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Women’s water polo, wildlife science technician recommended for elimination

Women’s water polo, wildlife science technician recommended for elimination

Christian Trujano, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018

The women’s water polo team and wildlife science technician program at De Anza have been approved for elimination by the Instructional Planning and Budget team during last week's meeting on Oct. 16 after a report from the viability committee. These recommendations were sent to IPBT from the viability committe...

Counselor positions affected due to budget cuts

Jonathan Cabrera, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

The Student Services Planning and Budget team will amend their recommendation to eliminate the Dean of Counseling and Associate Vice President of Student Services, said the Co-Chair Vice President of Student Services, Rob Mieso. “To reach their desired target, the leading amount of eliminated positions...

Budget cuts to custodial positions may reduce De Anza’s cleanliness

Simone Clay, Staff Reporter

July 7, 2018

De Anza College will lose custodial and grounds positions affecting overall cleanliness on campus, according to members of the Administrative Services Planning and Budget Team. The APPA-U is the body charged with assessing campus cleanliness. De Anza's campus is currently at an APPA-U level of four...

IPBT will look at layoffs for future decisions, program cuts to also carry over in fall

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

June 28, 2018

Plans determining which De Anza College programs will be referred for Viability studies will continue into fall. The De Anza Instructional Planning Budget Team did not reach its goal cutting the $4.6 million this quarter, leaving $2.4 million left to cut, the team decided at a June 19 meeting. Two...

Cuts to Student Services budget mean fewer counselor positions

Kevin Coleto, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018

The Student Services Planning and Budget team proposed a $1.043 million reduction for the ‘18-19 academic year, in accordance with the target reduction of $1.2 million to Student Services suggested by the Foothill-De Anza College District. Additional budget cuts were also requested to the counseling...

De Anza College budget committees discuss vision, extent of future cuts

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2018

College Council approved the motion brought by IPBT to hire two new faculty members for the chemistry department at the May 24 College Council meeting. The council also approved the motion to eliminate vacancy positions in both the Japanese program and the library. The APBT went over the tier three...

Opinion: Defend music at De Anza

Tremaurice Johnson, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2018

De Anza College should not cut the budget for its music program and complicate students’ mission to attain an associate’s degree in art, risking that students switch to other community colleges. If the De Anza music program’s budget is reduced or even worse–completely cut, it could spell big t...

Editorial: De Anza must engage in budget decisions

La Voz Editorial Board

June 4, 2018

De Anza students, staff and faculty: Be engaged and informed in the college and Foothill-De Anza District’s decisions on upcoming budget cuts. If you are not involved, the powers that be will not act in your best interest. At De Anza, programs under review for cuts are wildlife science tech, dan...

Students advocate for language programs in De Anza budget deliberations

Students advocate for language programs in De Anza budget deliberations

Christian Trujano, News Editor

May 29, 2018

De Anza College students gathered to voice their concern for the future of language programs on May 23, hanging several posters outside of the first Viability Advisory Team meeting held to discuss select programs and departments. The Instructional Planning and Budget Team voted to send the Spanish,...

Opinion: Faculty undervalued in budget crisis

Tim Shively, Guest Contributor

May 21, 2018

The Foothill-De Anza District’s budget reduction plans endanger an unacceptable number of faculty jobs. No one is denying that we are in a budget crisis. At last Monday’s Foothill-De Anza Board meeting, a revised plan was approved to address the now $17 million deficit, 50 percent of which will be De...