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College Council

Meeting Notes - May 26, 2011

Administration Conference Room #109

2:00 - 4:30 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: G. Anderson, N. Asar, C. Castillo, S. Cook, G. Durham, C. Espinosa-Pieb, R. Hansen, T. Hunter, L. Jeanpierre, L. Jenkins, R. Kazempour, A. Khanna, C. Lee-Wheat, Z. Li, V. Marquez, F. Milonas, B. Murphy, M. Newell, E. Norte, R. Schroeder, M. Spatafore, N. Tambe, R. Tomaneng  Guests:  Student Services Deans, E. Kinner, P. Joseph, T. Nguyen, N. Savina, A. Ravichandran

College Council members introduced themselves to E. Kinner and guests at today’s meeting.

DASB elections will conclude by 5/27; Emily Kinner is the Student Trustee for academic year 2011-2012, and the EcoPass passed with 89% of the vote. 

I.  Planning & Budget Teams Budget Reduction Scenarios                                                 

At the core of the De Anza shared governance process are the Planning and Budget Teams.  For the past six weeks, the Instructional PBT, Student Services PBT and Finance & Educational Resources PBT have received and reviewed divisional program plans and budget information.  Each division of the PBT was allocated a target reduction amount; “All Cuts” target scenario.  We find ourselves in a difficult position, despite May revise updates and increased tax revenues.  Discussion and reduction plans were presented to the PBT’s and final recommendations were forwarded to the College Council for review. 

Target reductions:

FERPBT:  $1066,860 (7%)

SSPBT:  $4,877,074 (32%)

IPBT:  $9,144,514 (60%)

Impacts to the Program, Services, and Operations

            Impair ability to carry out De Anza’s mission of equity and success           

            Elimination of over 1200 course offerings affecting up to 48,000 students

            Elimination of 10,000-12,000 counseling hours

            Inability to meet FTES goals

            Impair progress of students to get timely courses for transfer, certificates

            Reduces services to the most needy in DSP&S and EOPS

            Slower response time in Admissions & Records

            Inability to process scholarships, financial aid and scholarships

            Loss of targeted outreach to underrepresented populations

            Reduced technology for distance and hybrid learning

            No new technology innovations

            Longer wait for all services: custodial, cashiering, personnel, payroll

            Change to campus environment due to reductions in grounds and custodial            

               staff (complaints about service, AAPA Level 5 for the campus)

            Damaged reputation as an aesthetically pleasing and beautiful campus

            State compliance issues

Tambe made a motion that we move to accept the worst case budget reduction scenarios with the understanding the college cannot function at this level.  The motion was seconded and approved.

All of the PBT reduction scenarios can be referenced on the respective shared governance sites.

A joint PBT meeting is scheduled for June 14 to review synergies and interdependencies.

Quick News, Wrap Up

-  Memorial services for Vladimir Logvinenko, May 26 in S43

-  5/31 @ 6 pm - DASB transition event “pass the torch”

-  Graduation Reminder – sign up! 






College Council
Building: Administration
Contact: Danielle Wells
Phone: 408.864.8705

Last Updated: 6/15/11