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

SSPBT Meeting Notes - April 20, 2017

Attending Members: Argyriou, Cook (co-chair), Cortez, Doan, Glapion (co-chair), Kirkpatrick, LeBleu-Burns, Mandy, Phillips, Robles, Shears, Ward, White-Daniels

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

Program Review Status Updates

  • At the next SSPBT meeting teams will be assigned to review Program Reviews.
  • Resource requests for the area such as furniture should be provided at this time as well.

Equity Plan Update

  • Cook recommended that the individual equity teams created in the different areas be condensed to one SSPBT sub-committee.
  • The SSPBT equity core team would report on:
    • Equity Plan accountability
    • How we are serving the students
    • Implementation of the Equity Plan
    • Increase collaboration in the areas
  • Shears agreed to be the Chair along with White-Daniels and Ward volunteering to be on the committee. Representatives from other Student Services areas will be asked to be on the committee as well.

Program & Committee Updates

Sheila reported on Starfish, EduNav, and Mellon Scholars Program

  • The Starfish core team meets weekly and includes faculty and staff from all over campus
    • They will start working on a web page to make information available to everyone
    • Would like to do a Starfish presentation at a SSPBT meeting
  • EduNav is a Career and Educational Planning software for students
    • Many universities use it and now it is moving into the community college area
    • Will be looking at it for possible Ed Plan creation
  • The Mellon Scholars Program was created by the FA & DA humanities faculty
    • From this grant a certificate in humanities has been created
    • There will be paid internships, workshops, and a transfer pathway to USF

Cortez reported on SSRS Events

  • Open House is coming up this Saturday, April 29th
  • Umoja will be vising UC Davis for a regional conference.
  • FYE will be going on a Mission Murals Tour.
  • LinkedIn will be hosting the Puente end of year celebration again this year.

Philips reminded everyone the Career Fair for De Anza students is coming up

  • May 1-2: Preparing for the Career Fair Workshops
    • Resume and Cover Letter Writing:
      • May 1, 11 am - 12 pm at Campus Center, Don Bautista Room
      • May 2, 11 am - 12 pm at MCC 14, Lobby Area
    • Interviewing Skills:
      • May 1, 12 pm - 1 pm at Campus Center, Don Bautista Room
      • May 2, 12 pm - 1 pm at MCC 14, Lobby Area
  • May 3: Stem Career Panel
    • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Panel, Conference Room A/B
      • Hear from alumni and professionals about their careers in STEM fields!
      • Lunch will be provided at 1:30 pm and there will also be raffle prizes.
  • May 4: Career Fair
    • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, S-Quad Lawn
      • Meet with 100+ employers for job and internship opportunities in science, technology, government, education, health, financial services, retail, non-profit and many other fields! Bring your resume and dress for success!
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