Transforming Student Success Through Appreciation and Integration Event

On March 17, 2017 the Central Valley hosted a BSSOT event, focusing on integrating efforts between BSSOT, BSI, SSSP, and Equity funding streams. Thank you all who attended from across the Central Valley! Below is some information for you to use. Description This workshop focused on integrated planning through the lens of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) […]

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CVRN BSI Reporting Session 8.28.2015

Last week the Central Valley hosted its Basic Skills Initiative Reporting Session via CCC Confer, and it had the biggest turn out yet, representing colleges up and down the valley and some from just outside our region.  It was wonderful to connect with so many other colleges going through the same work and hearing how […]

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About 130 faculty from across California getting ready to start CAP's Summer Institute.

Firing Up for Fall 2015

Last year (yes, I know it’s been a while since my last post) I echoed Dr. Francisco Rodriguez’s words and encouraged the Central Valley to “bring it,” and we certainly have!  The year was filled with professional learning around institutional change, bringing new approaches to many colleges, and this summer bodes well for the new […]

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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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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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