General Meeting Information

Date: May 25, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: RSVP -

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    4:00 - 4:05 Approval of Notes – May 18, 2021 A Mary Pape
    4:05 - 4:10 DASG Report I Dadbhawala/Eloy/Lim/Sharma
    4:10 - 5:00 Hiring Position Prioritization – Discuss positive aspects for each request  I/D  Espinosa-Pieb/King/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

    Thomas Bailey

    Christiana Kaleialii

    Lorna Maynard

    Mary Pape, Co-Chair

    Mayra Cruz

    DuJuan Green

    Salvador Guerrero

    Mark Landefeld

    Terrence Mullens

    Daniel Solomon


    Grace Lim

    Arushi Sharma

    Esha Dadbhawala

    Luiza Eloy


      Melinda Hughes

      Pauline Wethington


      Christine Chai

      Khoa Nguyen


      Eric Mendoza

      Felisa Vilaubi

  • Minutes [DRAFT]

    IPBT meeting – May 25, 2021

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

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

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

    Faculty reps: Mayra Cruz, DuJuan Green, Terrence Mullens, Mary Pape, Salvador Guerrero, Daniel Solomon, Mark Landefeld

    Student reps: Luiza Eloy, Grace Lim

    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: Esha Dadbhawala, Arushi Sharma

    Guests: Lisa Markus, Daniel Smith, Francesca Caparas, Elvin Ramos,  Moaty Fayek, Edmundo Norte, Rick Maynard, Erik Woodbury, Jerry Rosenberg, Lisa Ly, Down Lee, Justin Toh, Maida Suta, Susan Ho, Sharon Utomo, Sarah Wallace, Rose Chan, Karen Chow, Kulwant Singh, Mallory Newell, Vins Chacko, Claudia Guzman, 

    Approval of Notes – May 18, 2021: Notes approved with updates.

    DASG Report: Luiza stated that DASG is revising Primary Election Codes. SRS has new chair.

    Several panel discussions have been planned:

    • June 4, 3-5 PM (PST): The Students Rights and Services Committee will be hosting a "Fighting Anti-Blackness Panel" This panel will analyze how anti-blackness manifests itself within De Anza’s campus, educational spaces, and the community at large. Speakers will share their experiences as organizers, activists, and community members, with the goal of collectively understanding how to organize and take action against anti-blackness. RSVP:
    • June 11th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM : DNExTalks: “The Mental Fitness Project” followed by a mental health workshop with Guest Speaker Josh Rivedal. RSVP here:
    • Environmental Career Panel, May 28, 3-5PM: RSVP Link:

    Hiring Position Prioritization – The time was opened for questions and discussion. It was noted that the Physics department has modeled best practices in their hiring of new faculty.

    The faculty racial diversity data was reviewed by the Deans. This is self-reported identification data collected at the time of hire. Christina stated that as a result of the discussions in IPBT this year, she will work to find means of more complete and correct data now that new standards are in place.

    Questions regarding how to weigh data such as faculty racial diversity data were raised. Christina underscored that data was collected and displayed on IPBT website because the data was requested. There is no one way to use the data. Everyone is charged with making decisions that are informed by the amalgamation of the data. It was underscored that departments are not required to hire based on equity guidelines but rather hire best individual for the position.

    Physics department has stated a commitment to model the MPS program to improve the student success rate in Physics. In answer to a question regarding how this would be supported, Dean Jerry Rosenberg stated the focus will be on calculus-based Physics since that is where success rates are lowest. In 2021-22 MPS program for calculus students will be available. This should help the students who will move on to Physics.

    Heidi reviewed the form that IPBT members will be using to rank the positions. The consensus was that everyone would prefer to work on their prioritization individually. IPBT members are asked to be prepared at meeting of June 1st to place their rankings into the form. Erik W suggested the outcome from the ranking form would be the poll to inform further discussion followed by the final vote. Concern was expressed that this process of poll-discussion-affirmation would be difficult for Deans of divisions seeking position(s). This point will be revisited next meeting.

    The final decision on the two positions can be made June 1st or June 8th and recommendation made to College Council on June 10th.

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