Basic Skills Initiative

​​​​​​​​​​​Basic Skills Initiative

 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.

 

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


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.

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.

OPERATIONS

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.

Meeting Schedule

The BSI Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2:30-3:45pm in GE-118. The meeting  dates for Spring 2016 are as follows:

​Date​Time​Location
February 24, 2016
2:30-3:45pm
​GE-118

March 9, 2016 

2:30-3:45pm​GE-118
March 30, 2016​2:30-3:45pm​GE-118
Apri 13, 201562:30-3:45pm​GE-118
April 27, 2016​2:30-3:45pm​GE-118
May 11, 2016
2:30-3:45pm​GE-118
May 18, 2016
2:30-3:45pm​GE-118
​Project Proposal Hearing,=
TBD & TBA​​​GE-118

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 All are welcome to attend.

 Content Editor

 

 

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
A. Funding Objectives and Goalshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Final_Rev_April 2016_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
BSI Projects SP 2016http://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Fa 2015 Spr 2016 and Su 2016 BSI Projects Approved.pdfBSI Projects SP 2016Basic Skills Documents
BSI Spr 2015 Condensed Survey Results, Sample Population 1 Datahttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/BSI Spr 2015 Survey Results, Sample Population 1.pdfBSI Spr 2015 Condensed Survey Results, Sample Population 1 DataBasic Skills Documents
BSI Spring 2015 Survey Resultshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Basic Skills Students Survey SP 2 Survey Responses Version July 2016.pdfBSI Spring 2015 Survey ResultsBasic 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
2013 FA BSI Committee Agendas and Minuteshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Merged File of Fall 2013 Agenda and Minutes.pdf2013 FA BSI Committee Agendas and MinutesBasic Skills Meetings
2014 SP BSI Committee Agendas and Minuteshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/BSI Sp2014 Compilation Meeting Agendas and Minutes.pdf2014 SP BSI Committee Agendas and MinutesBasic Skills Meetings
2015 Fall BSI Meeting Agendas and Noteshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Compilation fo BSI Meeting Agendas and Meeting Notes, Fall 2015.pdf2015 Fall BSI Meeting Agendas and NotesBasic Skills Meetings
2015 SP BSI Meeting Agendas and Noteshttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/Spring 2015 Compilation of Meeting Agendas and Meeting Notes.pdf2015 SP BSI Meeting Agendas and NotesBasic Skills Meetings
2015 BSI Action Planhttp://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/BSI 2015 Action Plan, October 1, 2015.pdf2015 BSI Action PlanBasic Skills Reports
BSI Expenditure Guidelines, 2015, May 2016http://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/2015 BSI Expenditure Guidelines May 2015.pdfBSI Expenditure Guidelines, 2015, May 2016Basic Skills Reports
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
Basic Skills Report 2014-2015http://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/SJCC 2015-16 BSI Report.pdfBasic Skills Report 2014-2015Basic 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
SJCC Basic Skills Focus Group Notes 06 29 15http://www.sjcc.edu/AdministrativeServices/Documents/SJCC Basic Skills Focus Group Notes_06 29 15.pdfSJCC Basic Skills Focus Group Notes 06 29 15Basic Skills Reports

Committee Composition

MSC Representatives

Duncan Graham
VP Academic Affairs

Roland Montemayor
VP of Student Affairs  

Jamie Alonzo
Dean Math & Science

Faculty Representatives

Jonathan Cronan, CTE
HVAC

 

Celia Cruz-Johnson, Chair
Language Arts, Reading

Rachel Hagan
Counseling

Veronica Harris
Counseling

Linda Meyer
Language Arts, Library

Leslie Takei
Language Arts,  ESL

Christine Trombly     

Language Arts,  ESL

Classified Representatives

Claudia Amador, Academic Affairs

Angela Gullerud, METAS Program

BSI Applications

​Project Application

BSI Project Proposal Application for Fall 2015.docx

Conference Funding Applications

 BSI Conference Funding Application 2016

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SJCC ​Conference Attendance Form

ARCHIVES

2013-2014 BSI Committee Agendas and Minutes

2012-2013 BSI Committee Agendas and Minutes

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