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 2017 - 2018

Co-Chair:  Marina Aminy, Dean OELR
Co-Chair:  Carrie Goulding, English Composition Instructor

BSI Support

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

BSI Meeting Dates/Highlights for 2017-2018

BSI meetings for 2017-2018 will be held in AGB 106 (President's Conference Room) from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm.

Monday, August 14 - During Professional Development Week. General meeting and the first of the 17/18 academic year. BGS 250 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

The Basic Skills Initiative committee has supported many critical projects at the college,
including an interdisciplinary “Completing College Conference,” embedded tutoring, basic skills
technology resources, and professional development for instructors. Join us for the first fall meeting
of the BSI Committee to learn more about our college’s funding for basic skills students, implementation
of the grant, committee structure and plans for 2017-18. We will also share details for an exciting
spring conference supported by BSI. Please attend our first general meeting of the semester!
Presented by Marina Aminy, Ph.D., Dean, OELR and Carrie Goulding, LA and Co-chair of BSI Committee

Meeting Dates for Fall 2017

  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9

Meeting Dates for Spring 2018

  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 12

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