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October 8 - 10, 2014  |  Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa  |  Costa Mesa, CA

The Strengthening Student Success conference provides a unique opportunity for a wide cross-section of people to gather and brainstorm ways to strengthen institutional effectiveness and student learning.

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The Academic Senate has archived three webinars on select topics in basic skills held in spring 2011. Janet Fulks and Marcy Alancraig lead the webinars which are free and last approximately two hours. Each webinar is archived for viewing and sharing on the Basic Skills: Insights, Information and  Innovation website at  Below are the original dates, times and topics (chapter references are to the Basic Skills Handbook created by the Senate). 

  • March 24, Thursday, 9:30am, Chapter 5: Effective Practices Common to All Disciplines:  Common Building Materials
  • April 7, Thursday, 11:00am, Chapter 12: Tracking Student Progress through Basic Skills: A Discipline Framework
  •  April 28, Thursday, 11:00am, Chapter 15: Course Assessment Basics: Evaluating Your Construction



Statewide Academic Senate Online Resource List

To allow colleges to create their own cost effective workshops and tailor them to their individual needs, the Academic Senate has compiled a list of successful presenters from previous BSI Workshops who are knowledgeable, organized, dependable, and engaging and who can present on programs or practices that have demonstrated efficacy, portability, and sustainability. 

The List includes presentations on practices and programs in the following areas: Effective Classroom Practices; First Year Experience and Bridge Programs; Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction Programs; Learning Communities; CTE and Contextualized Learning; Linking Student and Learning Support and Instruction; and Assessment. 

 Last Published 5/6/14