General Meeting Information

Date: October 24, 2022
Time: 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Location: MLC 255

This meeting will be held HyFlex, meaning anyone can participate in-person or online.  To join remotely, see the Zoom information at the bottom of this page.

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    *** Subject to change until 2:30pm Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 ***
    I. Call to Order and Report Outs

    Welcome (representatives who have not updated their report out, please do so)

    Approval of agenda and minutes from Oct. 17, 2022

    A Balm, Lee

    Public Comment

    I Balm

    Report outs

    I Balm

    II. Needs and Confirmations


    District and College committees - confirmations

     District and College committees - needs


    Balm, Woodbury

    III. Old Business


    Update from the College Council Shared Governance Retreat

    • PAC membership (first read)
    • PBTs in Fall?
    I/D/A Balm


    Academic Senate Recognition of Indigenous People (continued from Oct. 17, 2022)



    Balm, Tapia

    IV. New Business


    Academic Senate interests in FA tenure negotiations

    I Balm

    Academic Senate and Accreditation


    Balm, Woodbury

    V. Other Items

    Virtual Posters

    I/D Balm, All

    Good of the Order


    I Balm

    To request to add an item to the agenda of a future Academic Senate meeting, email by noon on the Wednesday before.

    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

  • Minutes

    Date: October 24, 2022
    Time: 2:30 pm-4:20 pm
    Location: MLC 255


     Member  Present   Absent   Member  Present   Absent 

    Cheryl Jaeger Balm - President 

    X   Anita Vazifdar - DSPS    X
    Erik Woodbury - Vice President & Curriculum Chair X   Kevin Glapion - DSPS X  
    So Kam Lee - Exec. Secretary X   Liliana Rivera - E&E X  
    Mary Donahue - Part-time rep. & FA rep. X   Marc Coronado - IIS X  
    Tom Dolen - ASLR X   Shagun Kaur - LA X  
    Dawn Lee - APASA X   Lauren Gordon - LA X  
    Rana Marinas - BHES X   Mark Landefeld - PE X  
    Jason Bram - BHES X   Rusty Johnson - PE   X
    Glynn Wallis - BFSA   X Alicia Mullens - PSME X  
    Mary Pape - BCAT   Salvador Guerrero X  
    Tim Harper - CTE X   Ravjeet Singh - SSH X  
    Robert Alexander - Gen. Counseling X   Jayanti Roy - SSH X  
    Lisa Castro - Gen. Counseling X   Melinda Hughes - EOPS   X
    Felisa Vilaubi - Emb. Counseling X   Thomas Ray - Adminstrative Liaison (non-voting) X  
    Julie Hughes - CA X   Deborah Armstrong - Classified Staff rep (non-voting) X  
    Marco Marquez - CA   X Edith Chan - DASG (non-voting) X  
    Mari Tapia - DALA X  



    Cheryl Jaeger Balm reminded representatives to update their report out.

    Approval of agenda and minutes from Oct. 17, 2022

    Marc Coronado motioned to move the discussion of the Land Acknowledgement up early in the agenda and limit time to 10 minute. Mari Tapia seconded.  No objection.

    Ravjeet Singh moved, Mari Tapia seconded to approve minutes. No objection.

    Revised agenda and minutes approved by unanimous consent.

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

    Ravjeet Singh: Walk in flu shot clinic for students, staff, and faculty tomorrow.

    Dawn Lee: Some faculty have problems accessing a copier at MLC. Anyone having issues should send a message to Dawn.

    Marc Coronado: The Women Gender and Sexuality Center is in a state of limbo. The new Pride Center did not fully replace WGSC. There are questions about the fundings for the center. Those interested in revising the center should contact Roseanne Quinn.

    Mari Tapia shared in chat a letter she sent to remind students to register to vote.

    Report outs- in the linked PDF

    Academic Senate Recognition of Indigenous People (continued from Oct. 17, 2022)

    Mari Tapia expressed appreciation for the practice of land acknowledgements but would like to do more. She emphasized the importance of this topic and the need to institutionalize this work. She mentioned the upcoming “thanksgiving" intertribal gathering of people on Alcatraz. 

    The Indigenous Peoples' Day Sunrise Gathering on October 10th, and the Indigenous Peoples' Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on November 24th, are organized by the International Indian Treaty Council commemorating the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes.

    Marc Coronado shared that there was once a vital and active Native American Studies program at De Anza that culminated with an annual Pow Wow.

    There was support for bringing back the Pow Wow and hiring an instructor for Ethnic Studies/Native American and Indigenous Studies that includes Pacific Islander, as well as an Equity Action Plan to gather more support from above.

    Some useful links shared in chat:

    Sunrise ceremony

    Native Land Digital mapping tool

    There is an affinity group being formed on campus with upcoming activity. Contact

    The Academic Senate should fund people to attend classes, form reading/study groups and working teams. Provide professional development to educate, support, and build community

    District and College committees - confirmations

    DA faculty rep (1) for the Chancellor hiring committee

    The voting was conducted by Ranked choice ballot

    Voting Result:  Daniel Solomon was selected to be the De Anza Faculty representative for the Chancellor Hiring Committee

    District and College committees - needs

    Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Grant Task force - to be confirmed next week

    Noncredit rep (1) for the Curriculum Committee

    Academic Senate Part-time representative

    Faculty rep (1) for the Campus Center Advisory Board

    Update from the College Council Shared Governance Retreat

    Discussion on how to move forward; how to rebuild trust; better and more effective communication across campus; focus on serving students.

    The retreat spent a good amount of time exploring shared governance in general and how the intent of shared governance could be realized at De Anza. They also looked at the overall structure of committees currently at De Anza and looked at how that current structure might be impacted by changes. They specifically looked at the placement and make up of the PAC.

    They examined:

    Why the PAC vs the PBTs?

    Can PAC do the work?

    How does this affect the various constituencies?

    What should the makeup of the PAC be?

    Decision: implement PAC model on January 1, 2003; continue with PBTs in the Fall. 

    PAC membership: 5 administrators, 5 classified professionals, 5 students, 5 faculty members, 5 members from the affinity groups/EAC.

    PAC is a direct advisory group to the College Council.

    When the Academic Senate voted to boycott the PBTs, it was due to President Holmes' inaction on shared governance. Now that action has been taken, the Academic Senate discussed how to move forward with participating in the PBTs for the rest of the fall quarter.

    Staff the PBTs with the same faculty representatives from last year, request those who have termed out to return for the quarter.  If anyone cannot return, fill that seat with someone with PBT experience from the executive committee.

    SSPBT and APBT members will be returning.

    Returning IPBT members are: Ilan Glasman, Salvador Guerrero, Pati Carobus

    Termed out members were: Alicia Mullens, Daniel Solomon, Andrew Stoddard

    Salvador Guerero motioned that the Academic Senate move forward with participating in the PBT's for Fall 2022; to approve the 3 members to continue to serve the IPBTs for the Fall 2022 quarter and to solicit continuity of service from members whose terms have expired for the remainder of Fall 2022 quarter. Alicia Mullens seconded.

    Yes 18, No 0, Abstain 1. Motion passed.

    Academic Senate interests in FA tenure negotiations

    Tenure is the shared purview of Academic Senate and FA.  

    Some suggestions for negotiation:

    More flexibility in tenure timeline like observation weeks.

    How parental leave works at De Anza. People have had problems surrounding maternity here at FHDA. 

    It's difficult to navigate the process and the related forms.

    People should get input from constituents for what changes they would like to negotiate in the tenure process. 

    Academic Senate and Accreditation

    Writing Team Lead for Accreditation Standard IV.A

    Erik Woodbury motioned, Rajveet Singh seconded for Cheryl Jaeger Balm to be the Academic Senate writing team lead.

    Faculty should read and give feedback to the writing team to formulate the report.

    Virtual Posters

    Tabled until next week.

    Good of the Order

    Happy Diwali everyone.

    Halloween next meeting.


    Erik Woodbury motioned, Ravjeet Singh seconded, to adjourn, no objection.

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