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College offers more online classes, degree programs

Chris Hoeft, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

De Anza Student Body Senate discussed new programs to enroll in classes online and finish degrees faster at the DASB Senate meeting on Nov. 6. The Exchange Cross Enrollment Link program offered by the California Virtual Campus allows students to enroll in online classes at other community colleg...

Online courses to help students graduate faster, remain full-time

Saman Mashayekhi, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Members of the Foothill and De Anza Academic Senate discussed the exchange cross enrollment link program offered by the California Virtual Campus and their concerns at the joint meeting on Monday, Nov. 4. Kate Jordahl, Director of Academic Affairs and Consortia at California Community College V...

State considers covering full cost of community college

Jonathan Cabrera, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

SB 291 covers the true cost of community colleges, which is not only tuition and materials, but also food, transportation and housing costs for students. Senate Bill 291 is currently being reviewed by the Committee on Higher Education, said Lisa Mandy, director of financial aid. “The r...

De Anza Housing Resources Unknown to Students

Annalise Freimarck, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2019

De Anza offers housing resources, yet most homeless students don’t use them. According to the 2018 Food, Housing and Transportation Security survey, 18% of De Anza College students have experienced housing insecurity. To support students facing homelessness, De Anza offers safe overnight parking...

De Anza Housing Resources Unknown to Students

Annalise Freimarck, Campus Beat Editor

November 7, 2019

De Anza College offers housing resources, yet most homeless students don’t use them. According to the 2018 Food, Housing and Transportation Security survey, 18% of De Anza College students have experienced housing insecurity. To support students facing homelessness, De Anza offers safe overnight...

Academic Senate discusses curriculum and changes for majors

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2019

The De Anza College Academic Senate is considering curriculum review changes and a new way to organize majors. One change discussed at the Oct. 28 meeting was re-organizing majors into a new Guided Pathways system called meta-majors. An ongoing issue with the current system is students will pick...

Approved staff pay raise to be negotiated

Saman Mashayekhi, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

The Foothill-De Anza faculty association unanimously ratified a two-year salary proposal for both full-time and part-time faculty. The district and faculty agreed to raise the 5% to 6% raise in 2019-20 term with another increase in 2020-21. The deal is only temporary because of all the complexities...

Presidential search committee includes part-time representative

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2019

The De Anza College Academic Senate voted in members for the college president search at the Oct. 21 meeting. Ishmael Tarikh was voted as the part-time representative, Tim Shively as the faculty association representative and Cynthia Kaufman, director of VIDA, Karen Chow of language arts division...

Academic renewal, the little-known hack that can save your GPA

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

Academic renewal is a way for students who have been with the college for over two years to wipe out Ds and Fs from the calculation of their GPA. Ian Balene, 20, criminal justice, said he believes the policy would be helpful to students trying to transfer.  “I know that some classes you just...

Zero-cost textbooks prove accessible to more students

Joshua Aplaon, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2019

Some professors at De Anza have implemented zero-cost resources and textbooks in their curriculum through Open Educational Resources. The driving force of using OERs is to alleviate students’ financial anxieties by providing easy-to-access, free resources. “Any opportunity for a stu...