Meeting Notes 

March 13, 2014
Admin #109, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Attending: Bdzil, Bryant, Cruz, Fayek, Jeanpierre, Markus, Newell, Norte, Pacho, Reza, Rowe. Guest: Ms. Liudmila Murtazina

Introduction of Ms. Liudmila Murtazina

De Anza College has been invited by the Institute of International Education to host Liudmila Murtazina, a Fulbright fellow from the Russian International Education Administrators (RIEA) program, Ms. Murtazina is Vice Head of the International Department at Kazan National Research Technical University in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. She will be jointly hosted by De Anza from March 8 through April 6, 2014. We will invite Ms. Murtazina to visit career technical education programs, ESL classes, and sit in on some of our participatory governance groups.

Approval of February 13, 2014 Minutes

The review/approval of February 13, 2014 minutes was postponed until the next College Council meeting.

Academic Senate Updates

Cruz provided updates regarding the Academic Senate equity work, transfer degrees and work to support department chairs.

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 and 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.

 Mission Statement Updates

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, 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 Updates

Newell shared the proposed changes to the ACCJC standards. In particular she highlighted 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 identify faculty as well as academic administrators and other personnel directly responsible for student learning are evaluated on the effectiveness of producing that learning.

CSSE Survey

Newell announced that the college will be participating in the survey in the spring quarter. Faculty will be randomly selected and asked to administer the 50-minute in class survey at the beginning of May. Newell distributed a handout providing information about the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and highlighted this will be the 4th survey for DAC. Previous years included 2007, 2009 and 2012 which will provide longitudinal information for the college. Sample graphics were included on evaluation of educational experiences at De Anza; amounts of time studying and how much De Anza provides support for students to be successful. Additional information regarding previous surveys can be found under the Institutional Research website.

Open Items, Quick News & Updates

. Caracci Golf Classic, June 6, 2014 at Sunol Valley which raises monies for student scholarships

. Latina/o Student Conference, March 20

. Invitation to join/participate in Equity Action Committee, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays

. Latina/o Leadership Network conference, March 27 & 28 at Ohlone College

. Reschedule the March 27 College Council meeting due to finals week.

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