The De Anza Academic Senate
 Approved Notes for the meeting of

 May 10th, 2010

Senators and Officers present: Anderson,  Annen, Argyriou, Beckum, Botsford, Brennan, Cordero, Glapion, Hanna, Kragalott, Larson, Lee-Klawender, Maynard, McNamara, Mjelde, Nengo, Nickel, Singh, Stockwell, Swanner, and Tao

Senators and Officers absent:  Chang, Goodwin, Guevara, Lathers, Norte, Schaffer, and Setziol,

District Senate President:

DASB: Classified Senate:  Lois Jenkins

Administrative Liaison: Rich Schroeder Guests: Kulwant Singh,

SLO coordinators/Staff Development: Jackie Reza

Curriculum Co Chair: Anu Khanna

[NOTE: Item numbers are reflective of agenda numbers in the order they are actually taken up at the meeting.]


 The meeting was called to order at 2:32 a quorum being present. 

I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed with the removal of item IX and the postponement of item VIII.

The draft notes of May 3rd were approved as distributed.

II. Needs and Confirmations: Without objection, the Librarian Search and Selection Committee was allowed to add a classified member.

III. Senate President's Report:  Argyriou previously had distributed a document from which she spoke at the meeting. The Academic and Professional Matters committee met. Foothill is expanding Its Ultrasound Diagnostic Imaging certificate to an Associate’s degree program. 

She then presented an outline of tentatively proposed opening Day 2010 activities will include division meetings, a full scale introduction of new Chancellor Linda Thor, and workshops.

It was suggested to have one Day for District and College instead of the current two. A majority favored the idea of raising the idea at District meetings.

At the most recent Board meeting, the Child Development Centers and a request for the enforcement of the campus wide no smoking policies were items of interest during the portion of the agenda referred to as “items not on the agenda”. 

De Anza is just over the 20,000 FTES threshold for $500,000 in additional apportionment from the state.

IV. IPBT Update: Department level Program Review updates are due June 4th with deans needing to get material from departments before that. The Released and reassigned time amounts will be backfilled for one more year.

V. Proposed College Mission Statement: It was MSC(Anderson/Hanna) to approve the proposed statement with an amendment by McNamara

VI. Educational Master Plan: Based on input from Senators and others, modifications have been made to the document including a greater emphasis on vocational education.

VII. Dues Account Budget Report:  There were questions about opening balance for 2009-2010 and about money for the Senate scholarships. The item will return at the May 17th meeting for answers to these questions and perhaps others.


VIII. Academic Senate State of the College Report: The item was postponed


IX. SB 1440: The item was withdrawn.


X. Wrap Up: The Senators were asked to make sure that department chairs are understanding what is going on with the new annual Program Review update form. 


XI. Good of the Order and Announcements: - It was said that scheduling of classes and final exams needs more attention, including concerns around holidays and Saturday classes.

- The annual De Anza Autocross will be held in parking lot B

- Argyriou will not run for reelection despite widespread belief to the contrary.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:09



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