General Meeting Information
Date: November 2,
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Time Topic Action Objective Discussion Leader 2:00 - 2:30 Foothill Academic Senate Meeting (separate agenda from FH Academic Senate President Kathryn Maurer) FH President Kathryn Maurer will lead a meeting of Foothill Academic Senate Maurer 2:30-2:40 Welcome & Approval of Meeting Agenda A Chow, Maurer 2:40 - 2:50 Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senates cannot discuss or take action) I All 2:50-3:50
Review of ASCCC Fall Resolutions to take to Fall Plenary
Senate Presidents Maurer and Chow and District Academic Senate President Escoto to present on ASCCC (statewide Academic Senates of the California Community Colleges) Fall Plenary Resolutions they feel significant to highlight and/or invite discussion on. These resolutions will be debated and voted on on Saturday, November 7 at the Fall Plenary voting session. FHDA Voting delegates will be: Kathryn Maurer (for Foothill College), Mary Pape (for De Anza College), Isaac Escoto (District Academic Senate President who votes in alignment with both DA and FH Presidents when their votes are in agreement), and Karen Chow (as ASCCC Executive Committee Member, she votes as an independent delegate).
Chow, Maurer, Escoto 3:50-4:00
Good of the Order
I/D Announcements All 4:00
Joint Meeting Adjournment (Foothill Academic Senate not required for remaining De Anza Academic Senate Agenda Items)
A All 4:00-4:05 Approval of Minutes from De Anza Academic Senate October 26 meeting A Chow 4:05-4:15 De Anza Academic Senate Needs and Confirmations I/D/A
De Anza VP Mary Pape will present a confirmation for approval for Instructional Planning and Budget Team (IPBT) PT faculty voting member. T
Need: We have a need for two faculty members to serve on the Hiring Committee for the permanent Vice-Chancellor of Human Resources. FT tenured faculty or untenured FT faculty in Phase 3, Year 4 of tenure review, or PT faculty with rehiring preference are eligible to serve. Interested faculty should submit requested information on the Request to Serve form by 5:00 PM, Friday, November 13.
Standing Committee updates (may include campus committees and shared governance groups not on this list)
- Administrative Planning and Budget Team (APBT)
- College Council
- De Anza Associated Student Body (DASB)
- Instructional Planning and Budget Team (IPBT)
- Student Services Planning and Budget Team (SSPBT)
- Curriculum Committee
- Equity Action Council (EAC)
- Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Committee
- College Planning
- Campus Facilities Committee
- Tech Committee
- Online Advisory Group
- Chancellor's & Senior Staff Weekly Zoom Update/Q&A Forums (open to all district/campus, not shared governance committees)
- Consultation Council (new group assembled by Chancellor Miner)
I/D Update from College Council Meeting
Representatives From Committees
(Chow, Pape, etc)
A = Action
D = Discussion
I = Information
Join Zoom Meeting Phone one-tap: US: +14086380968,,94290679356# or +16699006833,,94290679356# Meeting URL: https://fhda-edu.zoom.us/j/94290679356?pwd=TUJ4N3ZWMnl3dG9uNkxrVlg1OEU0Zz09&from=msft Meeting ID: 942 9067 9356 Passcode: 794193
- Introductions in chat. Names, Departments, and Colleges.
Approval of November 2 Joint Meeting Agenda
- Agenda approved.
Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action)
- Bob Stockwell: Student, Faculty, Staff Election Activism
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Review of ASCCC Fall Resolutions to take to Fall Plenary
Resolutions List/Table For Discussion
Senate Presidents Maurer and Chow and District Academic Senate President Escoto highlighted a list of ASCCC (statewide Academic Senates of the California Community Colleges) Fall Plenary Resolutions that they feel significant for discussion.
These resolutions will be debated and voted on on Saturday, November 7 at the Fall Plenary voting session. FHDA Voting delegates will be: Kathryn Maurer (for Foothill College), Mary Pape (for De Anza College), Isaac Escoto (District Academic Senate President who votes in alignment with both DA and FH Presidents when their votes are in agreement), and Karen Chow (as ASCCC Executive Committee Member, she votes as an independent delegate).
Discussion on 3.01 F20 Support The Anti-Racism Pledge
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges distribute “The Anti-Racism Pledge ” 3;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges ask faculty and other stakeholders to examine their personal role and commit to dismantle structural racism by signing “The Anti-Racism Pledge”; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, in order to work toward ending institutional discrimination, provide deeper training that reveals and addresses the inherent racism embedded in societal and educational institutions to faculty by spring of 2021.
Mary D. reported some responses she received to this resolution.
One asked: "What happens to faculty who won't sign it?"
"I'm opposed. This is simply arm twisting us to do something we are already legally obliged to do in our jobs. It's a "feel good" exercise which serves no true purpose in the elimination of "institutional racism", if such a thing even exists at De Anza. I acknowledge the achievement gaps we see in our work, but this does nothing to narrow those gaps?"
Comment from Tim Shively, FA
"The Senate has no authority to require the union’s membership to sign anything. Each individual faculty member can decide for themselves whether or not to sign such a pledge as a matter of their own conscience."
Discussion of the pros and cons on the pledge. It demonstrates strong support and commitment for anti-racism. There was also serious concern about being mandated to sign the pledge.
This is a request, an ask, in no way a requirement. Some faculty are concerned about signing a contract; requiring a signature is a contract.
The pledge is a personal commitment; it is not a requirement; it is a public declaration; it is not a contract, to be held liable. However, a pledge could create a us vs them situation.
Cynthia moved to recommend to the delegate to vote yes/up, on the resolution, Betty seconded. 32 yes, 2 no, 1 abstain, motion passed.
The resolution has brought up some strong concerns. Suggestion for continuing the conversation. This is an ongoing discussion that we need to have across campus.
Discussion on Resolution 6.01 Oppose the Legislation of Curriculum without Inclusion of Academic Senate Participation
Whereas, Curriculum, especially curriculum that leads to the expansion of required courses and units, should be driven by faculty to meet the educational needs of the community it serves with consideration of transfer opportunities and the capacity to hire faculty in disciplines that could be required due to the legislation;
Whereas, Title 5, Division 6 of the California Code of Regulations, established by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and including curricular requirements for the California Community Colleges, has the strength of law;
Whereas, The California Community Colleges Board of Governors Standing Orders section 332 requires that “the advice and judgment of the Academic Senate will be primarily relied upon whenever the policy involves an academic and professional matter”; and
Whereas, Efforts to write California community colleges’ curriculum into legislation have the potential to supersede collegial consultation and the primacy of academic senates in curriculum recommendations;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges assert that curricular requirements for the California Community Colleges system should reside in Title 5, Division 6 of the California Code of Regulations and not in California Education Code; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose legislation that establishes curriculum for the California community colleges but that does not include the ASCCC in curriculum and educational program development as specified in Title 5 53200(c).
Some recent developments in the legislation have prompted this resolution. The passage of AP705 which regulates student placement into Math, English, and ESL courses. Recent passage of AP1640 which impacts the CSU system with an ethnic studies graduation requirement.
Bob S argued for a Yes on this resolution. The argument that things could move faster if mandated from above from the legislature is a big leap. He would like to see AS exercise greater leadership to achieve equity and anti-racism rather than placing the trust in the legislature. Curriculum should be led by faculty with faculty involvement.
Is this designed to overturn AB705?
This does not overturn any legislatures already passed. It sends the message of opposition to legislation that establishes a curriculum without the Academic Senate involvement in curriculum and educational program development as specified in Title V.
There is something important about faculty control over curriculum.
There were concerns over the possible rigidity in the resolution. This resolution takes such a hard line that there is not room for some accommodation where opposition is not necessary. This does not allow for adaptability or flexibility.
What happens to a bill when ASCCC opposes it. AB705 passed, despite faculty opposition.
The Ethnic studies requirement has a lot of faculty support.
Cynthia moved to recommend the delegates to vote yes on the resolution, Erik seconded. 18 yes, 10 no, 6 abstain. Motion passed.
Expecting more debates on the floor.
Discussion on 9.04 Ethnic Studies graduation requirement for California associate degree
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office through existing processes and recommend that the California Code of Regulations Title 5 §55063 be amended to include an ethnic studies graduation requirement for California community college associate degrees by adding the following text:
The governing board of a community college district shall confer the associate degree upon a student who has demonstrated competence in reading, in written expression, in ethnic studies, and in mathematics…
Effective for all students admitted to a community college for the Fall 2021 term or any term thereafter, competence in ethnic studies shall be demonstrated by obtaining a satisfactory grade in a course from an ethnic studies discipline at the first- or second-year level. Satisfactory completion of an ethnic studies course at the first- or second-year level shall satisfy both this competency requirement and the coursework requirement set forth in subdivision (b) of this section.
De Anza already has ethnic studies requirement for an associate degree.
CSU just introduced their Area F Ethnic Studies GE requirement.
Concern over not having classes available to meet the requirement for a degree.
At De Anza, ethnic studies classes have really good enrollment. The classes make a huge difference for the students. It is now in alignment with CSU. Great for enrollment and intellectually valuable for students.
Foothill is trying to build an Ethnic Studies program; the mandate would bring institutional commitment to such a program.
Concern over the language being too permissive in the last paragraph.
Cynthia moved to recommend delegates to vote yes on this resolution, Kerri Ryer seconded. 24 yes, 5 no, 4 abstain. Motion carried.
9.05 Clarify and Strengthen the Ethnic Studies General Education
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office through existing processes and recommend that Title 5 §55063 (b) (2) be removed from the California Code of Regulations; and
Resolved, that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office through existing processes to establish an ethnic studies General Education requirement for California Community colleges by adding a fifth area to Title 5 §55063 (b) (1) entitled (E) Ethnic Studies.
To support the creation of a Ethnic Studies General Education requirement, not a graduation requirement.
Issac refers to language in Title V, adding in specificity, naming the 4 groups, strengthening by making it more specific as to what Ethnic Studies means.
Cynthia moved to direct the delegates to vote yes on this resolution, Cecilia seconded. 28 yes, 1 no, 3 abstain, motion carried.
20.01 The Role of Student Employees in Advancing Faculty Diversification
Bob highlighted it as a strong resolution that supports student engagement.
and student employment like peer to peer mentoring and tutoring.
There will be another joint meeting in the spring. Both presidents are open to ideas and topics for an additional joint meeting.
Joint Meeting Adjournment (Foothill Academic Senate not required for remaining De Anza Academic Senate Agenda Items)
- Erik moved to adjourn the joint meeting, Rusty seconded. No objection.
Approval of Minutes from De Anza Academic Senate October 26 meeting
- Minutes approved
Needs and Confirmation
Confirmation for Instructional Planning and Budget Team (IPBT) PT faculty voting member
There were 3 candidates.
DuJuan Green, Administration of Justice, SSH; Salvador Guerrero, Math, PSME; Ishmael Tarikh, Political Science, SSH
Ishmael withdrew his candidacy. He put in his name to make sure that the PT faculty voting seat on IPBT is filled by a part time faculty. With the current PT volunteers, he felt confident that the position will be in good hands.
DuJuan Green, Administration of Justice, SSH, shared his background and experience that will bring fresh perspective to the IPBT. He believed in shared governance and diversity. Also, his passion for teaching and dedication to his students.
Cheryl B explained that Sal is expecting the first child and can not be present; he is also very devoted to the students.
Voting via Survey Monkey; there is an added abstain option to make sure all 24 votes are counted. Ballots will be sent out and due at 5pm.
Two faculty members to serve on the Hiring Committee for the permanent Vice-Chancellor of Human Resources.
FT tenured faculty or untenured FT faculty in Phase 3, Year 4 of tenure review, or PT faculty with rehiring preference are eligible to serve.
Interested faculty should submit requested information on the Request to Serve form by 5:00 PM, Friday, November 13.
Karen expressed her enthusiasm and delight at the number and quality of the volunteers; she thanked Ishmael for stepping down to welcome new voices to shared governance. No matter the outcome, this is a positive development for the college and AS.
Survey Monkey Ballot sent to voting member email, vote by 5pm for:
IPBT Part-time Faculty to complete term ending with end of Spring quarter 2021 (currently total voting members = 24)
DuJuan Green 18 votes
Salvador Guerrero 5 votes
DuJuan Green was appointed by the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate to the Instructional Planning and Budget Team.
Standing Committee updates
Had the first meeting with President Holmes as co-chair.
The main action in that meeting was to view and consider the joint PBTs budget reduction proposals.
There were 2 proposals. It was emphasized that they are not actual reductions; but proposed collateral scenarios in the event of a budget reduction, if requested.
SSPBT recommended the first draft. APBT and IPBT presented the 2nd draft. In the 2nd draft there is no reduction from 1320 but took more reduction from Fund 400.
There was a motion for the College Council to accept and to recommend that President Holmes present draft 2 to the Chancellor. The motion carried.
President Holmes emphasized that he will come back to all the PBTs with more budget details before any budget reduction decisions.
President hopes to discuss the work of the Task Force and the formation of a task force to look at De Anza shared governance structure. The survey result will be published on the college website. There was a question and concern over students not being invited to the survey.
Bob S expressed concern over the lack of students in the shared governance survey. He advocated for faculty to formally support that request for student voices to be heard; that is not should but must be done.
The Office of Communication sent a survey to all employees; but there are logistic issues with surveying 20,000 students.
Kimberly felt passionate about the survey. She is not advocating for all 20,000 students taking the survey. She suggested surveying student leaders like past and present senators. Students don't feel welcome in those shared governance places; she pushed for more inclusion of student voices.
Karen supported Kimberly and would work with her and other student leaders.
De Anza Associated Student Body (DASB)
DASB Townhall has been moved a week back due to the LEAD Mental Health Awareness event happening on the same day.
Topic: DASB TOWN HALL
Time: Nov 20, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
RSVP for Students (for privacy and safety): https://forms.gle/J72dwFBTQJ7jSQzKA
Zoom Link JUST for faculty, staff, admin, please do not share to students, Zoom link will be shared to them separately after their RSVP:https://fhda-edu.zoom.us/j/96560120011
Instructional Planning and Budget Team (IPBT)
IPBT plans to have ICS/IIS Dean Edmundo Norte lead the group through a core values exercise at the next meeting on Tuesday November 10 (no IPBT meeting on Nov. 3)
Update on GE and eLumen and DE form next week.
Good of the Order
- Mary S: Facilities Meeting is tomorrow.
- Mary S motioned, Anita seconded, to adjourn, no objection.
So Kam Lee
Part-time Faculty Representatives
Academic Services &
Counseling and Disability Support Programs & Services
Equity and Engagement
Physical Sciences, Ma th,& Engineering
Cheryl Balm (Fall)
Lisa Mesh (W & Sp)
Social Sciences& Humanities
StudentDevelopment & EOPS
Dawn Lee Tu
Faculty Association Representative*
De Anza President
VP of Student Services
VP of Administrative Services
Hyon Chu Yi-Baker
Director of College Life & Student Judicial Affairs
Associate VP of Communications & External Relations
De Anza Student Trustee
Dean of Business/Computer Info Systems
Tenure Review Coordinator
Dean of Creative Arts
Dean of Physical Education and Athletics
Dean of Equity and Engagement
Dean of Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Dean of Language Arts
Foothill Academic Senate President
FHDA District Academic Senate President
Associate VP of College Operations
Dean of Counseling, DSPS & Title IX Coordinator
Dean of Biological, Health, and Environmental Sciences
Dean of Student Development/EOPS
Director of Financial Aid
Dean of Enrollment Services
Dean of Intercultural/International Studies
Dean of Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering
Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities
Director, Book Store
FHDA Research & Planning
Curriculum Committee Vice-Chair