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De Anza College five-year plan failed to close the success gap or recruit Black students

De Anza College five-year plan failed to close the success gap or recruit Black students

Kathleen Quinn, Former Editor-in-chief

July 28, 2020

Five years later, De Anza College’s “Education masterplan 2015-2020” has failed in its aim to recruit Black students and decrease the success gap at the college. Mallory Newell, supervisor of college research and chair of the college planning committee, said the plan aimed to prevent succes...

Bill allowing student to skip remedial classes raises concerns

Francisco Medina, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2019

The Equity Office sponsored the Students and Faculty Voices event for De Anza College community to discuss the outcomes and implementation of Assembly Bill 705. AB 705 allows students to register in transfer level courses such as calculus, statistics and EWRT 1A without any placement tests. Ac...

Lydia Hearn wins Excellence Award for student success efforts

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

After helping pioneer the movement for affordable textbooks and establishing a new curricular management system at De Anza College, Lydia Hearn won the Excellence Award from the League of Innovation in the Community College. The curricular management system she worked to create will likely go into pl...

State law to eliminate English, mathematics prerequisites

Nazar Tymofyeyev, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018

Major changes are coming to De Anza College’s curriculum thanks to Assembly Bill No. 705, proposed by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, and subsequently approved by Gov. Jerry Brown last Fall. The bill aims to maximize the probability of students entering and completing transfer-level coursework in English...