A picture of conference participants watching and listening to the keynote address.

“Bring It On!”: Central Valley 2014 – 2015

Hello Central Valley! We’re writing in from 2014′s Strengthening Student Success Conference, and seeing everyone do such amazing things at their colleges is inspiring. This morning our keynote speaker, Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, reminded all of us how difficult and important our work is at California community colleges.  He said that we do our jobs with […]

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BSI Reporting 2013

Hello, BSI Coordinators, Faculty, and Staff! To assist our BSI reporting efforts, we’ve uploaded the PowerPoint presentation from the reporting session for you to review at your convenience and/or to follow along during the reporting session.  Feel free to download a copy for yourself if you need to.  Thank you for your participation and your […]

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Takes a College South

It Takes A College to Build a Student – College of the Sequoias

In an effort to reach as many of the colleges spread across the Central Valley, on April 5th we held another CVRN Regional Event, It Takes a College to Build a Student – CVRN South, hosted by the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA.  Like the group at San Joaquin Delta, the Central Valley […]

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Takes a College

It Takes a College to Build a Student – San Joaquin Delta College

The Central Valley represented itself on Friday, March 15 at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA.  Representing community colleges from Fresno up to Sacramento, nearly 40 faculty, staff, and administration attended the Habits of Mind workshop It Takes a College to Build a Student.  Graciously hosted by San Joaquin Delta, the group gathered for […]

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BSILI Reunion at the SSS Conf

The Network: FCC’s Presentation at SSSC

Fresno City College’s Donna Cooper and Janine Nkosi presented at the Strengthening Student Success Conference: Embracing & Leading Change this October.  Presenting in the “Rethinking the Developmental Sequence” strand, Donna and Janine illustrated a different approach to addressing the important concerns of retention, persistence, and success in basic skills courses. Couldn’t be in LA at […]

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Successful Practices

The Basic Skills Initiative Effective Practices Database ASCCC Central/Sacramento Regional Workshop Spring 2009 The following successful practices were presented at the Central/Sacramento Regional Workshop held at the Sacramento Hilton Arden West Hotel, April 30-May 1, 2009. The successful practices fell into three categories: First Year Experience, Tutoring, and Cross Curricular Programs. First Year Experience Programs  […]

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Videos/Presentations

Video Release Form Mission College BSI Retreat  At Mission College’s BSI Retreat, participants, working in groups by Strand, selected goals from the Action Plan, and created strategies for achieving those goals.  Mission College BSI Retreat participants worked on creating shared vision.  In four groups, attendees wrote vision statements based upon their shared values or beliefs. Steering Committee […]

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Basic Skills Coordinators/Deans

2008 Basic Skills Coordinators/Deans Workshops  Basic Skills Coordinators Workshops In fall 2008, Basic Skills Coordinators Workshops were held in both Northern and Southern California. Contained here is information that was presented and discussed at both of those workshops. Basic Skills Coordinators/Deans Workshop:  September 17-18, 2009–Newport Beach Basic Skills Coordinators/Deans met in Newport Beach to discuss issues, […]

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VoiceThread

VoiceThread–What’s That? VoiceThread is a phenomenal way to share information with others online without having to type it.   Instead, you can leave voice messages with your computer’s microphone or with your telephone.   And best of all, you can easily delete your message if you make a mistake.  And if you really would prefer to type […]

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Program Evaluation

On Thursday, May 20, 2010, Darla Cooper and Matt Wetstein from the Research and Planning (RP) Group, presented information on program evaluation. Below are the handouts from the presentation. Presentation Outline How to Do Evaluation Handouts Sacramento Handout Logic Model Development Guide Evaluation Plan Worksheet Logic Model Examples

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