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The Basic Skills Initiative
      and Community College
        Libraries Conference
Diablo Valley College
April 24, 2009
...
Nancy Cook
Sacramento/Central Valley Network Coordinator




                  CCC BSI 2009




                          ...
Years of the BSI

  Year 1: Effective practices report, the “Poppy

  Copy”
 Year 2: Regional meetings raise awareness
 ...
History of the BSI

  BSI discussions born out of need to raise

  math and English requirements
 Collaboration between
...
$33 million each year, 110 community colleges

    $1.6 million each year for professional

    development
    Year 1: ...
Highly Coordinated

  Workshops important to introduce and

  motivate to action
 Now a strong need to link all parts in...
Need for connection, community,

  professional learning
 Four Regional Network Pilots:
     Sacramento/Central Valley:...
Why Do We Need a Network?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnF

    wiqdx8




                                    ...
What Does This all Mean?

    Huge popularity of social networks

    Need for sharp technology skills to compete

    i...
Building the Pilot Network:
2009
Summer Leadership
       Training:
    Network building
capacity, sustainability, and
         scalability
Activity

    What is the greatest challenge you face in

    trying to implement library services to help
    basic skil...
Valuable BSI Resources

  Official BSI web site: http://cccbsi.org/

  CCC BSI 2009 blog site:

  http://cccbsi.eduloung...
BSI Resources

    NEW—Effective Practices for Promoting the

    Transition of High School Students to
    College:
    ...
BSI Resources

   Promising Practices for Transitioning

  Students from Adult Education to
  Postsecondary Education:
  ...
BSI Resources

  BSI Effective Practices Database:

  http://bsi.cccco.edu/
 National Association for Developmental
  Ed...
BSI Resources

    National Center for Developmental

    Education (NCDE):
    http://www.ncde.appstate.edu/




       ...
ARCC Data

  ARCC Data: Accountability Report for the

  Community Colleges
 MIS data from colleges (Management
  Inform...
Basic Skills in ARCC

    Annual Successful Course Completion Rate

    for Credit Basic Skills Courses
     Horizontal ...
Basic Skills in ARCC

    Improvement Rates for ESL and Credit Basic

    Skills Courses
     Vertical Progress
     ▪ T...
Accessing ARCC Data

    http://www.cccco.edu/SystemOffice/Divisio

    ns/TechResearchInfo/ResearchandPlanning/
    ARCC...
Student Equity Plan (SEP)

  A plan for addressing the needs of

  historically underrepresented students in
  order to i...
Basic Skills Action Plans

  Due in Chancellor’s Office every fall

  Provides detailed goals for academic year

 Provi...
How can Librarians Help Basic
Skills Students ?


    Think technology!



    Digital immigrants vs. digital natives


...
Using Technology in Libraries

  Sierra College

  Flickr: http://lrc.sierracollege.edu/

 VoiceThread:
  http://voicet...
Activity

    Cha Cha—a free research service using your

    cell phone
    In your phone text message window, type

  ...
Getting Involved with BSI

  Meet with other librarians and brainstorm

  ideas for projects/programs/activities to help
...
Examples of Basic Skills
Committees
  Los Medanos College:

  http://www.losmedanos.edu/deved/devcom.
  asp
 Mission Col...
Getting Involved with BSI

  Teach a workshop on Finding Resources as

  part of your college’s student workshop
  series...
Getting Involved with BSI

  Make what you do interesting and

  applicable to today’s 18 to 24 year-olds
 Publish newsl...
Questions or Comments ?

Nancy Cook, Sacramento/Central
    Valley Network Coordinator


  ncook@sierracollege.edu

 http:...
Small Group Activity

    Get into 10 groups based on color/number

    on your name tag

    Choose one or two effective...
Small Group Activity
  In groups, discuss/brainstorm ideas for the

  question below
 Write ideas on paper; then hang on...
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  1. 1. The Basic Skills Initiative and Community College Libraries Conference Diablo Valley College April 24, 2009 1
  2. 2. Nancy Cook Sacramento/Central Valley Network Coordinator CCC BSI 2009 2
  3. 3. Years of the BSI Year 1: Effective practices report, the “Poppy  Copy”  Year 2: Regional meetings raise awareness of need  Year 3: Regional meetings encourage call to action plus content-level workshops 3
  4. 4. History of the BSI BSI discussions born out of need to raise  math and English requirements  Collaboration between  Academic Senate  Chief Instructional Officers  Chief Student Services Officers  Chancellor’s Office 4
  5. 5. $33 million each year, 110 community colleges  $1.6 million each year for professional  development Year 1: Center for Student Success  Years 2 & 3: Foothill-De Anza Community College  District, Barbara Illowsky Year 4: Los Angeles Community College District,  Deborah Harrington 5
  6. 6. Highly Coordinated Workshops important to introduce and  motivate to action  Now a strong need to link all parts into organized, “highly coordinated” whole  Remember Strand A from Poppy Copy  Most successful BSI Programs are either centralized or “highly coordinated” 6
  7. 7. Need for connection, community,  professional learning  Four Regional Network Pilots:  Sacramento/Central Valley: Nancy Cook  Bay Area: Anniqua Rana  Los Angeles: Daryl Kinney  San Diego: Lisa Brewster
  8. 8. Why Do We Need a Network? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnF  wiqdx8 8
  9. 9. What Does This all Mean? Huge popularity of social networks  Need for sharp technology skills to compete  in global society 9
  10. 10. Building the Pilot Network: 2009
  11. 11. Summer Leadership Training: Network building capacity, sustainability, and scalability
  12. 12. Activity What is the greatest challenge you face in  trying to implement library services to help basic skills students be more successful? Write challenge on index card  Turn to person in front, behind, or beside  you and tell your challenge Discuss what can be done to overcome  these challenges Write solution to challenge on other side  13
  13. 13. Valuable BSI Resources Official BSI web site: http://cccbsi.org/  CCC BSI 2009 blog site:  http://cccbsi.edulounge.net  Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges: http://cccbsi.org/Websites/basicskills/Images /Lit_Review_Student_Success.pdf 14
  14. 14. BSI Resources NEW—Effective Practices for Promoting the  Transition of High School Students to College: http://www.cccbsi.org/Websites/basicskills/I mages/High-School-Transition.pdf 15
  15. 15. BSI Resources Promising Practices for Transitioning  Students from Adult Education to Postsecondary Education: http://cccbsi.org/Websites/basicskills/Images /Promising-Practices.pdf  Basic Skills Handbook: http://cccbsi.org/basic-skills-handbook 16
  16. 16. BSI Resources BSI Effective Practices Database:  http://bsi.cccco.edu/  National Association for Developmental Education (NADE): http://www.nade.net/  Brand New—CalADE—California chapter of NADE: contact the Academic Senate info@asccc.org 17
  17. 17. BSI Resources National Center for Developmental  Education (NCDE): http://www.ncde.appstate.edu/ 18
  18. 18. ARCC Data ARCC Data: Accountability Report for the  Community Colleges  MIS data from colleges (Management Information System) 19
  19. 19. Basic Skills in ARCC Annual Successful Course Completion Rate  for Credit Basic Skills Courses  Horizontal Progress ▪ Completed any credit basic skills course at 2 or more levels below transfer and retained to end of course with (A,B,C, CR) 20
  20. 20. Basic Skills in ARCC Improvement Rates for ESL and Credit Basic  Skills Courses  Vertical Progress ▪ Track freshmen enrolled in any basic skills course who then enroll in a subsequent semester in a higher level course of the same discipline—can be basic skills or not ▪ Must complete higher course with A,B,C or CR/P 21
  21. 21. Accessing ARCC Data http://www.cccco.edu/SystemOffice/Divisio  ns/TechResearchInfo/ResearchandPlanning/ ARCC/tabid/292/Default.aspx 22
  22. 22. Student Equity Plan (SEP) A plan for addressing the needs of  historically underrepresented students in order to increase their success rate  Every college required to have one  Check with your VPI to locate yours 23
  23. 23. Basic Skills Action Plans Due in Chancellor’s Office every fall  Provides detailed goals for academic year   Provides broad goals for next five years  Pierce College  http://faculty.piercecollege.edu/senate/policies/sk illsAction.pdf 24
  24. 24. How can Librarians Help Basic Skills Students ? Think technology!  Digital immigrants vs. digital natives  25
  25. 25. Using Technology in Libraries Sierra College  Flickr: http://lrc.sierracollege.edu/   VoiceThread: http://voicethread.com/#q.b122517.i635453 26
  26. 26. Activity Cha Cha—a free research service using your  cell phone In your phone text message window, type  242242 Ask any question—What were the primary  causes of WWI In minutes you get an answer!  (Be sure texting is free on your phone;  otherwise watch a neighbor do this) 27
  27. 27. Getting Involved with BSI Meet with other librarians and brainstorm  ideas for projects/programs/activities to help basic skills students succeed  Meet with your college’s basic skills committee and discuss ideas  Better yet, ask to join your college’s basic skills committee and provide regular input 28
  28. 28. Examples of Basic Skills Committees Los Medanos College:  http://www.losmedanos.edu/deved/devcom. asp  Mission College: http://www.missioncollege.org/basicSkills/ 29
  29. 29. Getting Involved with BSI Teach a workshop on Finding Resources as  part of your college’s student workshop series  Butte College:  http://www.butte.edu/departments/cas/documen ts/workshops_maincampus.pdf 30
  30. 30. Getting Involved with BSI Make what you do interesting and  applicable to today’s 18 to 24 year-olds  Publish newsletters  Make “catchy” headlines, titles, descriptions  Riverside City College: http://www.slideshare.net/ncook/cap-fall-2009 31
  31. 31. Questions or Comments ? Nancy Cook, Sacramento/Central Valley Network Coordinator ncook@sierracollege.edu http://cccbsi.edulounge.net
  32. 32. Small Group Activity Get into 10 groups based on color/number  on your name tag Choose one or two effective practices from  list on handout 33
  33. 33. Small Group Activity In groups, discuss/brainstorm ideas for the  question below  Write ideas on paper; then hang on wall  Have 35 minutes for activity  Have 10 minutes for perusing others’ ideas  Based on the effective practice(s) you have chosen, what library services programs and/or activities can you create that will help basic skills students be more successful? Give strategies for implementing these 34
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