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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...

De Anza Academic Senate concerned with non-diverse hiring practice

Andrew Jaramillo, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Faculty members and staff argued about outdated and inefficient hiring practices during the De Anza College Academic Senate meeting on Nov. 18. During the meeting, Academic Senate Vice President Mary Pape sought out members for a hiring committee to replace the interim director of psychological se...

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...

Academic Senate: Semester system for district, academic renewal, enrollment

Ethan Bennett, Managing Editor

October 15, 2019

Semesters at Foothill and De Anza colleges? It could happen. Karen Chow, Academic Senate president, presented a letter from vice chancellor Dorene Novotny and Kathy Perino, chief negotiator of the faculty association, announcing a new task force that will gather and discuss information about changing...

Board of Trustees considers future of Flint Center

Francisco Medina, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2019

Judy Miner, Foothill-De Anza District Chancellor, presented three options to maintain, close or replace the Flint Center at the May 15 DASB senate meeting. The three options came from the Board of Trustees after reviewing an assessment report. “The Board of Trustees will be deciding from three option...

Admission policies revisited for young students, students facing expulsion

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2019

The De Anza College academic senate discussed the possibility of allowing younger high school students to enroll and admitting students who have been expelled or are undergoing expulsion charges at the May 6 meeting. The senate discussed these prospects in light of district updates to Admin Policy...

Utah researcher discusses project, students ask for mentorship at Academic Senate

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

The De Anza College academic senate presented information on higher education organization and student governance success on May 13. Sean Crossland, director of the Thayne Center for Service and Learning at Salt Lake Community College, presented his research project, “On Becoming a People’s C...