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
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Meeting Notes - November 7, 2019

Attending Members:  Alexander, Balducci, Booye, Glapion, Kirkpatrick, LeBleu-Burns, Mieso (co-chair), Shively.

Guests:  Veronica Avilla, Pam Grey, Casie Wheat

There were two amendments to the previous meeting notes and one to the agenda.

Facilities Master Plan - Update

Grey presented an update to the 2016 Facilities Master Plan.

“The closure of the Flint Center for the Performing Arts provides a timely and unique opportunity to explore ways to mitigate the growing housing crisis confronting De Anza College students, employees and the broader community.”  The full update can be read here.

A couple questions regarding the update included how the update presented is being reconciled with the Board’s position and if there has been any consideration to the support structure and hidden costs involved with having housing on campus.

Grey responded that the update is referring to housing in general, not necessarily housing on campus. The Board did receive a list of needs and wants that included housing from students so they are aware of the request. In this update to the FMP they wanted to acknowledge the current crisis and homeless issues that many are currently facing. Grey also explained that this process will take about a year to complete and will include discussions and more information regarding the resources, costs, etc. that would be required.

Grey invited everyone to attend the next Community Benefit Initiative (CBI) Town Hall scheduled next Tuesday, November 12th from 4:00 – 5:30 pm in conference rooms A & B.

No action was required for this update and the agenda item was amended to information and discussion only.

Program Review

Avila presented the new deadline for Program Reviews that has been moved to February 3, 2020. This year is an update from last year and the SSPBT Program Review page will have the new timeline and template for this year. The November 21st meeting will be canceled and everyone can use the time to start working on Program Reviews.

Program & Committee Updates

  • Balducci reported the UC Davis trip was well received and they are thinking of planning a second trip to UC Santa Cruz.

  • Alexander reported that they are busy with transfer applications and Counseling is holding workshops that can be found on their website.

  • Kirkpatrick reported that ACE is currently voting on a tentative agreement.

  • Wheat reported on some project updates. Currently they are working on the coding for the College Promise students for Financial Aid.
    • ISP orientations are coming up in December for the winter quarter.
    • ESL is currently working on meeting the AB 705 fall 2020 plan deadline.
      • A question arose about ISP students self-placing into regular English versus the ESL path
        • Wheat responded that assessment cannot block students from transfer level classes, per state law, but recommended better onboarding of students to assist them with their class choice.

  • Shively reported that they have settled FA negotiations with the District.

  • Glapion reported that the Academic Senate will have a joint meeting with Foothill regarding Guided Pathways.

  • LeBleu-Burns is working on forming a group to assist with the implementation of trauma informed practices on campus.
    • The Mental Health Grant funding award that they just received will assist them with their goals and Balducci and Alexander volunteered to be part of this new group.

  • Mieso mentioned that SSSP, Equity, and BSI programs have been combined into the SEA Program there is more flexibility with the funds and many of the strict requirements have been lifted.

  • Booye reported that EOPS is now open for applications for the next quarter. They also have a new hire starting November 11th and a Program Coordinator II position that is open that they will be filling soon.
    • Classified Senate will also be providing input in the upcoming presidential search.
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