Basic Skills Summit Produces Plan to Improve Student Success
The Chancellor’s Office conducted a summit in July to respond to the Student Success Task Force recommendations dealing with Basic Skills. Summit participants represented all areas of community college instruction, student services, research, and other support activities.
Participants developed a plan of action to address the recommendations through the completion of resource documents that would be developed during 2012-2013. These documents would be widely distributed in an effort to rapidly improve the success of students. Major sections of the resource documents are designed to:
- Focus on the vision in California for basic skills programs.
- Present all support materials addressing the student life cycle (readiness, transition to college, and transition to work or university).
- Document and guide colleges on the successful practices for a student during their time in the California community college system.
- Provide further recommendations or strategies that must be supported in the future.
The resource documents will be developed by the Chancellor’s Office in coordination with various groups in the state during fall 2012 with a publication date sometime in early 2013. The timing of the release of the publication will coincide with the planning process required for the Basic Skills Programs at each college. For further information, please contact Dr. Barbara Illowsky, Basic Skills Coordinator, Chancellor’s Office at Illowsky@cccco.edu
Note: For complete information, participants, research and reading materials go HERE.