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Basic Skills CB 21 Recoding Training

The Basic Skills Initiative will be hosting CB 21 recoding training webinar sessions via CCC Confer on November 17, November 18 and December 3, 2009.

- CCC Confer Information
- CB 21 Rubric Only
- CB 21 Training Document with Rubric

Archive of the webinar at CCCconfer for December 3, 2009: Click Here

Fall 2009 Regional Meetings

Meeting Dates
October 1 & 2: San Diego  •  October 15 & 16: Rancho Cordova
October 29 & 30: Burbank   •   November 5 & 6: San Ramon
Please click here for more information.

Noncredit CB21 Meeting, Part 2
Friday, September 18, 2009
10:00 am to 4:00 PM
North Orange County CCD - Anaheim Campus
1830 West Romneya Drive, Anaheim, 92801
Please click here for more information and materials.


Fall 2009 Basic Skills Coordinator Meeting

The Academic Senate’s Basic Skills Coordinator Workshop will be held on September 17-18, 2009. We are holding the workshop in September this year to give you an opportunity to ask questions and get the information you need before the Action and Expenditure Plans are due on October. 15. In addition, we’ve chosen to hold one workshop for all coordinators this year in order to facilitate more collaboration among coordinators and address the diverse issues faced by coordinators throughout the state. A tentative agenda will be sent out in June.  Here is the Workshop information:

Participants: Open to one Basic Skills Coordinator from each campus.  Please contact Kathy Molloy about exceptions: molloy@sbcc.edu

Thank you for your interest. Registration for this meeting has been closed.

Presentation:  The Importance of Creating Leadership within Campuses


The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 729-1234

As a result of this workshop, participants will:
1. evaluate their proposed Action Plans and develop or revise as needed to sustain current BSI efforts
2. evaluate current assessment strategies for BSI programs and develop plans for implementing effective assessment strategies as needed using ARCC report and other college data
3. clarify their roles as BSI coordinators and develop strategies to increase their effectiveness 

Pre-conference homework:  
• Bring Basic Skills Coordinator job description if one exists at the college. If an official job description does not exist, then bring a list of current duties.
• Bring a draft of what will be proposed on the Action Plan (with effective practices).
Download a pre-conference homework form here


Rubric for CB 21 (Word)
Ethnicity Data (Word)
Exciting World of Curriculum Coding (Powerpoint)  
Using Best Evidence (Powerpoint)
Using Best Evidence Lab Manual (Word)

Evaluation is a Partnership (Powerpoint)
Meeting Agenda (Word)
Effective Strategies for Gaining Campus Buy-In
Rubric for Proposed Activities
How Colleges Are Maintaining Successful Programs and Practices

Job Descriptions: 
During this event, Basic Skills Coordinators were asked to share their job descriptions.  Below are links to those job descriptions shared at the event.

American River College
Cabrillo College
Contra Costa College
Diablo Valley College
El Camino College
Fullerton College
Goldent West College
Las Positas College
Modesto Junior College
Moorpark College
Monterey Peninsula College
Mt. San Antonio College
N. Orange Co CCD / Noncredit
Oxnard College
Riverside City College
San Diego City College
San Diego MesaCollege
College of the Sequoias
West Valley College
Unnamed College A
Unnamed College B



Spring 2009 Regional Meetings

Spring Regional Meetings for Basic Skills coming soon to a location near you.  

PRESENTATIONS: BSI Regional Workshop Presentations and Creating and Sustaining Effective Basic Skills Program Presentations

BSI/CTE Regional Meetings (click for more information)

February 19-20, 2009, Four Points By Sheraton, Fresno
Recommended for: CTE Deans and Faculty

March 11-12, 2009, Sheraton Universal, Universal City
Recommended for: CTE faculty with 1 or 2 Basic Skills faculty from each attending college

April 9-10, 2009, Hilton Arden West, Sacramento
Recommended for: Teams of CTE and Basic Skills faculty from each attending college*

April 23-24, 2009, Pleasanton Marriott
Recommended for: Teams of CTE and Basic Skills faculty from each attending college*

* Administrators are invited to these workshops as well, but the focus will be on basic skills and CTE faculty collaboration.

BSI Regional Workshops - Creating and Sustaining Effective Basic Skills Programs (click for more information)

BSI Regional Workshop Presentations - Creating and Sustaining Effective Basic Skills Programs

April 23-24, 2009: Northern California at Cañada College

April 30-May 1, 2009: Central California at Hilton Arden West, Sacramento (FULL)

May 7-8, 2009: Southern California at Los Angeles Mission College (FULL)

BSI Noncredit Meetings (click for more information)

April 23-24, 2009: Noncredit Southern California at San Diego Hilton Resort and Spa

May 7-8, 2009: Noncredit Northern California at Hilton Arden West, Sacramento

May 8-9, 2009, Noncredit CB21 Meeting at Hilton Arden West, Sacramento
Recommended for: Noncredit mathematics, ESL, reading, and English (writing) faculty  



Fall 2008 Regional Meetings

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges will be holding regional meetings across the state during October and November. Faculty, staff and administrators will be trained on institutional, counseling and pedagogical methods. During these meetings, you will learn strategies and techniques that you can apply to classrooms and other student interactions immediately.

Basic Skills Coordinators: Two day meeting
(one person per campus - the coordinator or dean leading basic skills)

October 16 – 17, 2008 at Canada College,
4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, CA

November 13 – 14, 2008 at North Orange Co CCD/Noncredit,
1830 Romneya Dr., Anaheim, CA

One cross disciplinary basic skills leader from each campus (i.e, BS Coordinators, deans, and/or the lead campus representative for basic skills programs) is invited to participate in our first two-day basic skills coordinators workshop as part of the BSI Phase III series of regional training meetings. The agenda includes the role of the basic skills coordinator, developing action plans in a shared governance format, staff development, buy-in from faculty and administration, linking to K-12 outcomes, and sharing of challenges and programs. Adjunct issues will be integral to these discussions.

BSI Innovation Incubation: Integrating Instruction and Support Services: Two day meeting
(Up to 3 per college)
First day counseling faculty only, second day other faculty.
November 21 – 22, 2008 at the Kellogg West Conference Center and Lodge,
3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA
Agenda (Word)

Students needing basic skills present an urgent challenge for our institutions. Too often the education outcomes for these students are far from acceptable. To meet this challenge, new practices and creative programs which integrate instruction and student support must be implemented. Join us for an invigorating event where we will explore effective integration practices and generate innovative models for improving educational outcomes.

Theory and Practice (CTE): Two day meeting
October 10 – 11, 2008: Pasadena Hilton,
168 South Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA

November 20 – 21, 2008: San Jose Marriott,
301 S Market St, San Jose, CA

This two-day workshop will address both the theory and practice of working with students with basic skills needs that all faculty can immediately apply to their classes. Day One will involve an exploration into the latest scientific research on learning and tutoring in techniques that enhance the ability of all students to learn. Active learning and hands-on exercises will allow provide opportunities to put into practice all that is discussed. Day two will introduce participants to the misconceptions about students with basic skills needs. The multiple ways to integrate contextualized teaching and learning will be discussed. The participants will work in teams made up of basic skills and CTE faculty and discuss the barriers that they may face and the opportunities available at their campuses. Contextualized lessons will be presented and critiqued. Teams will rate the presenter and develop their own teaching presentations.

Basic Skills Faculty: From Here to There: Plotting a Path through the Basic Skills Curriculum and Creating an Accurate Picture of Student Success in Basic Skills
(Limited to 200 faculty members, 5 per college)
October 16 – 17, 2008 at Doubletree Anaheim/Orange County,
100 The City Drive, Orange, CA

Do you know that, although entry and exit skills, competencies, and proficiency skills have been defined for college level courses in English and math and critical thinking*, there are no comparable definitions for basic skills level courses? Yet the California state legislature has demanded that we report student success rates in basic skills courses to maintain our funding each year. But what do those success rates really mean? What skills do students achieve at each level of basic skills?

Breakout held in coordination with the CIO Conference
October 29, 2008
Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 420 Powell Street at Sutter, San Francisco, CA

 *Information about location and agendas to be posted soon.  

June 2008 Regional Meeting Information

 The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges will be holding two-day regional meetings across the state June 3-4, 5-6, 6-7, and 9-10. Faculty, staff and administrators will be trained on institutional, counseling and pedagogical methods. During these two days, you will learn strategies and techniques that you can apply to classrooms and other student interactions immediately.

BSI Regional Meeting Agenda

June 3 - 4, 2008

Sacramento Area:
Sierra College (Host College)
American River College
Butte College
Cosumnes River College
Feather River College
Folsom Lake College
Lake Tahoe College
Lassen College
Mendocino College
Napa Valley College
Redwoods, College of the
Sacramento City College
San Joaquin Delta College
Shasta College
Siskiyous, College of the
Solano College
Yuba College

Desert Area:
Chaffey College (Host College)
Barstow College
Cerritos College
Citrus College
Coastline College
Copper Mountain College
Crafton Hills College
Cypress College
Desert, College of the
Fullerton College
Golden West College
Moreno Valley College
Mt. San Antonio College
Mt. San Jacinto College
Norco College
North Orange Co CCD/Noncredit
Orange Coast College
Riverside City College
San Bernardino Valley College
Victor Valley College

June 5 - 6, 2008

Los Angeles Area:
Los Angeles Southwest College (Host College)
Canyons, College of the
Compton Community Educational Center
East Los Angeles College
El Camino College
Glendale College
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
Long Beach City College
Moorpark College
Oxnard College
Pasadena City College
Rio Hondo College
Santa Monica College
Ventura College
West Los Angeles College

June 6 - 7, 2008

Central Valley Area:
Fresno City College (Host College)
Allan Hancock College
Antelope Valley College
Columbia College
Cuesta College
Merced College
Modesto Junior College
Reedley College
Santa Barbara City College
Sequoias, College of the
West Hills College, Coalinga
West Hills College, Lemoore

June 9 - 10, 2008

Bay Area:
Cañada College (Host College)
Alameda, College of
Berkeley City College
Cabrillo College
Chabot College
Contra Costa College
DeAnza College
Diablo Valley College
Evergreen Valley College
Foothill College
Gavilan College
Hartnell College
Laney College
Las Positas College
Los Medanos College
Marin, College of
Merritt College
Mission College
Monterey Peninsula College
Ohlone College
San Francisco, City College of
San Jose City College
San Mateo, College of
Santa Rosa Junior College
Skyline College
West Valley College

San Diego Area:
San Diego Mesa College (Host College)
Cuyamaca College
Grossmont College
Imperial Valley College
Irvine Valley College
MiraCosta College
Palo Verde College
Palomar College
Saddleback College
San Diego Countinuing Education
Santa Ana College
Santiago Canyon College
San Diego City College
San Diego Miramar College
Southwestern College

Last Year's Meetings:

Click on the host college to see the meeting attendee list.

August 8, 2007
Ventura College (Host College)

August 24, 2007 
San Diego Mesa (Host College)

September 14, 2007
Desert, College of the (Host College)
Irvine Valley College (Host College)
Monterey Peninsula College (Host College)
Allan Hancock College (Host College)

September 21, 2007
Riverside (Host College)
Coastline College (Host College)
Diablo Valley College (Host College)

September 28, 2007
Bakersfield College (Host College)
San Mateo, College of (Host College)
Shasta College (Host College)

October 12, 2007
Los Angeles Valley College (Host College)
Butte College (Host College)
Santa Rosa Junior College (Host College)

BSI Regional Meetings Powerpoint (PPT, 522 KB)

CSU BSI Powerpoint (PPT, 6.05 MB)

Solve the Mystery - Basic Skills Case Study on Developing a Culture of Inquiry Presentation (PPT, 1.79MB)

Solve the Mystery - Basic Skills Case Study on Developing a Culture of Inquiry (Word 152 K)

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