General Meeting Information

Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: RSVP -

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    4:00 - 4:05 Approval of Notes – February 16, 2021 A Pape
    4:05 - 4:10 DASB Report I Dadbhawala/Eloy/Lim/Sharma
    4:10 - 5:00 Qualitative Equity Focused Hiring (continued) I/D Espinosa-Pieb, King, Pape

    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 [DRAFT]

    IPBT Meeting Notes - February 23, 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, Daniel Solomon, Erik Woodbury

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

    Guests: Karen Chow, Lisa Markus, Sarah Wallace, Vins Chacko, Rick Maynard, Daniel Smith, Susan Ho, Elvin Ramos, Kulwant Singh, Dawn Lee Tu, Edmundo Norte, Sharon Utomo, Mary Donahue, Lisa Ly, Mark Landefeld

    February 16, 2021 IPBT Meeting Notes were approved with minor updates.

    DASB Report: Luiza E stated that DASB is finishing up budget deliberations.

    2021-2022 Student Government Elections opened on February 22nd and will close on March 5th.

    Qualitative Equity Focused Hiring:

    Heidi introduced an activity designed to inspire the creation of Equity Based Qualitative Criteria for Position Prioritization. The Padlet application was primed with some criteria/questions that were collected during “Criteria Discussion” begun at the November 17, 2020 IPBT meeting. IPBT members and their guests were asked to add more criteria/questions to these. In addition, participants could award thumbs up or thumbs down or leave comments on the criteria/questions that others posted. As long as one is not logged into Padlet, the responses, comments and thumbs up/down are anonymous.

    Padlet activity will remain open until Thursday, February 25 @ 9:00am. IPBT members and guests were encouraged to add their ideas for criteria and to rate those there. Heidi will take these criteria/questions and present them to us in a format that will assist us in deciding on final criteria that could be a qualitative part of the process used to prioritize positions.

    Christina announced that as of now there will be at least five faculty positions open by the end of this academic year. Christina proposed that we as a team commit some of our positions (percentage/number to be decided later) to hiring faculty that are specific to our equity goals. These positions might include faculty in cohort programs or instructional delivery in ethnic studies. The majority (23 members) of IPBT members voted in favor of adopting this process.

    A topic of discussion at the College Council meeting to be held this Thursday, February 25, 2021 will be centered on what a different shared governance might look like for our campus. Mary P will send out the Zoom link to IPBT members and guests.

    All full-time faculty in Nursing teach in a single specialized area of Nursing. Thus, there is an immediate need for a replacement for Sandra Diaz’s position. Erik W proposed that when a position is vacated in Nursing, there would be an automatic approval to move forward with replacing the faculty member. A vote was taken and the majority (22 voting members) so approved. Note that this automatic approval would not apply to new Nursing positions.

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