General Meeting Information

Date: November 23, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Location: RSVP -

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    4:00 - 4:05 Approval of Notes – November 16, 2021 D/A Mary Pape
    4:05 - 4:15 Dean of Creative Arts I/D Daniel Smith
    4:15 - 4:25 Dean of Business, Computer Systems, & Applied Technologies I/D Moaty Fayek
    4:25 - 4:35 Dean of Biological, Health and Environmental Sciences I/D Anita Muthyala-Kandula
    4:35 - 4:45 Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities I/D Elvin Ramos
    4:45 - 4:55 Interim Associate Vice President Instruction on behalf of Academic Services and Learning Resources I/D Lydia Hearn
    4:55 - 5:15

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    I/D/A Espinosa-Pieb/King/Pape

    A = Action D = Discussion I = Information



    Affinity Group








    Christina EP- Co-Chair

    Sam Bliss

    Randy Bryant

    Alicia Cortez

    Lydia Hearn

    Anita Muthyala-Kandula

    Thomas Ray

    APASA: Christine Chai Khoa Nguyen

    BFSA: Melinda Hughes Pauline Wethington

    DALA - Eric Mendoza Felisa Vilaubi

    Heidi King - Co-Chair

    Thomas Bailey

    Margaret Bdzil

    TBD Classified

    Mary Pape- Co-Chair

    Patricia Carobus

    Ilan Glasman

    Salvador Guerrero

    Terrence Mullens

    Daniel Solomon

    Andrew Stoddard

     Anita Chamraj

    Fiza Syed

    TBD (non-DASG student representative)

    TBD (non-DASG student representative)

  • Minutes

    IPBT meeting – November 23, 2021

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

    Administrative reps: Sam Bliss, Randy Bryant, Alicia Cortez, Christina G. Espinosa-Pieb, Lydia Hearn, Anita Muthyala-Kandula

    Classified reps: Thomas Bailey, Margaret Bdzil, Heidi King

    Faculty reps: Pati Carobus, Ilan Glasman, Terrence Mullens, Salvador Guerrero, Mary Pape, Daniel Solomon, Andrew Stoddard

    Student reps: Anita Chamraj, Fiza Syed

    Affinity Group Representatives:

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

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

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

    Absent: Melinda Hughes, Thomas Ray

    Guests: Raymand Buyco, Chesa Caparas, Vins Chacko, Carol Cini, Moaty Fayek, Derrick E Felton, Purba Fernandez, DuJuan Green, Milena Grozeva, Anne Hickling, Lisa Ly, Elisabeth-Anne Mabie, Lisa Markus, Melissa Maturino, Lorna Maynard, Steve Nava, Mallory Newell, Mylinh Pham, Jayanti Roy, Tim Shively, Ravjeet Singh, Daniel Smith, Ameeta Tiwana, Fatemeh Zarghami

    Approval of Notes: Notes for November 16, 2021 approved with adding “Mathematics Chair Cheryl Balm emphasized the need for more FT faculty in mathematics”.

    DASG Report: Anita C. notified the committee that DASG is on a break until the end of the quarter. However, the Finance Committee will be conducting budget interviews starting this week.

    Presentation of Faculty Hire Needs by Deans -

    Dean of Creative Arts Daniel Smith noted that since March 2018 the Division has lost 50% of fulltime faculty. In March 2018 there were 18 and as of June 2022 there will be only nine if no new faculty members are hired hired. He explained that enrollment numbers are rising since many Creative Arts courses of study lead to careers in technology. One example being Film/TV – Animation. 100% of animation classes are being taught by part-time faculty curtailing the creation of new courses and programs. Similarly, the need for replacement of full-time faculty for Film/TV Production, Photography, and 3D Design limit what new pathways can be developed for students and make closing the gap more challenging. Without a new Music FT hire only 27% of classes will be taught by FT faculty. The program will have difficulty recruiting for the instrumental music groups and planning for music degree will be difficult.

    Dean of Business, Computer Systems, & Automotive Technology Moaty Fayek began with the need for new hire in Accounting Department. Two years ago, there were seven full-time Accounting faculty and as of June 2022 there will be only three without a replacement. If this happens 20 sections will need to be filled by hiring new part-time faculty. Department has partnerships with several firms in the area which assists students in job placement. Accounting courses are in certificates/degrees in many other departments such as mathematics, business, and CIS.

    There are two Automotive Technology positions on the list. The department has relationships with Nissan, Infinity, Audi, Suburu, Ford, Mercedes Benz, and the newest with Nuro. It is difficult to find part-time faculty to fill open classes since the classes usually meet four times per week and the teaching day extends from 7:30 am until 10:15 pm. There is a real sense of community in the department. When a student is struggling all faculty work together to support that student to reach success. The equity gap is between 5% and down to -1%. Success rate hovers around 90%.

    Dean of Biological, Health and Environmental Sciences Anita Muthyala-Kandula stated students often must wait one or more quarters for open space to enroll in Biology major courses known as series 6 and series 40 courses. Since these are 6 unit courses, part-time load maximums make assigning part-time instructors to these classes fragment the instruction for students. During the pandemic, enrollment has increased. Success rates have risen overall and notably 9% increase in success for African American population and 1% for Latinx student population. Medical Lab Technology is a CTE program provides individuals to fill positions in the health care field. Upon the SERP retirement there is no full-time faculty in the department. Full-time faculty is especially needed to work with outside partners to setup and monitor student externships. Environmental Studies has recently lost a faculty member. This person is needed to oversee the Environmental Studies and Environmental Science classes.

    Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities Elvin Ramos listed the six positions that the Division is requesting faculty position for. Five of the six have one or no full-time faculty and two need the position for accreditation (Child Development and Paralegal).

    Carol Cini, History Department chair, pointed out that the department currently has only one full-time faculty member.

    James Suits, chair of Administration of Justice Department, emphasized the necessity to hire a new instructor with a focus on the ethical reform underway in law enforcement field.

    Below are excerpts written in the chat during the meeting by Social Science and Humanities department chairs.

    Geography: Purba: “Case for GEOGRAPHY

    • Only 1 full-time faculty member (On Article 18, Reduced Load)

    • Strong Enrollment (increase from 1,308 to 1,362 between 2019-2021).

    • Strong Student Retention and Success Rates

    • Need to develop Mapping and Geographic Information Science (GIS) classes

    • So students can Major in Geography

    • Strong job market in GIS field, highly desirable and marketable skill set in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.”

    Ameeta Tiwana: “We lost a FT faculty position four years ago. After a leave of absence, the FT faculty resigned and the position has not been filled since. Our once stable PT pool has also gone through a major flux with many experienced faculty either retiring or moving on to other colleges or companies. This has impacted our program offerings. We are fairly a large program, serving about 3400 students annually but with only 1 Full time faculty. 78 % of our sections are being taught by adjunct faculty. In our division, programs have a much smaller student ratio per FT faculty than in anthropology. Anthropology program at Foothill college also has 3 FT faculty. Another FT in Anthropology is long overdue.”

    Mylinh Pham: “For History: Has not hired a FT tenured faculty in 20 years.”

    Ameeta Tiwana: “Anthropology is broad discipline, we not only offer transferrable introductory courses but also prepares students to be more engaged citizens with contemporary issues both locally and globally. To provide the breadth and the changing nature of the field, we are requesting an applied anthropologist to provide current applications of anthropology in the field of medicine, business, and development. We have been requesting a position for the past 6 years and the need is even more pressing now.”

    Raymand Buyco: “The study of History is important for a strong and functioning democracy. More FT faculty is essential moving forward.”

    Carol Cini: “The History Department has a large number of diverse cross-listed courses with the various Ethnic Studies departments (African American, Asian American, Chicanx/Latinx) and the Women's Studies Department in the IIS Division, and the History cross-listing with those 4 departments contributes to a good share of enrollment in those courses which are important to the college's equity goals in students' multicultural education. Another FT faculty member in History is needed to help support this collaboration with the IIS Division.”” The History Department also contributes to global historical knowledge and understanding through its World History courses, taken by many K-12 teachers, who will contribute this diverse knowledge to students in their classrooms in California, across the U.S., and around the globe. It would be helpful to have another FT hire who has experience teaching in this area.” History courses are very important for civic education and the preservation of democracy in America and in the world. The UC and CSU recognize the importance of U.S. History in the fact that it is a graduation requirement for all students. And many students, whether at 4-year schools, or 2-year schools, fulfill this U.S. History requirement at De Anza College. Therefore, another FT faculty member is needed to help with the large number of students in the History department and diverse student needs, since students come to us from many different institutions across the state, nation, and world. “History has the most diversity of courses in the SSH division and the 2nd largest number of courses overall, and therefore additional FT faculty members are needed to help with curriculum work and many other FT duties, including equity work.”” Although History

    has made some progress in its numbers regarding equity and student success, it needs another FT faculty member to help further this equity work.”” History has lost, by far, the most FT positions (4.5) of any department in the SSH division and is down to only 1 FT instructor.”

    “History has the largest enrollment of any department on the list of SSH requested FT positions and is the 3rd largest department in terms of enrollment in SSH, out of 12 departments, and yet History currently only has 1 FT faculty member, while 4 other departments in SSH with much lower enrollments have 3 FT faculty members.

    -- In the link, below, scroll down to SSH Division to check various department enrollments:

    Cini: “The History Department has a large number of diverse cross-listed courses with the various Ethnic Studies departments (African American, Asian American, Chicanx/Latinx) and the Women's Studies Department in the IIS Division, and the History cross-listing with those 4 departments contributes to a good share of enrollment in those courses which are important to the college's equity goals in students' multicultural education. Another FT faculty member in History is needed to help support this collaboration with the IIS Division.”

    Ameeta Tiwana: “Anthropology offers popular GE, UC and CSU transferrable courses that bring in large student enrollment. Our classes pack at 50 students. They are one of the first classes students take since they do not have a prerequisite and the content connects with our diverse student body. Over the past 3 years the student enrollment in anthropology has shown a steady increase. We have 5% more Latinx in our classes compared to college wide data. Anthropology is multicultural, relevant and meaningful to both targeted and non-targeted groups. The success rate and retention of the targeted group is also high.”

    Interim Associate Vice President Instruction on behalf of Academic Services and Learning Resources Interim Associate Vice President Lydia Hearn presented statistics evidencing a 292% increase in number of students enrolled in online even before the pandemic began, the astronomical rise during the pandemic, and the predicted continued demand as we return to campus and even after the pandemic. All classes including face-to-face classes are most likely to have an online component including LMS presence long after the pandemic is mostly behind us.

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