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Draft
Self-Study Report in Support of
Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Presentation to DASB
June 29, 2011
Mission Statement
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning
environment that challenges students of every background to develop their
intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially
responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work
that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities contained within the
college’s Institutional Core Competencies:
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Communication and expression
Information literacy
Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
Global, social, cultural and environmental awareness
Critical thinking
– Updated Spring 2010
De Anza College is accredited by the
Accrediting Commission for Community and
Junior Colleges of the Western Association of
Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd.,
Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an
institutional accrediting body recognized by the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation and
the U.S. Department of Education.
Process
• Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every
six years.
• Preparation is ongoing, and began in detail in
2007 with initial work on Student Learning
Outcomes (SLOs).
• In January 2010, faculty, staff and students
were invited to participate in the Self-Study.
Self-Study Team Leaders
Standard I
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Nancy Cole
Alex Kramer
Andrew LaManque
Standard III
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Letha Jeanpierre
Dan Mitchell
Kevin Metcalf
Standard II
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Gregory Anderson
Mary Kay Englen
Christina Espinosa-Pieb
Standard IV
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Stacey Cook
Cynthia Lee-Klawender
Virginia Marquez
Standards Teams
Accrediting Commission for Community and
Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Standards
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Institutional Mission and Effectiveness
Student Learning Programs and Services
Resources
Leadership and Governance
Self-Study Report Format
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Descriptive Summary
Self-Evaluation
Planning Agendas
Selected
Planning Agendas
Standard II. Student Learning Programs and Services
Standard II.A, Instructional Programs
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Continue to evaluate the effectiveness of the overall college website
through student focus groups and faculty and staff input.
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Continue to improve and enhance the online searchable schedule of
classes.
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Improve Student Development-related websites in the content and
presentation of information, including as it relates to academic honesty.
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Revamp the Student Handbook for content and presentation and
increase visibility of the handbook on the college website.
Standard II. Student Learning Programs and Services
Standard II.B, Student Support Services
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With the leadership of the associate vice president of Instruction, the
college will hire a director for the redefined Office of Equity, Social
Justice and Multicultural Education.
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With the leadership of the associate vice president of Instruction, the
director of ICCE, the director of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural
Education, and the director of Staff and Organizational Development
will collaborate with DASB to establish updated strategic plans focused
on student access and engagement for their departments.
(These are also Planning Agendas for Standard III.)
Standard II. Student Learning Programs and Services
Standard II.B, Student Support Services
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With the leadership of the vice president of Student Services, the dean
of Counseling and Matriculation, and the Counseling Department chair,
Counseling and Advising will evaluate through surveys, focus groups
and ongoing discussions how to improve services.
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Assessment, in conjunction with the DARE Task Force, will determine,
prioritize and implement best practices to improve Assessment Center
service to students, including in the placement of students in
developmental education courses.
Process − Collegewide Review
June
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Self-Study available online for review by entire college community
Review of Self-Study through governance groups, College Council,
Town Hall meeting
Board of trustees review of document; presentation delivered to board
Feedback incorporated
College Council approves Self-Study
Next Steps
July
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Board of trustees certifies De Anza College Institutional Self-Study
Report in Support of Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Final draft posted online
August
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Complete designed document mailed to ACCJC and Evaluation Team,
accompanied by flash drives of document with links to evidence, and
related materials such as college catalog
September
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Opening Day: Accreditation
July-October
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Planning for Evaluation Team Visit
October 24-27
Accreditation
Evaluation Team Visit
Accreditation Self-Study
Draft Available for Review at
deanza.edu/accreditation
Feedback: Marisa Spatafore, Accreditation Liaison Officer
[email protected], x8672
Draft
Self-Study Report in Support of
Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Presentation to DASB
June 29, 2011
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