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Basic Skills Committee

Committee/Council Name: BASIC SKILLS COMMITTEE

Meeting Date: 04/21/2016

The following action and discussion took place at the April 21, 2016 meeting of the Basic Skills Committee:


  • Report on how Basic Skills courses are coded.
  • Report on the direction of Learning Communities in the future.  More research needs to be done to create a successful program.
  • The Committee approved a 7-member subcommittee to review the Funding Requests: 5 committee members along with the two co-chairs.  The co-chairs will vote in case of a tie only.
  • Report on Summer Bridge: Write On is closed, Math Jam is closed, ESL Jam at Escondido has healthy enrollment, ESL Jam at San Marcos has increasing enrollment.
  • Report on FYE 2016 enrollment; 110 applications received so far.
  • The Committee had come up with six (6) long-term goals for the Basic Skills Action Plan; only five are allowed.  Two goals were combined into one.  The Committee will vote on the goals at the first meeting of the fall 2016 semester.
  • The Committee agreed to use the funding evaluation rubric on a trial basis for the fall 2016 submissions, and adjust the rubric based on that experience.

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