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 - April 18, 2019

Attending Members:  Avila, Balducci, Booye, Galoyan, Glapion, LeBleu-Burns, Mandy, Mieso (co-chair), Shannakian, Shively, Wethington, White-Daniels

Guest: Mallory Newell

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

Equity Plan and Vision for Success - Draft

Goals from both reports have been integrated and the plans aligned with the institutional metrics.

  • The final Equity Plan is due to the state May 30, 2019
  • The final Vision for Success plan is due to the state June 30, 2019
  • Both plans will be going to the May 6th Board Meeting for approval
  • Feedback will need to be sent in by Friday, April 26th     
    • Please use “track changes” when submitting updates/changes 

Equity Plan

The Equity Plan included information from the Education Master Plan, the De Anza Mission Statement, Vision, Values, and institutional metrics.

Some questions were asked about the groups and the categories defined in the report. Newell responded that the state is requiring the college to look at specific disproportionately impacted groups and then to break them down by gender.

With the Student Equity Plan Goals and Activities, some committee members asked about funding and resources for these goals. Currently our budget will not be fluctuating for the next three years, we are in a “hold harmless” status for now since the funding formula is still being refined along with the data elements. Currently the Equity budget is tied to the original plan and is under Instruction. Some questions and comments that came up were:

  • How are these goals going to be accomplished without funding? One example used was Foster Youth that doesn’t receive any funding at this time.
  • Some believe that SSPBT needs a mechanism to be included in these budget discussions since the report includes services provided by Student Services.
  • Some felt the integration of BSI, Equity, and SSSP should begin now instead of waiting.
    • The SEAP committee has not met since the final funding guide has not been finalized.
  • Maybe form a joint PBT between Instruction and Student Services to allocate this budget
  • Mieso suggested the committee review the integrated plan that is currently posted online
  • Shively expressed concern about the legitimacy of the funding formula since it doesn’t incorporate full cost of living in student financial aid. Note: Shively mentioned that there was a vote of “no confidence” by the Faculty Association in the state chancellor’s office on May 14, 2019 in the May 16, 2019 SSPBT meeting.

The actions to achieve these goals utilizes Guided Pathways and retention efforts including Outreach and Relations with Schools, Office of Communications, Food Pantry and Community Services, Foster Youth Services, LGBTQQI Resources, First Year Support Cohort Program, Veteran Services, Learning Communities, and revision of Assessment and Curricular Pathways.

Full Equity Plan - Draft

Vision for Success

Includes data from the last 5 years and notes have been added to explain how the goals were created.

  • Enrollment was factored in and trends were reviewed with the data.
  • Transfers and ADTs are growing even though enrollment is down
  • Quarterly Census Enrollment Reports are on the IR website

Full Vision for Success Plan - Draft

Program & Committee Updates

Booye didn’t have much to report from Classified Senate since we just started spring quarter but she did want to mention to support classified employees so they can participate in Professional Development Day that is coming up on Friday, May 17th.

At the Academic Senate the FW grade was approved. Mandy reported that in order to better serve the students and the state requirements regarding Financial Aid, the FW will show the last day of attendance and if they did not finish the class after the withdrawal deadline.

Avila reported that the survey did go out for the SLO Convocation and that they will report out when they have gone through all of the data.

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