Foothill-De Anza Community College District March 2017

Foothill-De Anza Trustees

March 6, 2017:  An additional $1.3 million was appropriated for the renovation of the flint center parking structure.  New Tenure Recipients were approved and recognized for both colleges, five at Foothill and 9 at De Anza.

  A Report on the Foothill College Sunnyvale Center at the former Onizuka Air Force Station was read.  Total construction cost was $30.8 million.  It’s on 9.15 acres at Hwys 101 and 237, served by light rail and next to 4.6 acres reserved for homeless housing, which it might later expand into.  Its campus forms an equilateral triangle with the campuses of Foothill in LAH and De Anza in Cupertino.  It replaced the Middlefield Center in Palo Alto, starting last Sept. 26, 2016.  Demand for evening classes often overflows its parking, but it’s on light rail.  Estimated enrollment for 3 quarters of credit courses adds up to 6,483 students or 1211 FTES.      

February 6, 2017:  Vice Chancellor Kevin McElroy said that at De Anza L-7 renovation and campus wide electronic locks are nearing completion.  At Foothill building the new district offices began January 23, 2017 and should be completed by April, 2018.

   Executive Director Jory Hadsell discussed the On Line Education Initiative (OEI).  He said that 103 of the 113 California Community Colleges intend to migrate to Canvas course management system selected by OEI.  Vice Chancellor Joe Moreau said California saved 45% in negotiating an online plagiarism detection program.

January 9, 2017:  The trustees approved new certificates:  (1) at Foothill, instructional design & technology, and emergency medical technician  (2) at De Anza, programming in Python, quality control technician, women’s studies, and a new associate degree for transfer in anthropology.

   The Board approved a fee-based summer enrichment program for 2017 at three Cupertino district schools, involving 1st through 10th grades.

Terry Terman, Observer

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