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DASB priority enrollment approved by Academic Senate

Inside Registration and Student Services Building

Kassandra Zeledon, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Priority enrollment for DASB senators has been approved by Academic Senate, following a request from De Anza Student Body senate representatives for senators to be placed in priority registration group two. Members of the DASB Senate said receiving priority enrollment would help senators manage their...

Academic Senate task forces target enrollment, guided pathways form meta majors groupings

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

De Anza Academic Senate is implementing task forces to tackle issues around campus like course scheduling and enrollment. Ishmael Tarikh, task force co-chair and political science instructor, is a member of the course scheduling and enrollment task force. He said the main objectives of the task force...

Academic Senate addresses corona virus concerns, attendance

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Academic Senate addressed fears that students and staff may have about the coronavirus, which may have an effect on international students who were recently in China. Stephanie Serna, member of De Anza Classified Senate said one of the main concerns are the suspended flights to and from China, making...

Academic Senate discusses new faculty, revised mandates on child abuse reporting

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

The Academic Senate discussed a plan put together by the College Council for new hiring for the upcoming year, which ranks departments in need of new faculty members. The list posted has eight new available positions. Three positions in the nursing department are available, but are being treated...

Students, professors seek answers to registration issues

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

Registration issues affected several students and professors at the beginning of winter quarter 2020. Ilan Glasman, music instructor and chairman of the department of music, had five of his classes dropped this quarter within one month of student registration, despite only being a few students short...

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

De Anza Bookstore

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...