La Voz News

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...

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Faculty members and staff argued about outdated and inefficient hiring practices during the De Anza College Academic Senate meeting on Nov. 18.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...

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...

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...

IPBT kicks off program review process with questionnaire revision

My Do and Miguel Cerda

November 24, 2018

The Instructional Planning and Budget Team started the program review process on Nov. 12 by breaking into four working groups to revise the questionnaire. IPBT co-chair Lorrie Ranck said the purpose of this exercise was to make sure the group would be getting the exact information they needed throu...