General Meeting Information

Date: November 24, 2020
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: RSVP -

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    4:00 - 4:05

    Approval of Notes – November 17, 2020

    Timeline for next few meetings

    A Mary Pape
    4:05 - 4:10 DASB Report I Lim or Sharma
    4:10 - 5:00 Next step – forming criteria I/D Espinosa-Pieb/Mary Pape

    A = Action D = Discussion I = Information





    Affinity Group


    • Christina Espinosa-Pieb,
    • Sam Bliss
    • Randy Bryant
    • Alicia Cortez
    • Anita Muthyala-Kandula
    • Lorrie Ranck
    • Thomas Ray
    • Heidi King – Co-Chair, Co-Chair
    •  Thomas Bailey
    •  Christiana Kaleialii
    •  Lorna Maynard


    • Mary Pape, Co-Chair
    • DuJuan Green
    • Cheryl Balm
    • Mayra Cruz
    • Terrence Mullens
    • Daniel Solomon
    • Erik Woodbury


    • Grace Lim
    • Arushi Sharma
    • Esha Dadbhawala
    • Luiza Eloy
    • BFSA:

      Melinda Hughes

      Pauline Wethington

    • APASA:

    Christine Chai

     Khoa Nguyen

    • DALA:

     Eric Mendoza

     Felisa Vilaubi

  • Minutes [DRAFT]

    IPBT Meeting – November 24, 2020

    Tri-chairs: Christina G. Espinosa-Pieb, Mary Pape, Heidi King

    Administrative reps: Sam Bliss,Randy Bryant, Alicia Cortez, Christina Espinosa-Pieb, Anita Muthyala-Kandula, Thomas Ray

    Classified reps: Thomas Bailey, Christiana Kaleialii, Heidi King, Lorna Maynard

    Faculty reps: Cheryl Balm, Mayra Cruz, DuJuan Green, Terrence Mullens, Mary Pape, Danny Solomon, Erik Woodbury

    Student reps: Grace Lim, Arushi Sharma, Esha Dadbhawala, Luiza Eloy

    Affinity Group Representatives:

    Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators (BFSA): Melinda Hughes, Pauline Wethington

    The Asian Pacific American Staff Association (APASA): Christine Chai, Khoa Nguyen

    De Anza Latinx Association (DALA): Eric Mendoza, Felisa Vilaubi

    Absent: Lorrie Ranck

    Guests: Mallory Newell, Mary Donahue, Lisa Markus, Susan Ho, Dawn Lee Tu, Sarah Wallace, Todd Gutmann, Vins Chacko, Kulwant Singh, Edmundo Norte, Rick Maynard, Daniel Smith, Mary Donahue, Susan Ho, Elvin Ramos

    Approval of Minutes – Notes of November 17th, 2020 were approved with edits by consensus.

    Tri-Chair Heidi King introduced and welcomed Christiana Kaleialii (Classified rep) to the committee.

    DASB Report – Arushi Sharma informed the committee that DASB successfully held a town hall meeting on Friday, November 20, 2020. They had about 105 students in attendance. On behalf of DASB, Arushi thanked IPBT members who was present. Last week, DASB continued the discussion on how they can increase diversity in DASB senate. Some suggestions were by increasing seats on the DASB senate.

    Grace reported that DASB Student Rights and Services Committee is currently working on ways to document DASB discussions/actions to facilitate institutional memory. DASB will be having the information sessions this week for students wishing to participate in general election: today 11/24 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Wednesday, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, and Thursday from 1:30 -2:30 pm as posted on DASB Senate General Election webpage.

    Next step – forming criteria: The committee continued the conversation of setting new criteria.

    What do we need to know to make decisions in IPBT? What data are we using to make decisions? What have the outcomes of IPBT’s decisions been? Have those outcomes been what we wanted? If not, what do we want to do differently so that desired outcomes are achieved?

    Equity needs to be at the forefront with a specific focus on prioritizing and funding for departments and programs that serve our most underserved students (Black, Latinx, Filipinx). What do we want to know to be able to make decisions in terms of racial equity?

    Randy reminded all that the Educational Master Plan and the College Council drive the decisions made on campus. Program Review questions are based on criteria from the master plan. IPBT should employ the EMP to guide the decisions under IPBT’s purview. Suggestions should be made to the College Planning Committee for improving the EMP since the master plan is designed to guide institutional change.

    Edmundo reminded us about structural inequities that exist on campus. One of these surrounds our priorities for registration. Students who cannot take a full load due to work and family commitments are derogated to later times to register.

    Alicia Cortez reminded us that when we speak of equity we are often speaking of racial equity. However, we should define this. She would like us to revisit the issue of the possibility of students who aren’t carrying a full 12 units being able to work on campus.

    What needs to be addressed:

    • How do we address our structural racism? For example, priority registration for part-time students.
    • Define terms IPBT uses in allocating resources to support racial groups.
    • Make sure to incorporate all criteria in Program Review questions.
    • Why we are using the particular data sets we do?
    • Go back read master plan and work in small groups.
    • What do we want to know to be able to make decisions in terms of racial equity and student equity? What information do we need to know if we doing that; what questions do we need to ask in program review to get that information; how do we need to phrase those questions so they will give us data we want; and, how do we analysis this data. Start work in small groups.

    First step in how to achieve these:

    • Create a common language, so each and every member on IPBT is on the same page; spend some time defining our common language talking about Equity, Equity Mindedness, Anti-racism, etc.

    What might help:

    Next week we need to make a definitive decision about year of reflection versus completing a Program Review so that Deans and department chairs might plan accordingly. Poll your constituency groups about this decision. It does seem appropriate to have 2020 - 2021 be the Year of Reflection since we are reflecting on the entire shared governance processes in order to view all our work through equity-mindedness lens. We would still need to have each division/department submit resource request. Such requests would be evaluated based on 2019 - 2020 Program Review or on a new process yet to be developed.

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