Basic Skills Initiative Committee
The Basic Skills Initiative Committee reports directly to the SJCCAcademic Senate.
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.
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 certificatesLower-division transfer and general education coursesBasic skills and English as a Second language instructionCareer and technology training
San Jose City College established 6 strategic goals in 2010. These goals are:
Goal 1: Promote Student SuccessGoal 2: Expand Partnership with Our External CommunitiesGoal 3: Enhance Employee DevelopmentGoal 4: Foster Cultural CompetenceGoal 5: Increase Campus SafetyGoal 6: Expand Resource Development
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.
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.
The BSI Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00pm in GE-118. The meeting dates for fall 2014 are as follows:
Below are the BSI documents, agendas, and minutes for your convenience.
Meeting Agendas and Notes
BSI Sp2014 Compilation Meeting Agendas and Minutes.pdf
Duncan GrahamVP Academic Affairs
Keiko Kimura Dean Language Arts
Roland Montemayor Dean Counseling
Jamie AlonzoDean Math & Science
Dong Mai Cao Language Arts & ESL
Celia Cruz-Johnson, Chair Language Arts & Reading
Rachel Hagan Counseling
Alejandro Lopez METAS
Teresa McKimmey Language Arts, English
Linda Meyer Language Arts, Library
Ann Soman Math & Science
Peiman Gheibi Math & Science
Sandra Gonzalez Academic Affairs
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