General Meeting Information

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: RSVP -

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    4:00 - 4:05 Approval of Notes - October 27, 2020 A Mary Pape
    4:05 - 4:10 DASB Report I Grace Lim/Arushi Sharma
    4:10 - 4:30 Examine the roots of our core values as a foundation to build a framework for shared governance for IPBT I/D Edmundo Norte

    A = Action D = Discussion I = Information





    Affinity Group


    • Christina Espinosa-Pieb,
    • Sam Bliss
    • Randy Bryant
    • Alicia Cortez
    • Anita Muthyala-Kandula
    • Lorrie Ranck
    • Thomas Ray
    • Heidi King – Co-Chair, Co-Chair
    •  Thomas Bailey
    •  Dana Kennedy
    •  Lorna Maynard


    • Mary Pape, Co-Chair
    • DuJuan Green
    • Cheryl Balm
    • Mayra Cruz
    • Terrence Mullens
    • Daniel Solomon
    • Erik Woodbury


    • Grace Lim
    • Arushi Sharma
    • Esha Dadbhawala
    • Luiza Eloy
    • BFSA:

      Melinda Hughes

      Pauline Wethington

    • APASA:

    Christine Chai

     Khoa Nguyen

    • DALA:

     Eric Mendoza

     Felisa Vilaubi

  • Minutes

    IPBT Meeting – November 10, 2020

    Tri-chairs: Christina G. Espinosa-Pieb, Mary Pape, Heidi King

    Administrative reps: Sam Bliss, Randy Bryant, Alicia Cortez, Christina Espinosa-Pieb, Anita Mythyala-Kandula, Lorrie Ranck, Thomas Ray

    Classified reps: Thomas Bailey, Lorna Maynard, Heidi King

    Faculty reps: Cheryl Balm, Mayra Cruz, DuJuan Green, Terrence Mullens, Mary Pape, Danny Solomon, Erik Woodbury

    Student reps: Grace Lim, Arushi Sharma, Esha Dadbhawala, Luiza Eloy

    Affinity Group Representatives:

    Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators (BFSA): Melinda Hughes, Pauline Wethington

    The Asian Pacific American Staff Association (APASA): Christine Chai, Khoa Nguyennj

    De Anza Latinx Association (DALA): Eric Mendoza, Felisa Vilaubi

    Guest: Mallory Newell, Mary Donahue, Lisa Markus, Susan Ho, Dawn Lee Tu, Pete Vernazza, Sarah Wallace, Francesca Caparas, Todd Gutmann, Vins Chacko, Kulwant Singh, Edmundo Norte

    Approval of Minutes – Notes of October 27, 2020 were approved with the following edits: add Luiza Eloy to DASB report; add that DASB met with IPBT chairs; Lisa Markus – misspelled; strike out the last sentence on the notes.

    DASB Report – DASB approved a funding request of $800 for DASB Scholarships. This additional funding is for the Silvia Chalista Memorial Scholarship.

    DASB finance committee is interviewing budgeters who will allocate the budget for 2021-2022

    Social Justice Creation Stories Edmundo Norte, Deans of IIS, facilitated this team building exercise to examine the roots of the committee core values as a foundation to build a framework for shared governance for IPBT.

    The activity that Edmundo had for us was: “In five minutes tell the story of how your values around social justice and equity were created; all of the various influences that contribute to the core values you hold even as they continue to evolve.”

    We broke up into triads in the Zoom breakout rooms. Each person in the triad had five minutes to tell the creation story of their values around social justice: birth order, where we grew up geographically, dynamics/experiences in early childhood and all the things that shaped the way we understand the world and that gave meaning to our sense of justice and equity. By understanding what each other’s experiences are we can understand what each other’s recommendations and decisions might be.

    As all came back to the main group Edmundo’s question to all was: “How was it for you to contribute to this activity?” Responses included: “Very rewarding”, “Enjoyable”, “Connecting as humans”, “Healing”, “Humanizing”, “Empathy”, ”Connection”. Institutional structures we build need to honor connection. Space to connect at this level needs to be built into our meetings. Edmundo instructed the team that we should strive to express ourselves authentically and honestly in a manner that honors the full humanity of the other person, and we need to strive to learn to listen in a way that is not just listening to the arguments but listen to the heart of what the other person wants.

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