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College Council


MEETING NOTES

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Admin #109, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

        College Mission Statement

       De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

      De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies: •Communication and expression   •Information literacy  •Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility •Global, cultural, social and environmental awareness  •Critical thinking

Members:    S. Agrawal, C. Castillo, K. Chow, S. Cook, G. Durham, C. Espinosa-Pieb, K. Glapion, R. Hansen, T. Hunter, L. Jeanpierre, L. Jenkins, R. Kazempour, A. Khanna, C. Lee-Wheat, V. Marquez, F. Milonas, B. Murphy, M. Newell, E. Norte, S. Ramos, A. Ravichandran, R. Schroeder, M. Spatafore, R. Tomaneng

Guests:  G. Anderson, A. Caballero de Cordero, T. Chung-Tabangcura, D. Jones-Dulin, E. Kinner, W. Lee, R. Mieso, J. Thai.  Students: L. Santoro, P. Zamorano, A. Zhou

On December 9th, College Council approved the plans submitted by the three Planning and Budget Teams (PBTs), with the caveat that the college could not sustain itself with a $4.3 million reduction target. Since then, the senior administrators reviewed the reduction plans, and met to analyze the consequences of the mid-year state reductions. The district will end this fiscal/academic year with a projected $10 million deficit due to reduced revenues and trigger cuts.

If the Governor’s proposed revenue measure is not passed by voters in November, he will be forced to cut an additional $5.6M from higher education mid-year.  This compounds the planning effort when we are unsure of the tax measures.

Murphy will bring to the district and board, the budget reduction plans as developed through the shared governance process, with one major adjustment. He will propose one-half of the worst case scenario. $1.77M will be forwarded to the Board which includes program elimination, other assignments, fund transfers and the reduction of 3 full-time instructional faculty, but no layoffs.

The remaining $2.5 M in proposed reductions cannot be implemented this year. We can get through 2012-2013 using the district’s $4M stability funds and $9M in carry-forward dollars. A budget document outlining these reductions is available at: http: www.deanza.edu/gov/campus_budget/pdf/BudgetReductions2011_2013_CollegeCouncil_Jan19_12.pdf.

Discussion items:

-        DA enrollment is holding steady; FH is down 4-7%. We are adding specific sections for Spring, including high demand and high wait-listed courses

-        $31 unit fees beginning summer quarter.

-        We have fewer students taking more units.

-        The elimination of counseling positions will be delayed until the full effects can be studied.

-        UC Riverside Student Proposal:  Tuition free with secondary tax on income for 20 years following graduation at a rate of 5%.

Announcements:

-        Student Success TF recommendations approved by Board of Governors 12/29/11.  Being presented to legislature in March; cost analysis has yet to be completed.

-        Every Tuesday De Anza students are organizing “Occupy for Education” which will be followed by a week-long event in March.

-        Congratulations to Brian Murphy for representing us well in Washington, DC. His excerpt can be accessed in the De Anza website News section at 38:30

-        Marquez provided updates re: Communications Committee, reading list, and availability at the bookstore.

-        March 2 – Partners in Learning Conference. Submit proposals to G. Anderson, C. Kaufman or V. Marquez

-        Club Day is January 26; we currently have 72 active clubs on campus. The 17th annual APASA scholarship luncheon is scheduled for February 23.

-        The Student Council Chambers are now open; suggestion an “Open House”

-        Several conferences for high school students being organized by Outreach.                                        .  February 8 – African American students    

                        .  March 15-18 – Latino students                                  

                        .  April 26 – Pacific Islanders, SE Asians and Filipino students

                        .  May 12: College Open House

-        Outreach & Marketing are partnering on polling technology through cell phones

-        Check out Dan Rather Reports: Education in Finland. Finnish students are extremely successful and do not have the same standardized testing as in the US.

-        Check out Trampling out the Vintage by Frank Bardacke (a history of California farm workers from 1930 to present)



College Council
Building: Administration
Contact: Tina Woo
Phone: 408.864.8705
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