General Meeting Information

Date: November 7, 2023
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: Zoom

  • Agenda

    Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader
    2:00 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions I/D All
    2:05 p.m. Approval of Agenda and Minutes I/D/A Armstrong
    2:10 p.m Budget Report I/D
    • All
    • Garcia
    2:10 p.m.

    Sente Business

    • Measure G
    • Survey Update
    • Bylaws
    • Reminder of 10% participation policy
    • Leadership Request
    I/D/A All
    2:45 p.m.

    Leadership Reports

    I/D Diaz
    2:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

    Next Steps



    2:55 p.m. - 3 p.m.



    A = Action
    D = Discussion
    I = Information

  • Minutes [DRAFT]

    Roll Call and Approval of Minutes

    Debee Armstrong, secretary, called the classified senate meeting to order at 2:05 PM while members were still arriving on zoom. Juan Diaz, communication officer posted the agenda and previous meeting notes links in the chat.

    The agenda and previous meeting notes were approved by consensus pending a few typos which were fixed in the shared document.

    Measure G Update

    Adriana Garcia, president took over the meeting at 2:12 PM. She called first for a report from senators who attended the previous Friday's measure G task force meeting, followed by the November 6 board meeting where measure G proposals were discussed. Staff who attended these reported on their findings.

    Tina Lockwood explained the proposal slides that were shown at the FHDA board meeting with Dennis and Adriana chiming in on several points. Numerous questions from senators were also answered.

    Much of the discussion revolved around discontent that the FHDA board plans to prioritize construction of the county medical clinic on the De Anza campus over needed infrastructure repair, especially in the A quad. Senators are encouraged to speak to their constituents about staying informed and giving feedback on the measure G project plans.

    It was decided to table both Juan's teams demonstration and Lisa's report on the staff participation survey because both the measure G discussion was long and because there was a reception for chancellor Lambert that many wanted to attend.


    After some discussion, the draft bylaws were approved pending several changes senators requested.

    Shared Governance and Committee Participation

    Adriana reminded attendees to tell co-workers about the ten percentage work time allotted to shared governance and invite them to join the senate. She also is still advocating for overtime pay for those giving more than ten per cent.

    Adriana needs participants on the elections committee.

    Nominations are still being sought for the district diversity and equity committee and representatives will be voted on next week.

    A statewide committee, CCMS is also asking for classified representation.

    Committee Updates

    Debee reported academic senate is drafting detailed rules for the required RSI (regular and substantive interaction) for online students so those courses will be engaging.

    Dennis reported on the De Anza tech committee, explaining it is different than the district-wide ETAC (educational technology committee.) He said students also have full access to Office 365 through MyPortal, something that's been available for two years, but which many students don't know. There is now a help page on the De Anza web to assist them in using it.

    Adam reported The RAPP committee's deadline for submitting position request is this week.

    Adriana shared a list of upcoming De Anza events.

    After a few affirmations, the meeting adjourned at 3:08 PM.

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