General Meeting Information

Date: April 22, 2024
Time: 2:30-4:00 PM
Location: MLC 255

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

The FHDA District Academic Senate (DAS) serves as the voice of the Academic Senates of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. It is composed of all faculty at Foothill and De Anza Colleges, and is represented by the DAS Executive Committee, consisting of the Foothill and De Anza Academic Senate Officers and Senators.

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    2:30-2:35 Welcome  I/D Villanueva
    2:35-2:40 Approval of Minutes (2/26/24) I/D/A Villanueva
    2:40-2:50 Public Comment I/D Villanueva
    2:50-3:20 Presentation of Crosswalk:
    Previous Agreements and
    Current Proposals
    I/D Capurso
    3:20-4:00 Identify New Areas of Agreement
    Discuss Other Areas as Needed
    D/A Capurso



    D = Discussion
    I = Information
    A = Action

  • Minutes


    Voltaire Villanueva and Erik Woodbury welcome everyone to the second district senate meeting to continue the discussion on RSI and accessibility training.

    Approval of Agenda and Minutes (2/26/24)

    No objection to approving the minutes and agenda. Agenda and minutes approved by unanimous consent.

    Public Comment

    Fatima Jinnah, Counselor, Foothill College shared an activity for the Muslim Heritage

    link to register for the event

    Award winning media studies professor from Cal State San Bernardino, Ahlam Muhtaseb will screen her film, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe

    Presentation of Crosswalk:

    Previous Agreements and Current Proposals

    James Capurso and Allison Meezan summarized what was discussed and agreed upon from the previous meeting and continued with the rest of the slides in the proposal.

    The previous discussion went over the need to and a plan to comply with AP4105: Distance Ed and Correspondence Education, especially Regular and Substantive Interaction, RSI. The goal of the conversation was to agree on the requirements to meet AP 4105, as well as the documentation needed to assign an online section to a faculty member.

    The Four Documentation Items Required by AP 4105 are

    • Course complies with accessibility requirements set out in state and federal regulations
    • Sufficient training for the faculty member
    • How RSI will take place
    • Ensuring that RSI is taking place

    In the last meeting it was agreed that the training format can be synchronous, asynchronous or hybrid

    Identify New Areas of Agreement/Discuss Other Areas as Needed

    The new discussion continued with training, outcomes, and documentation. (from slide 8)

    Training will be required of all faculty teaching online or hybrid. Training must be completed prior to or within the first two quarters of the firstcourse assignment. There is an equivalency option for previous and other training that meet the learning requirements.

    Ensure RSI will happen in a Course. The syllabus addresses the mode and frequency in which students should expect instruction and communication from their instructor. Every syllabus should have a communication statement.

    Parking lot questions: 

    Where does hybrid come in? How many percent? Someone suggested 75%. 

    WHO is checking to see that training has been completed? Who is checking? Dean, TBD, to be negotiated.

    There was a lot of discussion on peer review or J1B evaluation to ensure RSI and accessibility is taking place. (Slides 11 & 12) Peer review is peer cohorts looking at each other's courses and giving collegial guidance. It does not have to be discipline specific.

    There were comments on the time commitment required, especially for a full J1. Who is available to do A or B? Who decides the A or B? Currently, there is no rubric looking just at the RSI and accessibility, independent of a complete J1B. Deans are so overworked that J1B don’t always get done.

    There were some subsequent discussions on whether option B should be a complete J1B or the minimum. There is a cost to doing option B. Every time someone does a J1B, if it's not an administrator and they're having a full time faculty member evaluate a part time faculty member it's $300. 

    Four documentation signoffs:

    Training, RSI review; accessibility review, syllabus.

    Time Commitment for FHDA Online Training 
    • New faculty, 12 - 18 hours of instruction, plus assignments
    • Previously trained instructors, 6-10 hours of instruction
    • Ongoing training: 4 hours every three years
    • RSI and Accessibility review-every three years
    • Syllabus documentation – every quarter

    Shagun Kaur would like guidance that explains what an evaluator should be looking for.

    Helen Graves: Come to Online Learning for help with accessibility. We’re here to provide hands-on support!

    Eric Reed moved to approve the proposal as amended, seconded by Ben Kaupp. No objection. Approved.

    Good of the Order

    Erik Woodbury:  ASCCC plenary

     DASG Finance Elections! 

    Hello Students,  

    As part of our commitment to facilitating an engaged and empowered student community, I want to encourage each of you to participate in the upcoming De Anza Student Government Finance elections. As De Anza students, you have the power to elect your student leader who best represents the student body's ideas and is committed to advocating for our interests. Let your voices be heard by voting in the election and create the student government you want to see.

    Election Details:

    Voting Date extended to Tuesday, April 23 by 11:59PM

    How to Vote:

    Learn More about the Candidates:

    Mary Donahue: Club Day this Thursday.



    In person

    Erik Woodbury, Patty Guitron, So Kam Lee

    Veronica Avila Acevedo, Ian Ang*, Cheryl Balm, Sam Bliss*, Mary Donahue,  Lauren Gordon, Elsa Jimenez-Samayoa, Rusty Johnson, Kevin Glapion, Shagun Kaur,  Lisa Mesh, Anna Nguyen, Liliana Rivera, Mary Pape, Christian Rodriguez, Jayanti Roy, Lakshmikanta "LK" Sengupta, Ravjeet Singh, Li Wei Sun, James Tallent, Catherina Wong,


    Mirsaeid Abolghasemi, Lydia Hearn*, Cecilia Hui, Mark Landefeld, Sherwin Mendoza, Jamie Pelusi, 


    *Deborah Armstrong, Felisa Vilaubi, Glynn Wallis

Meeting URL:

Meeting ID: 827 6323 9453
Passcode: 275329

Member   Remote Location   In District?  
Mary Donahue (PT) MLC 243, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Yes
Mirsaeid Abolghasemi 101 W.Weddell Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Yes
Jamie Pelusi LC 138, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Yes
Cecilia Hui 1230 S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129 Yes
Sherwin Mendoza MCC-14, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Yes
Patrick Morriss   12345 El Monte Road, Room 4110, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Yes
Tracee Cunningham 12345 El Monte Road, Room 8163, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Yes
Lety Serna 12345 El Monte Road, Room 8006, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Yes
Roxanne Cnudde 800 Creek Drive, Boulder Creek, CA 95006 No
Carolyn Holcroft 16925 Church Street Morgan Hill CA No
Rita O’Loughlin 1037 Taft Street, Redwood City, CA 94061 No

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