Meeting Notes
October 11, 2012
Admin #109, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

  College Mission Statement

 De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

 De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies: •Communication and expression •Information literacy •Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility •Global, cultural, social and environmental awareness •Critical thinking

Attending: Bryant, Cook, Espinosa-Pieb, Glapion, Jeanpierre, Jenkins, Kazempour, Khanna, Murphy, Newell, Reza, Spatafore, Talaat, Tomaneng, Trosper, Zamorano

Self Introductions

Elected College Council members for 2012-2013 introduced themselves.

Approval of Minutes – June 28, 2012

The minutes of June 28, 2012 were approved.

Budget Updates

The PBTs are reviewing “best and worst case” budget reductions scenarios based on the passage/defeat of Proposition 30. College Council will review new PBT recommendations on October 25 which will be forwarded to the Chancellor’s office on October 26 and presented at November 5 Board meeting.

Jeanpierre presented a budget update referencing Opening Day presentations which can be found on De Anza’s Campus Budget Team website. As a district we are facing a $5.7 - $11.9M deficit, with De Anza’s share being $5.4M under the worst case scenario. The District is emphasizing the 50% law stipulating 50% of our costs must be in direct classroom instruction (a state requirement) with financial sanctions imposed if this law is not adhered to.

Some good news: Jeanpierre and Couch-Vong will meet with divisions/departments to finalize Measure C FF&E allocations.

ACCJC Mission Statement Recommendation

Murphy reminded College Council members that one of the three recommendations of the ACCJC Evaluation Team was to more clearly identify the college’s intended student population, which, in light of the fact that the college is an open-admissions institution, is broadly inclusive. He noted that the mission statement revision in spring 2010 was undertaken thoughtfully and thoroughly, and included comparisons to other college mission statements. Additional research of other community college mission statements has since been undertaken and quantitatively assessed.

Murphy also reminded committee members that the college is adhering to its new Six-Year Planning and Assessment Cycle (the evaluation of which was also a team recommendation). In view of this fact, he formally proposed that review of De Anza’s mission statement take place in 2013-2014 as originally delineated in the planning model. A motion was made to adopt this approach, and a vote was taken and unanimously approved by College Council.

ACCJC Follow-Up Report

Spatafore thanked Newell and members of the SLO Core Team for their work in collaboratively drafting responses to Recommendations 2 and 3 regarding the planning, assessment and resource allocation model and SLO proficiency. The Accreditation Follow-Up Report has been presented to and reviewed by shared governance groups, including all three senates – Academic, Classified and De Anza Associated Student Body – and all three Planning and Budget Teams, as well as by the College Planning Committee. Spatafore outlined the minor edits to the initial draft, including copyedits and the updating and completion of evidence listings.

The SLO proficiency report is also due at this time. Spatafore distributed the draft report.

A motion was made to adopt the Follow-Up Report as drafted with the minor categories of changes noted by Spatafore, with a vote taken and unanimous approval by College Council.

The report is both eloquent and professional. Much appreciation is due to all for their contributions.

ACCJC Follow-Up Visit

Three members of a visiting team will return for a follow-up visit on October 24 and 25. We are awaiting details of team membership and meeting requests and are making all necessary preparations for the visit.


. DAC vs. CCSF football game on Saturday, October 13 on our new athletic field.

. A very successful Club Day (10/11/12) including Prop 30 mobilization, absentee voter box by flagpole.

. SSPBT focus on planning: how to continue to better serve students, orientation, assessment, testing, placement, navigation (included in Student Services Task Force Recommendations)

. National Coming Out Day – good turnout

. Enrollment – De Anza is down 2% while Foothill is down 7%. If we are 60% of the total = 3.5% aggregate. Looking for ways to grow enrollment and every 100 students = $450,000 in apportionment. We have an opportunity to regain 300 lost FTES, $2M and a year accomplish this.

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