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 - May 16, 2019

Attending Members:  Avila, Booye, Galoyan, Glapion, Mieso (co-chair), Robles (co-chair), Shannakian, Shively, Wethington

Guest: Mallory Newell and Casie Wheat

There was one amendment to the notes and none to the agenda.

AB 705 Status Update

Wheat presented an update on the status of AB 705.

  • English and Math placement testing will continue until the Guided Self-Placement (GSP) tools are created in Canvas. This is only for students who do not have U.S. high school transcripts or GPA.
    • English is almost ready to transition, maybe a summer roll out
    • Math is still determining the GPA rules for fall implementation, no changes for summer
    • ESL is working to develop more student friendly materials that will be available in multiple languages. ESL has another year before discontinuation the placement tests.

  • To Dos:
    • Need to re-place students within new course sequence and new placement mode
    • Inform counselors of the changes/updates
    • Update the website to reflect the changes

  • Summary, English Placement Chart, and Math Course Sequence document

There will be a campus wide campaign to contact students who haven’t taken classes in English or math or who have taken a placement test in the last three years to let them know of the changes. New information can be found on the Assessment home page: http://www.deanza.edu/assessment/

AB 705 Data Review

  • Overall enrollment increased for EWRT 1A and Math 10 for fall 18 and Winter 19 quarters
    • + 706 in EWRT 1A with 393 successful completions
    • + 1147 in Math 10 with 612 successful completions
    • Shively wanted to know if there was a data breakdown on the grades? Did the student receive any tutoring, assistance, etc.?
      • Newell responded that they did not have that information but they are interested in more data regarding the grades in general.
      • Newell did say the English modality didn’t matter but the math modality online was 50-50
    • Questions arose about what the data was showing; were students being passed through the classes just so they can transfer? Will they be successful when they transfer?
      • Newell stated that there is no conclusion at this point regarding transfer, class progression, etc. Further surveys will be done to go deeper into the data.
      • Galoyan mentioned that studies have shown students build their skills at Community College and are better prepared and more successful when they transfer to 4-year colleges than the students who start as freshman at the 4-year colleges.

Full Presentation

Program & Committee Updates

  -  Booye reported that DSPS summer registration is coming up along with the year-end DSPS
     celebration on June 13th.

  -  Mieso reported that the DASB budget presentation at the May 6th Board Meeting was well received.

  -  Avila reported that the SLO assessment cycle was closed and will be posted soon.

  -  A reminder that it is Classified Professionals Day Friday, May 17th

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