Developmental & Readiness Education

Basic Skills Initiative

Reminder: Check out the DARE taskforce website for more information about BSI Activities. 

Updates

  • December 2010: The BSI Action plans from the 2009-2010 Academic year were revised to exclude the activities already accomplished. The responsible person(s) section was updated as well. You can review the 2010-2011 BSI Action plans here.
  • Update July, 2009 -- The BSI Committee met throughout spring quarter, 2009, and reviewed progress of the action plan, including funding of initiatives such as Sankofa and the Research Assistant.  Progress is very good.  One central premise of the Action Plan is the holding of a campus-wide meeting or retreat, which will produce a task force dedicated to improving how the institution serves students at the developmental level.  This task force will be held on July 16, 2009.  Subsequent to this meeting, the BSI work will then be coordinated by this task force, through the office of the Associate Vice-President for Instruction.
  • Update March 24, 2009-Please check out our March 2009 Newsletter by following the link to the "Reports, Minutes and Newsletters."Currently, the projects which were recently funded through BSI have begun planning for implementation of their proposals.  Initial discussions with each group have taken place as most projects are underway!  Please check back again for developments of these projects.The Steering Committee have begun discussions regarding the recently submitted Action Plan.  The three points that are currently being reviewed are:  the creation of a developmental education task force, the coordination of institutionalizing a Developmental Education Department, and the identification of a stable and adequate support system of Developmental Education programs.
  • Update February 27, 2009 --Currently, the projects which were recently funded through BSI have begun planning for implementation of their proposals.  Initial discussions with each group have taken place as most projects are underway!  Please check back again for developments of these projects.  The Steering Committee have begun discussions regarding the recently submitted Action Plan. The three points that are currently being reviewed are:  the creation of a developmental education task force, the coordination of institutionalizing a Developmental Education Department, and the identification of a stable and adequate support system of Developmental Education programs.
  • Update  February 4, 2009--Results of the competitive request for proposals are in!  Congratulations to the following proposals.  For more details about each project, please click here.

    • Developing a Flow Model from Assessment to Collegiate Course Success (LaManque)

    • Fourth Annual De Anza Summer Institute for Learning Communities (Stoll)

    • Sankofa Scholars (Pichon/Coleman)

    • Theory to Praxis:  Basic Skills Methodology in Instructor Training (Bonilla)

    • Writing and Reading Center:  Course Release for WRC Director (Pesano)

  • Update December 15, 2008 The BSI steering Committee is in the process of reviewing the 16 submitted proposals.  By early January, 2009, we hope to have a list of proposals that we would like to see funded.  This list will then be submitted to President Murphy and other senior administrators for their approval. Thank you for your patience with the process as we strive to allocate these dollars in the fairest and most effective way that we can. Watch this space for further updates next year!
  • Update November 26, 2008: A status update was given to all RFP respondents to inform them of the review process and timeline.  We hope to have all funding decisions made and communicated by December 12th.
  • Update November 20, 2008: Recently, the Governor of California proposed budget cuts for California's Community Colleges.  These cuts are likely to impact basic skills students.  To learn more, and to tell your representatives in Sacramento how you feel, you may wish to visit some of the following websites:
  • Update November 11, 2008: The BSI Oversight Committee is currently reviewing and scoring the submitted RFPs strictly following the RFP rubric. All persons who submitted an RFP will be notified immediately after the committee has determined which RFPs will receive funding.
  • Update, November 3, 2008: The BSI Request for Proposal is now closed.  Thank you to all staff and faculty who participated.  The next step is to discuss a formal review process at the Steering Committee meeting.
  • Update, September 29, 2008: Clearer directions and more time to submit proposals for funding! The rubric and the proposal form are now easier to use, and the deadline has been extended to October 31, 2008.
  • Update, August 21, 2008: BSI funding is available for innovative projects in support of programs and activities aimed at improving developmental education at De Anza College. For additional information, please refer to the Request for Proposal (RFP) webpage for more information. All RFPs are due October 17th, 2008.
  • Update, March 23, 2008: The data collection phase of the BSI @ De Anza is now complete. Thanks to the many, many faculty, staff, and administrators who participated. We read over 140 responses to the survey. We interviewed 73 employees in key positions. We also read and discussed key documents including Equity Plans, Strategic Planning Initiative, Title III grant.Now, we are writing the Self-Assessment Tool. Please look forward to preliminary results in our Newsletter, coming out next week. Also, please check back on this website for the completed version of the Self-Assessment Tool, arriving early in spring quarter.Thanks again to everyone who took the time to participate in the BSI @ De Anza.
  • Update, March 3, 2008: The Team Leaders have been interviewing classified staff, faculty, and administrators from across the campus. We've also received nearly 100 responses to the survey. Thank you! But we still want to hear from more of you. Please click on "getting involved" to decide how to share your knowledge and experiences.





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