Chancellor Judy C. Miner sent the following message via email to Foothill-De Anza district employees.
June 15, 2021
With the announcement by Governor Newsom regarding the “reopening” of California, I am sure we are all happy to see the lifting of so many restrictions. The Mercury News published an excellent Q&A article this morning about the reopening, and it is encouraging to see the current consistency of regulations throughout the Bay Area. For statewide guidance about reopening the California Community Colleges, please see the June 11, 2021, memo from Chancellor Eloy Oakley.
So, what’s next for Foothill-De Anza?
In many ways, not much will change for our operations. Masks at work are currently required by Cal/OSHA, but we expect some revisions to be announced on June 17.
The current plans for summer and fall course schedules will remain in place while Central Services and the colleges analyze the feedback from student and employee surveys that were recently completed, which you can view here:
- Employee Return to Campus Survey
- Foothill Student Planning Survey Fall 2021
- De Anza Student Survey for Fall 2021
If you have questions about your individual work situation, please meet with your manager.
On Monday night, our Board of Trustees passed a resolution directing the presentation of a mandatory vaccination policy for students and staff at the board meeting of July 12. Both the policy and administrative procedures will be discussed at the Chancellor’s Advisory Council meeting on June 18 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Please contact your representative(s) on the Chancellor's Advisory Council with any feedback you have about the draft documents.
Time permitting, we will also take questions at the Budget Town Hall on June 17, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. I encourage you to attend using the Zoom information on your district calendar to learn about some interesting budget developments.
Thank you for your Herculean efforts over the past 15 months! The student testimonials at this year’s graduation celebrations are evidence of your transformative impact in the midst of personal and professional challenges unlike any we have ever endured. I wish you all a happy and safe re-entry into the new normal.