Basic Skills Projects
The Basic Skills Committees supports both practitioner projects and institutional projects that have the potential to produce positive outcomes for our basic skills students.
Practitioner Projects are those proposed by faculty and/or staff. Practitioner Projects are typically smaller in scale and shorter in duration. The maximum amount of funding that Basic Skills will provide for these projects is $3,000. Practitioner Projects require a Final Report to be submitted upon completion. These projects are typically funded upon completion. Faculty and staff are welcome to submit a Project Proposal that specifically aligns with one of the Basic Skills Goals.
Institutional Projects are those proposed by administrators including Deans, VPs and the President. Institutional Projects are larger in scale (may include multiple departments and/or a high degree of integration between Academic Services and Student Services) and longer in duration (may last 1 year or more). These projects address systemic barriers to student success. The maximum amount of funding that Basic Skills will provide is $12,000. Institutional Projects require a Midterm Progress Report and a Final Report. Administrators are welcome to submit a Project Proposal that specifically aligns with one of the Basic Skills Goals.
Basic Skills Projects must address Basic Skills Goals:
- Get students off to a strong start:
- Effective orientation
- Accurate assessment
- Student education planning (SEPs)
- Early placement into Math, Eng or ESL
- Improve 1st year student completion and persistence
- Improve student progression through basic skills to college-level coursework
- Increase the use of disaggregated data to inform discussions and decision-making around students’ needs
- Provide faculty and staff professional development directly related to student success, equity and access.
Basic Skills Project Proposal (*updated for 2012-2013):
- Project Proposal Guidelines (.doc) - includes a description of the proposal process and timeline.
- Project Proposal (.doc) - gets submitted to the committe for consideration.
- Project Proposal Rubric (.doc) - the tool that the Basic Skills Committee will use to evaluate your application.
- Summary of Project Proposals Received and Reviewed by Committee
Institutional projects that have been implemented and/or funded through basic skills in the past include: embedded counseling, learning communities, tutorial services, supplemental instruction, and professional development opportunities. A number of exciting practitioner projects have been funded as well. Go to the Past Projects link to learn more about these past projects.