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Mapping Non-credit Pathways to Student Success and Identifying Bridges to Credit Coursework (CB21)

 

April 23-24, 2009: Noncredit Regional Meeting
San Diego Hilton Resort & Spa

1775 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA
Deadline to request a room at the hotel: April 7, 2009

May 7-8, 2009: Noncredit Regional Meeting
Sacramento Hilton Arden West
2200 Harvard St., Sacramento CA
Deadline to request a room at the hotel: May 4, 2009

Meeting Powerpoint Presentation

We invite you to bring a team of colleagues from your college to learn and share promising practices that will result in improved transitions for students moving from noncredit programs to credit programs, and that will increase student success. Suitable team members may include:
  • Noncredit full and part-time instructors
  • Noncredit managers and coordinators
  • Counseling faculty and support staff who facilitate student transitions
  • Credit faculty or chairs in related disciplines, particularly basic skills areas
This two day professional development event will be an excellent opportunity to share promising practices, challenges and potential solutions across your broad based college team, and to brainstorm and plan for future program development at your college. Expect to discover specific techniques or linkages that will enhance existing programs and will better serve basic skills students as they move from noncredit to credit programs. Or learn what it takes to promote new partnerships, to create a new noncredit program, or to avoid some of the potential pitfalls. Be ready to share inspiring ideas with colleagues from other colleges and to develop exciting new plans with those from your own college. This regional meeting is free to attend and travel and hotel expenses can be reimbursed through the Basic Skills Initiative grant.

Please bring an initial team of up to 10 participants associated with noncredit and/or basic skills, ESL, and CTE (more accepted later if there is room). Some examples of possible participants: Noncredit and credit FT and PT faculty, including counseling faculty and credit discipline chairs, individuals who coordinate the Basic Skills Initiative, noncredit managers/administrators/student support faculty.

We will reimburse expenses for those traveling at least 2 hours or 150 miles round trip. We will, however, not provide air travel for someone attending the North from the South and vice versa (with exception). Please send an email to events@asccc.org if you would like to request overnight accommodations at the conference hotel. 

Regional Meeting Schedule (subject to change)

First Day (Thursday)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Opening: “Why are Transitions from Noncredit to College Credit Important?”
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.     Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Four Breakout Sessions: “Transitions: Promising/Effective Practices”        
South:                
1. “ACCT: Adult College and Career Transition”
2. “ESL Transitions”  
3. “General Pedagogy in Math and ESL”
4. “Learning Communities”
North:
1. “ACCT: Adult College and Career Transition”
2. “ESL Transitions”   
3. “General Pedagogy in Math and ESL”
4. “Learning Communities” 
2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.        Break
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.        Four Breakout Sessions (repeat)
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.        Break
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.        College Team Meetings
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.        Break
6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.        Dinner
6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.        Discussion “Challenges/Barriers and Solutions about Noncredit to Credit Transitions”

Second Day (Friday)
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.        Breakfast
9:00a.m. to 9:45 a.m.         General Session
9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.       Break
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.     Four Breakout Sessions: “Broader Issues and Connections for New or Existing Programs”   
North:
1.    “Creating a Noncredit Program: Nuts and Bolts- Part 1”,
2.    “Building 2-Way Linkages”
3.    “Integrating Noncredit and Credit BSI Plans”
4.     “CB21-ARCC-CDCP: Showing Success”
South:
1.    “Creating a Noncredit Program: Nuts and Bolts-Part 1
2.     “Building 2-Way Linkages”
3.    “Integrating Noncredit and Credit BSI Plans”
4.    “CB21-ARCC-CDCP: Showing Success”
11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Break
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.    Four Breakout Sessions (3 are repeats):
North:
1. “Creating a Noncredit Program: Nuts and Bolts- Part 2”
2. “Student Services Resources”
3. “Integrating Noncredit and Credit BSI Plans”
4. “CB21-ARCC-CDCP: Showing Success”

South:
1. “Creating a Noncredit Program: Nuts and Bolts- Part 2”
2. “Student Services Resources”
3. “Integrating Noncredit and Credit BSI Plans”
4. “CB21-ARCC-CDCP: Showing Success”
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.      Working Lunch
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.        Team Meeting: “Create Your Plan to Actually Implement Something?”
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.        Break
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.        Wrap-up Session

 

Noncredit CB21 Faculty Meeting 

Mapping Non-credit Pathways to Student Success and Identifying Bridges to Credit Coursework (CB21)
Recommended for: Noncredit mathematics, ESL, reading, and English (writing), ABE and ASE faculty

May 8-9, 2009
Sacramento Hilton Arden West
2200 Harvard St., Sacramento CA
Deadline to request a room at the hotel: May 4, 2009

Noncredit Misconceptions
Powerpoint Presentation

We are looking for a few brave noncredit mathematics, reading, ESL and English (writing) faculty from across the state to help to explore and document skills necessary at each level of noncredit work. In this work shop, we will examine typical noncredit pathways for math, reading, writing and ESL. 

In fall 2009, credit basic skills faculty developed rubrics which described the general outcomes for each level of credit basic skills course below transfer. These rubrics were vetted and approved through a rigorous process. Now it is time to have noncredit faculty come together to discuss the noncredit basic skills student pathway. Working in discipline teams, we will review the credit rubrics describing credit pathways and then articulate the specific skills targeted in noncredit.

What skills do students achieve at each level of noncredit basic skills courses? How do we document student success in noncredit basic skills? This workshop will be an invigorating and professionally enriching experience where we will explore the commonalities between courses at various colleges and look for factors that result in student success. To some extent we hope that this information will help to redefine and inform the metrics used in the Accountability Report for Community Colleges (ARCC) to describe basic skills success and progress. Bring your course outlines of record and student learning outcomes for all the courses in your discipline and for subsequent courses at your institution. 

In preparation for this work session, several documents are posted on the BSI Rubrics webpage http://www.cccbsi.org/bsi-rubric-information. Please review the college level competencies from ICAS (Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates and the documents specific to your discipline on the website.

CB21 Preliminary Schedule (subject to change)

May 8, 2009
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Registration
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Dinner
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: General Session

May 9, 2009
8:30 am - 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am: General Session
9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Small group discussions in breakouts
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Working Lunch and breakouts continue
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm: General Session
3:30 pm: Dismissal

Please continue to check here often for details. 

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