Chancellor's Office Hour Chat Links

Chancellor's Office Hour Chat Links

Chancellor Judy Miner holds a weekly (monthly during the summer) virtual office hour on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. to give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions. Links to resources the chancellor mentions during her office hours are posted below for easy reference.


October 6

Clean Air Day - Take the pledge

Changing the Subject at California’s Community College Libraries - By Stephanie M. Roach, San Mateo County Community College District & Pawel Szponar, Foothill College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Transition to Trustee Area Elections website

September 8

October 6 Clean Air Day Pledge

VTA driver captures beauty of transit in photographs (San Jose Mercury News article)

Los Altos Rotary Club Sponsors and Unveils a New Mural at the City’s Veterans Community Plaza (La Oferta article)

EDUCAUSE Community Conversations: Judy Miner and Joe Moreau on the Imperative to Use Analytics

Will Delta Derail Our Reopening:  8/05/21 (Bay Area Council webinar)

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees transition to trustee area elections - First public hearing September 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

August 4

Building Diverse Campuses:  4 Key Questions and 4 Case Studies (The Chronicle of Higher Education article)

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Local Voter Rights Act Tool Kit

Foothill De Anza Community College District COVID-19 vaccination policy and administrative procedure

California’s COVID surge would vault a dozen or more counties to restrictive purple tier (San Jose Mercury News article)

Five things Californians should do to slow the Delta variant (San Jose Mercury News editorial)

Bay Area counties urge employers to require vaccinations; Santa Clara County will mandate for 22,000 county workers (San Jose Mercury News article)

Map:  California counties where the CDC urges indoor masks for everyone (San Jose Mercury News article)

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees transition to trustee area elections - First public hearing September 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

July 14

Mural Developing at Veterans Community Plaza (Los Altos Town Crier article)

Slideshow of mural in progress

Euphrat Museum of Art Hope and Solace banners

Swimming to Scotland:  My North Irish Channel Crossing by Lauren Lesyna

2021-22 California Enacted Budget Joint Analysis

Build America's Libraries Act legislator contact form

What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others (The New York Times article)

June 16

Fundraiser to help Marlo Custodio and his family pay for funeral services for mother Marilou Alvarado

American Council on Education Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning panel featuring Thuy Nguyen - June 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Foothill-De Anza Community College District online archives

De Anza College End-of-Year Events 

Foothill College Year-End Recognition & Celebrations 

Return to campus survey results

De Anza Vaccination Clinic - July 6

June 9

California Student Aid Commission Cash for College Webinars

Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS) Annual Summit

Return to campus student survey results

COVID-19 vaccination policy draft

Foothill Vaccine Clinic - June 12

June 2

May 26 Return to Campus and Lessons Learned informational session recording, presentation, and Q&A

Foothill-De Anza, Where Art Thou? FA News article by Tim Shively

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Updated Guidance Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations and Vaccination Records

Fundraiser supporting victims and families of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority tragedy

COVID-19 Vaccination clinics

May 26

De Anza College return-to-campus student survey results

Foothill College Vaccine Clinic - Next clinic June 12

De Anza COVID-19 Mass Vaccine Event - June 8, 9, and 10 from 9:00 a.m.-noon

Community College May Revise proposal letter from the Community College League of California

Early Music America Virtual Performance Project - Musicking Abroad:  A Collaborative Virtual Performance Presented by EMA's Early Music Educators Group (YouTube video)

May 12

Expansion of Emergency Educational Funding Regardless of Immigration Status by Biden Administration Welcomed by Coalition of College and University Presidents (Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration press release) 

De Anza College nursing program ranked #1 in California by Best Value Schools

Understanding the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience hosted by Asian Americans for Community Involvement and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian

  • May 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Notions of Identity featuring Thuy Nguyen - Register HERE

Borneo, Boundaries, and Borders:  Merasa Village by Sherri Harvey

Addressing Student Conduct Issues presentation by Michele LeBleu-Burns and Leticia Maldonado

Mountain View - Los Altos - Los Altos Hills Challenge Team

Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity finalist forums and feedback forms (feedback forms due by May 14 at 5:00 p.m.)

De Anza College geese video (Instagram post)

May 5

Walk up vaccination sites widely available in Santa Clara County this week

Foothill College Science Learning Institute COVID-19 Vaccine Education Series

De Anza College Library libguide about Dr. Joy DeGruy

Foothill College Pharmacy Technician Program ranked #1 in the nation by the Pharmacy Technician Guide

Foothill-De Anza Community College District 2021-26 Facilities Master Plan

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees resolution 2021-12 commending classified professionals and proclaiming May 16-22, 2021, Classified School Employee Appreciation Week

April 28

AB 927 Public Postsecondary education: community colleges: statewide baccalaureate degree program

With Eligibility Now Open to All Adults, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Urges Students, Faculty and Staff to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 (California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office press release)

Here's a List of Colleges That Will Require Students or Employees to Be Vaccinated Against Covid-19 (The Chronicle of Education article)

Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration update on China-related bills introduced in Congress that negatively affect international students and scholars from China.

April 21

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Why We Need Poetry

April 14

Multicultural Staff Association Revival - Social Hour Friday, April 23, at 4:00 p.m.

Humanities Mellon Scholars presentation

California Community College Athletic Association Student-Athlete Health and Wellness Study

April 7

BAYouth interview of Karen Chow (YouTube video)

Stop Asian Hate rally - April 10 at 1:00 p.m. in Cupertino

Assembly Bill 1073 (Berman) Community colleges: students enrolled in early childhood education or child development courses: fee waivers

Foothill College COVID-19 Vaccine Education Series (April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10)

Leticia & Emigdio Cervantes GoFundMe page

Konnilyn Feig endowed scholarship to benefit Foothill College Honors students

Foothill-De Anza Foundation presentation

March 31

Not Throwing Away My Shot (YouTube video)

Assembly Bill 1073 (Berman) Community colleges: students enrolled in early childhood education or child development courses: fee waivers

Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program video

March 24

Stop Asian Hate rally – March 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Saratoga City Hall

Moody’s assigns Aaa to Foothill-De Anza CCD, CA’s 2021 GO Bonds; outlook stable (Yahoo Finance article)

American Council on Education Reimagining Transfer for Student Success

March 17

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Analysis of the American Rescue Plan Federal Stimulus

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Courageous Leadership webinar featuring Foothill College - March 18 - noon

Educator Workforce Housing - 231 Grant

March 10

GoFundMe fundraiser for Gabriel Figueroa, son of Arcela Figueroa of Foothill College

International Collegiate Programming Contest Pacific Northwest Regional Division 1 standings

March 3

Joint Venture Silicon Valley State of the Valley Conference

Impressions from the February 19, 2021, Professional Development Day

De Anza College's 2021 League for Innovation in the Community College Excellence Award Winners

Foothill College's Frank Cascarano, David Marasco, and Geoffrey Mathews selected as Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors to Bring NASA Science to Classrooms (SETI Institute press release)

The Coronavirus Is Threatening a Comeback. Here’s How to Stop It. (New York Times article)

New Stanford Research:  Why Zoom meetings can wipe you out (San Jose Mercury News article)

February 17

April 26-30, 2021 - Black Student Success Week

De Anza College Black History Month events

Foothill College Black History Month events

February 26, 2021, 4:00 p.m. - Multicultural Staff Association Social Hour 

Foothill-De Anza Foundation Valentine's Day video

February 10

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing (YouTube recording by the Stanford Talisman Alumni Virtual Choir)

Day of Remembrance events

Taste of History Dreaming and Imagining recording

De Anza College Health Services Drive-Through Flu Vaccine Clinic

De Anza College Black History Month events

Foothill College Black History Month events

Application for the Anti-Racist Teaching Practitioners Pilot Cohort (due 2/16) 

Stop AAPI Hate

"We are crying out for help" Actors, activists sounding alarm on surging attacks against Asian Americans (MSNBC video interview) 

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Amanda Nguyen Tweet on attacks against Asian Americans

February 3

COVID-19 vaccine administration and vaccination eligibility tiers

Bay Area Impact: The Path to a Vaccine (1/7/21 Bay Area Council webinar)

California COVID-19 vaccine eligibility website

President Joe Biden's 1/20/21 executive order Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

2/8/21 Palo Alto City Council study session agenda - 231 Grant Avenue proposed teacher housing project

January 6

January 13 - 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Register HERE) - Join Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair of the Select Committee on the Master Plan, for a virtual conversation on transfer with California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California State University Chancellor-Select Joseph I. Castro, University of California President Michael V. Drake, and Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President Kristen Soares. 


December 9

Foothill alumnus Nick Shafer wins the Marshall Scholarship

Favorite books of 2020 from Mary Thomas, and Judy Miner's pick for the 20 best audiobooks of 2020

December 2

Support the Foothill-De Anza Foundation through Amazon Smile

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Legal Opinion 2020-12: Online Class Cameras-On Requirements

Santa Clara County Department of Public Health Executive Summary of Changes Effective November 30, 2020

California delays start of high school football, other sports — again (San Jose Mercury News article)

IBM New Collar Programs

November 18

Santa Clara County Public Health Order announcing move to Purple Tier 11/16/20

Keep high school sports shut down during pandemic (Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards opinion piece)

De Anza College’s presentation on Student-Centered Enrollment Practices for California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office 11/18/20 webinar

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees 2020-2021 Board Priorities

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees 11/2/20 Study Session on Measure G Planning

Community college enrollment falls as students grapple with job loss, online learning (CalMatters article)

Recording of 11/16/20 Foothill-De Anza Athletics meeting

November 4

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees 2020-2021 Board Priorities

Foothill College, De Anza College, and Central Services budget reduction collateral lists as of 11/1/20

Robert Cormia's Silicon Valley Leadership Group Annual Forum slides

De Anza alumnae Jeannie Mai in the news

October 28

Associated Students of Foothill College November 10, 2020, Return to Campus Town Hall flyer

Link for more information on proposed changes to F1 and F2 student visas proposed by the Trump Administration that would curtail the time limit for approval to four years maximum and require federal appeals to be granted for time extension

Photo shows how coyotes in SF have become used to humans (Zaki Lisha’s coyote photo in SFGATE)

October 21

Community College Enrollment Is Way Down (New York Times article) 

Is Virtual Learning Creating New Equity Gaps in Student Engagement? (Webinar recording)

Registration link for virtual conversation on the student transfer experience in California with Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair of the Select Committee on the Master Plan, and the Campaign for College Opportunity - 10/27/20 at 1:00 p.m.

October 14

Foothill-De Anza Foundation 2020 Annual report 

Foothill-De Anza Foundation payroll deduction form

Annette Bening video encouraging voting

October 7

A Student Dies, and a Campus Gets Serious About Coronavirus (New York Times article)

California Virtual Campus Videos to Support Students in Online Learning

Registration link for 10/14/20 webinar Is Virtual Learning Creating New Equity Gaps in Student Engagement? 

Updated COVID-19 Industry Guidance:  Institutions of Higher Education

September 30

October 2, 2020, Districtwide professional development workshops

Stop Expecting Life to Go Back to Normal Next Year (New York Times opinion piece)

Andy Ruble Go Fund Me 

California History Center and Euphrat Museum of Art Taste of History on October 22, 2020

Family Engagement Institute's 10th anniversary celebration on October 9, 2020

Chris Kwak's student welcome video

Contact Tracing Guest Panel and Discussion/Q&A session being held October 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Office of Institutional Research and Planning district enrollment reports 

COVID-19 Industry Guidance:  Institutions of Higher Education

September 9

2020 Undocumented Student Action Week October 19-23 website 

Go Fund Me for former Foothill College student trustee Tiffany Nguyen

August 26

How Digital Transformation at a Community College Bolsters Student Success (Adobe Blog)

Democracy Counts 2018: Increased Student and Institutional Engagement (Report by Tufts University Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Instituted for Democracy in Action)

Help for those affected by recent wildfires

Karen Villalba Go Fund Me

Karen Smith Go Fund Me 

Foothill College Go Fund Me for Evacuated Colleagues

Central Services Classified Senate is offering support to evacuated colleagues. Please contact Monica Garcia if you need help or know of a Central Services colleague who needs help.

August 12

Poll results
If you are a classified professional, faculty with a non-instructional assignment, or administrator and had to perform 100% of your work remotely during Fall 2020, which schedule would you prefer?
5 days per week: Monday through Friday - 40 respondents chose this answer

4 days per week: Monday through Thursday - 97 respondents chose this answer

Colleges Are Deeply Unequal Workplaces by Jeffrey Selingo (The Atlantic)

COVID-19 Industry Guidance:  Institutions of Higher Education

LatinX  in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter webinar registration link (8/13 at 2:30 p.m.) 

July 15

Krause Center for Innovation UniDIVersity Makerspace Certificate

Red Wheelbarrow Student Edition 2020

July 1

De Anza College Standing Against Racism webpage

Foothill College President Thuy Nguyen's May 31 letter to students

Foothill College Office of Equity and Inclusion website

De Anza College Veteran Scholars' Journeys webpage 

Administrative procedure 3216 Procedures for Naming of College and District Buildings or Facilities

June 24

Addressing Anti-Blackness on Campus: Implications for Educators and Institutions (webinar recording)


The Danger of a Single Story

From Our Student Athletes: Black Lives Matter

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee application (deadline June 24)

What Is Owed - New York Times Magazine article on reparations

Upcoming and recorded end-of-year celebrations at De Anza

Silicon Valley Pain Index: racial discrimination and income equality (news article)

Whites for Racial Equity

June 17

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Officers' Association George Floyd Resolution

Preliminary injunction preventing the U.S. Department of Education from imposing student eligibility requirements for distribution of emergency relief assistance to students under the CARES Act

June 10

Affordable housing survey

June 3

Euphrat Museum of Art 2020 Student Art Show Art at Home Gallery - Fatema Kazi "Untitled"

Euphrat Museum of Art 2020 Student Art Show Main Gallery - Alyanna Posadas "I Belong"

Anti-racism resources suggested by meeting participants:

May 20

Euphrat Museum of Art 2020 De Anza Student Art Show

Foothill College Theatre Arts Virtual Play Reading Festival

Robert Hartwell San Francisco Opera lectures

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice #Real College Bears Witness Stories from the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 13

Potential budget revenue scenarios as of 5/13/20

May 6

May 18-21 Mental Health Awareness Week 

"Recording Classical Music in Lockdown" video 

Update on California's Pandemic Roadmap

April 29

De Anza College Child Development Center "Stronger and Happier Together" e-book by Sofia Varela

April 22

De Anza College President Search Timeline

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Vision Resource Center

April 15

California Virtual College-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) Preparing for Online Learning student resources 

CVC-OEI Finish Faster

April 8

Foothill-De Anza Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund 

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