Sacramento/Central Valley Regional Network
Inaugural Regional Network Meeting
Monday, May 18, 2009
10:00am to 3:00pm
Merced College Business Resource Center
630 W. 19th Street, Merced
Continental breakfast, lunch, and cookies “for the road” will be provided
10:00-10:15 Welcome Nancy Cook & Merced
College President, Ben Duran
10:15-10:45 Building the Network: Background and More Nancy Cook
10:45-11:30 Virtual Network and SCVN Blog Nancy Cook & All
11:30-12:00 What Should the Network Contain? Nancy Cook & All
12:00-1:00 Lunch & Lunch Assignment: Please sit with someone from All
a college other than your own.
Discuss with your lunch pal(s) the successes and challenges
each of you have had with programs or projects on your
respective campuses. Before 1:00, write one or two
successes and challenges that you learned from your pal(s)
on the appropriate sheets hanging on the walls. Include
the name of the pal(s) you learned this from.
1:00-1:10 Explanation of afternoon’s activities Nancy Cook
1:10-1:55 Group Session #1 All
1) Ideas for getting faculty actively involved in basic skills
work on our campuses.
2) Ideas for achieving buy-in to an institutional student
success initiative on our campuses.
3) Ideas for getting students to participate in basic skills
4) Examples of professional development activities that
have worked on other campuses or ideas for professional
5) Creative ideas for actively promoting and updating staff
about basic skills activities occurring on our campuses
(newsletters, websites, etc.).
6) Ideas for gathering research data about our basic skills
programs (what types? How often? What to look for in the
2:00-2:45 Group Session #2 All
2:45-3:00 Future meetings discussion Nancy Cook
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have access to one, please bring a
laptop computer. We will be using them for some of the activities.