General Meeting Information

Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    1:30 p.m. Conocimiento and Check in Introduction Alicia & Edmundo Norte
    2:00 p.m. Food, Housing and Transportation Insecurities Survey I/D Mallory Newell
    2:25 p.m. EAC Governance Structure and Membership I/D Alicia Cortez
    2:40 p.m. Equity Partners Updates I/D Alicia & Tony
    2:50 p.m.
    • Announcements
    • Appreciations
    Closure All

    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

  • Minutes

    Meeting Notes

    Conocimiento and Check In
    • Edmundo Norte: Introduces Meditation Exercise
    • Reflection on Brain Development, Brain Cycle, Day of the Dead, Ancestral Calling and Wisdom Life Tools, Decolonizing Self Care

    Food, Housing and Transportation Insecurities Survey

    Mallory Newell: Report Back regarding Food, Housing and Transportation Insecurities Survey

    • Current Resources
    • Regarding Housing: De Anza has higher level of housing insecurity and homelessness than the rest of the regional rates and the national level
    • Regarding Food Insecurity: De Anza is similar to regional and national levels.
    • Current pilot survey results, Over representation of White and Asian students,
      • 60% transportation insecure
      • 56% housing insecure
      • 18% homeless insecure
      • 58% food insecure
    • Based on the model established by Hope Lab at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • Survey can be compare to national and regional survey
    • Funding for public benefits is at an all-time low
    • Higher cost of living + low wage labor market + barriers to college completion
    • Food and housing insecurity among community college students
    • Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education
      Reference Document- #RealCollege Guide to Assessing Campus Basic Needs Security
    • Erika started inquiring ways we can serve students. Ola adopted from a model from a national survey, which was piloted in the Spring 2018 and will be launched campus wide from October 15-November 2, 2018. Results may be skewed because of students with high level of -basic needs- insecurities.
        • De Anza Food Pantry w/satellite pantries 8-430pm M-F including MPS until 7pm, and tutoring center till 6pm
        • Cal Fresh enrollment
        • Mobile farmers market on Tuesday afternoons
        • VTA smart pass (formerly vta eco pass)
        • Mobile food pantry 2nd/4th Tuesday - w/case manager w/soft hand-off
    • Needs per survey responses and Ideas
      • Express line on 85
      • Express bus to be included in VTA smart pass
      • Most of students who filled out survey are Male, athlete, EOPS, Asian, unknown ethnicity
      • Cheaper Options
      • Food Vouchers
      • EBT
      • Reach out to Dining Services before they throw away food
      • How can the Library serve as a resource?
    • Housing
      • Current resource: West Valley College - Parking Lot
      • Current resource: Mountain View parking lot model-who verify people staying there
    • Vida
      • Food solutions-working with dinning services
      • Renters coalition
    • Classified Senate
      • Food Vouchers
    • Future Partnership: Silicon Valley Joint Venture, Food collection at local companies - Food Trucks with Dignity (and customer service)

    EAC Governance Structure and Membership

    Alicia Cortez introduced new organizational structure to reflect shared governance model and have representation from Administrator, Students, Faculty and Classified Staff.

    Equity Partners Updates (tabled)

    Announcements and Appreciations

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