COLLEGE COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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
Members: G. Anderson, N. Asar, C. Castillo, S. Cook, G. Durham, C. Espinosa-Pieb, R. Hansen, T. Hunter, L. Jeanpierre, L. Jenkins, R. Kazempour, A. Khanna, C. Lee-Wheat, Z. Li, V. Marquez, F. Milonas, B. Murphy, M. Newell, E. Norte, R. Schroeder, M. Spatafore, N. Tambe, R. Tomaneng
I. The College Council minutes of March 10, 2011 were approved. Handout #1
II. Shared Governance Task Force
V. Marquez provided an update; she has received 2 complete and 2 incomplete shared governance templates to-date. The co-chairs, B. Stockwell and V. Marquez met last week and revised the template cover letter for the president to send out an email reminder stressing the importance of the information and extending the submission deadline to April 22. As a result, the overall timeline has been adjusted and she hopes to have a draft version of the on-line handbook by end May.
III. Student Services Planning & Budget Team Recommendation
The SSPBT submitted a recommendation in May, 2010 proposing the SSPBT membership-at large elect a tri-chair. The SSPBT proposed a tri-chair, composed of any faculty member, classified professional staff member or administrator. This would provide a fresh perspective and welcome new people to the group. This proposal was reviewed/supported by Classified Senate, but received mixed feedback from other groups. College Council was asked to make the final recommendation and the proposal was presented again to the president.
B. Murphy asked for any reflections, elaboration, feedback, or opposition. Receiving none, he accepted the recommendation and will confer with Academic Senate.
IV. Burning Issues, Quick News and Wrap up
Work is progressing with edits due to Lois for a 2nd draft with continuous updates posted to the Accreditation website. A reminder about visiting dates: October 24-27, 2011.
The Accreditation Report will be submitted to the Board of Trustees prior to June 20, tabled June 13 and delivered to constituency groups. One standard is complete, 2 are being reworked and one has missing information. A comprehensive draft will be distributed to the co-chairs/President for review, consistency, emphasis, “voice and tone.”
- Reminder: SLO Faculty Convocation Day, April 15
L. Jeanpierre distributed a 2010-2011 A&B Budget Discussion Worksheet, Fund 14, Scenario C. The information is based on the budget presented to the Board of Trustees on April 4 and is highlighted by VP area. De Anza’s share of the reduction is $15M will be shared between Student Services and Instruction. The PBTs are working on reduction scenarios involving enrollment, P1 and P2, and corresponding workload reductions.
The college will deliver a tentative budget for 2011-2011 on June 20, using one-time dollars to balance. In the next 6 weeks we will be developing a budget with a $15M reduction scenario (without a state budget). Using the most recent information, one-time dollars can cover us for a year. We will be working with a 45-day notice guideline with layoff notics processed at the end of the year. Because the Board desires to keep a percentage of the reserve, we will be once again identify positions for escrow. We will factor in collective bargaining concessions with possible changes to compensation and benefits.
Students are very visible with a week-long budget demonstration proposed in May.
Students may not feel the effects of the budget until early next year. In Fall, many students will not be admitted to CSU’s, and fee increases are anticipated. This raises the question: why is there no public outrage or shutdowns in protest?
The Bike Rental program is underway and proving to be very successful due to word of mouth endorsements. Ten bikes are loaned to students with a current wait-list of 15 and students must live within a 20-mile radius. Currently, there are monthly and quarterly bike rentals available.
Scholarship applications now available in downstairs campus center.
Jay Rowe is a guest speaker coming to lecture about Indian Philosophy; everyone is invited to attend.
May 6 for Ignite, a program focused on underserved women of color in politics.
DASB elections timeline: May 1 with June 1 for swearing in of next senate.
- April 16, 2011: Athletic Hall of Fame social event
- V. Marquez: Classified Senate retreat on May 6.