With the leadership of Interim Vice President of Instruction John Swensson, weekend college classes were renewed and re-energized into the Weekend Collegeplus program. Weekend, evening, online and self-paced classes have been highlighted in the class schedule, making
Art history instructor Catie Cadge-Moore was selected to participate in "2008 Andean Worlds: New Directions in Scholarship and Teaching," a summer institute co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Community College Humanities Association. Scholars will
Instructor Randy Lomax, Dean of Counseling Howard Irvin, Foothill-De Anza student trustee Jordan Eldridge and other students took part in the YWCA's 6th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event to promote sexual assault awareness.
Rowena Tomaneng, co-director of the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE), was selected as one of 10 leaders nationwide for the Campus Compact's New Leaders Organizing Team. The team was established to foster deeper collaborative dialogue, planning and action on campuses committed to civic and community engagement. Earlier this year she was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Bridge-Building Leadership Initiative, a yearlong program that will bring together emerging and seasoned leaders of color who integrate service-learning agendas with the interests of stakeholders in diverse communities. Participants were chosen because of their deep commitment to promoting diversity, multicultural inclusion, equity and/or multicultural building work.
Lee Lesser, part-time faculty member in Child Development and Education, will teach "Making Room in the Circle: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Families in ECE Settings" at De Anza College, only the fourth location in the country to have the course as part of its curriculum. Lesser is one of the authors of the class and will be teaching it in June and July 2008.
Nicky Gonzalez-Yuen, chair of the Political Science Department, was elected vice president of the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees.
Karl Schaffer, math instructor, continued his travels and work promoting mathematics and dance via workshops, conferences, performances and professional presentations in such diverse places as Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Queens College in New York, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, the University of Southern Florida, San Diego and Atlanta.
Kristin Jensen Sullivan, environmental studies instructor, published the article "Sustainability at De Anza: Past, Present and Future," featured in the spring 2008 issue of Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCCTS) p.5.
Other Faculty Highlights
Distinguished Educator Award
Interim Vice President of Instruction John Swensson honored the following faculty members with the Distinguished Educator Award in recognition of their exemplary teaching in the classroom.