General Meeting Information
Date: October 4,
Time: 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader 2:30-2:35 Approval of Agenda and Minutes from Sept. 27, 2021 D/A Balm, Lee 2:35-2:40
Public Comment on Items Not On Agenda
(Senate cannot discuss or take action)
I All 2:40-2:50
Needs and Confirmations
I/D/A Pape 2:50-2:55
Removal of E4E grant
I/D/A Balm 2:55-3:15
Goals and Priorities - Take 2
I/D Balm 3:15-3:30 Introductions and Virtual Posters (Part 2) I/D All 3:30-3:45 Tales of face-to-face instruction this quarter I/D Tracey, Nguyen, Mailhot 3:45-3:55 One Book, One College
Kaufman, Cortez 3:55-4:15 Report-outs: A proposed new interactive system for written and verbal reports and conversations from around the college
Balm, All 4:15-4:20
Good of the Order
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Approval of Agenda and Minutes from Sept. 27, 2021
- Melinda moved, Bob seconded to approve the agenda, no objection.
- Bob moved to approve 9/2/21 minutes, Erik seconded, no objection.
- Agenda and minutes approved by unanimous consent.
Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action)
Mary D: The slot for students to leave mail for faculty at the mailroom has been covered with a piece of plywood. Students can no longer leave mail. With the return to campus, perhaps they can remove the plywood.
Mary D: Students exempted from vaccination are required to have negative Covid test results within 3 days before coming to campus. How will faculty be notified if any student does not have a negative test result?
Mae Lee, Comparative Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies, shared her recent experience with the video service Kanopy. The service has changed to a fee based pay per view model and required a formal request to the library. She discovered that popular, high demand videos were easily and freely available to faculty and students, while videos with smaller demands were fee based with limited access for students and faculty. For smaller classes with smaller demands, like her Asian American Studies courses, there will be a limitation on how many videos she can use. Her request may also take away resources from other faculty and classes, resulting in a competition for resources. Another impact would be the amount of time and energy required for faculty to find external sources for these films. The Community College Library Consortium has been trying to deal with this new model. She would like to raise awareness of this situation. Some of her requests may not be approved. That would negatively impact her classes and be a disadvantage to her students.
Wendy White’s summer experience echoed and went behind what Mae just shared. She started choosing films and documentaries for her classes in July. By mid August, the films were gone. Many of the films that disappeared were considered “progressive” or “controversial.” She has planned an entire course around a documentary series from Films on Demand. The film series was also gone. It was shocking and appalling on so many levels. She felt that there was a form of censorship. Tom at the library explained that it was a financial and staffing situation. Still it is a matter of concern.
Lee, Faculty Director, Office of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education: I.D.E.A. Define and Apply Virtual Workshops. Fall 2021. These workshops will focus on developing collective definitions around I.D.E.A. topics on identity, inclusion, diversity, equity, quality, access, and acceptance. In these workshops they will work and share strategies and tools to elevate these concepts in classrooms and learning spaces. Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3menphr
Video of the workshop will be posted.
Needs and Confirmations
I. Megan Brophy replacing Carol Cini. Amy Wang is entering Phase II Fall 2021.
Amy Wang - Phase II Counselor/Coordinator, IMPACT AAPI
Alicia Cortez Dean, Equity & Engagement
Jorge Morales Counselor, SSRS - FYE Academic Services
Khoa Nguyen Counselor, MPS
Megan Brophy Instructor Chemistry (PSME), At-large
II. Tenure Review Committee for Robert G. Unzueta
Robert G. Unzueta, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Instructor, IIS
Edmundo Norte, Dean, Intercultural and International Studies Division (IIS)
Hua-Fu Liu, Instructor, Mandarin Language and Culture, IIS
Cynthia Kaufman, Teaches courses cross listed with IIS courses
Jayanti Roy, Child Development Instructor, At-large
Fellisa motioned to approve the two tenure committees, Lisa seconded, no objection, confirmed by unanimous consent.
III. Point of Information:
Rosanna Alvarez will come on board in the full-time Comparative Ethnic Studies instructor position starting this coming Winter quarter. Thus, her Tenure Review Phase I will commence with Fall 2022.
IV. There is a need for three faculty members to serve on Campus Facilities Committee
Bill Wishart, Applied Technologies, Auto Tech, Full-time Tenured
Shagun motioned to approve Bill Wishart for one of the three positions, Melinda seconded. No objections. Confirmed
Mary noted that there are still seats on that committee
V. There is a need for two faculty members to serve on Campus Center Advisory Board
VI. Need for IPBT Instructional Faculty member to serve on IPBT
Cheryl asked for a volunteer to attend the Campus Center Advisory Board meeting and report back next week.
Removal of E4E grant
Erik moved, Shagun seconded to table item. No objection.
Tales of face-to-face instruction this quarter
Iva Tracey, ESL,. Her hybrid class met on campus once a week and zoom for the other day. It has been a positive experience. Students are excited to be back on campus to socialize and appreciate the human connection in the classroom. They respected and followed the guidance, like wearing a face mask, scanning classroom key code, and getting their green badge. They have gone outside to sit by the fountain for group work. That was very pleasant and provided proper social distancing. The college has provided face masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes in the classrooms. She suggested more student support services; places on campus for students to go on zoom classes and quiet places to study. The library is not open. Cafeteria is open but not conducive to learning. Help students to balance on campus and zoom classes to avoid rushing between campus and home for classes.
Lydia shared in chat places where students may zoom or study: Guided Pathways is working on this. Students can Zoom in the patio area by Campus Center as well as in the main dining area.
Jim Mailhot, Math: great to be back on campus; two thirds of the students took class because it is in person. Some were surprised and dropped because the class was in person. Students seemed happy to be back. There were more conversations between students and less time on the phone. He echoed Iva’s suggestion for more support services on campus. Some students had registration problems with only remote A&R services. Parking has been outstanding. He described himself as a more effective teacher in person.
Clare Nguyen had 2 out of her 4 classes on campus. She really enjoyed being back on campus. After she sent out her first email, a few students dropped the class because of home situations, like elderly and young family members. A majority of students did stay. They learned and studied better at school than at home. Students were very conscientious and responsible about following all of the social distancing rules. She was not clear about the instructor's role in checking student’s green badges; and what to do about students with yellow or red badges.
Rick has been teaching on campus since last September. They were supposed to check student credentials every day. When a student gets a red or yellow tag, the instructor will get an email.
Lydia: Students were dropped for non compliance with the vaccination policy as well as failing to take the Covid test. 97% of the students on campus were in compliance with the vaccination requirement. The number that received the exemption is very small, less than 1%.
One Book, One College, One Community
One Book website
Alicia: "One Book, One College, One Community" is a joint project of the Equity and Engagement Division and the Office of the President at De Anza College. A committee made up of faculty and staff from various areas have decided on a theme and book for this initiative. The theme is “Racial Justice and the Crisis in Democracy” – and the featured book is Alicia Garza's “The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.” Oakland-born Alicia Garza is a longtime organizer and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter Global Network. She will come and speak in an online De Anza event later this fall
Students, faculty members, and classified professionals are invited to participate by reading the featured book and joining a collegewide conversation. The committee came together in the summer and created resources for faculty and staff who may be interested in incorporating the book either in their programs or in their classrooms. People have different options. They may use the whole book or particular chapters. Some may use it this fall, others will in the winter. Eugene Rodriguez will be doing an art project in the winter. The villages in Guided Pathways will develop student projects with themes centered around the book. Stephanie Anderson, faculty from the communications department has created canvas resources.
They have purchased some books to give to students and cohort programs using the book. She will put aside some books for anyone in the Academic Senate interested in leading a book club. Tony Santana will be hosting a book club particularly for the classified professional.
Cynthia has been using the book in her class. It has been going very well. The book is very well written and accessible to students. The webpage has information about the student book club co-sponsored by VIDA and DASG. Any student can sign up, get a free book, and be assigned to a group to read and discuss the book with others. That will be fun and will engage students in a community. There will be a major arts and creativity oriented event on the theme in the winter
A proposed new interactive system for written and verbal reports and conversations from around the college.
Cheryl proposed a new way for making reports. She has credited a document for people to fill in their reports prior to the meeting. Anyone wishing to do a verbal report in a meeting should highlight their report with a bright color.
pdf of report out.
Good of the Order
Next month Nursing is partnering with the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Center in honor of Filipino Heritage Month. The presentation is a documentary entitled "Nurse Unseen."
This event is posted on the Nursing Home page and a flyer will also be emailed to pre-Nursing students who have attended Information Meetings.
DeAnza's Health Careers Committee will present "Careers in Public Health."
October 21,2021 5:00-6:30pm
Guest panelists include:
Jacqueline McCright Taylor – COVID-19 Medical Operations Chief -DCI experience - & Coordination of Prevention Services in SF- High Blood Pressure, STD/HIV Prevention and COVID-19 Management for SF.
Maceo Persson – Deputy Director of COVID-19 Community Branch – Equity & COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Community Services in SF
Mica Zaragoza-Soto – Research Associate, Disease Prevention & Control – Equity and Reproductive Justice Summit
Adele: Update on affordable housing
Erik expressed appreciation for Cheryl’s efforts. He acknowledged that some things may work, some won’t.
Erik motioned, Mary P seconded, to adjourn, no objection.
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