Objective 4

VC Objective 4:  Increase the transfer/transfer certified rates and certificate/proficiency award completion rates for all students and decrease the gap in transfer rates of Hispanic students (focus of new Title V HSI Transfer Grant)

VC Strategic Goal 2:  Continuously improve educational programs and services in order to enhance opportunities for all students to succeed.

VCCCD Board Goal:  Provide Access and Student Success

Note: This strategic objective connects to the college’s new Title V HSI Grant that began October 1, 2012. 

# Action Steps Responsible Party Timeline Progress
4.1 Provide overview of grant to campus community at mandatory flex day Dean, Institutional Effectiveness August 2012 Completed
4.2 Invite and hear presentation from USC on equity issues related to student success Targeted College Managers, Deans, Faculty, Staff September 2012 Completed
4.3 Work with Human Resources on hiring for grant positions Dean, Institutional Effectiveness Fall 2012 In progress; Grant Director, Tutorial Specialist II, Admin Assist hired, research analyst hired
4.4 Begin preliminary work to put SI into some of the 20 high impact barrier courses in spring 2012 Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, LRC Supervisor, Tutorial Specialist II Fall 2012 Ongoing, initial meetings held, lists being created
4.5  Provide overview of grant to Academic Senate Dean, Institutional Effectiveness October 2012 Completed
4.6 Provide overview of grant to Department Chairs and Coordinators Council Dean Institutional Effectiveness October 2012 Completed
4.7 Establish training for new SI tutors to begin spring 2012 LRC Supervisor, Tutorial Specialist II November - January 2013 Completed
4.8 Establish training for faculty utilizing SI in spring 2012 LRC Supervisor, Tutorial Specialist II  November - January 2013 Completed
4.9 Develop steering committee for grant Dean, Institutional Effectiveness November - December 2013 Completed 
4.10 Collaborate with Faculty Professional Development Committee on new strategies for high risk barrier courses Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Grant Director Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Begun, Spring 2013
4.11 Meet with student services dean and faculty regarding hourly assignments for career and transfer center Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Grant Director November - December 2012 Completed
4.12 Establish workshops for career and transfer centers for spring 2013 Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Grant Director November - January 2013 Transfter Center completed 2 workshops Jan. 2013.  Planning for Career Center in progress.
4.13 Develop agreement with USC to work on equity issues/student success throughout the course of the grant; work with district on appropriate paperwork Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Grant Director December 2012 To be completed June 2013
4.14 Meet with lead faculty of 20 high risk barrier courses to discuss new instructional strategies Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Grant Director, Deans December 2012 - January 2013 Completed January 2013
4.15 Establish Reading/Writing Center for writing across the curriculum with special emphasis on high risk barrier courses Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, LRC Supervisor, Department Chair of English December 2012 - January 2013 Completed
4.16 Begin regularly scheduled meetings with grant steering committee Grant Director January 2013 Ongoing 
4.17 Work with Math and English Departments on the expansion of accelerated instruction Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Dean of Math Science, Grant Director Spring 2013 Math will begin accelerated course Fall 2013; English is in planning
4.18 Work with Learning Communities Committee to establish pilots for new learning communities in high risk barrier courses Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Grant Director Spring 2013 Faculty discussion begun, to continue Fall 2013
4.19 Begin qualitative research to gather student feedback regarding high risk barrier courses Grant Director, Research Analyst Spring 2013 Qualitative Researcher hired
4.20 Pilot transfer and career center workshops Grant Director, Dean of Student Services Spring 2013 Planning has begun.