REDWOODS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Minutes for the Meeting of the Basic Skills Committee October 5, 2011 LRC 107 BSC Mission Statement Our mission is to improve the retention, persistence, and success of basic skills students Basic Scope/Function To recommend and support educational programs, student support services, and matriculation policies that enhance retention, persistence, and academic success of basic skills students. 1. To promote the use of effective practices in developmental education for administrative, student services, and instructional programs. 2. To provide professional development regarding effective practices in developmental education. 3. To work with Institutional Research in tracking basic skills students from entry to completion. 4. To assess and evaluate the programs designed to improve student success 5. To allocate and oversee expenditures of BSI categorical funds. PRESENT Angelina Hill, Barbara Jaffari, Erin Wall, Rachel Anderson, Vinnie Peloso Keith Snow-Flamer, MaryGrace Barrick ALSO PRESENT Zach Deloach NOT PRESENT Harry Pyke, Jeff Cummings, Ron McQueen MINUTES September 16 ACTION ITEMS None DISCUSSION ITEMS BSI Expenditure Plan The committee finalized the action items and discussed the narratives. The Tutoring and Writing Center narratives will be submitted by October 6. Dr. Hill agreed to provide dialogue related to the basic skills data section. First Review BSC support of the mission of the college statement The statement was discussed and revisions suggested. The final document will be submitted for approval at the October 7 meeting.