General Meeting Information

Date: April 25, 2022
Time: 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Location: MLC 255

This meeting will be held HyFlex, meaning anyone can participate in-person or online.  To join remotely, see the Zoom infomration at the bottom of this page. 

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    *** Subject to change until 2:30pm Friday ***
    2:30-2:35 Welcome (representatives who have not updated their report out and wish to, please do so) D All
    2:35-2:40 Approval of Agenda,  Minutes from April 11, 2022 and Minutes from April 18, 2022 A Balm, Lee

    Public Comment

    I Balm

    Needs and Confirmations

    Summary Details

    I/A Pape

     Making Affinity reps Voting Members of Academic Senate (second read)

    A Balm, Pape

    Early Alert (first read)

    I/D Chand

    Resolution on Improving the Name-Change policies and procedures in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District (first read)

    I/D Balm, Mullens
    3:35-3:50 Equity Plan Re-Imagined I Newell, Cortez
    3:50-4:00 Budget Task Force update D Balm

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Convocation update

    I Pape

    Report Outs and Good of the Order



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    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

  • Minutes

    Minutes - April 25, 2022

    Report Outs

    Representatives who had not updated their report out and wish to, were encouraged to do so.

    Approval of Agenda and Minutes from  Minutes from April 11, 2022 and Minutes from April 18, 2022

    ·       Both minutes and the agenda were approved

    Public Comment

    • Dawn stated that there are workshops that will be coming out and we will see how the contract unfolds
    • Mark expressed concern about no decision being communicated about vice chancellor of human resources district position
    • Dawn mentioned a captioning issue has not been resolved yet. Ed Breault is working on it right now

    Needs and Confirmations

    • There were no volunteers for Affordable Housing Task Force, Hiring Committee for Faculty Coordinator of Equity in Online Education, and the six faculty needed to serve on Stakeholder Sub-Groups Measure G Bond Projects
    • Mary closed the forms in support of Work to Contract.
    • Maurice Canyon, counselor Student Success and Retention Services, volunteered as the replacement for one faculty rep on Equity Action Council (EAC). His appointment was approved.

     Making Affinity reps Voting Members of Academic Senate (second read)

    • A 2/3 vote of the Executive Committee is needed make this change to the by-laws
    • Dr. Tabia Lee shared a statement on the Proposed Action to Grant Academic Senate Voting Privileges to Racial and Ethnic Affinity Group Associate Members (statement posted in report outs for this week).
    • C. Balm wants all affinity groups to be represented and feel equity
    • We have three affinity groups and when added to the Academic Senate when Constitution and Bylaws were updated in 2021. These groups were added as non-voting associate members. All voting members in Academic Senate are faculty.

    Academic Senate Purview (10+1)

    1. Curriculum1 including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
    2. Degree and certificate requirements3
    3. Grading Policies1
    4. Educational program development2, including Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
    5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success1
    6. Governance structures as related to faculty roles2
    7. Faculty role in accreditation2
    8. Policies for faculty professional development activities1
    9. Policies for Program Review2
    10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development2 including Instructional Planning and Budget
    11. Other Academic and Professional Matters

    Academic Seante By-laws

    Early Alert (first read)

    • Sushini discussed the college Retention Program and Early Alert.  The Early Alert Process can be raised by anyone including teachers, students, etc.  Usually, teachers initiate the alert. Refer to Early Alert Guide. Then the retention program connects with the student and helps them access a counselor.  
    • Request was made forAcademic Senate to contribute $100 to fund raffle for those faculty who use Early Alert this quarter Spring 2022
    • Faculty can reach out to Patricia Del Rio or Sushini Chand for information

    Resolution on Improving the Name-Change policies and procedures in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District (first read)

    • Recommended we change the name change procedures
    • Approved by acclimation

    Draft resolution

    Equity Plan Re-Imagined

    • Today is first reading; second reading will be 5/9/22
    • Last winter 2021 senior staff approached equity office for revised equity plan

    Budget Task Force update

    • Funds from seven faculty SER positions are not currently available but are expected to be released in June or July 2022. See chart in Report Out.
    • It is suggested to wait until Shared Governance is decided upon before take action on this

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Convocation update

    • Mary wants everyone to know where SLO assessment can be entered.  Use “SLO Course Assessment”  to enter SLO and the link is alsoon the De Anza SLO website.  
    • The goal is to assess every class at least once every five years before revising the course
    • The 2022 Convocation is tentatively scheduled for May 13th. The desired outcome is for each department to gain the support they need to respond to the questions on the 2022 Program Review.
    • There was an ask for $250.00 to offer insentive for attendance.

    Good of the Order: Report Outs were discussed






    Cheryl Balm


    Mary Pape

    Executive Secretary

    So Kam Lee

    Part-time Faculty Representatives

    Gokce Kasikci

    Mary Donahue

    Academic Services & 
    Learning Resources

    Cecilia Hui

    Bio/Health/Environmental Sciences 

    Rana Marinas

    Janice Valadez

    Business/Computer Science/
    Applied Technologies

    James Tallent


    Career Technical Education & Workforce Development

    Tim Harper


    Counseling - General

    Robert Alexander

    Lisa Castro

     Counseling - Embedded

    Felisa Vilaubi

    Helen Pang

    Creative Arts  



    Disability Support Programs & Services and Adapted PE 

    Kevin Glapion

    Anita Vazifdar

    Equity and Engagement

    Liliana Rivera

    Intercultural/International Studies

    Diana Ferrara


    Language Arts 

    Shagun Kaur

    Lauren Gordon

    Physical Education 

    Rusty Johnson

    Mark Landefeld

    Physical Sciences, Math, & Engineering

    Lisa Mesh

    Salvador Guerrero

    Social Sciences & Humanities



    Student Development & EOPS

    Melinda Hughes

    Curriculum Committee

    Mae Lee (Spring Quarter)

    Professional Development*

    Dawn Lee

    Administrator Liaison*

    Thomas Ray

    DASG Representatives*


    Adel Burieva

    Faculty Association Representative*

    Mary Donahue

    Affinity Group Representatives*

    Glynn Wallis, BFSA

    *non-voting member





    Lloyd Holmes

    De Anza President

    Rob Miesa

    VP of Student Services

    Christina Espinosa-Pieb

    VP of Instruction

    Pam Grey

    VP of Administrative Services

    Hyon Chu Yi-Baker

    Director of College Life & Student Judicial Affairs


    Marisa Spatafore

    Associate VP of Communications & External Relations

    Scott Olsen

    Classified Senate

    Michelle Fernandez

    De Anza Student Trustee

    Mallory Newell

    Institutional Research

    Moaty Fayek

    Dean of Business/Computer Info Systems

    Renee Augenstein

    Articulation Officer

    Brian Malone

    Tenure Review Coordinator

    Daniel Smith

    Dean of Creative Arts

    Eric Mendoza

    Dean of Physical Education and Athletics

    Thomas Ray

    Dean of Language Arts

    Alicia Cortez

    Dean of Equity and Engagement

    Randy Bryant

    Dean of Career & Technical Education (CTE)

    Kathryn Maurer

    Foothill Academic Senate President

    Karen Chow

    FHDA District Academic Senate President

    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

    Debbie Lee

    Dean of Intercultural/International Studies

    Mehrdad Khosravi

    Dean of Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering

    Judy Miner

    FHDA Chancellor

    Elvin Ramos

    Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities

    Patrick Gannon

    Director, Book Store

    David Ulate

    FHDA Research & Planning

    Mae Lee

    Curriculum Committee Vice-Chair

    Tabia Lee

    Faculty Director of Equity, Social Justice & Multicultural Education

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