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Fall 2009 Regional Meeting Information
Maintaining and Enhancing Student Success in Difficult Times: Sustainable, Low-Cost Classroom Practices


Classroom Based Research (Power Point)
Research Scenarios (Word)
Active Learning (Word)
DLA Worksheet (Word)
Classroom Assessment Techniques Appropriate for the Basic Skills Classroom (Word)
DLA Presentation (Power Point)
Linking a Subject Matter and ESL and Taking your Students from Full Spanish to Full English Instruction (Power Point)
Addressing Multiple Learning Styles in Assignment Design (Power Point)
Fresno City College CTE Presentation Materials from Sacramento meeting (.Zip file with assorted documents)
Effective Practices for Successful Learning Communities (Burbank Regional meeting powerpoint)

Adjunct Issues

FCCWise Link
Promising Syllabus Documents Link (San Diego Regional Meeting)
Promising Syllabus Powerpoint (San Diego Regional Meeting)

San Diego Regional Meeting Agenda
Sacramento Regional Meeting Agenda
Los Angeles/Burbank Meeting Agenda
San Ramon Meeting Agenda


Travel Policy

Like all California community colleges, the Academic Senate has been affected by the budget crisis. While our workshops will continue to be offered free of charge, we are not able to provide hotel accommodations the night before the workshops. We have, however, planned for two workshops in the north and two in the south to accommodate more people and reduce the travel time as much as possible. Hotel accommodations on the first night of the workshop will be provided for those traveling more than 120 miles round trip or two hours in one direction. Per diem mileage reimbursement and dinner reimbursement will not be available for these meetings. We encourage you to utilize your college's basic skills funding to cover these expenses. If you have any questions, please contact the Senate office at events@asccc.org.


Participants will:
1. interpret course completion data from their campuses and use it to design effective classroom strategies to assist students with basic skills needs
2. design classroom strategies or activities that address identified needs in a specific subject area
3. develop and implement plans to actively involve adjunct faculty in department and campus BSI work


Colleges must register as a team of 5 to 10 faculty members. Contact Kathy Molloy about exceptions: molloy@sbcc.edu. Participants should include one fulltime and one part-time faculty member per department from any of the following areas: mathematics, English, reading, ESL, CTE, Noncredit; a content area faculty member; student and learning support faculty; Basic Skills Coordinator.

Pre-conference Homework

Write a list of current efforts in your classroom and/or department that address the needs of the under-prepared student, including those that link student support (e.g. counseling) or learning support (e.g. learning center or library) with the classroom.  Write a list of current unmet needs in the above area.  Download pre-conference homework form.

Tentative Agenda

(subject to change)

Day One
9:30-10:00 Registration and continental breakfast
10:00-10:15 Welcome  
10:15-10:30 The Importance of Maintaining and Enhancing Student Success on Your Campus
10:30-11:00 College team discussion of campus efforts and unmet needs (see pre-workshop homework)
11:00-12:00 Classroom-based Research: You Can Be a Researcher, Too!
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 Breakouts on effective classroom practices
- Using Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
- Linking Students, Tutors, and Classroom Instruction Using Directed Learning Activities (DLAs)
- Creating an Active Learning Environment in Your Classroom
- Using Technology to Enhance Learning in Your Classroom

2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:45 Repeat breakouts
3:45-4:45 College team discussion of effective classroom practices and how they might be implemented in classrooms and on campus

Day Two
8:30-9:00 Continental breakfast
9:00-10:15 Breakouts on effective classroom practices
- Addressing Multiple Learning Styles in Your Classroom
- Using Effective Practices to Link Student Support Services and Instruction
- Making the Connection: CTE and Contextualized Teaching and Learning
       ~ San Diego Workshop: Contextualized Teaching and Learning in the Classroom: Linking a Subject Matter and ESL and Taking Your Students from Full Spanish to Full English Instruction
       ~ Sacramento Workshop: Utilizing Students to Help Shape Contextualized Curriculum in Career Technical Programs
       ~ Los Angeles Workshop: Contextualizing Soft Skills in the Carpentry Program
       ~ San Francisco Workshop: Carpinteria Fina – Using Elicitive Techniques in the Classroom to Engage and Empower Students
- Involving Adjunct Faculty in Your College’s Basic Skills Efforts – Joan Cordova, Orange Coast College

10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:45 Repeat breakouts
11:45-12:00 Report from adjunct representatives on Adjunct Breakouts
12:00-12:30 College teams discuss plans for involving adjunct faculty in BSI work.  
12:30-1:30 Working Lunch: college teams share effective practices
1:30-2:00 College teams map a plan for the team to implement, including plan for involving adjuncts and sharing classroom practices with others in departments and on campus.
2:00 Closing

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Meeting Archive


October 1 & 2, 2009 - Hilton San Diego/Del Mar

Copper Mountain College
Crafton Hills College
Cuyamaca College
Desert, College of the
Fullerton College
Golden West College
Grossmont College
Imperial Valley College
Irvine Valley College
MiraCosta College
Moreno Valley College
Mt. San Jacinto College
Norco College
North Orange Co CCD/Noncredit
Orange Coast College
Palo Verde College
Palomar College
Riverside City College
Saddleback College
San Diego City College
San Diego Countinuing Education
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Miramar College
Santa Ana College
Santiago Canyon College
Southwestern College
Victor Valley College

October 15 & 16, 2009 - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

American River College
Butte College
Cosumnes River College
Feather River College
Folsom Lake College
Lake Tahoe College
Lassen College
Napa Valley College
Redwoods, College of the
Sacramento City College
San Joaquin Delta College
Shasta College
Sierra College
Siskiyous, College of the
Solano College
Woodland College
Yuba College


October 29 & 30, 2009 - Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center

Allan Hancock College
Antelope Valley College
Bakersfield College
Barstow College
Canyons, College of the
Cerritos College
Cerro Coso College
Chaffey College
Citrus College
Coastline College
Compton Community Educational Center
Cuesta College
Cypress College
East Los Angeles College
El Camino College
Glendale College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
Moorpark College
Mt. San Antonio College
Oxnard College
Pasadena City College
Porterville College
Rio Hondo College
San Bernardino Valley College
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Monica College
Taft College
Ventura College
West Los Angeles College


November 5 & 6, 2009 - San Ramon Marriott

Alameda, College of
Berkeley City College
Cabrillo College
Cañada College
Chabot College
Columbia College
Contra Costa College
DeAnza College
Diablo Valley College
Evergreen Valley College
Foothill College
Fresno City College
Gavilan College
Hartnell College
Laney College
Las Positas College
Los Medanos College
Marin, College of
Mendocino College
Merced College
Merritt College
Mission College
Modesto Junior College
Monterey Peninsula College
Ohlone College
Reedley College
San Francisco, City College of
San Jose City College
San Mateo, College of
Santa Rosa Junior College
Sequoias, College of the
Skyline College
West Hills College, Coalinga
West Hills College, Lemoore
West Valley College


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