The Foothill College Winter Quarter 2014 searchable class schedule is now available for you to review by logging into your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. You may also review the online searchable class schedule at www.foothill.edu/schedule/schedule.php. A PDF version of the schedule (accurate as of Nov. 1 only) is also available.
Winter registration is Nov. 25–Jan. 5. Unless otherwise noted in the schedule, courses begin Jan. 6 and continue through March 28. For registration instructions, access www.foothill.edu/reg/winter14.php and www.foothill.edu/admissions.php. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill courses. For more fee and refund information, access www.foothill.edu/reg/fees.php.
Pay to Stay—All fee payments are due at time that you register. Failure to remit fees in full will result in you being dropped from your classes.
Continuing Students (you were enrolled in courses at Foothill College during Fall Quarter 2013) register online for Winter Quarter Nov. 25–Jan. 6. Review your date to register, register for courses and pay fees by accessing your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. Your date to register is based on the number of units you have completed at Foothill College.
Find the Information You Want Fast—To help you find information quickly, use the Foothill College website, which features the comprehensive MyPortal.fhda.edu gateway, searchable class schedule and course catalog. Use these online resources to link to specific Foothill webpages for additional information about programs, support services, courses and more.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District reserves the right to cancel classes, make other changes as college needs require, and change without notice any of the information, requirements and regulations in the schedule. Instructors are not obligated to hold a seat for the student who is enrolled but does not attend the first class meeting.
Winter Quarter 2014 classes begin the week of Jan. 6 and continue through March 28, unless otherwise listed in the searchable class schedule. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees; fees are due at the time you register. Review more important registration dates and deadlines.
New & Former Students register for Winter Quarter now through Jan. 5 after submitting the college's online Application for Admission and creating a MyPortal.fhda.edu account. There is no fee to apply.
Continuing Students (you were enrolled in fall courses at Foothill College) register online for Winter Quarter now through Jan. 5. Review your date to register, register for courses and pay fees by accessing your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. Your date to register is based on the number of units you have completed at Foothill College.
Pay to Stay—Payment in full is due when you register for your Foothill classes, and when you add subsequent Foothill classes. If you do not pay registration fees, you will be dropped for nonpayment unless you have either a Quarterly Payment Plan in place or your fees are paid in full. To be eligible for the installment payment plan, you must not owe any fees from previous quarters at either Foothill or De Anza colleges. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you my enroll in the Quarterly Payment Plan for tuition and fees through your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. You will also have the option to pay with a credit or debit card, as well as your checking or savings account. Be aware that there is now a $25 processing fee to enroll in the Quarterly Payment Plan. When you pay your tuition and fees in full at the time of registration, you do not pay the processing fee.
Find the Information You Want Fast—To help you find information quickly, use the Foothill College website, including the comprehensive MyPortal.fhda.edu gateway, and the class schedule and course catalog. These online resources to link to specific Foothill webpages for additional information about programs, support services, courses and more. You can also get answers to many of your questions about attending Foothill College by using the free AskFoothill online information service. The college no longer prints a class schedule. For the most accurate, current course listings always access the searchable class schedule. You can also view or download a PDF version to print pages at www.foothill.edu. Be aware that course listing and footnote information may have changed.
You are responsible for taking all assigned final examinations. Your instructor will provide details on the final exam in your class. Final examinations are given in all Foothill courses. Final examinations normally will not be given in advance of the scheduled time. Review the final exam schedule and plan accordingly.
Final grades are submitted by faculty the week after final exams. Final grades are then available to view via your MyPortal.fhda.edu account, as well as posted to your transcript approximately four weeks after the last day of final examinations.
Be aware that several "roll up" steps must occur before final grades and calculation of GPAs are available for you to view via your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. Once the "roll up" process is complete, you may log in to MyPortal.fhda.edu to view grades.
The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges has awarded a $16.9 million competitive grant to a partnership of the Foothill-De Anza and Butte-Glenn community college districts to launch Gov. Jerry Brown’s groundbreaking Online Education Initiative for the state of California.
Building on the existing California Virtual Campus, a launch team is ready to begin work to develop a robust, one-stop statewide online education portal where California community college students can apply, register, and take online courses from participating colleges throughout the state.
The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of California students who earn associate degrees and transfer to four-year universities by dramatically increasing the number of online classes available to community college students and providing those students with comprehensive support services to help them succeed.
Rather than independently creating its own courses and degrees, the Online Education Initiative will provide the funding, support and best practices for all California community colleges to offer high-quality courses and programs through a statewide portal and common course management system, backed with an array of student support services. An Online Education Initiative Advisory Committee representing all community college constituency groups will provide oversight for developing the initiative, with the faculty playing a primary leadership role.
"This is a cutting-edge vision for California," said Foothill-De Anza Chancellor Linda M. Thor, a nationally recognized leader in distance education. "I believe it will transform online learning for millions of community college students. It represents a unique moment and opportunity in California history to make good on the Master Plan’s promise of universal access to public higher education while also improving student success."
Participation in the consortium of colleges delivering courses through the statewide portal will be voluntary, said Joseph Moreau, Foothill-De Anza’s vice chancellor of technology, a veteran technologist who will serve as the launch team’s executive dean.
"California community colleges have always led the state in online education," Moreau said. "By bringing together the talent and expertise within our own system and building on the technological innovation in Silicon Valley, we believe we can create an online education environment that will exceed anything any of us can accomplish alone.
"Our aim is to give students in every corner of California seamless access to high-quality courses at all 112 community colleges by building a world-class statewide online education ecosystem that supports student success." A statewide system also has the potential to decrease operational costs by reducing overlap and taking advantage of economies of scale, he said.
The grant partners have recruited a launch team of community college veterans who will begin work on the project Dec. 1 while Foothill-De Anza and Butte-Glen hire a permanent staff. Moreau said he is meeting with technology companies in Silicon Valley and beyond to inform them about the project and exchange thoughts and ideas. In addition, Foothill-De Anza has been working with the Stanford Graduate School of Education to examine issues related to student retention and success online and intends to expand that partnership as part of the initiative.
The state Legislature approved funding for the initiative earlier this year in response to Gov. Brown’s January 2013 proposal to allocate $16.9 million to increase online education in the community colleges. The California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s Office developed the grant requirements and issued a competitive request in August for applications to develop and manage the project.
Demand for online courses is on the rise in California community colleges. In 2011–12, some 27 percent of all California community college students were enrolled in distance education courses, a 14.5 percent increase over the previous six years. In 2011–12, more than 50 percent of California community colleges offered at least one degree or certificate through distance education.
The grant begins Dec. 1. Governance committees and the permanent management team are expected to be in place by April. Planning for various operational functions of the initiative will occur throughout 2014. Colleges can sign up to offer classes through the statewide portal at the end of 2014 and the portal will be operating by June 2015.
Funding of $16.9 million is authorized for the first seven months of the project, through June 30, 2014, with potential funding of $10 million annually for the next four years, starting in 2014–15.
Foothill-De Anza is a longtime leader in distance education and was the first in California to offer courses online. In recent years it has rapidly expanded its catalog of high quality online courses to meet student demand, and currently offers 20 fully online degrees. Additionally, the district is experienced in online course development and open source learning management systems. The Online Education Initiative grant is the largest in Foothill-De Anza’s history.
Butte-Glenn is a leader in statewide education systems architecture and manages the California Virtual Campus for the California Community Colleges. The California Community Colleges Technology Center at Butte has built a technical infrastructure and already delivers such critical elements as the college application, electronic transcript and electronic portfolio to millions of community college students each year. Additionally, Butte has 15 years leading and supporting the governance of statewide technology efforts and a successful process for recruiting districts into voluntary statewide technology partnerships.
See the press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office: http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/DocDownloads/PressReleases/NOV2013/PRESS_RELEASE_BOGGrants_111213_FINAL.pdf
Foothill College offers the seasonal flu vaccine to currently enrolled Foothill students at no charge while supplies last. To receive the vaccine, you must present photo identification and proof of current, valid enrollment in a Foothill course; there are no exceptions. The vaccine is available for $15 to Foothill College faculty, staff and retirees with valid ID. Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Vaccinations are administered in the Health Services Office (Room 2126) weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (650) 949-7243.
Foothill College and De Anza College have implemented an emergency notification system (ENS) that rapidly sends voice, e-mail and text* messages to all faculty, staff and students. In the event of an emergency, including a power outage, campus closure or other urgent situation, Foothill-De Anza officials use the ENS service to provide emergency details and information on the appropriate response to all students and employees. The Foothill-De Anza ENS service will not be used for any purposes other than FHDA emergency communications and system testing.
Emergency messages will be sent via e-mail and to all phone numbers that you have signed up for the free ENS service, and can include your work, home, cell and text.
To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section. Be certain that your contact information is complete and accurate. The contact information used by the ENS service is drawn from the Foothill-De Anza employment record database as well as data provided by students who have enrolled at Foothill-De Anza.
Be aware that mobile phone carriers require recipients of text messages to opt in to the Foothill-De Anza ENS service via their mobile phones. *Your mobile phone carrier may assess charges for receiving text messages, and you are responsible for paying them. Contact your carrier for more information.
You can earn a bachelor's degree in business psychology at Foothill College thanks to an innovative partnership with Palo Alto University (PAU), an accredited and non-profit institution [www.PaloAltoU.edu/bp]. The Business Psychology Program is a fast-track program with a high graduation rate, in which you can complete your bachelor’s degree in two years, after completing your general education classes. You're guaranteed:
Enrollment in all PAU business psychology courses to complete your bachelor's degree for graduation;
Classes that meet at the Foothill campus in Rooms 3202 and 3302;
A set class schedule that meets on the Foothill College campus Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.–2:45 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break; and
Fixed tuition for the entire two years of the completion program.
For more information, call or e-mail program director Britney Blair, Psy.D., CBSM; email@example.com or (650) 465-1006; or visit Room 5017 (adjacent to Lot 5) Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
State laws now affect your course repetition options at Foothill College. Read the following course repetition restrictions before your register:
Unless exceptions are specifically indicated in course descriptions in the current Foothill College Course Catalog, state regulations prohibit you from repeating a course you completed with a grade of C or better;
State law allows you to repeat a class only twice to remove a substandard grade (D, F, NP or W);
Depending upon the number of substandard grades that you have earned, you may be blocked from registration;
If you have not successfully completed a course after your first attempt, you must meet with a Foothill College counselor to discuss your options; and
There is no limit on the number of times that the student may enroll in courses designed to meet a legally mandated training requirement as a condition of continued paid or volunteer employment.
Additional restrictions may apply; read the complete course repeatability policy at www.foothill.edu/reg/repeat.php#policy.
Meet with a Foothill Counselor: To schedule a meeting with a Foothill College counselor, follow the instructions posted at www.foothill.edu/counseling/. Counseling is available by appointment at the Foothill College Main Campus in Los Altos Hills, as well as at the Foothill College Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto.
Read the Course Repeatability Policy: Read the complete course repeatability policy at www.foothill.edu/reg/repeat.php#policy. —Effective Summer Session 2012
Located in the high-tech heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Foothill College announces its partnership with the Philippine government to present a custom professional development program that focuses on training educators throughout the Philippines to use today’s technology to transform student learning across the country. This program focuses on student-centered learning, educational technology enrichment, and collaborative professional development experiences.
The partnership is the collaboration between Foothill College, the curriculum design and instructional team at the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) at Foothill College, and the Philippine Department of Trade & Industry led by Marciano A. Paynor Jr., Consul General of the Philippines in San Francisco; Michael Alfred V. Ignacio, Trade Commissioner, Philippine Trade & Investment Center—Silicon Valley; and Philippine Congresswoman Rachel Arenas.
The program focuses on training teachers to use today’s technology to enhance the current science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in the Philippines. “Our partnership with Foothill College will allow us to rapidly impact the adoption of technology in our classrooms, creating an immediate transformation in the way we prepare K–12 students to compete and succeed in today’s workforce,” says Honorable Ma. Rachel J. Arenas, Representative, 3rd District, Pangasinan Region, the Republic of the Philippines.
The program includes an intensive two-week institute, and a six-month mentorship project that will follow nearly 4,000 educators as they incorporate the proven tools, content and techniques that will help them transform the way that they teach, and the way that their students learn, for generations to come. Throughout the 2013–2014 school year, these newly trained educators will impact more than 120,000 students across the Pangasinan region, which represents more than 65 percent of all the students in the region.
The innovation of this program lies in the KCI’s integrated instructional design and custom-built courseware, which has been fully customized to enhance the existing national Philippine curriculum. “The future of the global economy depends upon a workforce that is proficient in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),” said Foothill College President Judy C. Miner, Ed.D. “Foothill College is proud to deliver this educational professional development program that is designed for rapid deployment and replication across the Philippines. We are committed to contributing to the global education of K–14 students, helping them to develop mastery in STEM-related subjects. We are passionate about helping students worldwide to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encouraging communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation to enable them to fill the jobs of the future.”
Managed by the Foothill College Center for Training & Professional Development, the curriculum for this program leverages the expertise, experience and faculty of Foothill’s unique education training facility, the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI).
Since 2000, the KCI has served as a regional hub for Silicon Valley educators, providing professional development for more than 15,000 educators. The KCI empowers educators to transform their teaching practice through the use of technology that engages and challenges students.
The ultimate goal is to improve student performance and learning. This global project will allow the KCI staff the extraordinary opportunity to take this proven educational training beyond Silicon Valley.
"Congresswoman Arenas and her delegation visited the KCI last spring and were impressed with how we are changing the practice of teachers through the use of today’s technology," said KCI Executive Director Gay Krause. "After 13 years of training thousands of educators on campus at the KCI on the Foothill campus, this program represents KCI's global expansion, and allows for an unprecedented rapid deployment in every school in the Pangasinan region. To meet demands of this project, we have assembled an outstanding global team of talented educators who are leading the training, and working with the Philippine government to impact their curriculum development over the next decade. We are proud to partner with visionary Filipino leaders for this thrilling—and global—teaching and learning opportunity."
About Foothill College—Founded with the hallmark of educational opportunity for all, Foothill College is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative community colleges in the U.S. Students of all ages enroll at Foothill for a single class, two-year associate degree programs, or to complete general education requirements for transfer to four-year universities such as the University of California, California State University, and private education systems. For students who want re-training or career advancement, Foothill offers in-demand professional and technical training programs that lead to specialty career certificates. Foothill College faculty and staff challenge and inspire all students, and support and nurture them in an environment that is personal and serene. Each 12-week quarter, Foothill College offers more than 1,000 course sections and enrolls approximately 16,000 day, evening and online students. Currently, Foothill College offers more online classes than any other San Francisco Bay Area community college. A public California community college founded in 1957, Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.
Since 1981, the Center for Training & Professional Development at Foothill has provided training, professional development, internships and job placement with our community partners, including some of the world’s leading technology companies, Fortune 100s, and government agencies. Foothill's training center has an impressive history of solving training challenges with customized professional and workforce training programs to help individuals meet the demands of a 21st century workforce. Learn more at www.foothill.edu.
About the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College—The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College (KCI) has served the professional development needs of K–14 educators since 2000. The vision of the KCI is to be the premier educational technology professional development center for teachers and administrators in public and private schools throughout the United States. The mission of the KCI is to develop and provide high-quality professional development courses and programs for K–14 educators, training them to use innovative educational technology solutions that promote meaningful teaching and learning for today's students. The KCI focuses on innovation through educational technology, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Through its professional development, the KCI provides practical experience in integrating media-rich, Web- and computer-based technologies into the curriculum. By applying its three core values—innovate, educate and empower—the KCI prepares educators to pass their enhanced knowledge and abilities onto their students to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Learn more at KrauseInnovationCenter.org.
Located in the high-tech heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Foothill College recently opened its new state-of-the-art Physical Sciences & Engineering Center (PSEC) at the campus in Los Altos Hills. The new center is dedicated to strengthening student mastery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics—also known as STEM—through interdisciplinary teaching and applied learning. The Foothill College PSEC features integrated instructional technology and classrooms; state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment; signature art installations; and unique sustainability features designed to enhance student learning.
The new facility is home to the Foothill College Science & Learning Institute (SLI), an innovative instructional model that draws on educational research and best practices to support successful teaching and learning of STEM-related content. Although based in the PSEC, the SLI curriculum extends across the campus. Foothill’s SLI is an outgrowth of faculty collaboration that took place during the design of the PSEC and discussions about how the new facility could support quality teaching and learning. These conversations inspired an ongoing exploration of how best to engage students in the study of STEM subjects, resulting in new curriculum and a desire to use the Foothill campus and community as living laboratories to give students meaningful hands-on experience.
A key goal of the Science Learning Institute is to increase the university-transfer rates of community college students who are studying STEM subjects, and develop a STEM workforce that is prepared for jobs in computer science, nanotechnology and renewable energy systems.
"The future of Silicon Valley's economy depends upon a workforce that is proficient in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Foothill College President Judy C. Miner, Ed.D. “To fill the jobs that make up our region's unique economy, Foothill College must educate a wide range of students to succeed in STEM-related subjects. Moreover, we need to help our students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourage communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation to enable them to fill the jobs of the future.
“Foothill College is answering this STEM challenge with the Foothill College Science Learning Institute, a bold new initiative that will prepare today's generation for tomorrow's demands. With funding from grants and donors, the institute can make a pronounced and positive influence on our students'—and California's—future,” Miner said.
There is greater demand for science and mathematics training for jobs but fewer degrees are being awarded in these fields. As a result, the U.S. is becoming less competitive globally. To address this issue, visionary community colleges like Foothill College are leading a national effort to retrain laid-off workers and create curricula to educate more students in the sciences, Miner said.
“Foothill’s Science Learning Institute will prepare students with a firm foundation in STEM subjects,” said Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering Division Dean Peter Murray, M.S. “Its teaching strategies and hands-on learning approach will expose students to a new way of thinking, encouraging them to explore the process of science—not just the solution.”
A key element of the SLI is to use the facilities and resources of the 122-acre Foothill College campus as a living laboratory. For example, students enrolled in Foothill’s new Sustainability & Energy Program study the campus energy system, including monitoring and analyzing the actual energy that’s produced by the college’s 1.5MW photovoltaic system. This unique blend of academic study and fieldwork enables students to see real uses of technology, including real-time data. The opportunity to learn from, interact with and apply lessons directly gives Foothill students experiences they could previously only get through extended internships in the upper division of their academic pursuits.
“Foothill has the potential to be the CalTech of community colleges, and the SLI instructional model is a key part of our goal to deliver better educated students into the Silicon Valley workforce,” Murray said. “In addition to increasing the university-transfer rates of students studying STEM subjects, the SLI will develop a STEM workforce that is prepared for Silicon Valley job openings in nanotechnology, renewable energy solutions, computer and network sciences, bioengineering and other critical fields.”
Through generous community and business donations, the SLI will also provide scholarships for STEM summer camps for high school juniors and seniors, Murray said. Foothill’s STEM summer camps will focus on serving women and underrepresented students, two demographic groups whose increased participation are essential to expanding the STEM workforce.
The SLI is strengthened by its partnerships with such organizations as the Gates’ Foundation Global Skills for College Completion, Carnegie Foundation’s Statway Project, National Science Foundation’s STEMWay and Nanotechnology projects, and award-winning campus programs such as Math My Way.
The PSEC facility, which cost approximately $41.6 million, was funded by Measure C, a capital improvement bond approved in 2006 by voters residing in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. The facility has been designed to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design LEED® silver rating.
Construction of the PSEC began in February 2011 by the Bay Area's Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company. Emeryville-based Ratcliff Architects developed the award-winning design of the PSEC. In 2009, Ratcliff won statewide recognition with a Community College Facility Coalition Award of Merit for its design of the Foothill College PSEC. All design and structural components of the new facility complement the distinct Pacific-style architecture for which Foothill College is internationally renown.
The PSEC is 65,800 square feet and consists of three buildings. The lab building houses five chemistry labs, two physics labs, a nanoscience lab and a multipurpose lab. The classroom building features six classrooms and two large lecture rooms. The commons area includes conference/multipurpose space, a small cafe and faculty offices.
Parking lots 4 and 5 provide the best access to the PSEC. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $3 from dispensers in any student parking lot. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters. Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For more information, access www.foothill.edu or call (650) 949-7200.
New designated smoking areas as well as new fines for smoking on campus are now in effect. Designated smoking areas are now clearly marked with red flags. Seating is provided in these areas. Smoking outside of designated areas will now result in the following fines:
Designated smoking areas are located in most campus parking lots. However, be certain that you review the campus map so that you’re in compliance with the policy. Smoking citation fines are distributed to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department, 70 percent; and Health Services Office smoke cessation program, 30 percent. To provide a safe learning and working environment for students and employees, smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor campus locations, with the exception of designated smoking areas. Smoking violations shall be subject to issuance of citations by the District Police as provided by state law. -Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board Policy 3217, Amended March 12, 2012 Foothill's Health Services Office offers you a variety of free resources to help you quit smoking, including:
For more information stop-smoking resources, call the Health Services Office at (650) 949-7243, access www.foothill.edu/health/, or visit the Health Services Office (Room 2120) in the Campus Center Mondays–Fridays, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–4:30 p.m. Sources: CA Government Code Sec. 7596-7598, Amended Oct. 8, 2011; Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees Policy 3217, revised March 12, 2012.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District (FHDA) prohibits animals from district-operated buildings, except for therapy animals, service animals necessary for disability access such as guide dogs, and animals required for instructional programs. In addition, while on district-operated property, animals (except as noted above) must be attended and on a leash at all times.
This policy also includes limits for horses and their riders. The walking or riding of horses on either campus except on district-established and marked horse trails is prohibited.
The administration will use reasonable means of enforcement. FHDA Board Policy 1230; Approved 5/4/64; Amended 3/8/72; 6/2/86; 11/15/93; 5/5/08
Adherence to this policy is not optional and presents not only a liability to the district but to the owner as well. By bringing an animal on campus grounds, the individual and/or owner accepts sole financial and legal responsibility for any damage, injury or other harm caused by the animal. For more information, read California Civil Code Sections 3342 and 3342.5.