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. De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging 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, Global, cultural, social and environmental awareness, Critical thinking Adopted Spring 2010

Meeting Notes - April 17, 2013

Attending: Caballero de Cordero, Cole, Cook (co-chair), Glapion (co-chair), Haynes, Kirkpatrick, Leonard, Mieso, Moberg, Moreno Guests: Cheney, Miller (LaVoz), Newell

Review Agenda - There were no additions to the agenda.

RP Report on Student Support (Re Defined) - Newell reviewed information relating to the RP Group Report which included nearly 900 students from CCC (55 from De Anza), regarding what they think supports their educational success, in particular the factors African Americans and Latinos cite as important to their achievement. The report is designed for those interested in advancing students success i.e., community college leaders. The report begins with an overview of the research design and methodology. Readers can find a discussion of key themes in What Students Say They Need to Succeed at http://www.rpgroup.org/content/reports-presentations-and-resources. Comments included: What do the students do in the additional hours they spend on campus, and does it help student success? When discussing enrollment priorities include how to let students know about places to get help and what intervention to help students succeed. Information from other colleges about what they have discovered will be helpful for improving services for our students and possibly prevent academic probation.

APRUs - Haynes shared most SS APRUs have been submitted and will be posted on the SSPBT web site. Next step is for readers to review and report out to the group. Emphasized the importance of providing feedback to the area that provided the APRU. 

Enrollment Update - Moberg shared information sent to the state to show where the college and the district are for each quarter of this year. Proposed enrollment was 17,642 and our actual is 17,204. We are down 2% from last year in the spring, which could mean $7-12,000,000 less in revenue for the next academic year. Changes in reporting have affected the numbers. The number of times to repeat a class and requesting a W have changed, reduction in program offerings and lack of space has affected the college offering more classes in some areas. With technology available for registering there are fewer problems; no long lines and crowds. Important to encourage students to stay with us rather than leaving to take classes at another college because they loose their enrollment priority, start all over which slows down their progress.

Review of Goals - Quarterly review of goals; 1) Program Reviews on track, 2) Program Viability Process needs follow up with the Senate to coordinate the process with instruction before it can be presented at College Council, 3) Changes have been made to Veterans services; however, more work needed to assist V-Rep students (two year program to obtain a certificate) who need face-to-face time to help them navigate the college system. Suggestions made included: Veterans counselors provide a mini workshop before the Veterans start classes, a skills class about college life including what it means to be a student, the curriculum and a dedicated location for drop in time with a counselor and review the academic counseling approach used for Foster Youth. 4) Services for Foster Youth - UC Davis offering assistance to help Foster Youths transfer from the two year system to the four year system. 5) Student Success Act - work on enrollment priorities, this spring work on notifications to students what to prepare for, 6) Exploring Tech, Thanks to Angela for writing the Gates Grant. If awarded, we will be competitive for Starfish, an early alert system that works with banner to help catch students before they are in trouble.
Suggestion made to share technologies being used in different areas of Student Services.

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