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El Camino College Basic Skills


Welcome to the ECC Basic Skills Web page designed to provide faculty and staff with a centralized and accessible source for information, policies, procedures, resources, and professional development opportunities for enhancing the success of our basic skills students.

Purpose of Basic Skills Web page:

  1. Connect faculty and staff to basic skills resource materials, including reference materials, statewide documents, effective practices.
  2. Provide information about Student Success Services on campus.
  3. Disseminate information regarding the campus action plan, the Basic Skills Advisory Group, campus Basic Skills Coordinators, Basic Skills programs on campus, and ECC Basic Skills projects.
  4. Publicize and track the data gathered, analysis, and progress made at El Camino College.
  5. Provide information on professional development activities for Basic Skills, including webinars, conferences and regional meetings.

El Camino College Goals for Basic Skills:

  1. Increase the success rate of students enrolled in ESL, basic skills mathematics, reading and writing courses.
  2. Increase year-to-year persistence rate of students enrolled in basic skills courses.
  3. Increase completion rates (certificates, degrees, transfer) of students who begin their college education at the basic skills level.
  4. Offer a comprehensive professional development program for basic skills instructors that is ongoing, consistently supported, collaborative, faculty-driven, and engages increasing numbers of full- and part-time faculty.
  5. Increase the incidents and depth of collaboration among academic departments and between academic programs and student services to support basic skills students.


CONTACTS:

       

  

Dr. Francisco Arce
Vice-President, Academic Affairs
email: fmarce@elcamino.edu
phone:310-660-3119

     

  

Tom Lew
Dean, Humanities Division
email: tlew@elcamino.edu
phone:310-660-3316


Jacquelyn Sims
Dean, Mathematical Sciences Division
email: jsims@elcamino.edu 
phone: (310) 660-3593 ext.3201

     

Sara Blake
Professor, English
Basic Skills Coordinator, Humanities
email: sblake@elcamino.edu
phone: 310.660.3593 ext. 3185

Arturo Martinez
Professor, Mathematics
Basic Skills Coordinator, Math
afmartinez@elcamino.edu
phone: 310-660-3593 ext. 3218

     

 

 

 Last Published 8/27/14