General Meeting Information

Date: May 3, 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 April 26, 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.  Need for faculty representative on District Energy and Sustainability Advisory Committee 
    2. Need for two faculty FA Equity Task Force Evaluations Workgroup
    3. Confirmation of Hyon Chu Yi-Baker as replacement for Mary Sullivan (retiring?!?!) on Wil Firmender's Tenure Review Committee
    4. Possibly there will be asks to approve hiring committees 

    Summary of Details


    Constitution & Bylaws 

    Constitution revision--May 3 version--updated red highlight items for review and approval

    Constitution revision--April 26 version--approved April 26 with exception of items in red highlight

    Bylaws revision--most updated draft

    Teal blue highlighted text indicate the substantive changes/updates that have been proposed and previously discussed and approved. 

    Yellow highlights indicate wording clarity and/or minor update edits


    Final discussion and approval.


     Academic Senate Elections timeline & document 


    Review of the Elections timeline and process

    Inoue, Sullivan, Kalpin

    Committee & Zoom Reports 



    College Council

    Chancellors & Senior Staff Zooms

    FA Senates Liaison

    Vaughan, Chow, Pape

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

    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 

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  • Minutes

    Approval of Agenda and Minutes from April 26, 2021 Meeting

    • Agenda approved.
    • Minutes approved.

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

    Rusty trained on campus today with 9 players from 11:30 to 1 pm. They talked about transferring and nutrition.  Things are much better

    President holmes also announced in the Senior Staff meeting that in addition to athletics, CTE programs like DMT (Design Manufacturing Technology), and Auto Tech will also have in person classes

    Mary D shared in chat an announcement from FA about the board meeting tonight.

    • agenda: 
    • “Please note that the public session of the regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.  

    Terrence: The email I just received from Scheduling has said that Fall is going to be mostly online again. Is that true?
    The assumption was that scheduling for 21/22 will be the same as this spring, that it will be mostly online. It was suggested that department chairs should be having conversations with their deans about options faculty and students are interested in.

    Mary D shared that West Valley College has started registration for the fall. 

    • West Valley College has a schedule of classes webpage of on campus, in person classes, as well as hybrid or hy-flex (where students can participate both face-to-face and online) classes:
    • She suggested that Senate request for a similar website listing all courses at De Anza; 
    • Karen will bring that request to her meeting with Christina and Lorrie.

    Needs and Confirmation

    Faculty representative on District Energy and Sustainability Advisory Committee 

    FA Equity Task Force Evaluations Workgroup (need 2)
    Already has 3 volunteers,  will vote on next meeting

    Confirmations Summary of Details

    Hyon Chu Yi-Baker as replacement for Mary Sullivan as division faculty on Wil Firmender's Tenure Review Committee
    Terrence moved, Betty seconded
    Yes 15, No 0, Abstain 1, confirmed

    IMPACT AAPI Counselor/Coordinator Hiring Committee
    Alicia Cortez, Dean E&E, Chair of Committee
    Christine Chai,  English/ESL Faculty
    Tom Nguyen, BHES Counselor
    Jorge Morales, FYE Counselor, Equity & Engagement
    Noemi Teppang, Counselor, International Student Program
    Sushini Chand, Student Success Specialist
    TBD, EO Representative

    Cynthia moved to confirm, Betty seconded.
    Yes 15, No 0, Abstain1, confirmed.

    There will be needs for EO reps for the other 8 positions approved for hiring for fall 2021. The deans are anxious to move ahead with hiring committees.

    Mary D asked about EO training.
    EO Reps training
    Next EO Training, May 14, 2021,10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    If someone has already attended a training once, they may be able to complete an alternate assignment where you send Pat Hyland a reflection on 3 videos, articles or other materials.

    Constitution & By-laws 

    Final discussion and approval.

    Constitution revision--April 26 version--approved April 26 with exception of items in red highlight

    Constitution revision--May 3 version--updated red highlight items for review and approval

    ARTICLE III, Section A.  Regular Membership

    Membership in the Academic Senate shall consist of all faculty (full and part-time) at De Anza College. (Reference: Title 5, Subchapter 2, Section 53200). Part time faculty remain active employees of the district until they complete an Appendix S3, or until they haven't had assignments for 3 years, and their Dean approves them to be terminated.

    ARTICLE VII. Section B.2  

    Voting.  The election of a candidate or passage of Senate initiatives will be determined by a simple majority vote of the Academic Senate membership voting. In all elections, all Academic Senate members shall be entitled to one (1) vote.

    Section C. 1 a. Senators needed to start a new term on the Executive Committee shall be elected via an open, transparent and inclusive process, determined by faculty consensus, and announced by the Dean/supervisor/designated representative of each area. elected by each division prior to the end of the Spring Quarter. These elections shall be conducted by the division's present Senators.

    Section C.1b. For any senatorial vacancy on the Executive Committee due to a resignation or a removal of a Senator by vote of the Division, the Division concerned, upon being notified by the President shall elect a faculty replacement. Vacancies for Senator positions must be publicized by the Dean/supervisor/designated representative to the entire division/area. Faculty consensus must determine the open, transparent, and inclusive process used in the division/area to fill vacant Senator position(s).

    Erik moved, Terrence seconded to approve the sections in red.
    Yes 18, No 0, Abstain 0

    Bylaws revision--most updated draft

    Teal blue highlighted text indicates the substantive changes/updates that have been proposed and previously discussed and approved. Yellow highlights indicate wording clarity and/or minor update edits

    Cynthia moved to approved, Betty seconded

    Erik added an amendment to approve the By-laws contingent on the Constitution being approved by the full faculty. The Executive Committee will vote later on this, to make sure that there is no mismatch between the Constitution and By-laws. The amended by-laws would not take effect until the Constitution is approved.

    There was no objection to the amendment to the motion.

    Yes 18, No 0, Abstain 0. By-laws approved.

    Academic Senate Elections timeline & document 

    Review of the Elections timeline and process

    Karen shared the draft of the email that will go out to all faculty to announce the Academic Senate election call for candidates and timeline.

    Faculty members will be voting for the 2 open positions (Academic Senate President and At Large Part-Time Faculty Representative) and the proposed amendment to the Academic Senate Constitution and By-Laws.

    Standing Committee updates

    DASG, logo contest until May 13; Racial Justice town hall, May 13, 4 pm; new senator training continues.

    College Council 4/22 meeting 
    Shared governance task force update; each affiliation group will send 2 members to the task force.

    President Holmes shared that he feels that the college may be better served by a single budget committee, rather than the current, separate planning and budget teams or committees.

    The task force will be investigating the shared governance structure at other colleges and make their recommendation. 

    Laureen, Task Force Chair, mentioned that IEPI, Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, have a grant program to review and give feedback.

    LGBTQ+/Survey Results presentation, by Chesa Caparas

    District Facilities Master Plan, on the May 3 board meeting agenda
    Karen went over the De Anza section of the master plan. Mary Sullivan, Tim Shivley and Eugene Rodriquez serve on the task force. The proposed plan included a  new campus gateway near Flint center, to be called DA Event Center, Student Support Area, Arts Area; PE and Athletics Complex.

    Senior Staff Zoom
    For graduation, there will be no formal in person commencement. Students will have the opportunity to take commemorative photos and purchase a graduation box; financial assistance is available; there will be an online video ceremony; there is no plans to involve faculty.
    Candid series: “Why Black Lives Matter, not All Lives Matter”

    Chancellor’s Zoom
    Foothill has developed the first of its kind apprenticeship in their dental program.

    New bill on baccalaureate degrees at community colleges, changing from pilot program to full fledged program; the degree is in high demand, especially in CTE, Career Technical Education areas.

    The Multicultural Staff Association has been reactivated. 

    The State Chancellor urges all students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against COVID. The current position is not to require vaccination; some colleges do require vaccination. There has been and will be discussion on this subject.

    More discussion and poll. 13 were in favor of mandatory vaccination before people are allowed to return to campus. 

    Library lab is opening soon; Cecilia asked about on site testing for athletes returning to campus, will testing be available to students using the computer lab.

    Testing and physicals for athletes were part of the athletes return to training plan. CARES money is paying for the testing. Also, in accordance with CCCAA recommendation and guidelines.

    COVID Vaccine Education Series @ Foothill:

    Encourage the administration to be proactive in making the vaccine available and/or requiring proof of vaccine to be on campus.

    FA Senate Liaison Meetings
    Faculty hiring procedure meeting, working on a new draft of the faculty hiring procedures.

    Opportunity across district on consultation and developing curriculum

    Most of the work is done at department or division level. Foothill and De Anza procedures are different. Discussed plans to engage counterpart departments, from the two colleges in discussions around things such as new courses and programs and degrees and certificates.

    Good of the Order

    • Dawn: May -une Staff development, VRC to register
    • DE ANZA STANDING AGAINST RACISM events, including Ethnic Studies Faculty Multiracial Panel Friday Series of discussions from April 30-May 28
    • Terrence motioned, Cynthia 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

    DASB 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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