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 7, 2019

Attending Members:  Avila, Booye, DASB (B. Tanubrata), Glapion, Kirkpatrick, LeBleu-Burns, Mandy, Robles (co-chair), Shannakian, Wethington

Guest: Karen Chow

There were no amendments to the notes or to the agenda.

Guided Pathways Presentation

Chow explained that Guided Pathways is an education model that creates a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to student success. They decided it should be faculty lead, locally developed, and collaboration with all the groups on campus. De Anza was given a 300k grant to develop a plan to put into effect over the next five years.

The Mission Statement was reaffirmed in Spring 2018 and a word cloud was created based on the question “What Does De Anza Mean to You?”

Word Cloud
The Guided Pathways framework creates a highly structured approach to student success.

  • Providing all students with a set of clear course-taking patterns that promotes better enrollment decisions and prepares students for future success
  • Integrating support services to make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their college experience

The Four Pillars for Guided Pathways are recommended by the state chancellor’s office:

  • Create clear pathways to employment and further education
  • Help students choose and enter their pathway
  • Help students say on their path
  • Ensure that students learn with intentional outcomes

Robles said that in EOPS, educational plans are required as well as two visits with a counselor a quarter. This is how they “ensure” students stay on track and are supported. Many of the cohorts on campus (MPS, EOPS, FYE) are already following the Guided Pathway model.

  • Chow mentioned she would like to have a meeting with the cohorts to see what is working in these areas.

Course mapping is being guided by instructors for certificate and degree paths.

  • Glapion mentioned that there are many different paths to transfer to different schools in California and out of state.
  • Many students are still undecided and need a path to follow as well
    • One suggestion was for a career exploration class to be taken the first quarter

The presentation could not be completed due to time restraints but many would like to continue the discussion about Guided Pathways at another meeting.

Full Guided Pathways Presentation
Guided Pathways Website

Program & Committee Updates

George reported that the EOPS application is open for spring quarter. Since enrollment is down a bit, they are reaching out to faculty to present the EOPS program to students.

Mandy reported that Financial Aid is contacting students to have them fill out or complete their FASFA application. They are looking into hiring someone to concentrate on just FASFAs to outreach in classrooms, high schools, and conduct workshops.

  • Suggestion was made to do a workshop for parents since they are often involved in the process

Shannakian reported that student elections are coming up the first week of March. The election schedule can be found here.

DASB had their first vote on the 2019-20 budget and the second vote will be next week. DASB will also be hosting a Resource Fair that is scheduled for February 21st. DASB is currently working with The Bay Area Carpool Program 511.org to possibly develop a carpool program on campus for students as well.

Robles mentioned that the New Student and Parent Open House is coming up on April 27th.

Avila asked the SSPBT committee if she could report on the work that has been done in Student Services regarding SLOs to the Academic Senate. The committee didn’t have an objection to this request.

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