Basic Skills Initiative

​​B​asic Skills Initiative Committee

The Basic Skills Initiative Committee reports directly to the SJCC
Academic Senate. 

Charge

To assist Basic Skills and ESL students at SJCC to achieve levels of success by providing ongoing information and support to faculty, staff and administration based on best practices and research driven data. To meet this goal, the basic Skills Initiative Group shall meet on a regular basis to make recommendation to the Academic Senate related to the planning, implementation, assessment and funding of the projects and goals related to the Basic Skills Initiative on our campus.


Background

The Mission of San Jose City College is to effect social justice by  providing open and equitable access to quality education and programs that both challenge and prepare individuals for successful careers and active participation in a diverse, global society.

To fulfill our commitment to student learning and to assist students of all ages and backgrounds in achieving their education, employment, and life-long learning goals, we can offer the following:

  • Two year college degrees and certificates
  • Lower-division transfer and general education courses
  • Basic skills and English as a Second language instruction
  • Career and technology training

San Jose City College established 6 strategic goals in 2010. These goals are:

Goal 1: Promote Student Success

Goal 2: Expand Partnership with Our External Communities

Goal 3: Enhance Employee Development

Goal 4: Foster Cultural Competence

Goal 5: Increase Campus Safety

Goal 6: Expand Resource Development

GUIDING PRINCIPLES Committee members are expected to represent the best interests of the Basic Skills/ESL students within their disciplines, departments and/or divisions. From that initial point, members will then work in an open and collaborative environment toward consensus on recommendations that will serve the best interests of the Basic Skills/ESL student of our campus.

OPERATING REQUIREMENTS

Agenda and minutes will be emailed to all members of the campus community at least 72 hours in advance of meetings.

Committee actions should be decided by consensus; however, in the rare instance of a vote, the final decision will be made by the majority vote, with a quorum of members present. For voting purposes only, each department/area will be limited to a total of two faculty votes; the VP of Academic Affairs and the dean will each have one vote. 

Only active members of the Basic Skills Initiative Advisory Group will be able to vote. An “active member” is defined as one that has attended at least 70% of the meetings over the course of the academic year.

MEMBERSHIP 2 Faculty  - From each department/area related to Basic Skills/ESL (English, ESL, Reading, Math, Counseling, and Vocational)

VP Academic Affairs           

Deans  - From each department/area related to Basic Skills/ESL (Language Arts, Math, Counseling, and Applied Science)

Other faculty, staff, and administration concerned with issues related to our Basic Skills/ESL students are encouraged to join the committee. The Basic Skills Initiative Advisory Group members will elect the chair annually.

Meeting Schedule

The BSI Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30pm in GE-118. The meeting  dates for Spring 2015 are as follows:

​Date​Time​Location
September 9, 2015
1:00-2:30pm
​GE-118

September 23, 2015

1:00-2:30pm​GE-118
October 14, 2015​​1:00-2:30pm​GE-118
 October 28, 2015​​1:00-2:30pm​GE-118
 November 11, 2015​​1:00-2:30pm​GE-118
November 25, 2015
​1:00-2:30pm​GE-118
 December 10, 2015
​1:00-2:30pm​GE-118
​Project Proposal Hearing,  TBA​
3:00-5:00pm​GE-118


 Below are the BSI documents, agendas, and minutes for your convenience.  

 

 

2013 Fall BSI Committee Agendas and Minuteshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Merged File of Fall 2013 Agenda and Minutes.pdf2013 Fall BSI Committee Agendas and MinutesBasic Skills Documents
2014 Spring BSI Committee Agendas and Minuteshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/BSI Sp2014 Compilation Meeting Agendas and Minutes.pdf2014 Spring BSI Committee Agendas and MinutesBasic Skills Documents
A. Funding Objectives and Goalshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Final_Rev_March_2015_BSI_Conference_Funds_Application.docxA. Funding Objectives and GoalsBasic Skills Documents
BSI Project Application for Summer and Fall 2015 Projectshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/BSI Project Proposal Application for Fall 2015.docxBSI Project Application for Summer and Fall 2015 ProjectsBasic Skills Documents
Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges, July 2007 (The Poppy Copy)http://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges, July 2007 (The Poppy Copy).pdfBasic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges, July 2007 (The Poppy Copy)Basic Skills Documents
Basic Skills Report 2012 - 2013 http://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/2012 - 2013 Basic Skills Report.pdfBasic Skills Report 2012 - 2013 Basic Skills Reports
Basic Skills Report 2013-2014http://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Signed 2013 14 BSI Report October 2014.pdfBasic Skills Report 2013-2014Basic Skills Reports
California Student Success Final Report, January 12, 2012http://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Student Success Final Report, January 12, 2012.pdfCalifornia Student Success Final Report, January 12, 2012Basic Skills Reports

Committee Composition

MSC Representatives

Duncan Graham
VP Academic Affairs

Roland Montemayor
Interim VP of Student Affairs  

Jamie Alonzo
Dean Math & Science

Faculty Representatives

Leslie Takei
Language Arts,  ESL

Celia Cruz-Johnson, Chair
Language Arts, Reading

Rachel Hagan
Counseling

Veronica Harris
Counseling

Linda Meyer
Language Arts, Library

Classified Representatives

Sandra Gonzalez
Academic Affairs

BSI Applications

​Project Application

 

BSI Project Proposal Application for Fall 2015.docx


Conference Funding Applications

 

Basic Skills Conference Application, March 2015
  

Conference Attendance Form

ARCHIVES

2013-2014 BSI Committee Agendas and Minutes

2012-2013 BSI Committee Agendas and Minutes

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