Whereas, Under the auspices of the Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), an extensive literature review was conducted and resulted in a document entitled Basic Skills As A Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges, which identified 26 effective practices for basic skills in community colleges;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges led the BSI for two years (calendar years 2007 and 2008) and continues to lead basic skills efforts and disseminate the literature review widely and showcase effective practices; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate facilitated local college self-assessment and identification of effective practices that would be locally implemented;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges acknowledge and accept the 26 effective practices in the Basic Skills As A Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges (2007) as appropriate and useful strategies for supporting students with basic skills needs in the California community colleges.
MSC Disposition: Local Senate
The Senate not only endorsed the publication but shared it statewide in many venues including plenary sessions, institutes, websites, etc. In 2013, the Senate led the development of the second addition of the effective practices document, which should be available online in Fall 2013.