March 25, 2020

Dear Colleagues,  

After I wrote you last week, thanking you for your work in transitioning instruction and student services online, I began to reflect on the very real numbers that add up to a job done incredibly well – and very quickly. While some had been preparing for the transition, I know it still felt very sudden. And no wonder, looking at it by the numbers below: 

  • Number of current enrollments for spring quarter: 39,572
  • Current number of course sections for spring quarter: 1,520
  • Percentage previously online: 21
  • Total number of faculty – spring only: over 500
  • Number of faculty remaining to be trained on Canvas (for spring): Fewer than 100
  • Number of classified professionals working remotely: over 250
  • Number of classified professionals supporting the transition to online: 5
  • Number of Online Education Center and Office of Professional Development faculty supporting the transition to online: 2, at 15 hours per week
  • Number of individuals newly trained in on online tools since March 13: over 300, and counting
  • Number of administrators:  24

Once again, my thanks and congratulations for all your work in closing out the winter quarter, and for doing so with kindness and a generosity of spirit. On now to a fully online spring quarter, with some training already undergone, and more opportunities and preparation time during the newly scheduled flex days April 6-10, with classes to begin April 13. In acknowledgment of the unusual circumstances, the deadline for faculty to submit grades has been extended until Sunday, April 5. As a reminder, be sure to see our coronavirus response website for the latest information, and refer students there as well: deanza.edu/healthservices/coronavirus

You make me proud and happy, every day, to be an alum of De Anza College, an 18-year member of the classified staff, and an administrator, here – like all of you – to support our students. Thank you.

Kindly,
Christina 

Christina G. Espinosa-Pieb
(Pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Herself/Ella)

Interim President

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