General Meeting Information

Date: October 18, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Location: Zoom

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader


    (representatives who have not updated their report-out and wish to, please do so)

    D All
    2:35-2:40 Approval of Agenda and Minutes from Oct. 11, 2021 I/D/A Balm, Lee

    Public Comment on Items Not On Agenda

    (Senate cannot discuss or take action)

    I All

    Needs and Confirmations (Rank-choice voting will be considered.  See video .

    Summary of Details

    I/D/A Pape
    3:00-3:05 ASCCC Exemplary Program Award  I/D Balm 
    3:05-3:15 Introductions and Virtual Posters (Part 3)


    3:15 -3:45

    Goals and Priorities:  Continuing with the worksheet, grounded in the 10+1


    Balm, All

    Looking ahead:

     I Balm 

    OER update

    I/D Healy
    4:05-4:20 Report-outs and Good of the Order: Continuing to use the new interactive system for written and verbal reports and conversations from around the college I/D All

    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


    Cheryl reminded representatives to update their reports in the report-out and to look over the minutes.

    Approval of Agenda and Minutes from October 11, 2021 Meeting

    • Erik moved, Mark seconded to approve both minutes and agenda. No objection.
    • Agenda and minutes approved by unanimous consent.

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

    • No public comment.

    Needs and Confirmation

    Summary of Details

    Needs and Confirmations for October 18, 2021 

    Need for a member of Executive Committee to serve on College Planning  Committee
    Mary did not receive any volunteers from those replying to her survey. She encouraged those not yet replied to consider serving in this committee. This year the committee will focus on the institutional self evaluation report for accreditation.

    Communications Studies Instructor Hiring Committee
    Thomas Ray, Dean, chair of committee 
    Anu Khanna, Communications Studies (faculty) 
    Brandon Gainer, Communications Studies (faculty) 
    Nick Chivers, Communications Studies (faculty) 
    Che Meneses, EO Rep, Communications Studies (FH)

    Shagun moved to confirm the hiring committee, Robert A seconded. No objection. Committee approved by unanimous consent.

    Ranked-choice voting was discussed and considered as an alternative to majority voting.  In situations when there are many people running for one position like in the case of the PSME Dean Hiring Committee that will select 3 out of 7, ranked-choice voting is a more inclusive and equitable way to decide.

    Mary shared a link that explain how ranked-choice voting works

    Bob moved, Lisa seconded to use ranked-choice voting as the method for all committee membership. 
    Ranked-Choice Voting Tool:

    The practice voting link showed all the stages with the results in each run and how the final result is more fair than the normal majority voting.

    Dawn: My understanding is that it also accounts for all votes and redistributed accordingly so no votes are ever not counted in some way or “wasted”

    There should always be access to the results tool in RCV. Transparency in the tool is key and the result link will be disclosed in the meeting minutes any time the method is used.

    Rick: So the winner may be one who has very few #1 votes.

    Call for vote to switch to ranked-choice voting when electing committee members.
    Yes 21, No 0, Abstain 0. Unanimous approval.

    There was another discussion on the PSME Dean Hiring Committee. There are 7 candidates for 3 seats. The suggestion was to split the votes into three groups to ensure diversity in the committee’s representation.

    Mary D moved, to split it into 3 separate votes. One for Math, one for Physics, and one for Counselors, Felisa seconded.
    Yes 17, No 1, Abstain 1. Motion passed.

    Mary P emailed voting links to Executive Committee voting members presented in the meeting. Members voted and the results were announced at the end of the meeting.

    Dean of Intercultural/International Studies Hiring Committee (choose 2):
    Rosanna Alvarez, IIS Division Instructor, Women’s Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Part-time
    Julie Keiffer-Lewis IIS Division Instructor, African American Studies, Women’s Studies, Full-time Tenured
    Huafu Liu, IIS Division, Mandarin Department, Full-time Tenured
    Ranked-choice results:
    Huafu Liu and Rosanna Alvarez confirmed

    Dean of Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Hiring Committee (Choose 3)
    Representatives from Mathematics department  
    Richard Lopez,  PSME,  Mathematics, Full-time Tenured
    Lisa Mesh,  PSME,  Mathematics, Full-time Tenured
    Andrew Phelps, PSME, Mathematics, Part-time
    Ranked-choice results: 
    Lisa Mesh confirmed.

    Representative from Physics Department 
    Sean Fraser, PSME, Physics, Part-time
    Shirin Jamali, PSME, Physics, Part-Time
    Sean Fraser            18  confirmed
    Shirin Jamal             2 

    Representative from PSME embedded counselors: 
    Melissa A. Maturino, PSME, Math- Math Performance Success Program, Full-time NOT Tenured 
    Khoa Nguyen, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering Mathematics Full-time Tenured
    Melissa Maturin     7 
    Khoa Nguyen        13 confirmed

    ASCCC Exemplary Program Award

    The ASCCC has announced its call for nominations for the Exemplary Program
    Award. Sponsored annually by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Board of Governors established the Exemplary Program Award in 1991 to recognize outstanding community college programs.

    The theme for 2021-22 is “Addressing Inequity in a Time of Crisis.”

    Excellence in this area can be demonstrated in programs by faculty and for faculty to aid in transitioning to and from virtual environments, engaging in transformative curriculum design, supporting colleagues through professional development, mental health support, and other services, and promoting efforts to advance social justice and establish equity-driven practices.

    Completed applications must be received by the ASCCC Office by 5:00 p.m. on November 8, 2021. Applications must be submitted via the online portal along with a copy of the signatures page and supporting letter. 

    Each college may nominate one program. Up to two California community college programs will receive cash awards of $4,000. Up to four California community college programs will receive honorable mention plaques

    Cheryl asked members for suggestions to nominate for the award. 

    Some suggestions were on programs from the office of staff development, online education, and the series with Dr. Joy DeGruy, programs that provided additional resources for faculty. 

    Shagun shared a link that provided more context with a list of past winners:

    Introductions and
    Virtual Posters (Part 3)

    Liliana, Lisa C, and Lisa Mesh shared their virtual posters.

    Goals and Priorities:  Continuing with the
    worksheet, grounded in the 10+1

    The Senate has been working in breakout groups on its goals and priorities. Now was the time to make some decisions, generate a goals list, and commit to actions.

    Cecila brought up the goals and priorities related to the library. The actions would involve classified professionals. Therefore, she invited Will Byars from the library to address and give feedback on the goals.

    Increase ease and equity of usage of materials by students and faculty at the De Anza library; work closely to collaborate with Library especially with Video databases (equity & censorship issue as brought up with Kanopy, Films on Demand); OER and shifting more resources online to increase the ease and equity of usage of library materials.

    Create and promote a clear communication system between departments and the library to map resources to the proper classes.

    Create a repository of donated textbooks (Academic Course Reserves Collection) for students to “rent” in exchange for food bank donations.  (Draw on similar program that exists at West Valley)  

    Will: the donation system and a repository already exist. They have solicited loans from instructors, divisions, and departments. They also have donations from students at the end of the quarters. Students who are regulars are very grateful for the collection. Could create more awareness to increase donations.  That will entail a lot of work for processing and eventually the need for more storage areas.

    The Food for Book Program could create an unintentional two-tiered system where people who have money to buy food can have a higher level of user privilege and access to the library materials. 

    They are doing a quarter length check-out for library materials. The library has been open for the first 2 weeks of the quarter. Then, it has been open by appointment.

    Circulation is working on a grant proposal to purchase 20 copies of the most in demand items. 

    There was a question about the Academic Course Reserve Collection. They have been thinking about how to expand it. The current collection size in Library express is between 2500 to 3000. The capacity limit is between 5000 to 6000. He named some underutilized spaces and rooms on campus that could be used to store more books. There were some discussions on the online collection and OER textbooks.

    The Senate went back to the worksheet to prioritize the goals. There were 11 different choices. It was decided that the group should do a straw poll to determine the top choices. This was done through zoom annotation on the screen share worksheet by stamping hearts on each person’s top two choices. Arrow for choices that one is willing to support.

    Results of the stamp voting:
    1: 12
, 2: 2, 
3: 4
, 4: 7. 
5: 5, 
6: 5, 
7: 0, 
8: 0, 
9: 7
, 10: 2, 
11: 5; and
 1: got 1 arrow
, 11: got 1 arrow.

    The officers will go over the result, determine the top goals, and start planning actions.

    Looking ahead:

    • Need to revisit AB361 and the Brown Act next week to continue meeting online. 
    • ASCCC Fall Plenary resolutions will be discussed at the next meeting. Cheryl asked everyone to review the resolutions.
    • November joint meeting with Foothill

    OER update

    Mark, Faculty OER Coordinator and ASCCC OER Liaison presented his OER Update

    Shagun suggested that some clarifications are needed on the ASCCC status in the report. 

    Mark also offers basics of OER workshops every quarter (advertised in the ProDev newsletter) for those interested in OER and want to get started. Next one is Fri 10/29, 11-12p. This is a really great workshop. Register through the VR.

    Report outs and Good of the Order:

    Continuing to use the new interactive system for written and verbal reports and conversations from around the college

    • So Kam motioned, Erik seconded, to adjourn, no objection.





    Cheryl Balm


    Mary Pape

    Executive Secretary

    So Kam Lee

    Part-time Faculty Representatives

    Ishmael Tarikh

    Mary Donahue

    Academic Services & 
    Learning Resources

    Cecilia Hui

    Bio/Health/Environmental Sciences 

    Robert Kalpin

    Anna Miller

    Business/Computer Science/
    Applied Technologies

    Rick Maynard


    Career Technical Education & Workforce Development



    Counseling - General

    Robert Alexander

    Lisa Castro

     Counseling - Embedded

    Felisa Vilaubi

    Helen Pang

    Creative Arts  



    Disability Support Programs & Services and Adapted PE 

    Kevin Glapion

    Anita Vazifdar

    Equity and Engagement

    Liliana Rivera

    Intercultural/International Studies



    Language Arts 

    Shagun Kaur

    Lauren Gordon

    Physical Education 

    Louise Ortiz

    Mark Landefeld (F)

    Physical Sciences, Math, & Engineering

    Lisa Mesh


    Social Sciences & Humanities

    Emily Beggs

    Nellie Vargas

    Student Development & EOPS

    Melinda Hughes

    Curriculum Committee

    Erik Woodbury

    Professional Development*

    Dawn Lee Tu

    Administrator Liaison*

    Lydia Hearn

    DASG Representatives*

    Dimitri Yanovskyi

    Adel Burieva

    Faculty Association Representative*

    Mary Donahue

    Affinity Group Representatives*

    Glynn Wallis, BFSA

    *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


    Classified Senate

    Michelle Fernandez

    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

    Thomas Ray

    Dean of Language Arts

    Alicia Cortez

    Dean of Equity and Engagement

    Randy Bryant

    Dean of Career & Technical Education (CTE)

    Kathryn Maurer

    Foothill Academic Senate President

    Karen Chow

    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

    Tabia Lee

    Faculty Director of Equity, Social Justice & Multicultural Education

    Tim Harper


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