Basic Skills Committee: August 20, 2015

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 8/20/2015

The following action and discussion took place at the August 20, 2015 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

ACTION/SECOND READING:

  • MS: Approval of April 2015 Minutes. The motion carried.

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Report from Shayla Sivert on the Basic Skills Action Plan timeline.  The committee will be sent a draft and it will be voted on at the September Basic Skills meeting.
  • Kelly Falcone announced ALL Conference, to be held at Palomar College on October 24 and requested help with promoting the event.
  • Report on Summer Bridge 2015.
  • Report on First-Year Experience 2015.
  • Report on TLC San Marcos and Escondido.
  • Report on on-line tutoring by Erin Feld.
  • Brief discussion on first-year experience seminars.
  • Jorge Villalobos attended the Welcome Days at Mira Costa College and reported on this event.
  • Cindy Anfinson and Shayla Sivert attended the Teaching Men of Color online course.

Link to full meeting minutes: coming soon

BSI (04/16/2015)

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 4/16/2015

The following action and discussion took place at the April 16, 2015 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

ACTION/SECOND READING:

  • MS (O’Brien/Feld): Approval of February 2015 Minutes. The motion carried.

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Report from Rosie Antonecchia on the Career Center services and focus.
  • Discussion on getting basic skills students involved in the Career Center.
  • Report on Learning Communities. For Spring 2015, 12 LCs planned, 8 LCs made.
  • Discussion on delinking LCs just before the “W” deadline. Committee agreed with this.
  • Report on Village Mentoring; mentors and mentees are continuing their relationships.
  • Report on Summer Bridge; for summer 2015 we will have ESL Jam, Math Jam I and Math Jam II.
  • Report on FYE: 90% of our fall FYE students returned in spring.
  • Report on TLC Escondido on tutoring, hours of operation, workshops and counseling.
  • Report on TLC San Marcos on usage, writing tutor availability, workshops, counseling and study room policy.
  • Discussion on BSI funding which needs to be spent by June 30.
  • Activity to familiarize new members with Basic Skills Committee responsibilities and outcomes.
  • Report that the ESL Tutorial Specialist position was GB approved.

Link to full meeting minutes: coming soon

BSI (01/15/15)

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 1/15/2015

The following action and discussion took place at the January 15, 2015 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

ACTION/SECOND READING:

  • MS (O’Brien/Feld): Approval of December 2014 Minutes. The motion carried.

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Report from Rosie Antonecchia on the Career Center services and focus.
  • Discussion on getting basic skills students involved in the Career Center.
  • Report on Learning Communities. For Spring 2015, 12 LC’s planned, 8 LC’s made.
  • Discussion on delinking LC’s just before the “W” deadline. Committee agreed with this.
  • Report on Village Mentoring; mentors and mentees are continuing their relationships.
  • Report on Summer Bridge; for summer 2015 we will have ESL Jam, Math Jam I and Math Jam II.
  • Report on FYE: 90% of our fall FYE students returned in spring.
  • Report on TLC Escondido on tutoring, hours of operation, workshops and counseling.
  • Report on TLC San Marcos on usage, writing tutor availability, workshops, counseling and study room policy.
  • Discussion on BSI funding which needs to be spent by June 30.
  • Activity to familiarize new members with Basic Skills Committee responsibilities and outcomes.
  • Report that the ESL Tutorial Specialist position was GB approved.

Link to full meeting minutes: coming soon