Implementing the
Student Success
Task Force
Recommendations
Michelle Pilati
Beth Smith
Orienting Your Presenters
Who are you?
 What are you hoping to get from this
presentation?
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Overview
 General
Themes
 Current status
Implementation of SB 1456
 Summits/Workgroups
 Legislation/Title 5
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 Guidance
for local responses
 Questions and discussion
General Themes
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Changing student behavior & streamlining college
practices.
Greater use of technology to serve more students.
Greater degree of centralization for system—more
control for Chancellor’s Office.
More impact on students on the front end.
Strategically ”rationing education”.
Get students through more quickly and get out those
who are not making progress toward a specific goal.
General Themes in Context
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Changing student behavior & streamlining college
practices.
Recent changes?
Student behavior:
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Withdrawal policies >> changes in drop dates
Limits on W and repetition for a substandard grade >> each take
is high stakes
College behavior/practices:
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Repeatability
General Themes in Context
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Federal financial aid:
 Federal financial aid will cover no more than two
“takes”
 Note: federal financial aid will cover additional “takes”
if a substandard grade is earned, but only if the grade
is an F (state and federal definitions differ)
CRITICAL that colleges be alerting students to all of
these changes – as well as those that have not yet been
implemented.
College culture needs to change in advance of full
implementation of the SSTF recommendations.
General Themes in Context
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Greater use of technology to serve more students.
 Some college exploration, nothing happening
centrally – yet
 What technological “solutions” could best support our
students today?
Greater degree of centralization for system—more
control for Chancellor’s Office.
 Legislation that would have decreased the role of
DOF did not move forward
 No changes - yet
General Themes in Context
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More impact on students on the front end.
Strategically ”rationing education”.
 Enrollment priorities?
Get students through more quickly and get out those
who are not making progress toward a specific goal.
 Enrollment priorities?
 BOG waiver changes?
 Transfer degrees?
Current Status
 SB
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1456 signed September 27
Implementation to follow
Task groups to be formed
 Summits
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held
Basic Skills
Professional Development
Future summit
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Enrollment management
Implementation of SB 1456
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… Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1456,
the Student Success Act of 2012. This bill
establishes the framework to implement
several Student Success Task Force
recommendations, specifically the Student
Success Initiative (re-purposing of
Matriculation) and Board of Governors Fee
Waiver academic conditions.
Lowenthal – SB 1456
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Substantial modifications to existing Ed Code
language pertaining to matriculation.
BOGFW – (B) meet academic and progress
standards (including unit cap).
Lowenthal – SB 1456
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“student’s responsibilities”
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Identify educational goal upon enrollment
Declare specific course of study within a
reasonable time
Attend class and complete assignments
Maintain progress
“institution’s responsibility”
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Provide student services – orientation,
assessment, counseling and ed planning, referral
to needed and available support services..
Lowenthal – SB 1456
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“institution’s responsibility” (continued)
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(E) Evaluation of each student’s progress and
referral to appropriate interventions..
78213. (d) When the board of governors
adopts a system of common assessment,
community colleges may use supplemental
measures for placement..
78214. Accountability
Lowenthal – SB 1456
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78215 – Requires all nonexempt students to
complete orientation and assessment and to
develop education plans.
(b) these policies shall be phased in over a
reasonable time as determined by the
BoG….
78216. BoG shall develop a formula for
allocating funding.. Requires use of common
assessment and scorecard.
Implementation of SB 1456
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Webinars, website, and E-Mail dedicated to
providing information and answering
questions
Groups to be convened:
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Matriculation regulation revision
Matriculation MIS and Allocation Formula
Student Equity
Program Reporting
Matriculation Issues to be
Addressed
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Reporting requirements were waived due to
“flexing” of funds
Presently unclear how many students receive
a full array of matriculation services
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Accurate and consistent reporting is needed
How do we increase capacity absent funding
to do so?
Definitions
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Initial education plan Vs comprehensive (for
example)
Basic Skills Summit
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Developed vision for “Poppy Copy II”
Focus on lessons learned/institutional and
cultural change
Guiding Principles and Values
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Student-focused
Integrated
Reality check
Professional Development
(PD) Summit
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VISION STATEMENT:
To support the mission of the California
Community Colleges and to promote an
inclusive statewide and local learning culture,
all personnel will have ongoing opportunities
to develop and expand the skills and
practices that influence students’ ability to
complete their educational goals.
PD Workgroups
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Workgroup #1 – .. will work on Changes to
the Flex Calendar Program
Workgroup #2 – .. will work on what the
Chancellor’s Office can do to help move
professional development forward in the
System
Workgroup #3 – .. will work on the website to
house various professional development
resources
Workgroup Status
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Score Card, recommendation 7.3
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Work generally done
Details with respect to counselor:student ratio
TBD
Student Success Initiative, recommendation
8.2 – SB 1456
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Matriculation Advisory Committee
CO Advisory Group on Counseling (COAGC)
Workgroup Status
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BOG Fee Waiver Requirements,
recommendation 3.2 – SB 1456
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Financial Aid Technical Advisory Committee
Enrollment Priorities, recommendation 3.1 done
Active Workgroups?
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Common Assessment, recommendation 2.1
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CCCAssess
One meeting
Determining focus given limited funding
Common Core Standards, recommendation
1.1??
Basic Skills (5.1, 5.2, 6.2, 8.3)
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Basic Skills Advisory Committee?
Implementation Details
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Score Card, recommendation 7.3
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ARCCC >> Scorecard
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Cohort comparison >> Self comparison
Challenge – Context for data
Enrollment Priorities, recommendation 3.1
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Title 5 language was adopted by the BoG
Date certain for implementation
Enrollment Priorities Overview
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Level I – Groups mandated in Ed Code
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Level II – Groups mentioned in Title 5
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foster youth
veterans
DSPS students who need accommodations
EOPS students
Level III – New students who have been
through matric, continuing students in good
standing, and less than 100 units
Some Details
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Only Level I must be implemented during
summer and intersession.
All degree-applicable units count towards the
100 unit limit.
Loss of priority may be imposed after the
student is back in good standing.
Time certain for implementation – registration
for Fall 2014.
Next Steps: State
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New regulations and legislation
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ASCCC is monitoring & participating
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Normal governance procedures at state level:
Consultation Council
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Or for strictly academic matters, the ASCCC has
recommending authority for 10 + 1 areas
Next Steps: Local
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Prerequisites:
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consider opportunities to implement appropriate pre
reqs. (Course sequencing).
Three “takes” of a course
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What messages do you have for students?
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What messages do you have for full-time AND parttime faculty?
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What interventions do you have in place?
Prepare locally for regulation
changes:
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Look at policies & practices for
assessment, placement, registration
priorities.
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Consider forming committee.
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ASCCC and BOG of Exemplary Award to
honor outstanding assessment practices
Continuous Improvement of
Instruction
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Explore new delivery methods
Investigate scheduling options (also helps
with three “takes”)
Examine curricular processes for obstacles
that prevent or slow faculty responses to local
needs
Basic Skills Instruction
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Rewrite curriculum – contextualization, better
distinction of levels from CB21 coding,
compressed courses
Participate in training and professional
development when possible
Innovation at one college is not equal to
innovation at another college
Be true to your faculty and students
Examine noncredit as a possibility
Questions?
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Implementating the Student Success Task Force Recommendations