Title III

Title III


Welcome to the Title III Mathematics Team section!  Here, you will find updates, meeting minutes, and important resources for educators to address the needs of the developmental level student population here at DeAnza College.

If you're looking for the meeting minutes, don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of this page to find these important documents!


  • June, 2009-- The team continued to meet throughout the quarter.  Main work consisted of planning which interventions to track, designing a successful retreat, recruiting new permanent and interim members of the Title III Math Team, and providing input on the July 16, 2009 developmental education retreat.  More details can be found by contacting the Activity Director, Gregory Anderson.
  • May 13, 2009-- Job Descriptions for replacements for Bambhania and Fink were prepared for recruiting committee. Due to the upcoming Title III audit, team members will need to submit participation hours. Research and Assessment discussions included a look at current ongoing interventions, especially in Enable Math and MPS, and the challenges faced by these programs due to funding reductions. The team may look at trying to invigorate Enable Math. Guest Andrew Lamanque will explore individual student progress after completion of developmental classes.
  • May 6, 2009 -- Team discussions revolved around charting the committee's progress and developing the job description for Barbara's replacement.
  • April 29, 2009 -- Gregory led a team of 10 from various campus divisons to the BSI Regional Meeting. Veronica was one of the attendees along with representatives from Language Arts, Counseling, Senior Adminstration, Instruction, and Student Services. Gregory and Veronica reported on the BSI Regional Meeting. They both validated the fact that a lot of good is being done on DeAnza campus, but the efforts here need to be more cohesive and have greater continuity. Gregory noted that the transformative experiences of learning about other college's efforts as well as recent intensive staff training have made a positive impact.  Veronica shared that  MPS promises exciting possibilities but is intensive. Rotating among programs might be valuable to prevent burnout. Discussions ensued about Math faculty spending more time in the lab. Recruiting for Barbara's replacement is to begin.
  • April 22, 2009 -- The Team looked ahead to the upcoming BSI Regional Meeting which Veronica will attend, the Math Retreat (Fran Lathers), and the Teaching & Learning Conference (Diand Mathios will be presenting). Charting the committee's progress was begun.  Suba Marti will research the transition to Math My Way at Foothill.
  • April 8, 2009 -- This meeting was the kickoff meeting for this new Spring quarter.  Herminio Hernando is now on PDL and his replacement is Veronica Avila.  Team members gave updates on each of their projects:  TA pilot project, the Math Department Retreat, the Teaching and Learning Conference, and the modules project.  Carolyn Keen, Title III Project Director, also was in attendance at this meeting, and provided valuable feedback and questions for the group to move forward with.
  • March 11, 2009 -- Barbara Illowsky was the guest at the 03/11/09 meeting.  Her expertise and passion for developmental level math infused the Title III Math Team with lots of new ideas and energy!  Illowsky reported on the findings of her pilot project and shared her experiences and challenges regarding tutoring and student outcomes.
  • March 4, 2009 – With two guests at this week's meeting, Jerry Rosenberg (current Division Dean) and Anne Leskinen (former Division Dean), many hot topics were discussed.  The developments in the Math Modules was shared by Anne, as she prepares to pilot her idea in the Summer.  With a Counseling representative as an important part of the Title III Math Team, a dialogue was initiated to figure out better ways for the Counseling Department and Mathematics Department to collaborate.

  • February 25, 2009 – The Math Team is currently working on organizing a Math Faculty Retreat covering various topics regarding Developmental Math Basic Skills students from content, to pedagogy, to relevant issues in Math Education. In addition, we are also in the process of hiring a Supervisor for the Math and Science Tutorial Center to provide strong leadership for programming and innovation. The Math Modules initiative, a computerized adapted learning tool, is currently underway with the leadership of Anne Leskinen, who has received tremendous support and interest from the Math department and faculty. Also, the Teaching & Learning Conference Committee has held their first meeting; time, location and content discussions were started. To also enhance transparency efforts, all necessary documents will be reviewed, revised and posted to the Title III website.

  • February 18, 2009 – Diana Alves de Lima was the guest of this week’s meeting. The purpose of her visit was to share with her, the progress and initiatives of the Title III Math Team. Diana also provided valuable feedback and suggestions for ways to improve and enhance the projects currently in the works. Discussed in detail was the role and charge of the Team.

  • February 11, 2009 – During this meeting, a Teaching and Learning Conference Title III Math Representative was chosen—Barbara Fink will lead the efforts this quarter and Doli Bambhania will take over in the Spring. Doli also shared her progress with regards to her interventions in the classroom. She has observed progress in student work, although challenges still exist regarding student “buy-in” and self confidence.

  • February 4, 2009 – Anne Leskinen was the guest of this week’s meeting. The purpose of her visit was to share with the Team her idea of utilizing a computerized adapted learning tool or module for developmental Math students. This tool will help to troubleshoot each student individual needs and adapt a module for the students to remedy the holes that exists with each students’ unique abilities in math.

  • January 28, 2009 – The Math Department Retreat will be funded by Title III. Jefferson and Loraine will be in charge of organizing and coordinating this retreat. Initial discussions began also to conduct a qualitative study of the tutors serving students in S43.

  • January 14, 2009 – Jefferson informed the group of the results from Lenore Desilets class when her students used an online module before the start of the quarter; 80% of those who completed the module were passing with an A or B. Doli updated the group regarding responses from the teaching assistant program where a former student will be utilized as a tutor within the classroom setting. Barbara informed the group that the cohort of EnableMath for next year with Anne is on track.

  • January 6, 2009 – The role of the Title III Math Team was discussed. It was confirmed that there will be compensation for three quarters of work beginning this Winter 2009. One of the first projects will be a developmental math sequence for 3 consecutive quarters beginning in the Spring 2009.

Math Team Meeting Minutes

Title III
Building: Admin
Contact: Rowena Tomaneng
Phone:  408.864.8510

Last Updated: 12/13/10