Reach College Challenges

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Reach College Challenges

  1. 1. North State REACH Colleges Meeting Shasta College May 8, 2009 What are the greatest challenges your college faces in implementing the BSI? College Challenges • Coordination of all basic skills activities Sequoias • Feather River More staff training opportunities on campus • More money for basic skills • More best practices workshops • Webinars training • Early Alert systems Lassen • Developmental educator professional development • Persistence—strategies to increase fall to fall persistence • Non-credit course development (enhanced basic skills) • Best practices • Rural community colleges—not all have access to Shasta technology • Training for faculty about teaching BSI students • Traveling distance (far and long hours) • Limited folks willing to travel • Bring trainings to campus • Siskiyous Research assistance (models) • Management/organizational skill development • Integration of basic skills across the curriculum • Need access to on-site presenters • Faculty buy-in to changing pedagogy—making classes more interactive/engaging • First Year Experience/orientation—how to engage students

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