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   Developmental & Readiness Education (DARE)



DARE Taskforce Mission Statement


Developmental Education at De Anza College equitably allows
students of every background to take ownership of their education and to succeed in their educational goals by providing the necessary integrated resources, services, and learning environment.


DARE Taskforce Charge



Meeting on a semi-weekly basis, the Taskforce develops a campuswide plan to streamline and structure the flow of students from the point of entry, through student support and academic courses, to their final objectives. Future objectives are identified by the Taskforce itself, by grant objectives (including Title III and BSI) and through ongoing planning retreats.


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DARE Core Values


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Student Information


Student Success Center


De Anza offers a comprehensive student success program to help you make the most of your efforts here.


Holiday Ritual at DARE Meeting Dec 3 2014


Message from Jen Myhre, the outgoing Faculty Coordinator and DARE Co-chair:

"The DARE committee has decided to suspend its mini-grant process indefinitely.

This spring we engaged in an intensive process of reflection that involved assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the mini-grant process. 
After many conversations, the committee voted to suspend the process in favor of going "all in" on one DARE-led initiative in the years to come." 


Upcoming Meetings 

Next DARE General Meeting: 

Wednesday, 11/18/15

Adm 109 - 3:00 - 4:30pm













Developmental & Readiness Education (DARE)

Mari Tapia                      DARE Co-Chair                BSI Faculty Coordinator


Lorrie Ranck                   DARE Co-Chair               Dean-Learning Resources


Deepa Yuvaraj               Program Coordinator      DARE - BSI            



Last Updated: 11/18/15