La Voz News

Assembly bill 897 to increase part-time professor hours

Abhiram Prattipati, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

De Anza College’s Academic Senate debated a resolution to increase the maximum amount of hours a part-time professor can teach from 60-67% of a full-time professor’s hours to 80-85% at the March 11 meeting. The resolution in support of Assembly Bill 897 received six votes in favor, six votes in...

Shared governance meetings require DASB senator participation, guidance

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

Acting DASB Vice President and president-elect Shelly Michael said DASB senators have a responsibility to attend shared governance meetings. At the May 13 academic senate meeting, Foothill-De Anza Student Trustee Genevieve Kolar and Inter Club Council Chairperson Rex Zhang presented a document titl...

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...

Student homelessness and food insecurity rates high in California community colleges

Student homelessness and food insecurity rates high in California community colleges

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

Sarah Curcio, 22, biology major used to park and sleep in her car in front of her mother's house. Her financial aid can cover her tuition, but not parking permits and textbook fees. She is not currently enrolled in any classes at De Anza College because she needs to work three jobs to cover neces...

New W grades for students who withdraw

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati and Maryam Golkar

February 21, 2019

If you are planning to drop a class because of an emergency or any other circumstance, a W grade can potentially help you out. The California Board of Governors passed the EW, or “Excused Withdrawal,” in January 2018 to help students withdraw from courses for reasons beyond their control. “One...