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Basic Skills Committee

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 02/18/2016

The following action and discussion took place at the February 18, 2016 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Report on the IEPI Workshop “Community Colleges Basic Skills and student Outcomes Transformation Program.”
  • Report on spring Learning Communities; preview of fall 2016 Learning Communities.
  • Report on Summer Bridge: the application is now open on eServices.
  • FYE Spring Field trip to the Birch Aquarium was a success.  Students from Summer Bridge and Learning Communities also attended.
  • The Committee reviewed the Basic Skills Action Plan’s Goals.

Link to full meeting minutes: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/bsi-hsi/agendaminutes/

BSI (09/17/15)

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 9/17/2015

The following action and discussion took place at the September 17, 2015 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

ACTION/SECOND READING:

  • MS: Approval of August 2015 Minutes. The motion carried.
  • Shayla Sivert brought back the Basic Skills Action Plan to the committee.  Discussion on the 5 goals of the Plan, on the questions regarding the data reporting method requested by the Chancellor’s Office and how other colleges also reported issues with it, the definition of Basic Skills courses as put forth by the Chancellor’s Office.  MS: approval of the Basic Skills Action Plan.

 INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Update on first-year seminars.
  • Report on Learning Communities for Fall 2015; had a 95.5% fill rate (237/248 seats).  Learning Communities filled early during the enrollment period and have stayed full.  For Spring 2016 there are currently seven LC links, possibly an 8th with Child Development and ESL to be offered in the Escondido Center.
  • Report on Village Mentoring: 26 students applied, 20 mentees currently matched with mentors.
  • Report on Summer Bridge 2015.  Working on finalizing rooms.  Dates: Math Jam: June 20 – July 7, ESL Jam: July 11 – Aug. 4.
  • Report on First-Year Experience 2015.  Currently 199 active students.
  • Report on TLC San Marcos and Escondido.  San Marcos TLC has had 942 unique visitors so far with a total of 3,439 visits.

Link to full meeting minutes: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/bsi-hsi/agendaminutes/

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