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OFFICE MANAGER
Susanne Elwell (650) 949-7544

PRESIDENT
Richard Hansen (650) 949-7539

VICE PRESIDENT
Lisa Markus (650) 949-7073

CHIEF NEGOTIATOR
Kathy Perino (650) 949-7074

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Steve Batham (650) 949-7217

PT ASSOC SECRETARY
Mary Ellen Goodwin (650) 949-7746

GRIEVANCE OFFICER
Nicole Gray (650) 949-7075

CAMPUS CONCILIATORS
Foothill College
Karen Erickson (650) 949-7413
De Anza College
Anne Argyriou (408) 864-5340

FA NEWS EDITOR
Steve Howland (408) 864-5669

FA Committees

FACULTY ASSOCIATION COMMITTEES

  • FA Elections — Responsible for assisting in developing a slate of
    candidates for annual spring elections for the FA Executive Council,
    staffing voting booths and counting ballots.
  • Part-Time — Responsible for surveying part-time faculty about concerns
    and developing consensus. Meets monthly to determine part-time needs
    and recommend specific proposals for contract negotiations.
  • Political Action — Responsible for allocating PAC funds. Meets as needed
    to endorse candidates for public office, honor legislators, and formulate
    strategies to involve faculty in issues affecting employment.
  • Retirement — Responsible for keeping faculty informed of changes in
    retirement laws and options for retirement. Meets as needed to provide
    information to the Executive Council and the negotiation team on
    retirement concerns.

COLLEGE/DISTRICT COMMITTEES

FA has the right to have representation, in a non-voting capacity, on the following
college committees. The information gathered and the recommendations made
at these meetings are very important since these groups often shape the
direction of the District and the two colleges. One FA representative is needed to
serve on each committee.

  • Chancellor's Advisory Committee — Participatory governance group;
    advises and consults with the Chancellor on district-wide governance,
    institutional planning and budgeting, policies and procedures to promote
    the educational mission and goals of the FHDA CC District. FA President
    or designee attends.
  • De Anza Academic Senate — Participatory governance group; makes
    formal recommendations regarding academic and professional matters.
    FA liaison reports to FA Vice President on proceedings and problems
    areas.
  • De Anza Curriculum Committee — Responsible for curriculum matters,
    including the adoption of new courses and changes in courses and the
    educational program. Meets Tuesday from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the
    Administrative Conference Room. FA representative reports to the FA
    Vice President on proceedings and problem areas.
  • De Anza Travel/Conference Fund Committee — Responsible for
    disbursing monies to faculty for professional conferences or seminars.
    Meets as needed. FA representative reports to the FA Vice President on
    proceedings, problem areas, and recommendations for change.
  • Foothill Academic Senate — Participatory governance group; makes
    formal recommendations regarding academic and professional matters.
    FA liaison reports to FA Vice President on proceedings and problems
    areas.
  • Foothill Curriculum Committee — Responsible for curriculum development
    and approval of courses, programs, and grading policies. Meets the 1st
    and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. FA representative reports to
    the FA Vice President on proceedings and problem areas.
  • Foothill Planning and Resource Council (PaRC) — Participatory
    governance group charged with overarching institutional planning. Meets
    1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. FA representative
    reports to FA staff on proceedings, problem areas, and recommendations
    for change.
  • Foothill Travel and Conference Fund Committee — Responsible for
    reviewing and awarding monies to faculty for professional conferences or
    seminars. Meets as needed. FA representative reports to the FA Vice
    President on proceedings, problem areas, and recommendations for
    change.
  • Professional Development Leave Committee — Responsible for
    determining eligibility for a professional development leave (PDL),
    reviewing applications, contacting faculty for clarification as needed, and
    recommending approval of applications to the Board of Trustees; also
    responsible for reviewing completed PDL reports and requests for
    Training/Retraining funds. Meets throughout the year at both campuses as
    needed, depending on the number of applicants. FA representatives
    report to the FA Vice President/Chief Negotiator on proceedings, problem
    areas, and recommendations for change.

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