Meeting Notes - February 25, 2014

Christina Espinosa-Pieb - Chair

Randy Bryant - Chair

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Present: Administrative Reps Espinosa-Pieb, Fayek, Lee-Wheat, Kandula, Tomaneng

 Classified Reps: Gerard, Martinez, Matt Trosper

 Faculty Reps: Alves de Lima, Argyriou, Bram, Bryant, Maynard, Yeckley

 Student Reps: Luis Flores

Absent: Norte 

Visitors:  Letha Jeanpierre, Mallory Newell, Lisa Markus

Approval of Notes: The notes for February 4, 2014 were approved with the edits.

Mission Statement:

Newell shared an update of the mission statement review process. She reported that the taskforce, a subcommittee of college council and academic senate, drafted a revised mission statement and is now sharing it with governance groups on campus. The Classified Senate did not have any changes to submit, the Equity Advisory Council submitted a few suggestions, and the Student Learning Outcomes Core team reviewed it as well. Academic Senate would like some additional time for discussion, so it will be brought back to them in the spring. It will also be shared with DASB in the spring quarter for feedback.

Accreditation Update/Commission Report:

Newell shared the proposed changes to the ACCJC standards. In particular she highlighted that the ACCJC is asking colleges to identify the degrees and certificates offered within their mission statement. The college will be providing feedback on this change. Newell then highlighted that ‘Institutional-Set Standards’ are now a core element of the proposed standards. Newell finally shared that the standards now specify faculty as well as academic administrators and other personnel directly responsible for student learning, are evaluated on the effectiveness of producing that learning.

Budget Update:

Jeanpierre distributed a budget handout which included: the state budget impact on FHDA and DA for 2014-2015, current budget status, discretionary budget review, as well as ongoing revenues and expenses. She emphasized factors contributing to the shortfall for the next fiscal year, highlighting the weak P1 enrollment and new “norm” for De Anza College enrollment.

Discussion followed regarding the reduction in materials fees, printing costs, incorporating equity principles in PBT budget development, and questions relating to reclassifications∫

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