General Meeting Information

Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: MCC Conference Room

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Discussion Leader
    1:30-1:45 p.m. Introductions: Welcome/Bienvenida to new EAC and returning members Alicia Cortez
    1:45-2:00 p.m. Ice Breaker Alicia Cortez
    2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Overview of EAC's Mission and Structure
    • Alicia Cortez
    • Eric Aragon
    2:15 - 2:20 p.m. DASB Update  - DASB Student Governance Student Representative
    2:20 - 2:40 p.m. De Anza President Search Update
    • Cynthia Kaufman
    • Alicia Cortez
    2:40 - 2:50 p.m. Equity Plan Goals & Campus Climate Update
    • Alicia Cortez
    • Tony Santa Ana
    2:50 - 3:00 p.m. Announcements & Appreciations Melissa Aguilar

    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

  • Minutes


    Officers: Mylinh Pham, Deborah Taylor, Sandy Cardoza, Carmen Lizardi Folley, Cynthia
    Kaufman, Angelica Esquivel Moreno, Danny Acosta, Erick Aragon, Melissa Aguilar, Alicia

    Guests: Jennifer Garcia, Fatima Cervantes, Adriana Garcia, Tony Santa Ana,

    Absent: Cynthia Chan, Edmundo Norte, Genevieve Kolar,

    Meeting Items


    Binders given to new members

    Review EAC agreements

    Ice Breaker

    what grounds you in your equity work? [Format: Pair share]

    Overview of EAC’s Mission and Structure


    Our Charge

    • Promote a climate of humility, equity, and appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness in
      all aspects of the college. Support the work of the Equity Office.
    • Advise on equity and inclusion issues to the college shared governance groups.
    • Assist with the development of a campus climate survey every 3 to 5 years to assess the
      equity environment and explore opportunities for growth and development.
    • Advocate for the development and implementation of policies and procedures that
      facilitate the success of our diverse student body, faculty and staff.
    • Specifically, the committee works to identify existing or emerging equal opportunity and
      equity issues, advising college leadership in the development of responsive policies, and
      analyzing and recommending action based on relevant research and practices.
    • Advise and actively promote the development and implementation of policies,
      procedures and employee development that facilitates the transformation of our
      workforce and environment into a community that is more inclusive, socially just,
      knowledgeable about the diverse array of cultures which comprise our community, and
      skilled in facilitating the growth of the entire campus.

    Our projects are inspired by student initiative and student leadership for example in the past, students have requested and demanded better lighting, gender neutral restrooms, and the preferred name change form.

    Question: Are formal liaisons representing EAC needed at the shared governance groups?

    Answer: This dialogue can happen in the future about pros and cons and we have to be thoughtful of capacity

    DASB Update - DASB Student Shared Governance

    One of our students in collaboration with a committee developed this best practices document
    that he then presented at all the shared governance committee for approval. Hyon Chu trains
    DASB in all of these practices as she on boards new senators.

    It feels better know, that the students are there, front and center and with voice and prepared
    about their roles.

    Tony is going to help with the mentoring the new senators involved in the shared governance
    bodies. Now we need an accountability piece to the infrastructure. Cynthia and Hyon Chu will
    gather a committee. Hyon Chu will create a infrastructures for DASB students who will be
    included in that. She will invite Tony to that committee conversation. Having a mentor is
    necessary and knowing what that mentorship role, expectations, rights and responsibilities
    really mean will be empowering.

    IPBT currently has a student representative.

    Tony shared that Elias initiated this in 2017-2018 Rex continued in 2018-2019 and Genevieve is
    now leading the charge 2019-2020.

    De Anza President Search Updates

    Presidential hiring committee is made up of the following:

    • 5 faculty,
    • 5 classified,
    • 1 dean,
    • 5 administrators,
    • 2 students,
    • Myisha Washington is going to serve EO rep is yet.


    • Classified Senate: Heidi King, Classified Senate President, had a comprehensive matrix
      to put final names forward.
    • Academic Senate: is considering matrix in the future to have a more diverse set of reps
      especially diverse representation from divisions, there is a current race and gender gap.
    • Chancellor Judy miner gets to pick among the finalists
    • DASB also went through a process.
    • Deans did not go through a process.

    President Search Surveys: The President Search Surveys are trying to be completed by Nov 1st,
    2019, will happen at each division level.

    Question: Can the students take the survey?

    Answer: No.

    Focus group focused by classification (faculty, classified, administrators)

    There will be a report back from surveys

    An idea: how to support CSEA staff to participate in Hiring Committees.

    Another idea: Civic engagement hours for classified staff was submitted a few years ago but
    Supervisors did not support. Next Step: Will bring this forward to the union and do this process
    via a collaboration among ACE, CSEA, Teamsters, POA.

    Equity Plan Goals & Campus Climate Update

    Campus Equity Plan has been updated, Mallory came to our EAC shared governance body to
    then report back to the state. This plan is data driven. We need to look at how we are doing our
    programming and how to shift the –equity- needle to meet our opportunity gaps.

    Community College registration form is created by the state.

    Campus climate survey created by UCLA researchers, received by 1 feedback response, will be
    sent out during the winter 2020 Quarter. Then they will do focus groups- trying to brainstorm on
    that process still.



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