2010 Exemplary Program Award

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The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Exemplary Program Award. The Board of Governors will present the 2009-2010 Exemplary Program Award to as many as six programs from across the state at its January 2010 meeting. The Board of Governors established the Exemplary Program Award in 1991 to recognize outstanding community college programs.

This year the Exemplary Program Award will be funded by the Foundation for California Community Colleges. As many as two California community college programs will receive cash awards of $4,000 and up to four programs will receive honorable mention plaques. This award offers an excellent opportunity for your college to showcase exceptional programs.

In order to enlarge and enliven the pool of recipients, the Academic Senate selects annual themes in keeping with the award’s traditions. The theme for 2009-2010 is "Creating a Bridge to Transfer or Career".

While much of the attention of the California community college system in recent years has been devoted to basic skills instruction, many colleges have also developed programs to help students to transition from these introductory courses into transfer curriculum or career paths. Through instructional approaches, counseling, and other methods, such programs help students who begin at the basic skills level to overcome obstacles that may threaten to impede or prevent their progress into upper level courses or career tech programs. The Academic Senate wishes to recognize programs that create bridges to help move students from basic skills to transfer or career curriculum.

2009 - 2010 Winners

Bakersfield College — Academic Development Program
Santa Barbara City College — Partnership for Student Success

Honorable Mentions

Contra Costa College — Center for Science Excellence
El Camino College — First Year Experience Program
College of San Mateo — Writing in the End Zone
College of the Sequoias — Puente Project
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