General Meeting Information
Date: November 16,
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: RSVP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader 4:00 - 4:05 Approval of Notes – November 9, 2021 D/A Mary Pape 4:05 - 4:10
I/D Chamraj, Syed 4:10 - 4:30
Decision for adding two positions
(1 ASLR and 1 E & E)
I/D/A Espinosa-Pieb/King/Pape 4:30 - 4:40 Dean of Language Arts I/D Thomas Ray 4:40 - 4:50 Dean of Intercultural/International Studies
Edmundo Norte 4:50 - 5:00 Dean of Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering
A = Action D = Discussion I = Information
APASA: Christine Chai Khoa Nguyen
BFSA: Melinda Hughes Pauline Wethington
DALA - Eric Mendoza Felisa Vilaubi
TBD (non-DASG student representative)
TBD (non-DASG student representative)
IPBT meeting – November 16, 2021
Tri-chairs: Christina G. Espinosa-Pieb, Heidi King, Mary Pape
Administrative reps: Sam Bliss, Randy Bryant, Alicia Cortez, Lydia Hearn, Anita Muthyala-Kandula, Thomas Ray
Classified reps: Thomas Bailey, Margaret Bdzil, Heidi King
Faculty reps: Pati Carobus, Ilan Glasman, Terrence Mullens, Salvador Guerrero, Mary Pape, Daniel Solomon, Andrew Stoddard
Student reps: Anita Chamraj, Fiza Syed
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
Guests: Cheryl Balm, Vins Chacko, Moaty Fayek, Norma Guido, Dawn Lee, Lisa Ly, Lisa Markus, Melissa Maturino, Lorna Maynard, Mallory Newell, Edmundo Norte, Elvin T. Ramos, Jerry Rosenberg, Daniel Smith, Sharon Utomo
Approval of Notes: Notes for November 9, 2021 approved with one typo corrected.
DASG Report: DASG Bylaws changes approved. Student Trustee now able to serve on DASG committees and shared governance groups.
Decision for adding two positions (1 ASLR and 1 E & E)
Vote was taken: Twenty-three voting members present.
Majority 74% approved ASLR Online Faculty Coordinator. Since majority did not approve the position as automatically chosen for hire, it will be added to the hiring positions list making for 28 positions in all.
Majority of 96% approved Equity & Engagement LGBTQ+ Faculty Coordinator with the majority also approving the position as one of the hired positions.
Presentation of Faculty Hire Needs by Deans
Dean of Language Arts Thomas Ray spoke of the need for English faculty especially with the implementation of AB 705. He also emphasized the need for English as a Second Language faculty since their department has grown to twice the size and noncredit curriculum has been incorporated into offerings.
Dean of Intercultural/International Studies Edmundo Norte emphasized the need to replace World Language Faculty Coordinator. New Spanish faculty member will be tasked with developing a Spanish for native speakers course sequence. Kimberly Vinall, the former World Language Coordinator, asked Edmundo to share her statement: “Discussions of equity MUST include the entire institutional structure and one that systematically exploits part time labor is not an equitable system. The World Language coordinator position would be only a tiny step to mediate this harsh reality, but it is a necessary one. Because of the WL coordinator position, we held our very first workshop to review together our programs and learning goals and complete the program review. I am attaching this document as a reminder of the substantive nature of this work (I am incredibly proud of it, in fact!) and my own belief that it is essential to continue it in order to have a means to reflect on and assess equity goals within and across language programs.”
Dean of Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Jerry Rosenberg presented the special needs of each of the three departments having positions on the list. Astronomy classes are popular with students for meeting the science general education requirement and serve the Latinx student population in far greater proportion than De Anza College as a whole (Latinx students make up 25% of student population, but 37% of students enrolled in Astronomy classes). Mathematics department lost three instructors to retirement and is seeking to replace two. The Mathematics Performance Success Program (MPS) has been showing gains in improving student success. The focus will be to hire faculty members eager to teach a combination of MPS classes along with non-MPS classes to infuse the entire department offerings with the success of MPS program. Engineering department has grown in the number of students and shows success rates between 86 and 93% during the past five years. The equity gap between -1 to 9% is smaller than the College’s. There is no full-time faculty member teaching in the department and two part-time instructors have left for full-time jobs.