Basics Skills Committee

The Basic Skills Committee monitors college compliance with portions of Accreditation Standard IIA, and develops, recommends, coordinates strategies to help Ventura College students successfully acquire the basic skills necessary to succeed in college-level coursework.  This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • developing and implementing a plan to oversee the state basic skills funding dollars;
  • serving as central forum for campus dialog on the topic of basic skills;
  • seeking out and sharing effective practices developed at Ventura College and elsewhere;
  • assisting in identification and acquisition of necessary resources to enhance basic skills courses.

The faculty Co-Chair of the Basic Skills Committee serves as a member of the Accreditation Steering Committee. 


Alexander Kolesnik, Bill Hart, Corey Wendt, Dan Kumpf, Eric Martinsen, Erika Hurtado, Florence LaFemina, Jack Bennett, Jennifer Parker, Karen Harrison, Kathryn Schoenrock, Kathy Scott (co-chair), Lisa Anderson, Michael Callahan, Robert Chaparro (co-chair), Sandy Hajas, Sharon Oxford, Steven Turner, Sumita Lall, Ted Prell, Tim Harrison, Victoria Lugo,



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