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Diversity needed in De Anza hiring process

Saman Mashayekhi, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

Social sciences and humanities division faculty members selected volunteers to create a dean’s hiring committee for reviewing the application and statements of the applicants that are applying to be a faculty member at De Anza.  The senate reviewed and confirmed three volunteers from the list to be par...

Bookstore to undergo changes due to falling sales

Bookstore to undergo changes due to falling sales

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

Academic Senate President Karen Chow announced the De Anza College bookstore faced a net loss of $230,000 with an overall $800,000 down in sales at the Academic Senate meeting on Nov. 18. Chow said one issue causing the loss is that with an influx in courses being available online, students do not...

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...

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...

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...