Chancellor Judy C. Miner sent the following message via email to Foothill-De Anza district employees.
March 13, 2020
Thanks to an outstanding recommendation from our Faculty Association, Foothill Academic Senate, De Anza Academic Senate, and District Academic Senate, the week of April 6 will be dedicated to professional development for faculty and classified professionals, and April 13 will be the start of Spring Quarter classes. The end date for the term remains unchanged.
The addition of a professional development week means more time to access the wealth of web resources to learn about the technological tools available for teaching, learning, and working remotely. As our district reduces face-to-face interactions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, some of you will be asked to work in new ways and possibly take on some new tasks. Many of you may be working virtually for the first time and we want to assist in building the professional skills that will ease these transitions to alternative modes of delivering instruction and services. Thank you in advance for creating a safer environment for our students and each other!
Information about professional development offerings for the week of April 6 will be coming from the colleges and Central Services shortly. For the time being, if you are interested in some of what’s already available, here are two websites you will want to know about:
Many thanks to everyone who has offered suggestions and dedicated time and energy to ensure continuity of instruction and services: union representatives, Academic and Classified Senates, administrators and supervisors, Chancellor’s Advisory Council, and students! Stay tuned for updates during the week of March 16.