Our long-term goals guide and inform BSI and college planning by institutional section. The BSI Action Plan is our college's yearly comprehensive plan, including planned actions, articulated effective practices, target completion dates, and responsible persons or departments.
2012-2013 ESL/Basic Skills Action Plan
Long-Term Goals (5 years) for Section A: Organizational and Administrative Practices
Establish developmental education as an institutional priority by creating and implementing a shared vision, incorporating best practices, innovative pedagogy, and responsive programs and services designed to meet the identified needs of students placing at the basic skills levels. Strengthen institutional commitment to continuous faculty and staff development by launching a Basic Skills Institute, under the purview of a full-time Basic Skills Coordinator, and align appropriate budget and personnel resources to support this endeavor
Long-Term Goals (5 years) for Section B: Program Components
Establish a comprehensive, institutionalized First-Year Experience Program that will promote the success and retention of basic skills students. The program will include pre-enrollment activities, follow-up during enrollment, and post-enrollment review. Examples as follows: Contact after placement tests, College Orientations, Registration workshops, Mandatory CRER classes, assigned Counselor/Coordinator, communication between Basic Skills staff, instructors, and students, review and revision of program.
Long-Term Goals (5 years) for Section C: Faculty and Staff Development
Provide ongoing professional development opportunities focusing on basic skills, developmental education, and related student support services.
Long-Term Goals (5 years) for Section D: Instructional Practices
Establish a cohesive, integrated curriculum based on sound student-centered developmental education theories and practices, one that supports developmental skills for learning, college-wide.