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Basic Skills Committee

The following discussion took place at the September 15, 2016 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:

ACTION ITEMS:

  • 16/17 Academic Year long term goals were approved.
  • Funding Rubric to request BSI funds were approved.
  • Members for Funding Subcommittee were approved (Kevin Kearney, Ruth Barnaba, Benhui Zou, Dana O’Callaghan, Lee Chen).

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • 7th year anniversary of Summer Bridge (98 participants in Summer 2016).
  • 2016-17 FYE cohort consist of 192 students. The Fall 2016 FYE fieldtrip will be to the Getty Villa.
  • Fill rates and retention rates remain strong for all Fall 2016 Learning Communities.
  • Village Mentoring model is being rexamined.
  • TLC San Marcos campus is offering a total of 18 skillshops in Fall 2016.
  • TLC Escondido center is offering a total of 13 skillshops in Fall 2016.
  • 2016-17 Basic Skills Action Plan is suspended (CCCCO).

Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Basic Skills Initiative website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/bsi-hsi/

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/

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