General Meeting Information

Date: December 2, 2019
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: ADM 109

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    2:30- 2:35 p.m. Approval of Agenda and Minutes from November 25, 2019 meeting A
    • Chow
    • All
    2:35 - 2:45 p.m. Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action) I All
    2:45 - 3:05 p.m. Needs and Confirmations I/D/A Pape
    3:05 - 3:15 p.m. Additional Options to Meet Math Proficiency for Local Degrees and Certificates I/D/A Chow
    3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Proposed Changes to Curriculum Committee Review Process (1st discussion was on October 28)


    3:30 - 3:45 p.m. AP 4240 Academic Renewal (2nd Reading)


    • Chow
    • Pape
    3:45 - 4 p.m. AP 3518 Child Abuse Reporting (1st reading)


    • Chow
    • Pape
    4 - 4:25 p.m.


    • De Anza Associated Student Body (DASB)
    • IPBT
    • Other shared governance committees


    • Chow
    • Pape
    • Wallace
    • other representatives
    4:25 - 4:30 p.m.

    God of the Order



    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

  • Minutes

    I. Approval of Agenda & Minutes from November 25, 2019 meeting

    ● Exchange item IV with item VII, no objections. Amended agenda approved.
    ● Minutes approved.

    II. Public Comment on items not on agenda (Senate cannot discuss or take action)

    Genevieve Kolar thanked everyone who came to the special Board of Trustees
    meeting at Foothill last Monday to speak and support student effort; the Board
    voted unanimously to place both a bond measure and parcel tax in the March 3,
    2020 ballot. March is coming up quickly, and plans to inform and raise
    community support for the measure and tax are starting. Need volunteers for
    phone bank and other campaign work; could be as simple as providing food for
    volunteers. Campaign Headquarter, across Stevens Creek at the former Coffee
    Society location; Tim Shively is the faculty rep for the parcel tax/bond campaign.
    Karen expressed appreciation for the student efforts; reminded that Board
    policy and the California Education Code explicitly prohibit the use of district
    resources to advocate for election candidates and measures.

    III. Needs and Confirmations

    • Bookstore Director Hiring Committee
      • Tom Dolen, Library, Academic Services has stepped up to serve; Interim VP of Administrative Services Pam Grey is chair.
      • Mary S moved to confirm Tom Dolen as faculty representative, Susan seconded, all yes, confirmed
    • Outreach Counselor Tenure Committee composition was formed after consultation with Mary Bennett
      • Need confirmation to start observation in January
      • Ashley Flores Tenure Review Committee
        • Rob Mieso, administrator; Erick Aragon, counseling faculty; Patty Guitron, other counselor; Karen Chow, LA, at-large.
      • Anna Nguyen Tenure Review Committee
        • Rob Mieso, administrator; Erick Aragon, counseling faculty; KD Le, other counselor; Danielle Altman, PE, at-large.
      • Chai Saechao Tenure Review Committee
        • Rob Mieso, administrator; Erick Aragon, counseling faculty; Pauline Wethington, other counselor; Cheryl Balm, PSME, at-large.
      • Norma Guido Flores Tenure Review Committee
    • Rob Mieso, administrator; Erick Aragon, counseling faculty; Tom Nguyen, other counselor, BHES; Sarah Lisha, LA, at-large.
    • Cynthia K moved to accept all those candidates, Mary S seconded, all approved.
    • Equity Statement worked on by Daniel, Susan, Karen, and Dawn (1st reading)
      • Karen put up the draft for review; also showed link to the California Community Colleges Diversity Statement.
      • Cynthia: add to draft “and commitment to equity.”
      • Karen: we aim to create meaningfully diverse committees, by inviting faculty to share their identities and experiences and commitment to diversity, and not to assume commitment to diversity by inferring the gender and ethnicity/racial identity from names or from statements that may not provide direct information about this.
      • Susan: it’s helpful to have guidelines rather than just look at gender or race.
      • Ishmael: looks optional, what if someone decides not to share those information.
      • Bob: is there an Academic Senate diversity equity statement?
      • Karen: there is not a specific Academic Senate diversity equity statement
      • Karen shows a draft that Daniel is working on: Resolution for Diversity on Committees.
      • Mary: this is the 1st reading, will be bringing it back
    • Non-credit Ad Hoc Committee,
      • Looking for volunteers to serve on the ad hoc committee to finalize the plan on implementation of non-credit courses and programs.
      • Mary went over the draft put together by the previous ad hoc committee.
      • Committee members: David Capitolo-AT; Mary Pape-CIS, Andrew Stoddard-Design & Manufacturing Technologies
      • Thomas Ray: current non-credit courses at De Anza are mostly in CTE programs, ESL, Basic Skills.  For those unprepared for college, non-credit program serve as a bridge, giving them a taste of college.
      • Pete : advantage for students is that can repeat non-credit courses; in auto-tech 4 to 5% enrollment is non-credit; some students have never been to college; the program has been really good in attracting new, first-time college students as well as maintain student retention.
    • Outreach/Men of Color Counselor Hiring Committee
      • Needs up to 2 faculty to serve (1 counselor, and 1 at-large)
      • The committee is being formed very quickly because of recent resignation of the former Outreach/Men of Color counselor
      • 1st committee meeting is next week, and given quick compressed timeline, the request to Executive Committee that Karen and Mary be allowed to make appointments as needed.
      • Current members: Rob Mieso (chair), Lisa Mandy (EO rep), Erick Aragon (Counseling Faculty/Outreach); Melinda Hughes
      • Cynthia moved to grant authority to Mary and Karen to make assignments, Erik seconded: no objection, 1 abstain; motion approved.

    IV. Additional Options to Meet Math Proficiency for Local Degrees & Certificates

    • Lisa Mesh shows statement from department regarding two new math classes for math proficiency. Additional options. There is no downside for students
    • Pete: Is Math 114 still being offered?
    • It is staying for now. Any one of the three classes meets math proficiency requirement.
    • Stephanie: how does that affect assessment?
    • Not transfer classes; will need to take Math 10 for transfer.
    • Mary motioned to approve Math 109 & Math 130 as additional options to meet Math Proficiency for Local AA degrees & Certificates, Barb seconded, 23, all

    V. Proposed Changes to Curriculum Committee Review Process (1st discussion was on October 28)

    • Proposed changes to Curriculum Committee review process: change format; smaller working groups instead of one big group to review and discuss course curriculum content etc.
    • Susan motioned to support this change, Mary S seconded, 23, all approved
    • Mary P: at what point is SLO considered
    • Erik: may need conversation with SLO committee to work it out.
    • Erik: transition, need more discussion between colleagues.

    Karen will meet with Mae, Dawn, Erik, and Alicia Cortez to discuss how we approach the curriculum process with equity in mind.

    VI.AP 4240 Academic Renewal (2nd reading)

    • Pointed out significant changes: 3 quarters instead of 2 years. include upper division work; academic renewal can only take place once; exceptions: any deactivated courses (has been deleted and no longer in the catalogue, those courses could be taken out of the GPA, since there is no way for student to retake. In order to meet the minimum units for academic renewal, students may request to include classes (lower and upper division classes) taken at other institutions.
    • Barb: recommend we approve the academic renewal for the benefit of students
    • Mary motioned to accept policy with the above notations, Terrence seconded, 23 yes, confirmed.

    VII.  AP 3518 Child Abuse Reporting (1st reading)

    • First Reading and Discussion
      • Karen: The wording in the draft manly comes from the Community College League of California procedure and policy on reporting child abuse.
      • Mary D: on the class roster, minor under 18 are marked with an asterisk; why aren’t we looking at elder and other abuses.
      • Mary P: we are having more minor students in our classes.
      • Stephanie: some people are using their position to file false reports; some minor are emancipated.
      • Mary P: we all need training; could be online.
      • Bob: district is required to provide training.
      • Mary S: there is a standard statement about reporting abuse when someone is hired
      • Stephanie: how and to whom you report has changed
      • There seems to be some discrepancies in the wordings. Refer draft back to Doreen Novotny.

    VIII. Updates:

    • De Anza Associated Student Body (DASB)
    • IPBT
      • 8 open faculty positions, 40 requests, begin to prioritize new position vacated during retirement and resignation, to be vetted through the dean, priority after the new year, no later than January
      • Other shared governance committees
      • Kevin: 2 positions in OTI, support positions.
      • Stephanie: Refer international students back to ISP office, students must go to Englsh and Math departments first.
    • Guided Pathway Meeting tomorrow.
    • Department chair meeting on Friday, 12/

    IX.Good of the Order

    • Mary S: had an awesome Meditation Monday, self empowerment, acceptance, come to talk it out Tuesday, helps with stress reduction.
    • Mary D: Yosemite trip 1/31 to Feb 2.
    • Motion to adjourn, Mary S, Erik seconded.
    • Susan: Wish everyone a Happy, healthy holiday once the grading is done.

    Executive Committee Members Present (✔)

    Name Position Present
     Karen Chow-   President
    Mary Pape Vice President 
    So Kam Lee Notetaker/Secretary (F19)
    Ishmael Tarikh-PT    Representss part-time faculty
    Mary Donahue - PT   Represents part-time faculty
    Paul Klingman  Applied Technologies  
    Pete Vernazza   Applied Technologies  ✔
    Bob Kalpin  Biological, Health & Environmental Sciences  
    Anna Miller  Biological, Health & Enviromental Sciences  ✔
     Vacancy  Business, Computer Science  
     Mary Pape  Business, Computer Science  ✔
     Vacancy- CA   Creative Arts  
     Ron Dunn - CA ✔ Creative Arts   ✔
     Nellie Vargas -CD&E  Child Development  
    Betty Inoue -- Counseling  ✔  Counseling ✔ 
    Barb Dahlke -- Counseling  ✔  Counseling  ✔
    Anita Vazifdar – DSP&S  ✔  Disability Support Program & Services  ✔
    Kevin Glapion—DSP&S  ✔  Disability Support Program & Services  ✔
    So Kam Lee – ICS/IIS  ✔  Intercultural/International Studies  ✔
    Marc Coronado (W20 & S20) -- ICS/IIS   Intercultural/International Studies  
    Terrence Mullens – PSME ✔  Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering ✔ 
    Lisa Mesh -- PSME  ✔  Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering ✔ 
    Russell Hong (F19) -- LA ✔  Language Arts ✔ 
    Julie Wilson -- LA  ✔  Language Arts ✔ 
    Susan Thomas - SSH  ✔  Social Studies & Humanities ✔ 
    Daniel Solomon - SSH ✔  Social Studies & Humanities ✔ 
    Louise Madrigal - PE    Physical Education & Athletics  
    Rusty Johnson -- PE  Physical Education & Athletics  
    Tom Dolen – LR ✔  Tom Dolen ✔ 
    Mary Sullivan – SD  ✔  Student Development  ✔
    Cynthia Kaufman – Equity and Engagement   Equity & Engagement  ✔
    Erik Woodbury - Curriculum Committee  Curriculum Committee  ✔

    Guests Present (✔)

    Name Position Present
     Thomas Ray Administrative Representative
    Paige Wallace DASB Representative
    Bob Stocwell Faculty Association  
    Christina Espinosa-Pib Interim De Anza President  
    Rob Miesa VP of Student SErvices  
    Lorrie Ranck Actin VP of Instruction  
    Pam Grey Interim VP of Administrative Services  
    Hyon Chu Yi-Baker Director of College Life & Student Judicial Affairs  
    Marisa Spatafore Associate VP of Communications & External Relations  
    Stephanie Serna Classified Senate President
     Genevieve Kola  De Anza Student Trustee
     Mallory Newell-  Institutional Research  
    Moaty Fayek Dean of Business/Computer Info Systems  
    Renee Augenstein Articulation Officer  
    Mary Bennett Tenure Review Coordinator  
    Daniel Smith Dean of Creative Artstez  
    Alicia Cortez Dean of Equity and Engagement  
    Randy Bryant Dean Isaac Escotoreer & Technical Education (CTE)  
    Isaac Escoto Foothill Academic Senate President  
    Mary Pape FHDA District Academic Senate President
    Pam Grey Associate VP of College Operations  
    Laureen Balducci Dean of Counseling, DSPS & Title IX Coordinator  
    Anita Kandula Dean of Biological, Health, and Environmental Sciences  
     Michele LeBleu-Burns Dean of Student Development/EOPS  
    Lisa Mandy Director of Financial Aid  
    Nazy Gayloyan Dean of Enrollment Services  
    Edmundo Norte Dean of Intercultural/International Studies  
    Jerry Rosenberg Dean of Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering  
    Judy Miner FHDA Chancellor  
    Dawn Lee Tu Faculty Director of Office of Professional Development  
    VACANCY Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities  
    Patrick Director, Book Store  
    David Ulate FHDA Research & Planning  
    Mae Lee Curriculum Committee Vice-Chair  

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