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

Meeting Notes - November 19, 2015

Members: Argyriou, Cook (co-chair), Glapion (co-chair), Herran (DASB), Kirkpatrick, Robles, Shears, Ward, White-Daniels

There were no amendments to the agenda and one made to the notes.

Accreditation Update

ACCJC invited members of De Anza College to attend training on writing the Self-Evaluation
for accreditation. Mieso and Glapion attended on behalf of Student Services.

  • Representatives from the accreditation body were there to provide guidance.
  • Emphasized governance and how it is integrated into the planning process.
  • The process was moved from a 6-year to a 7-year cycle after 2016
  • Wanted colleges to set realistic and reasonable standards.
  • Should use Program Reviews to drive the budget and mission.
  • Need to use quantitative and qualitative data to develop the plan.
  • Online services need to be comparable to on campus services.
  • SLOs are a valid and reliable way to help with decision-making.
  • Do not have to address old recommendations in the new plan.
  • Recommended conducting student surveys before and after the
    development of plans.

Comment: An announcement was made Monday by the California Community College Board
of Governors directing the state Chancellor’s Office to develop a new model for Accreditation
for Community Colleges.

PowerPoint Presentation

Review Governance e-Handbook

Reviewed the Governance e-handbook and made some changes.

  • Included Facilities Master Plan and Technology Master Plan to the handbook.
  • Discussed and decided to eliminate the Program Head under membership and
    place one membership under the FA bargaining unit and another to be “at large,
    outside of Student Services.”
  • Clarified the DASB membership to reflect the term of service.
  • Changed the meeting date from Wednesdays to Thursdays and added,
    “as needed” to the meeting schedule.

Equity Program Proposals

Reviewed the proposed Equity funding for three categories:

  • Veterans Resource Center
  • Men of Color Initiative
  • Foster Youth Services


 - Kirkpatrick reported on the Student Success Factors Workshop.

  • How to address each specific (6) Success Factors
  • Discussion on how to interact with the students.

 - Shears reported on the Facilities Master Plan.

  • Looking into what we need on campus.
  • Moving forward with a chosen contractor.
  • Looking into what tools we need for DSPS students to assist them around campus.

 - Herran (DASB) reported that the Foothill-De Anza Foundation voted to discontinue investment in fossil fuel companies in response to the student campaign on campus. This is part of the overall campaign to make De Anza a more eco-friendly campus.

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