General Meeting Information

Date: April 18, 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 ***

    Welcome (representatives who have not updated their report out and wish to, please do so)

    D All
    2:35-2:40 Approval of Agenda and Minutes from April 11, 2022 A Balm, Lee

    Public Comment

    I Balm

    Needs and Confirmations

    Summary details



    Accommodations and Assistive Technology Overview


    3:10-3:20  AB 928 I Augenstein

    Dual Modality and Stacked Classes



    Resolution Supporting the Shared Governance Task Force Proposal 

     I/D  Vilaubi

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

    D Balm, Pape
    4:05-4:20 Report Outs and Good of the Order I All

    To request to add an item to the agenda of a future Academic Senate meeting, email by noon on the Wednesday before.

    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

  • Minutes [DRAFT]


    Cheryl reminded representatives to update their report-out.

    Approval of Agenda and
    Minutes from April 11, 2022

    Mae moved, Mark seconded to approve the agenda. The April 11 minutes will be reviewed and approved in the next meeting. No objection. Agenda approved by unanimous consent.

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

    Mark asked about the shortened add/drop period for the spring quarter.  The quarter started midweek. Why was the add/drop period not extended to the usual 2 weeks like the other quarters? That full 2 week  period has been helpful for students to add kinesiology classes after their schedules are set.

    Thomas: Census Day remained the same. The add/drop period has not been extended beyond the published dates. They will get detailed information from Nazy.

    Mary P: Some faculty have questions about the add and drop deadlines. If you add students on Friday, it is too short a time to drop them before Census for no show.

    Kevin also commented on other impacts associated with the condensed schedule. He suggested an evaluation of the effectiveness of Flex Day in view of all the resources and efforts spent on it.

    Erik shared an article,The Expanding Job by Anne Helen Petersen.
    An interesting article on work and supporting productivity that he felt applied to every level of our organization from district management down to our adjunct faculty, and even students 

    Needs and Confirmation

    Affordable Housing Task Force
    One faculty member to serve on the FHDA Affordable Housing Task Force. Apply to serve by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2022. For more information, contact Eric Reed:

    Replacement for Equity Action Council (EAC)
    One faculty member to serve on the Equity Action Council (EAC). Apply by Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

    Hiring Committee for Faculty Coordinator of Equity in Online Education
    Need three faculty members to serve, no one from the division has volunteered.
    To apply, complete the form found at Request to serve form by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. 

    Six faculty for Stakeholder Sub-Groups Measure G Bond Projects
    Three for the De Anza Event Center Programming Effort Subgroup, three for the Services for Students Building Programming Effort Subgroup. Apply by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

    Replacement for Doli Bambhania on Tabia Lee’s Tenure Review Committee
    Tabia Lee, Faculty Director, Office of Equity, Social Justice & Multicultural Education
    Alicia Cortez, Dean, Equity & Engagement
    Cynthia Kaufman, Faculty Director, VIDA
    Julie Wilson, FYE EWRT instructor who will provide culturally responsive pedagogy knowledge to the team
    Replacement, Veronica Acevedo Avila, English (LA) Instructor, At-large
    Lisa Mesh moved, Felisa, no objections, replacement confirmed.

    Foster Youth Counselor/Coordinator Hiring Committee
    Michele LeBleu-Burns, Dean, Student Development and EOPS (Chair)
    Melinda Hughes, Assistant Director Of EOPS (Division Faculty)
    Glynn Wallis, Counselor EOPS (Division Faculty)
    Marilyn Booye, Supervisor, EOPS (Classified)
    Patti Guitron, Counselor, General Counselor-(Faculty)
    Not yet assigned EO Rep
    All division faculty members were offered the opportunity to participate in these hiring committees

    Psychological Services/Mental Health Counselor Hiring Committee (Student Development & EOPS Division)
    Michele LeBleu-Burns, Dean, Student Development and EOPS (Chair)
    Hyon Chu Yi-Baker, Faculty Director, College Life
    Melinda Hughes, Assistant Director Of EOPS (Division Faculty)
    Wil Firmender, Faculty Director, Psychological Services
    Suzanna Ramirez, Administrative Assistant Mental Health (Classified)
    Louise Ortiz, Counselor, Phys Ed & Athletics (PE Division)
    Not yet assigned EO Rep
    All division faculty members were offered the opportunity to participate in these hiring committees.

    Kevin moved to approve both counselor hiring committees, Lisa M seconded. No objection. Committees confirmed.

    Summary details

    Accommodations and Assistive Technology Overview

    DSS presentation

    Anita Vazifdar presented an overview of the De Anza Disability Support Service and addressed some questions raised last week regarding accommodations, specifically about recording lectures.

    Persons with Disabilities account for 15%-20%, (1/5) of the population and is the World’s Largest Minority Group. Disability Groups include Blind & Visually-Impaired, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Cognitive Disabilities, and Mobility Impairments. Areas of Learning Impact included Reading, Writing, Math, Memory, Speech, Debilitating fear, Anxiety, Pain, Poor hand/eye coordination, Fine motor skills.

    Anita explained De Anza accommodations for disabled students. They were put in place based on each student's needs.They are determined through an interactive process/discussion between the DSS Counselor and each student. They are not “one size fits all”

    The accommundations cannot fundamentally alter the class or learning objectives.

    It is a Student with a Disability’s Civil Right to receive accommodations.

    Anita went over the De Anza DSS application process. 

    She also explained the various DSS accommodations and services. Extra time on quizzes, exams and finals; Note taking services; Tutoring for Math & English; Assistive Technology: Text-to-Speech, Voice Recognition, Magnification Tools, Screenreader; Alternate Media for books and class materials.

    The accommodation for students to audio record lectures. 
    Students must fill out a recording agreement, which is also emailed to professors once they submit an accommodation request. The Digital Recording Agreement specified the terms and conditions for such recordings. They are for personal use and must be destroyed or deleted at the end of the quarter.

    Mary D mentioned an instance when she was not able to teach her class because the sign language interpreter did not show up for her lifeguard class lecture. She asked if the policy was still the same.

    Anita will consult with their deaf and hard of hearing department. She suggested that the instructor contact their department or the student’s counselor.

    Thomas commented that an instructor should not have to cancel class for one student if there are other students in the class. The instructor should be able to find a way to make up that lecture for that student.

    There was a question and discussion on test accommodations for students. DSS has a testing center and proctors for DSS students with special needs. Instructors and students can schedule test times with  the testing center.

    Cheryl pointed out that in Zoom, recordings and transcriptions allow all students access to the class lectures.


    AB 928:

    Renee Augenstein gave a presentation with an overview of AB 928 and its possible impact on De Anza courses. There are three components to AB 928. She focused on the first component.

    It required Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates (ICAS) to establish a single lower division general education pathway that meets the academic requirements necessary for transfer into both CSU and UC (establish by May 2023, implement fall 2025) and to not lengthen the time-to-degree or include more units than those required under IGETC. The bill requires this singular lower division general education pathway to be the only lower division general education pathway used to determine eligibility and sufficient academic preparation for transfer into both segments.

    The other two components were the establishment of the Associate Degree for Transfer Intersegmental Implementation Committee and the requirement for Community colleges to automatically place students on ADT pathways when their transfer goals align with an existing program.

    CSU AB 928 site:

    The CSU AB 928 website indicated that the 34 semester unit (51 quarter unit) proposal is scheduled to be reviewed by ICAS on 5/12. Renee will provide an update later.

    For students interested in transferring to a public California institution, there are currently two GE patterns, CSU GE and IGETC.

    Renee went through both patterns side by side. Then, each pattern with De Anza courses that fulfilled the transfer requirements. Courses marked in red were not accepted. She pointed out areas that will be most impacted when the two patterns are combined into a single GE pathway.

    That included World Languages, Communication, and PE. There will be needs for further conversation on this matter. Some of these courses could fulfill other requirements.

    Renee added that even If a course is removed from GE doesn't necessarily mean it's not going to be required by the system. It could be required at the graduation level. She encouraged individuals or departments to reach out to her for further conversations. She also provided some links below.

    DA GE site:

    Dual Modality and Stacked Classes

    MOU on Dual Modality and Stacked Classes

    Kathy Perino provided the history and explanation for Dual Modality and Stacked Classes.

    Dual Modality Courses: two different delivery methods used for the same course (online and face-to-face or online and hybrid) for single load.

    Stacked Classes: two or more skill levels (e.g. beginning and intermediate or level 1,2,3) to be taught at the same time for a single load.

    Faculty may ask but are not required to teach these classes.

    The MOU listed courses allowed to be taught in these manner. Kathy asked Senate representatives to consult with their department if they wish to keep or add courses to the list. 

    They should get back to her within two weeks.

    Resolution Supporting the Shared Governance Task Force Proposal 

    Draft resolution

    The proposal was presented and discussed at the Senate. The Senate did not vote on it before it was approved by the College Council for recommendation to the President. 

    At the last meeting, it was suggested that the Senate write a resolution to support the proposal, acknowledge the CC recommendation, and urge the President to respond accordingly.

    There were questions and clarification regarding the proposed shared governance model.

    Mae moved, Mary P seconded to approve the resolution.
    Yes 18 (online), 2 (in person), 3 abstain. Resolution passed.

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

    Academic Senate By-laws

    The Senate approved a revision of its Constitution and By-laws in April 2021. In an attempt to be inclusive and get more voices to the table the Senate expanded its executive and associate membership to include representatives from all divisions and areas. Affinity groups were added as Associate Members, non-voting. It was proposed that Affinity Representatives be made voting members. This amendment to the By-laws will require a two-third majority vote

    Report Outs and Good of the Order

    Mary P moved, James seconded  to adjourn, no objection.






    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)

    Erik Woodbury (PLD)

    Professional Development*

    Dawn Lee Tu

    Administrator Liaison*

    Thomas Ray

    DASG Representatives*

    Dimitri Yanovskyi

    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

    Yvette Alva-Campbell

    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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