Whereas, The research conducted as a component of the Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) and other studies has highlighted the need to enhance basic skills instruction and provide related support services;
Whereas, Models for effective instruction for basic skills students include such things as learning communities, academies, fast track classes, summer bridge programs, and specialized counseling; and
Whereas, California community colleges may not offer enough basic skills sections and may not provide the level of support services, programs, and strategies required to support the needs of matriculating students;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to actively participate in discussions about the appropriate number of basic skills sections and the appropriate level of support services and strategies needed to strengthen student success at their college.
Disposition: Local Senates
This issue has been discussed in Rostrum articles, in the paper Practices that Promote Equity in Basic Skills in California Community Colleges, at regional meetings, and institutes. Recent resolutions (S10 6.02 and S10 9.07) will assure continued emphasis on this issue.