Meeting Notes
May 9, 2013
Admin #109, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Attending: Bryant, Chow, Glapion, Jenkins, Khanna, Milonas, Murphy, Newell, Norte, Spatafore, Talaat, Watson, Zamorano

Guest: J. Haynes, M. Sullivan

Approval of Minutes – April 25, 2013

The April 25, 2013 minutes were approved with amendments to the 2013-14 budget preview and quick news sections. Spatafore remarked on the successful photo shoots held by Marketing/ Communications and thanked Kevin Glapion and other DSS faculty and staff who collaborated with Marketing to ensure the inclusion of students with disabilities.

Updated 6-yr Planning Cycle Quilt and Narrative

Haynes reviewed, in depth, the full cycle of the 6-yr planning cycle from 2011 through 2017, better known as “the quilt.” The quilt is the integrative planning document that was an outgrowth of the SLO process for the accreditation visit. This illustration will become a tool/framework for the College Planning Committee and ALO in reviewing our work.

The chart has been filled in with more details of what takes place on an annual basis. From this 6-yr planning cycle, an annual planning cycle will also be developed. Haynes clarified the headers that include the ACCJC Cycle, Ongoing Planning, PBTs & College Council, 6-yr Program Review Process, ICC/GE Assessment Cycles, Outcome/ Assessment Cycles and Curriculum Review Cycles.

Two versions of narrative will be developed: by year and by topic.

Values Statement Draft

This year the college is engaging in the Values Statement update; Newell distributed the draft De Anza College Values Statement for feedback by May 28. There is a link to provide feedback directly from the website: The intent is to finalize the values statement by Opening Day. In addition, a portable Values Wall will be installed in the quad to provide an avenue for thinking about the process.

Student Success Scorecard Presentation

Newell distributed the 2013 Student Success Scorecard and noted changes from previous reports. The scorecard now includes a college profile and metrics by gender, age, and ethnicity, in addition to completion, persistence, 30-unit completion, remedial English, Math and ESL completion and CTE (Career Technical Education). More information can be found at The 2013 report includes the 2006-07 cohort of students tracked for 6 years.

Newell provided in-depth information about the scorecard indices. The completion rate for De Anza is 67% in 2006-07; we are above the statewide average of 49%. We are ranked first followed by Moorpark, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica community colleges within our peer group for this measure.

Our institutional metrics, as outlined by the Education Master Plan, states by 2015 the college will achieve a less than 5% point difference between the annual course completion rate for historically underserved groups. The college currently exhibits a gap greater than 5% for African American, Latino and Filipino students in this metric.

Other metrics provided included the remedial completion rates for English, Match and ESL by ethnicity, CTE completion rate by ethnicity. The full presentation can be accessed at:

Equity Advisory Council Name Change Proposal

Norte presented a proposal for the Equity Advisory Council name change to the Equity Action Council. Council membership wanted the name change to reflect it’s action orientation. The name change was ratified by college council.

Open Items, Quick News & Updates

. Good news from Athletics: Undefeated De Anza Womens’ Badminton team in the State Championships and 2 football players drafted by the NFL.

. Sending a team to the American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment conference where 128 community colleges in the US/Canada will participate. June 6-8 in Denver, Colorado.

. League for Innovations representatives from 19 premier community colleges visited De Anza College the week of April 29. Thor and Espinosa-Pieb are our district and college liaisons. Kudos to Pippa and Olga for their efforts in coordinating the event which received very positive feedback.

. Upcoming DASB and Academic Senate elections. M. Cruz and E. Ahrens are running unopposed.

. Norte reported on the first annual Latina/o Bay Area Mayors event which led to civic engagement conversations about LEAD, PUENTE and the fair trade fashion show.

. Saturday, May 11 New Student and Parent Open House in the Sunken Garden

. M. Sullivan reported on the May 16 “Stress Town” event which is response to the NCHS survey which indicates our students experience stress. The event is open to everyone which will focus on nutrition, sleep, time management, relationship wellness in addition to anxiety and depression

. Bryant commented on the successful California Automotive Teachers Conference held at De Anza where 170 high school and college teachers attended. In addition, 28 vendors attended, including VW who donated 2 Passats to the College.

. Newell reminded college council about the Tech Task Survey which is open for another week.

. Murphy announced the Media and Learning Center building received the American Institute of Architecture award for sustainable design. Nice article in Cupertino Patch.

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