The network will build a community of professional learners among the 10 San Diego and Imperial Valley Colleges who can address the many shared questions and problems associated with basic skills instruction.
For the past few decades, community colleges have largely been working in isolation to support students with basic skills needs. Even on individual campuses, it is frequently difficult for many to collaborate across disciplines and programs in an effort to increase student success.
CA Success Network (CA SN) Logic Model California community colleges must expand their capacity to improve student outcomes in basic skills instruction, English as a Second Language, and related support services. Colleges report that 70-90% of entering students place into one or more basic skills course areas: reading, writing, and/or mathematics. The statewide course completion rate in basic skills is 60.5%, and only 50% of those students persist to and complete the next level course. Historically underrepresented students are over-represented in basic skills courses, and their success rates are frequently lower than the rates for other student groups. Community colleges' efforts to improve outcomes in basic skills cannot be separated from their responsibility to produce equitable graduation, certificate, and transfer rates for historically underrepresented and underprepared students. Resources -ASCCC -Steering Committee -LACCD Fiscal Agent & Consortium Coordinator -BSI LACCD Project Director -BSI Regional Network Coordinators -Campus BSI Coordinators -Student Advocates -Campus BSI Action Plans -Sustainable information sharing sites Target Population -Administrators -Faculty -Support Staff -Students Activities Collaborative Learning Networks Coordination with core organizations (Alliance building among ASCCC, LACCD Project, Other Partners) -Guide statewide infrastructure development -Assist in securing funds for acquiring additional resources to support State & Regional infrastructure Increased Learning, Success & Persistence of Students Short-Term Outcomes Skilled Implementation of Responsive, Innovative, Integrated Essential Academic Skills Curriculum Inputs Create statewide infrastructure (Permanent learning network among 110 Colleges and a CCC Center) -Establish statewide coordinating center -Guide the development of and coordinate & support a system of regional networks -Coordinate & support partnerships among professional development efforts -Provide vision & support for the development of innovative professional development activities -Introduce & engage in collaborative evaluation activities that generate knowledge about effective learning to transform practice Develop a cadre of campus leaders -Conduct Summer Leadership Institute, ASCCC Workshops, Other Leadership Institutes & on-going professional development activities -Develop strategies to retain effective leaders -Guide annual revision of Campus BSI Action Plans -On-going evaluation of the process and impact of professional development activities Promote models of effective practices -Build capacity of all faculty to teach students who are underprepared for learning in college courses -Develop Web-based, virtual teaching & learning communities, including a virtual resource library -Engage in collaborative evaluation activities Formally engage key CCC policy makers (e.g., APG groups, Local Board of Trustees) Innovative/ Alternative & Engaging Methodologies /Pedagogy at CCCs Increased Success of Students’ Personal Goals, Completing AA/AS & Certificate Programs & Transferring to 4 Yr Colleges Statewide Adoption of Policies that Support Innovative/ Alternative & Engaging Methodologies /Pedagogy at CCCs Create regional level infrastructure (networks) -Develop & support long-term on-going regional professional development training & supporting materials for the target population -Develop infrastructure for colleges to learn about & share innovative instructional programs -On-going evaluation of professional & program activities, including benchmark assessment & capacity building Long-Term Outcomes Local Policy Adoption Supporting SN & Other BSI Initiatives