General Meeting Information

Date: May 16, 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 and Minutes from May 9, 2022 A Balm, S. Lee

    Public Comment

    I Balm

    Needs and Confirmations

    Summary Details

    Explanation of tasks for Stakeholder Sub-Groups for Measure G Bond Projects

    I/A Pape

    Ask from College Council - ideas to improve training, recruitment and participation in shared governenace  (continued from May 9)



    2022-2023 Flex Report


    Balm, D. Lee
    4:10-4:20 Report Outs and Good of the Order I All

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    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

  • Minutes [DRAFT]


    Cheryl reminded representatives to update their report-out.

    Approval of Agenda and Minutes from May 9, 2022

    Lisa M moved, Glynn seconded to approve both minutes and agenda. No objection.
    Agenda and minutes approved by unanimous consent.

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

    Dawn share a letter on behalf of APASA that supported, affirmed, and celebrated the De Anza College Academic Senate’s recent expansion of voting rights to the three existing campus ethnic affinity groups: APASA, De Anza Latinx Association (DALA), and the Black Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Network (BFSA).

    There were many thank yous and agreements in the chat.

    Congratulations to Mark and to the women's badminton team, who won the state championships this past weekend.

    Welcome to the newest voting members Glynn (BSFA,) Dawn (APASA,) and Liliana (DALA)

    Needs and Confirmation


    Affordable Housing Task Force 
    Mark Landefeld, Kinesiology and Athletics Athletics, Part-time
    Rana motioned to confirm, Lisa M. seconded. No objection. Mark confirmed. 

    Hiring Committee for Faculty Coordinator of Equity in Online Education
    Cheryl Jaeger Balm, PSME,  Mathematics, Full-time tenured
    Judy Cuff-Alvarado, BHES, Biology, Full-time tenured
    Dawn Lee, ASLR, Office of Professional Development, Full-time tenured
    Lisa M motioned, Melinda seconded. No objection.
    Yes 18, No 0, Abstain. Committee confirmed.

    Six faculty for Stakeholder Sub-Groups Measure G Bond Projects
    Lydia Hearn, Language Arts, English, Full-time tenured
    Mark motioned, Janice seconded. No objection. Lydia confirmed.

    Explanation of tasks for Stakeholder Sub-Groups for Measure G Bond Projects.
    Other positions will be open until filled.

    Hiring committee for the of Vice Chancellor of Technology
    Cheryl volunteered.
    Mark moved, Shagun seconded to confirm.
    Yes 22, No 0, Abstain 0. Cheryl confirmed.

    Ask from College Council - ideas to improve training, recruitment and participation in shared governance  (continued from May 9)

    Training model, ideas
    More training on 10+1, Robert’s Rule.
    How does the Academic Senate fit into Title V?
    Facilitation skills, inclusiveness and equity. 
    Familiar with different decision-making models used in existing shared governance groups, like consensus, majority, consultation, rank choice, etc.
    FAQ guide/training manual for all senators. 
    How to gather input from constituents and how to share-out information.
    A system of mentoring and training within divisions so new members feel supported and can fall back on institutional knowledge within their divisions. Perhaps faculty who engage in training other faculty and students can earn PGA credit or be given additional pa.y

    The IEPI Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative provides state funding for PRT, Partnership Resource Team to assist with putting together a new shared governance model. There would be money for training materials and perhaps some stipends. However, the President is not interested in bringing in IEPI and PRT.

    Everyone should have the necessary skills to step in and be productive from the beginning; have a good idea about the shared governance model; each committee will be responsible for putting their training regime.

    Discussion followed on how to get more faculty involved in shared governance and to learn about the changes and the training; how to get them involved. 

    Someone suggested having a badge or some other ways to identify those who have been trained to focus on supporting underrepresented student groups. That may encourage more faculty to get training and get involved.

    Dawn: Foothill has facilitation training that anyone can attend. 

    There were suggestions for Canvas courses with self-paced modules and onboarding videos on subjects such as Robert's Rule to empower people to serve. Also, some form of mentoring either in divisions or at the Senate.

    Mary P: 30 minutes before a Senate meeting has worked well for mentoring students.

    Some of the newer members expressed the need for a briefing before the meeting. They felt lost. The items moved quickly with no background on the issues. They didn’t know the question to ask and were not always sure on what was being voted on and why.

    Glynn: where to get information without swaying people’s vote directly or indirectly; need to know what to be voting on; how to get non-bias information.

    Mari: need to engage and encourage dialogue; there are always multiple points of view

    Dawn: how to introduce and agendize issues; how and when to introduce items into the agenda

    2022-2023 Flex Report

    Flex Day, Flex activities

    Community colleges receive apportionment and funding for professional development. Each college takes from instructional time an agreed upon number of days to do professional development for faculty, staff, and administrators. These are known as Flex Days. De Anza has 2 in the Fall, 2 in the Spring and 1 floating day.

    Dawn has been working on the plan for next year’s. She came to ask the Senate the type of professional activities they would like to have next year?

    What was submitted last year: De Anza Welcome Day activities, all department chair meetings, coffee chat with the Chancellor and President, yearly tenured and retiring faculty reception.

    Dawn gave the state definition for topics under professional development:
    Improving, revising, creating course curriculum; opportunities to improve course, instruction, and evaluation; in service training; instructional improvement; curriculum or learning resources development and evaluation; converting courses into a different modality orientation; improving student guidance advising guidance; maturation services; expansion of diversity, equity, and inclusion; conferences, workshops, institutional workshops; improvement of instruction, administrative or student services.

    There were discussions and suggestions on professional development through the Senate.

    From the previous discussion.:training on facilitation; training on Robert's rules; on boarding. Training on how to relay information to constituents.

    There were concerns expressed over the timing of the Spring flex days that took two days out of instructions at the beginning of the quarter. It truncated the quarter and created havoc for students rushing to catch up.

    The Senate came up with the following list of professional development activities for next year. Members put in chat their choices from the list.

    1. Training on facilitation.
    2. Explainer video on Shared Governance and Academic Senate
    3. Canvas modules for training/onboarding.
    4. Equitable syllabus. supporting students with better overview of services 
    5. Better overview of student services offered for academic support like tutoring centers, library, OER, etc.
    6. Training for faculty to help students taking their first in person college class (may be during opening days?) Some students have only been online for their high school and college education. The Academic Senate could offer something like a workshop, or some training for faculty on how to not only welcome students but students who are taking an online class for the first time to help support their success in that class. The training can go both ways, for online and in person.
    7. Social activities for shared governance for fun, bonding, and community building, like movie or margarita nights.
    8. AB705 training to help faculty navigate its impact on students. AS could organize a series of conversations around recent legislation or assembly bills, those types of decisions that have impacted teaching and our engagement with students. It was suggested that it should be taken first to the deans or the Language Arts division.
    9. Partners in Learning program. Shagun shared about this pre pandemic, full day workshop on various topics that was run by student facilitators from Communication Studies. There was a beautiful synergy between the educators and the students, as well as the presenters.
    10. Mentoring part-time faculty on everything like universal design, pedagogy, and creating shells, etc.
    11. Continue chair meetings.
    12. Coffee chat with chancellor and president.
    13. Tenured and retiring faculty celebration.
    14. Shared governance/Academic Senate “club day” for faculty.
    15. Professional Development on practical culturally relevant teaching by discipline
    16. Universal Design in online teaching and other technology training on tools to improve teaching. 
    17. Academic Senate Professional Development Committee.
    18. )Academic Senate Public Relations Committee (members with mediation training.)
    19. Legislative professional development.

    Report Outs
    and Good of the Order

    Dawn motioned, Lisa M 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

    Julie Kennedy

    Maristella Tapia

    Student Development & EOPS

    Melinda Hughes

    Curriculum Committee

    Mae Lee (Spring Quarter)

    Erik Woodbury (PLD)

    Professional Development*

    Dawn Lee

    Administrator Liaison*

    Thomas Ray

    DASG Representatives*

    Jenny Trinh

    Adel Burieva

    Faculty Association Representative*

    Mary Donahue

    Affinity Group Representatives*

    Glynn Wallis, BFSA

    Dawn Lee, APASA

    Liliana Rivera, DALA

    *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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