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 - February 5, 2015

Attending: Claros, Glapion (co-chair), Kirkpatrick, LeBleu-Burns, Madden, Mandy, Mieso, Robles, Santa Cruz, Shears

Guest: Veronica Avila

Amendments have been made to the agenda and notes.

Program Review – Year of Reflection

This year we review the data from program reviews and utilize the results to make plans and goals for the future. Program reviews are posted on the De Anza website.

Suggestions on how to approach the review:

  • Dedicate a meeting to the review process.
  • We need to break down 3SP to help with implementation.
  • Check over goals from last year to see where we are now.
  • Look at our services, what can we improve and possibly provide now.
    • Discussions: how have we been doing things, what can we possibly
      do now with the new 3SP funding.
  • Review what has come to light to see what changes we need to make and what
    we should concentrate on.
    • TrakDat data – you can see what has been completed, what can be enhanced/emphasized.
      • To help fill the Equity gap
      • How to advocate for funding

2015 Academic Academy

Reviewed the 2015 Academic Academy conference coming up on March 13, 2015.

SSSP Committee Team Members List

  • Orientation – Spatafore, Ranck
    • Team members: Desiree Berdejo (student), Randy Claros, Tammy Ehle, Mark Fu,
      Dave Garrido, Keri Kirkpatrick, Jen Myhre, Vanessa Smith, Lori Susi
    • Meeting dates: Jan. 22, Feb. 11, Mar. 19.
  • Assessment – Mieso
    • Team members: Stephen Fletcher, Thomas Ray, Jerry Rosenberg
    • Meeting date: monthly
  • Comprehensive Ed Plan – LeBleu-Burns
    • Team members: Deborah Centanni, Maria Delas, Mark Fu, Lily Greene,
      Melinda Hughes, Rebecca Levin, Adrienne Pierre, George Robles,
      Sylvia Rueda, Shireen Woo.
    • Meeting date/time: Wednesdays from 1-2:30pm
  • Follow-up/At Risk Students – Burgos 
    • Team/consultants: Ky-Duyen Huynh, Don Nickel, Andrea Santa Cruz
    • Meeting date: open to availability
  • Technology – Mandy
    • Team members: Ky-Duyen Huynh, George Robles
    • Meeting date: weekly

SSPBT Equity Funding Allocation 2014-15

Review of the Equity Funding that needs to be allocated by the end of the fiscal year.

  • The goal of the funding is to address the equity gaps and assist students.
  • In the Equity Plan funds were allocated to various departments/divisions.
  • Funding needs to be for Equity services only, cannot overlap with SSSP funding.
  • Suggestions:
    • Books
    • Speakers
    • Conferences/workshops
    • More Outreach to students about SSSP rules

Enrollment Priority Registration Appeal Form

Requesting members to review the form and suggest any changes for the next meeting.

Updates from Teams


1. Orientation – Spatafore, Ranck

Receiving proposals from vendors and working with District ETS.

2. Assessment – Mieso 

  • A second retesting study is set for spring quarter. After this session the data will
    be analyzed to see if this is something we want to continue.
  • De Anza will be participating in two state pilot programs:
    • Common Assessment
    • Multiple Majors

3. Comprehensive Ed Plan – LeBleu-Burns

  • We need to get a handle on the changes the SSSP Plan requires versus what we
    used to do.
  • Look into determining the flow for different students at different levels of the
    academic process.
  • Relationships need to be built with our student body and connect them to our services.
    • Increase our series of interactions with students.
  • Give access to faculty so they can see where a student is in the process and to assist
    using the correct SARS codes.
  • Start looking into what we can do to be better prepared for next year.

4. Follow-up/At Risk Students – Burgos 

Burgos met with the probation team and is still reviewing the probation codes in SARS for the SSSP funding. The discussion is continuing if they want to make any changes to the codes or procedures.

Santa Cruz explained that currently a student will need to be on probation for five consecutive quarters before being dismissed. We have 5 different levels of probation for students. This year they changed the workshop from level 3 to level 1 and they are noticing improvements. The earlier intervention is catching the students so they have time to turn things around.

5. Technology – Mandy

Researching SmartHires – West Valley and Mission College use it for their work study program.

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