General Meeting Information

Date: March 4, 2019
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: ADM 109

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    2:30 - 2:35 p.m. Approval of Agenda & Minutes from February 25 meeting A
    • Chow
    • All
    2:35 - 2:40 p.m. Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action) I All
    2:40 - 2:50 p.m. Needs and Confirmations I/D/A Pape
    2:50 - 3:30 p.m. Course Schdeuling and Enrollment Management Task Force I/D/A Chow
    3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Part-Time Faculty Representation on Administrator Hiring Committees


    • Chow
    • Donahue
    4:00 - 4:20 p.m. Possible Topics/Ideas for Resolutions to Bring to Spring Plenary Previous passed resolutions  I/D Chow
    4:20 - 4:30 p.m. Good of the Order I/D All

    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

  • Minutes

    Meeting Minutes

    Approval of Agenda & Minutes from February 25 meeting
    • Prior to agenda being approved committee representatives expressed interest in adding “public comments” time on the agenda for people to raise issues and bring things to our attention. Public comment topic was added to agenda.
      • Agenda approved
    • Correction to prior minutes: Discussion around the future joint meeting with Foothill Academic Senate occurred. 
      • Motion made by Mary P to approve inviting Foothill Senate to a joint meeting on 4/15 - second by Mary D. 
        • Approved 
    • No objections minutes for 2/25. approved.

    Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action)
    • Carol Cini - FA rep on Facilities Committee.  She reported that they are discussing replacements for electric car charging stations, since the initial charging stations are no longer working and many have been removed - contact Carol
      • Committee discussed the inability to fix the stations due to lack of maintenance contract, which the committee will ensure inclusion in the next round of charging stations. 
      • The new charging stations are to be funded by a grant from Bay Area Air Quality 
      • Foothill has not had any charging stations on their campus. 
    • Karen C. recognized and commended La Voz reporter and regular student attendee/guest Abhiram Rishi Prattipati about his recent La Voz articles on the FW grades and Toxic Masculinity. 
    • Karen C. reported that Students in Shared Governance committee has become active again under DASB Senator and VIDA intern Rex Zhang’s leadership - the committee has worked on creating guidelines and best practices to be more inclusive of students and empower student voices in shared governance.
    • Bhuvi - reported that DASB Student elections are taking place this week, and the Communications Office has agreed to send emails to all 20,000 enrolled students with the link to vote for DASB senators.  There is now a live link for voting on De Anza website
    • Marc C. announced that VIDA hosting Global Issues conference; started by Marc C 12 years ago;

    Needs and Confirmations


    Course Scheduling and Enrollment Management Task Force
    • Ishmael T has agreed to step back in as co-chair. 
      • Susan T - Move Ishmael T to be the co-chair of the committee, and call out for the formation of the committee; Mary D - 2nd, 
      • 18 in favor, no objections, and 1 abstention.

    Part-Time Faculty Representation on Administrator Hiring Committees
    • Laura Savage is our new District Director, Equity, Employment, and Professional Development.  She replaced Pat Hyland who retired. Her job duties include oversight of hiring, retention issues, and support initiatives. Her office is located in the district Human Resources area.  
    • Karen distributed three Documents on District Administrator Hiring Policies-- 
      • 1) CURRENT policy (last updated 2014)
      • 2) DRAFT of revision of policy (last circulated to District Equity Action Council DDEAC when Pat Hyland last chaired it, last academic year..... Laura Savage was present at Senate meeting and she told us that she was told that DDEAC had approved this version back in May, but Karen C. questioned this, since there are no minutes from the May DDEAC meeting, and there were no prior meetings to the May meeting other than November 2017.
      • 3) DRAFT of language about faculty members on administrator hiring committees created by Karen C., Mary Pape, and Mary Donahue..  suggested language is in ALL CAPS. The existing language (2014 version) is in regular black font. Proposed changes on the new draft are in red.
    • Mary D., Karen C., and Mary P. propose changes to include PT representation on administrator hiring committees; there was no representation of PT faculty on the Interim Pres and Interim VP hiring committees, although those hiring committees included student representation;
    • Paul K - Composition of hiring committee of administrators - the proposal for only 2 maximum seats for faculty on these committees is not acceptable
    • Karen C - We can take action at following meeting; she requested the Executive Committee to  look at the rest of the proposed changes to the Administrator Hiring Policies document and bring back feedback to AS

    Possible Topics/Ideas for Resolutions to Bring to Spring Plenary

    Previous passed resolutions:

    • Mayra Cruz will represent us at the Area B meeting on March 22nd in Monterey. The first packet of resolutions  Mayra C will represent AS at meeting in March 22
    • AS State Plenary will be held  on April 11 and 12 in Millbrae
    • Karen C. queried the Executive Committee about whether it is a concern that AB705 implementation may steer underrepresented and underrepresented students towards transfer level Math classes that are not STEM pathway and end up steering underrepresented and underprepared students away from STEM majors/careers.  Discussion ensued, including Thomas R. and Karen C. answering questions about Guided Self-Placement for AB 705 implementation. 
    • Ishmael T - expressed interest in writing a resolution in support of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) resolution to increase PT faculty load to 80%; Mylinh P - expressed interest in writing a resolution against this increase; Mary P - Increasing PTers to 80% would reduce chances of opening up FT positions; Mylinh P - Rather have 67% for all than 80% for few; why not push for more FT jobs? A lot of PTers actually want FT positions - PTers do not all agree on same things - very different opinions of different PTers; Ishmael T - Climbing the ladder is of interest to some PT faculty, since being higher on the ladder means that PT faculty gets assigned more classes; some PT faculty don’t need or want a FT job

    Good of the Order
    • Daniel Soloman from Anthropology expressed his interest in serving on the Academic Senate Course Scheduling and  Enrollment Management (CSEM) Task Force
    • Lisa Markus - FA News
    • Dawn LT - Math AB 705 workshop next Friday, March 15
    • Shagun - OER webinar 
    • Mary D - Reminder to change clocks (spring forward) on Sunday

    Officers and Senators

    Executive Committee Members Present

    Name Position Present
    Karen Chow President Y
    Mary Pape Vice President  Y
    Alicia Del Toro Executive Secretary/Treasurer  
    Ishmael Tarikh PT
    Mary Donahue PT Y
    Paul Klingman App Tech Y
    Pete Vernazza App Tech Y
    Bob Kalpin BHES
    Gayatri Pal BHES Y
    Mia Breen Bus/CIS  
    Mary Pape Bus/CIS Y
    Ron Dunn CA Y
    Ilas Glasman CA  
    Julie Kennedy CD&E  
    Betty Inouye Counseling  Y
    Rob Clem Counseling  Y
    Kevin Glapion DSPS Y
    Anita Vazdifar DSPS Y
    Vacancy ICS/IIS  
    Marc Coronado ICS/IIS Y
    Cheryl Balm PSME  
    Lisa Mesh PSME Y
    Shagun Kaur LA Y
    Kim Palmore LA  
    Susan Thomas SSH Y
    MyLinh Pham SSH Y
    Louise Madrigal PE Y
    Vacancy PE  
    Tom Dolen LR Y
    Mary Sullivan SD  
    Mae Lee Curriculum Committee  

    Guests Present

    Name Position Present
    Thomas Ray Administrator Liaison  Y
    Bhuvi Natarajan DASB Representative
    Bob Stockwell Faculty Association  
    Christina Espinosa-Pieb Interim De Anza President  
    Rob Mieso VP of Student Services  
    Lorrie Ranck Acting VP of Instruction  
    Susan Cheu VP of Administrative Services  
    Hyon Chu Yi-Baker Director of College Life & Student Judicial Affairs  
    Marisa Spatafore Associate V of Communications & External Relations  
    Lorna Maynard Classified Senate President  Y
    Hayman Wong De Anza Student Trustee  
    Mallory Newell Institutional Researcher  
    Moaty Fayek Dean of Business/Computer Info Systems  
    Renee Augenstein Articulation Officer  
    Mary Bennett Tenure Review Coordinator  
    Sheila White-Daniels Dean of Counseling  
    Vacancy Dean of Creative Arts  
    Alicia Cortez Dean of Equity and Engagement  
    Sam Bliss Interim Dean of Physical Education  
    Isaac Escoto FH Academic Senate President  
    Carolyn Holcroft FHDA District Academic Senate President  
    Pam Grey Associate VP of College Operations  
    Stacey Shears Dean of Disability Support Programs & Services  
    Anita Kandula Dean of Biological, Health, and Environmental Sciences  
    Michele LeBleu-Burns Dean of Student Development/EOPS  
    Lisa Mandy Director of Financial Aid  
    Nazy Galoyan Dean of Enrollment Services  
    Edmundo Norte Dean of Intercultural/International Studies  
    Jerry Rosenberg Dean of Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering  
    Judy Miner FHDA Chancellor  
    Dawn Lee Tu Faculty Director of Office of Professional Development Y
    Carolyn Wilkins-Greene Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities  
    Kelly Swanson Director, Book Store  
    David Ulate FHDA Research & Planning  
    Carol Cini FA Rep in place of Bob S. Y
    Lisa Markus   Y
    Laura Savage   Y
    Daniel Soloman   Y
    Abhirim Rishi Prattipati  La Voz Y

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