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. The college engages 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
           • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental justice
           • Critical thinking                                                                                                    — Updated Spring 2014

SSPBT Meeting Notes - October 5, 2017

Attending Members: Booye, Cook, Doan, Glapion (co-chair), Kirkpatrick, LeBleu-Burns, Mandy, Mieso, Robles, Shears, Shively, Ward, White-Daniels

There were no amendments to the agenda.

Welcome Back/Introductions

Cook welcomed everyone back and the committee introduced themselves to the new members.


Veronica Avila presented on SSLOs to the committee.

This year the SSLO in the Accreditation Cycle will be: Critical Thinking

  • Outcome (Re)Defined -> Plan methods of assessment
  • Conduct Assessments -> Summarize data
  • Reflection -> Enhancement

Avila said the retreats work well because they facilitate conversation and multiple perspectives. There is also a yearly Convocation held each spring quarter that people could attend.

How the SSLO/AUO process works:

 Step 1: Brainstorm. What would you like to improve?
 Step 2: Write SSLO that reflects goals and aspirations.
 Step 3: Write reflection: What was the outcome?
 Write enhancement: What else can be done?


Orientation will be scheduled for the two new SSPBT members.

Budget Reductions: Process & Criteria

  • Reviewed the materials that were used during the previous downturn for development
    later this year.
  • Susan Cheu from Finance will be presenting to the PBTs and will go over the actual numbers for each area.
  • It was also restated that there would be no staffing cuts in this fiscal year.

Accreditation Update

The accreditation committee will be visiting Oct. 9-12th next week. The SSPBT committee will be scheduled to meet with them during the week so please attend.

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