Mission

Mission

The mission of Saddleback's Basic Skills Initiative is to establish a comprehensive and interactive college-wide approach to building students' basic skills to prepare them for success with college-level coursework while supporting them to reach their educational goals. Faculty and staff across the disciplines provide this supportive foundation by using the best practices in basic skills' education (i. e. reading, writing, math, ESL and student services support).

Next BSI Meeting - January 29, 2015 in AGB 106

The next BSI Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AGB 106.

Plan Ahead:  For this meeting, we will be discussing:

  • Our mission and core values for BSI
  • How best to allocate the BSI funds for 2015 - 2016 to maximize support of our Basic Skills students.

Draft: BSI Mission and Core Values

Happy Holidays!

BSI Meeting Dates/Highlights for 2014 - 2015

Meeting Dates and Highlights for Fall 2014

Meeting Dates for Spring 2015

  • Thursday, January 29 - Regular Committee Mtg.
  • Thursday, February 26 - Regular Committee Mtg.
  • Thursday, March 12 - Regular Committee Mtg.
  • Thursday, April 9 - Presentations of Proposals for 2015 - 2016 in LRC 314 (Room Change)
  • Thursday, April 23 - BSI Committee - Final Approval of Proposals

BSI Resources

BSI Committee Members

Shellie Ochi, LA Sarah Chang, CS Penny Skaff, CS
Bruce Gilman, LA Marina Aminy, LA Leslie Humphrey - Outreach
Carrie Goulding, LA Michael Hoggatt, TC &SP Janet Bagwell, LA
Chris McDonald, MS&E Kevin O'Connor, LA Cadence Wynter, SBS
Deanna Valdez, MS&E Christina Hinkle, OELR Patti Flanigan, OELR
Carol Bander, LA Jerilyn Chuman, CS Maria Teresa Romero, SBS
Larry Perez, MS&E Jack Beckman, LA Sumaya McCleave, MS&E

Pertinent Reading Materials for Basic Skills

 

Basic Skills Completion

A Guide to Transforming Basic Skills Education in Community Colleges, Inside and Outside the Classroom.

Saddleback College - Five Year Cycle - BSI Student Success and Retention Rates

Basic Skills Student Support and Resources

Saddleback College - Student Health Center

California Community College Chancellor's Office - Basic Skills Progress Tracker

 

BSI Administrative Support

BSI Administrative Support

Our BSI administrative support is Debby Snyder

Debby's Schedule: Monday - Friday,  9:00 a.m. to  2:00 p.m.
Office Location: LRC 205
Telephone Extension: (949) 348-6084
Email Address: dsynder@saddleback.edu

Primary Job Responsibilities: Create faculty stipends, process paperwork for the hiring of part-time classified staff, manage payroll/time sheets for faculty and staff, maintain BSI web site, monitor BSI budget, assist with tracking and assessment of BSI projects, coordinate publicity for the BSI projects, and support BSI project coordinators with their specific project needs.