General Meeting Information

Date: June 8, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: RSVP -

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader

    4:00 4:05

    Approval of Notes – June 1, 2021 A Mary Pape
    4:05 4:10 DASG Report I Dadbhawala/Eloy/Lim/Sharma
    4:10  4:40

    Student Equity Plan (Reimagined and Revised)


    I/D Cortez/Cruz/Newell
    4:40 4:45

     ACCJC Midterm Report 


     I/D  Newell
    4:45  5:00 Affinity Reflection on Position Prioritization I/D Mendoza

    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

    Mark Landefeld

    Terrence Mullens

    Daniel Solomon


    Grace Lim

    Arushi Sharma

    Esha Dadbhawala

    Luiza Eloy


      Melinda Hughes

      Pauline Wethington


      Christine Chai

      Khoa Nguyen


      Eric Mendoza

      Felisa Vilaubi

  • Minutes [DRAFT]

    IPBT meeting – June 8, 2021

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

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

    Classified reps: Christiana Kaleialii, Heidi King, Lorna Maynard

    Faculty reps: Mayra Cruz, DuJuan Green, Mary Pape, Salvador Guerrero, Mark Landefeld, Daniel Solomon

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

    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: Thomas Bailey, Sam Bliss, Terrence Mullens

    Guests: Karen Chow, Ilan Glasman, Pati Carobus, Lisa Markus, Moaty Fayek, Daniel Smith, Francesca Caparas, Down Lee, Edmundo Norte, Jerry Rosenberg, Susan Ho, Mallory Newell, Vins Chacko, Sarah Wallace, Cheryl Balm, Sharon Utomo, Tim Shively, Lisa Ly, Anu Khanna,

    Approval of Notes for June 1, 2021: Notes were approved with updates.

    DASG Report: Luiza stated DASG has had first reading of the “Resolution in Solidarity with Palestine”. There will be a special meeting on June 11th to bring forward a Resolution in Solidarity with Those Who Have Suffered from the Recent Israel-Palestine Conflict. In addition, DASG is engaged in approving codes.

    Luiza expressed her appreciation to Arushi (transferring to UC Berkeley), Esha (transferring to UCLA), and Grace (transferring to NYU) for the opportunity to work with them. Sharon Utomo will be representing the students on IPBT for 2021-22.

    Grace and Arushi thanked all IPBT members for the experience of serving on IPBT and the mentoring.

    Mary welcomed the new faculty IPBT members confirmed to serve for 2021-2023 by Academic Senate Executive Committee, Pati Carobus and Ilan Glasman while also noting that Salvador Guerrero was confirmed to continue for a new term 2021-2023.

    Student Equity Plan (Reimagined and Revised) Alicia Cortez introduced the item stating the Equity Plan was begun in 2014 but the requirements are now more metric-based. An Inquiry Team was formed to update our Equity Plan. The updated plan is now more in alignment with Vision for Success Plan at the State Chancellor’s Office. This updated plan incorporates the insights gleaned from Center for Urban Education and includes a focus on racial equity. Alicia, Mallory, and Mayra reviewed the plan update document ( which outlines seven recommendations and gives possible strategies for implementation.

    Prompted by a question from Lisa Markus, Alicia stated that there would be an opportunity to give input. Changes would be made to the document and it would be brought back to the groups before the plan was approved. Faculty Association is concerned that some actionable items in the plan are contractual. Tim reminded everyone FA has established an Equity Taskforce and is open to discussions of ideas there.

    ACCJC Midterm Report: De Anza College is at midpoint of 7-year accreditation cycle. The report is divided into five sections: six action items arising from our self-evaluation process, response to recommendations for budget improvement, reflection on student learning outcomes and our metrics, report on outcomes of Quality Focus Projects from the ISER, and fiscal report for 2019-20. Draft of report may be found at

    Affinity Group Reflection 0n Position Prioritization: In regards to the prioritization decision of June 1, 2021, speaking for the members of the Affinity groups, Eric Mendoza addressed four points:

    • Clarity of Voting Process (Point System): Before the voting process begins there should be an explanation of the algorithm for tallying results and written directions of how to vote.
    • Transparency of Voting Results: The outcome was posted immediately but there was a delay in posting chart with rankings for each position and showing formula for calculating total score.
    • Voting with an Equity Lens: Film/TV is a small department. Khoa pointed out that there is no full-time faculty in Animation program. Alicia stated that looking through an equity lens should include considering if the program provides skills for students to enter job market earning a living wage.
    • Moving Forward: It is the desire that this reflection inform decisions in redesign of shared governance groups and their processes moving forward.

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