General Meeting Information

Date: January 12, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: RSVP -

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    4:00 - 4:05

    Approval of Notes –

    December 1, 2020
    D/A Pape
    4:05 - 4:10 DASB Report I/D Lim or Sharma
    4:10 - 4:30 Strong Workforce Allocations I/D Bryant
    4:30 - 4:45

    Resource Request Spreadsheet

    I/D/A Espinosa-Pieb, King,Pape
    4:45 - 5:00 Year of Reflection Questions I/D Chow, Pape, Newell

    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

    Thomas Bailey Christiana Kaleialii

    Lorna Maynard

    Mary Pape, Co-Chair

     Mayra Cruz

    DuJuan Green

    Salvador Guerrero

    Terrence Mullens

    Daniel Solomon

    Erik Woodbury


    Grace Lim

    Arushi Sharma

    Esha Dadbhawala

    Luiza Eloy


      Melinda Hughes

      Pauline Wethington


      Christine Chai

      Khoa Nguyen


      Eric Mendoza

      Felisa Vilaubi

  • Minutes

    IPBT Meeting - January 12, 2021

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

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

    Classified reps: Thomas Bailey, Christiana Kaleialii, Heidi King, Lorna Maynard

    Faculty reps: Mayra Cruz, DuJuan Green, Salvador Guerrero, 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 Nguyen

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

    Absent: none

    Guests: Mike Appio, Karen Chow, Lisa Markus, Dawn Lee Tu, Sarah Wallace, Vins Chacko, Edmundo Norte, Rick Maynard, Daniel Smith, Susan Ho, Elvin Ramos, Francesca Caparas, Lisa Ly, Moaty Fayek, Pete Vernazza, Mary Donahue

    Faculty Replacement for Cheryl Balm: Salvador Guerrero was introduced and welcomed to the team.

    Approval of Notes: Meeting Notes for December 12, 2020 were approved by consensus.

    DASB Report:

    DASB’s first meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Lim notified the team that the general elections are open and asked faculty to encourage students to run for the 21-22 Senate.

    The application is due by Monday, February 1, 2021. See for more details. Candidates must attend one of three information sessions. Three were held at the end of Fall quarter and the next three are scheduled for January 19, 20, and 21 of 2021, respectively.

    The budgets for Fund 41 General Fund (  and the Fund 46 Student Representation and Advocacy Fund ( ) are posted. The information regarding applying for these monies may be found at:

    DASB Finance is deliberating on their budget. Finance’s recommendations will be published and available on DASB website after January 25th.

    Strong Workforce Allocations:

    Randy Bryant requested an estimated $800,000 for Design and Manufacturing Technologies (DMT) Additive Manufacturing E35 remodel project. Randy’s presentation, "DMT Additive Manufacturing Lab Expansion Proposal", included rationale, snapshot of available funds, data showing the program’s equity success rate is within two percentage points of success rate for entire department, actual plan for renovation with diagrams, capital cost, and timeframe.

    This project has been on DMT’s program review for multiple years. The project is supported by President Holmes and Senior Staff. This project is advocated for by the local industry and CTE Advisory committee. DMT department will outreach to high school students.

    Randy Bryant reported the amount of the current (Round Four) money to be allocated from the Strong Workforce Program fund totals approximately $1.3 million and is to be spent by end of December 2021. Approximately the same amount for Round Five is to be spent by end of 2022.

    Mayra asked three questions focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

    1. Who are the racial/ethnic and underserved groups affected? What is the potential impact to the groups affected?
    2. Does the funding request ignore or worsen existing disparities or produce other unintended consequences? What is the impact on eliminating the equity gap?
    3. How does the allocation advance opportunities for historically underrepresented students and communities?

    Generally, those in attendance agreed that these are questions that should be asked about each and every allocation being considered.

    Cortez affirmed that the DMT program and this project in particular positively impacted goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students completing the program would be qualified for jobs providing a living wage. L. Markus concurred.

    Approved by IPBT. 22 votes all in favor of funding $800,000 and moving on with the project.

    Note: CTE has office hours every Wednesday at 1pm. Email Randy and he will send you a link if you would like to learn more about SWP or others.

    Resource Request Spreadsheet

    Mary Pape presented “Resource Request Spreadsheet” template to the committee with the reminder that it is the same as what was developed and used over the previous two years.  

    With the goal of decision making based on equity-mindedness, questions introduced by Mayra earlier in the meeting are to be included in the “justification” column of the spreadsheet. The actual process of reviewing the requests may differ from the small group discussions of prior years where decision making focused on data points such as fill rates, SLO assessments, justifications and a list of questions for Deans and departments was formulated.

    Question of whether there would be faculty hires for 2021-22 was raised. Christina was hopeful but there has been no announcement yet.

    After discussion the due date for the resource request spreadsheet was set for Monday, February 15, 2021.

    Year of Reflection Questions

    Considering that there was no time for discussion, members and guests were asked to review these reflection questions. Either email Mary Pape your input or share your input at the next meeting. Discussion and finalization of these reflection questions will take place at the next meeting.

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