Meeting Notes - October 27, 2011

 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

MembersC. Castillo, K. Chow, S. Cook, G. Durham, C. Espinosa-Pieb, R. Hansen, T. Hunter, L. Jeanpierre,L. Jenkins, R. Kazempour, A. Khanna, C. Lee-Wheat, V. Marquez, F. Milonas, B. Murphy, M. Newell, E. Norte, S. Ramos, A. Ravichandran, R. Schroeder, M. Spatafore, R. Tomaneng Guests: E. Kinner, W. Lee

I. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of October 13, 2011 were approved with the following amendment, “The Tech Task Force will return with an amended flow chart”.

II. College Planning Committee

Newell provided updates for the College Planning Committee (a subcommittee of College Council). The CPC met once in the spring and summer quarters and will meet once a month throughout the academic year. This year the Committee will work on developing an assessment tool for the institutional core competencies as well as a tool to assess shared governance.

The 2011-2012 planning calendar handout was distributed, embedded in the document is a link to the Governance Task Force eHandbook document. Council expressed appreciation for the calendar and acknowledged the new planning architecture. 

Discussion followed regarding the approval of faculty hires on the calendar; it was noted that the Board of Trustees does not approve faculty hires rather they approve the budget which enables the college to hire faculty. Additional discussion followed regarding specific dates needing to be updated on the calendar.

Newell then discussed the research agenda for 2011-2012 which includes a tracking cohort of students through academic and student services milestones and outcome measures. It was suggested that socio-economic status be added to the methodology in addition to gender and ethnicity.

A discussion of which student success milestones followed. The inclusion of joining a campus club was welcomed, it was suggested that orientation be separate from financial aid as a milestone.

A discussion of tracking learning communities to determine which interventions have the greatest impact on students followed. The issues of scaling up was also discussed, the ability to bring an intervention to a larger population with the same results.

It was suggested the research agenda be linked to long-term goals of the college so we can reflect on how well we are meeting institutional core competencies and strategic initiatives based on the findings. The group found the research agenda to be helpful as a first cut. Please send comments to Mallory.

III. Quick News, Burning Issues

Jeanpierre discussed Measure C FF&E Requests.

Request documentation is on the website with $6M available in resources. The November 10 deadline has been extended to December 1. She suggested using PBT discussion for allocation of resources. Requests should be made to the vice president, PBT, then to the Tech Task Force to review technology requests. Those wanting additional information regarding making requests are invited to attend the Campus Budget Meeting on Tuesday, November 8.

Phase I dollars are gone; more was allocated than received. We will start afresh with Phase II; $9M requested but $7 received. Allocations will be based on program review, SLO, and the planning committee. We will review needs then allocate.

Jeanpierre and Tomaneng will serve on a prioritization committee to review requests, with the CBOC providing oversight.


- 11/1: Naming Elephants event, contact Mary Kay Englen for registration

- 11/4: New York Times and The Democracy Commitment signatory event

- 11/9: Educational Forum organized by De Anza Restoring Education (DARE) with organizers from Occupy San Jose.

- 11/18: United Youth Voices for Change – C. Kaufman to send as meeting maker invitation. Will include Outreach, ICCE, DASB, High School students to campus.

- The Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) General Assembly was held 11/4-6. (Arvind to update)

- 11/30 @ 3 pm in Campus Center A&B: A LaManque has invited Rob Fairlie from UCSC to present a study with DA data about race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom.

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