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College Council

Draft Meeting Notes April 26, 2012
Admin #109, 4:00 – 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, 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. Monary, B. Murphy, V. Neal,M. Newell, E. Norte, S. Ramos, A. Ravichandran, R. Schroeder, M. Spatafore, R. Tomaneng

 I.   Approval of Minutes of February 23, 2012

The minutes of March 22, 2012 were approved.

II. Governance Assessment – Annual Update Form

In March, the Governance Handbook was presented and approved by college council. Following approval, the handbook was forwarded to the College Planning Committee for annual updates.  Newell presented the annual update form as part of assessing and evaluating our processes. This is in preparation for the October visit by the accreditation team. The form will be distributed to the 3 PBTs for feedback and completion by the end of Spring Quarter. When approved, the forms will be forwarded to other governance groups next year.

Discussion followed regarding who completes the form? A designate for each PBT? Majority vote? It was suggested Newell visit with each PBT when the forms are distributed to provide clarity and answer any questions.

III. Budget Update

Jeanpierre reviewed B. Slater’s scenarios summary spreadsheet dated 4/17/12. Each college & central services are being asked to bridge the gap between January's budget reduction dollar amount and the updated worst-case scenario figures.

The June 30, 2012 net deficit is now projected to be $12,850,705. The 2011-12 original goal was $10.4M and the 2012-13 revised goal is $17.3M. De Anza's portion is $7.5M. The college has already achieved $3.5M in reductions from January with $3.9M shortfall remaining.

Jeanpierre provided an analysis of FTES trends beginning in ’08-’09, and ’09-’10, indicating declines in enrollment and workload reduction. During 2010-2011 our apportionment was 4.4% below base and we have 3 years to recapture this. P2 is down 1924 FTES district-wide from prior year which equates to approximately $8M and B. Slater will incorporate the new P2 figures into an updated spreadsheet. There have been statewide declines in enrollment, especially for our region.

There is still an opportunity to regrow FTES with summer and next year. Newell is working on a report to include 3-year historical data and we will be more strategic with enrollment management. We will focus on high demand courses to maximize enrollment. Discussion followed regarding classes consistently below cap, reviewing enrollment the first day of the quarter and offering online courses to better utilize our facilities. As of 4/19, 2095 students were on wait-lists which prompts the need for analysis.

IV. Quick News, Burning Issues

. Kudos to Spatafore and student representatives for successful legislator visit. The April 19 event is being edited, captioned and will be put on video and YouTube channel for college.

. LEAD Mother’s Day Show and Sale – May 3 in Equity Office (which benefits AB540)

. AB540 Awareness Week beginning May 7

. Classified Staff Retreat - May 11

. CSSE Survey due May 15

. “Naming Elephants 2”: May 18 from 9 am to noon in Fireside Room

. Successful Filipino/Pacific Islander Student Conference with over 250 high school participants.

. Marc Coronado was awarded the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award at Statewide Academic Conference.

. Two resolutions passed at Statewide Academic Senate Spring Plenary: (1) opposition of Athletics defunding and (2) opposition of 2-tiered fee system. These resolutions were authored by Rich Schroeder and Academic Senate officers. Once passed, they become statements of the entire statewide Senate.

. AB1471 is a bill sponsored by Paul Fong titled Student Success Infrastructure Act. The measure would require the State to establish a fund, subject to available resources to support increased faculty counselors, restoration of student support services, increased ratio of full to part-time faculty and professionalization of part-time faculty. The measure would increase the capacity of the California Community Colleges to help students succeed in their college experience.

 

 

 



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