING AGAINST RACISM events, including Ethnic Studies Faculty Multiracial Panel Friday Series of discussions from April 30-May 28
    • Upcoming De Anza End of Year Celebrations (updated with more events as they become announced): 
    • Total lunar eclipse (moon turns red) very early in the morning Wednesday, May 26. (maximum  4:11 a.m. to 4:25 a.m.).
    • Transfer-Mentors Celebration, 6/16, 3-4:30
    • Terence motioned, Betty 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)

    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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