The Academic Senate is represented by all full-time and part-time members of the De Anza faculty and Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees in promoting the quality of community college education. This site provides information about the decisions of committee, current members of the Senate, and developing academic and professional potential.
The Academic Senate includes all faculty members. Division senators and officers comprise the Executive Committee, which meets Mondays 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Adm 109.
Agendas - Details the participants and responsibilities of Senate members for upcoming and past meetings
Meeting Notes - Details summaries of discussions in past meetings. Approved resolutions are noted next to the meeting link they occurred in.
General Education Proposals Approved
The periodic review of General Education has been concluded and has resulted in the approval of a new Philosophy of General Education statement, new Criteria for General Education Course qualifying, and a new Environmental Sustainability and Global Citizenship general education requirement. The work of implementation has now been taken over by a new ad hoc committee. See an Academic Senate officer for details.
The Academic Senate's purpose is to solidify standards regarding admission, curriculum, degrees, and faculty responsibilities to improve De Anza.
The Board of Trustees relies primarily on the Academic Senate to develop curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines. The Senate sets:
- Degree and certificate, general education and program specific requirements
- Grading policies
- Standards regarding student preparation and success
- Policies for faculty professional development activities
Faculty participation in civil disobedience and protest: Questions and answers
Guidelines for fulfilling the charge "Regular, Timely, and Effective Student/ Faculty Contact"
Considerations for Textbook Adoptions
Less Paper Pedagogy: Best Practices
Printing Needs Survey Results
Sexual Violence: Classroom Discussion Models
13-14 Work Accomplished
Materials Fees Overview
Role of Faculty in Student Success: A Bibliography
Under Senate Purview
Faculty Development Activities
Faculty Role in Accreditation
Instructional Planning and Budget
Other Academic and Professional Matters
Policies for Program Review
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)