Basic Skills Initiative

The State defines "Basic Skills" as "those foundation skills in reading, writing, mathematics, learning skills, study skills and English as a Second Language which are necessary for students to succeed in college level work."

The State Chancellors' Office defines and aligns its BSI funding specific to students in 300 level courses of English, Math, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Reading.

Mission

The mission of Saddleback College’s Basic Skills Initiative is to explore, identify, and address the needs of basic skills students. BSI funding allocations directly support a coordinated expansion of academic and student support services that will facilitate the successful transition of basic skills students into college-level coursework.

BSI Co-Chairs for 2018 - 2019

Co-Chair:  Marina Aminy, Dean OELR
Co-Chair:  Michael Hoggatt, SE&SP

BSI Support

Project Specialist: Laura Harris
Telephone Extension: (949) 348-6196

BSI Meeting Dates/Highlights for 2018-2019

BSI meetings for 2018-2019 will be held in AGB 106 (President's Conference Room) from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm.

Meeting Dates for Fall 2018

  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8

Meeting Dates for Spring 2019

  • February - TBD
  • March - TBD
  • April - TBD

BSI Committee Members for 2017 - 2018

Marina Aminy, OELR Janet Bagwell, LA Jack Beckham, LA
Jessica Budica, LA Estella Castillo-Garrison, CE, E & K12 Sarah Chang, Counseling
Sang Choi, MSE Susan Donelson, CE, E & K12 Kim d'Arcy, OELR
Michael Engels, Counseling Michelle Duffy, LA Nancy Duong, MSE
Bruce Gilman, LA Frank Gonzalez, MSE Carrie Goulding, LA
Catherine Hayter, LA Christina Hinkle, SBS Michael Hoggatt, SE&SP
Leslie Humphrey-Quirk, Outreach Jennifer Klein, Research Jared Lessard, Research
Sumaya McCleave, MSE Kevin O'Connor, LA Efren Rangel, SE&SP
Maria Teresa Romero, SBS Kia Shafe, MSE Neda Sahranavard, LA
Kat Shaw, MSE Penny Skaff, Counseling Sharyn Sotelo, MSE
Cora Swanson, Classified Senate Lisa Tran, Counseling Truong Tran, Research
Deanna Valdez, MSE Barbara Cox, EWD&BS  

BSI Committee Members for 2016 - 2017

Marina Aminy, OELR Janet Bagwell, LA Jack Beckham, LA
Sheryl Christensen, Counseling Susan Donelson, CE, E & K12 Michelle Duffy, LA
Bruce Gilman, LA Carrie Goulding, LA Catherine Hayter, LA
Christina Hinkle, SBS Michael Hoggatt, TCSP Leslie Humphrey-Quirk, Outreach
Sumaya McCleave, MSE Julie McGirr, LA Kevin O'Connor, LA
Maria Teresa Romero, SBS Penny Skaff, CS Cora Swanson, Academic Senate
Lisa Tran, CS Deanna Valdez, MSE Cadence Wynter, FAMT