Extending the Classroom: Intensive Academic Support for Accelerated Basic Skills Pathways

At Bakersfield College (BC), 84% of first-time students enter underprepared, and only 34% of students who started at any level of remedial math completed a certificate, degree, or transfer-related status during a six-year period. BC redesigned traditional math pathways to offer more coherent accelerated options in remedial math. By extending the classroom to support college readiness, BC provides intrusive academic and counseling support to improve student learning in the math classroom and beyond. In this presentation from the 2017 RP Group Strengthening Student Success conference...

Learning Communities Promote the Success of Las Positas College's Early Childhood Development Students

eLearning Module Resource Description Las Positas College's Early Childhood Development Department coordinated with the Math Department to develop a series of math classes contextualized to early childhood development, through which students progressed in a consistent learning community. The Challenge Completing math requirements to obtain an AA Degree and a Teacher permit (state certification) has been a barrier for many Early Childhood Development (ECD) students. Our ECD students are predominantly women who lack self-confidence andhave a real fear of taking math classes. With the shift in...

Basic Skills and Student Outcome Transformation Program Workshops

The Basic Skills and Student Outcome Transformation Program Workshops were IEPI -sponsored events that featured practitioners and other experts who provided information on a variety of evidence-based and nationally-recognized principles and practices related to basic skills. The goal was for attendees to leave these highly interactive workshops with knowledge of a set of high-impact strategies that could be locally implemented. Agendas and resources from the various events are available . Additional information related to many of the presentations is available elsewhere in the PLN. Videos...

Reimagining Student Capacity Through Multiple Measures

Presentation of statewide research and models to help local colleges implement multiple measures for student placement. Included is an example from Bakersfield College's early pilot using multiple measures and their results for students. Multiple measures is a cornerstone practice being considered by many colleges for basic skills reform and equity planning. This presentation was part of an Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative ( IEPI ) Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program workshop.

Math Performance Success (MPS) Program at De Anza College

A short presentation on the Math Performance Success (MPS) Program at De Anza College from the Feb. 22, 2016 Basic Skills Transformation Workshop has been provided here. The presentation highlights key parts of the highly successful Math Performance Success (MPS) program at De Anza College. This presentation was part of an Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program workshop. The Challenge Nationally, students taking developmental mathematics courses have low success in progressing through and completing a transfer level...

Corequisite Remediation at Solano Community College

Josh Scott, Basic Skills Coordinator for Solano Community College, presented on their new 1A + co-req which allows students to enroll in English 1A (English Composition) immediately, without having to first complete a basic skills class. This class is open to students who would normally enroll in a course one level below transfer. The three sections offered in Spring 2016 had a 71% pass rate. This presentation was part of an Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program workshop. https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/40730...

Allied Health Learning Community for Recent High School Graduates at Sacramento City College

The Sacramento City College Allied Health Learning Community uses a contextualized curriculum and has been successful in enrolling a large number of minority students--who traditionally have been underrepresented in health care careers. The Challenge The workforce and economic development challenge that the Allied Health Learning Community (AHLC) at Sacramento City College most directly addresses is ethnic and racial disparity within the health care workforce--in particular the under-representation of Latino and African Americans. These students are often disproportionately poor, first in...

Canvas Resources for Faculty

Thinking about Canvas? @ONE and the Online Education Initiative (OEI) provide a wealth of resources to assist in your exploration of Canvas, an overview of the support available to you, and resources to facilitate your move. Why Canvas? Everything you ever wanted to know about Canvas – visit the Canvas Community Canvas FastTrack Video Series – a quick video guide for instructors to help with the alignment of Canvas tools with SAMR and increase engagement Canvas Interface Overview (Faculty) Canvas Instructor Getting Started Guide Canvas Overview (Students) Canvas Student Getting Started Guide

Resources for Underprepared Students

The Basic Skills Work Group of the Online Education Initiative is currently focused on identifying “just in time” modules that can be embedded into online courses. Many of our students arrive on campus not yet academically prepared to succeed in courses. These students often lack the mathematics, reading, writing, English second language, and information competency skills that college faculty expect of incoming “freshmen.” Faculty do not always have the time, nor the discipline expertise, to assist these students while still fulfilling the content requirements. Faculty are often left with two...