ADVANCING STUDENT ACCESS, EQUITY, AND SUCCESS
A.1 – 1. Attain resource parity for BCC to maintain student access and success.
- Approved resource allocation model at Planning and Budget Committee (PBC) in April 2011.
- Secured $44K for counseling.
- Secured $50K additional resources for department chair stipends.
- Obtained approximately 20K for Student Ambassadors.
- Roundtable completed study on district-wide resources and allocation process.
- Transferred one faculty to BCC (transfer completed in April 2011.)
A.1 – 2. Implement best practices from the basic skills inventory and other research in order to support the whole student from point of entry to goal completion across the curriculum.
- Piloting acceleration model in English 201/1A courses.
- Exploring acceleration models for mathematics.
A.2 – 3. Begin two student success projects cosponsored by instruction and student services.
- Co-sponsored TRIO and grant project and new location of computer laboratory through the Title III.
A.1 – 4. Implement strategies to achieve goals of increasing the number of students in developmental math and English who receive an AA/AS or transfer by 2% and increase the number of students who complete a course at least one level higher by 3%.
- Expanded orientation and began working with CIS to contextualize classes.
- Increased completion rate among basic skills students rose from 43% to 53% (Source: 2011 ARCC report.)
A.2 – 5. Pilot and assess innovative practices for at risk students in the PACE and EOPS learning communities.
- Completed program reviews for PACE and EOPS.
- Accomplishments for 2010-2011
A.3 – 6. Complete and document assessment cycles for program, institutional, and course outcomes in all core courses and for all core services.
- Created an assessment committee for student services and timelines for assessment cycle
- Over 95% of active courses have learning outcomes defined.
- Demonstrated 100% of the departments are engaged in program and course assessment and 95% of the active courses have SLOs.
- Closed the assessment loop: English and Math.
- Planned “First-Year Experience” in human services, PACE, global studies, and basic skills.
A.3 – 7. Implement and apply assessment plans for the improvement of learning outcomes for courses, programs, general education courses, and services.
- Developed process for program assessment, general education and institutional outcomes.
- Created Spanish medical interpreting program with input from industry advisors.
- Created public and human services program majors with input from industry advisors.
- Created game design program with input of the industry advisors.
C.3 – 8. Pilot specific activities to create learning networks across instructional and support programs through Title III and BSI.
- Planned First-Year Experience with five initial cohorts for fall 2011.
A.1 – 9. Support academic programs related to transfer mission.
- Implemented SB1440 with two AA transfer degrees in Sociology and Psychology. Math and English are moving through the approval process.
- Continued partnership with four year universities.
- Successfully conducted transfer night to facilitate the educational pipeline.
- Implemented two AA degrees and created new courses to fulfill AA degrees.
ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITIES AND PARTNERS
B.1 – 1. Continue partnership with Berkeley’s Vision 20-20 aligning to basic skills initiatives.
- Participated in All equity Tasks Force for Vision 20/20.
- Completed recommendations on best practices to address the achievement gap: Year one implementation includes Berkeley High and the City of Berkeley.
- Participated in Vision 20/20 planning committee.
- Partnered with career academies at high schools in Berkeley and Emeryville.
- Conducted ten visits to middle schools and high schools to let students know about college pathways.
B.1 – 2. Represent the College in the cities of Berkeley, Emeryville, and Albany.
- Coordinated Dear Berkeley neighbor campaign.
- Visited a number of high schools and junior high schools as part of ambassador program.
- Participated in Mayor’s breakfast, Chamber of Commerce events in Berkeley and Emeryville.
- Participated in Leadership East Bay.
- Sponsored youth works internships at BCC.
- Represented BCC at the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board.
- Linked BCC website with business and civic websites.
- Conducted advisory committees for BCC’s occupational programs, EOPS and DSP&S programs.
- Presented at City Councils and School Boards.
- Worked with Rebuild America.
- Developed connections between the science department and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
- Linked college strategic marketing plan with BCC education plan.
- Participated in planning educational offerings in West Berkeley neighborhood plan.
- Participated in senator Lori Hancock Press Conference.
B.1 – 3. Meet twice per year with industry advisory committees for BCC’s CTE programs.
- Developed Spanish medical interpreting program with input from industry advisors.
- Expanded Public and Human Services program which resulted in creation of medical internship.
- Created game design program with input of the industry advisors.
B.1 – 4. Host and co-sponsor community activities to showcase BCC’s programs and services.
- Participated in Hands Across California.
- Participated in Cal Day.
- Hosted Sorrow of War lecture series.
- Worked with Rebuild America.
- Hosted arts and poetry showcases.
- Hosted film series.
- Presented to City Council and Boards.
- Participated in foundation’s presentation at Piedmont-Montclair Rotary Club.
- Participated in UC Berkeley shadow day with representation from student ambassadors.
- Hosted ASBCC International Education Week.
- Hosted ASBCC food drive.
- Planned ASBCC Japan relief fund.
- Planned ASBCC Bone marrow and blood drive.
- Hosted Lunar Year celebration.
- Celebrated Cinco de Mayo.
- Celebrated Black history month.
- Celebrated Women’s history month.
- Initiated Club Rush day.
- Hosted ASBCC Latino Week.
- Hosted ASBCC Thanksgiving Day.
- Hosted ASBCC March on March, Staff, Civic Engagement, Global Studies.
- Hosted Milvia Street Readings at Community venues.
BUILDING PROGRAMS OF DISTINCTION
D.3 – 1. Expand distance learning course offerings to ensure a full general education component is offered each year, along with the degrees approved for online instruction.
- Piloted online counseling at BCC.
- Expanded online library resources.
- Offered more classes online- 196 FTES in spring and summer of 2010 as compared to 298 FTES in fall 2010 and spring.
- Strengthened partnership with CSUEB to meet undergraduate online requirements for four year- degree.
C.4 – 2. Implement service learning as a component in the social sciences.
- Incorporated service learning as part of the Civic Engagement Club and Global Studies.
- Placed ASBCC legislative interns in Mayor’s office in Berkeley and in the office of Assemblymember Nancy Skinner.
- Included service learning as an element in planning assessment.
- Supported faculty inquiry groups to exchange pedagogical best practices.
- Sponsored inclusive classroom workshops through Title III (24 faculty members participated.)
- Designed a year-long collaboration between ESL and global studies (50 students participated.)
- Implemented service learning as part of public art program and mural installations.
- Strengthened service learning component of the curriculum as part of the social justice research of the Persist Program.
- Participated in March in March to Sacramento to protest state budget cuts to education.
CREATING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION
C.5 – 1. Work with district to complete Technology Plan.
- Still working with District to complete technology strategic plan.
C.2 – 2. Work with District as representative on Career and Technical Education Coordinating Council.
- Advised the district on implementing the Smart Classroom project.
- Ensured Career and Technical Education (CTE) program needs were prioritized at the College and submitted to District’s Technology and Education Committees.
DEVELOPING RESOURCES TO ADVANCE AND SUSTAIN PERALTA’S AND BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE’S MISSIONS
E.4 – 1. Expand contract education to include relationships with area high schools.
- Held courses at Emery High.
- Developed partnership with Aspire High School.
- Involved high schools in class through English Shakespeare program.
- Taught classes at Berkeley High School – (counseling classes.)
- Provided paid internships at Children’s Hospital, UCSF and UC Berkeley as part of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) grant.
E.4 – 2. Leverage alternate funding projects to advance the College mission.
- Received grant awards totaling $765,000. (Title III, CIRM, TRIO).
- Received funding for service learning in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley.
- Secured SB70 funding for digital media.
- Received Trio Grant.
- Initiated, implemented and received outstanding evaluation of Fulbright orientation program at BCC (college will receive 2nd year contract for 2011).
- Received CAA Career Advancement Academy grant.
- Maintained 8% non-resident FTES to enhance global awareness and generate additional resources.
- Generated $40,000 annually in contract education.
E.1 – 3. Meet resident FTES enrollment targets set by the District office.
- Exceeded enrollment targets for each semester this year: (Summer and Fall 2010 3,936.44 FTES).
- Effectively supported student retention and success through DSPS /EOPS.
E.2 – 4. Work with District to develop a timeline for implementing the resource parity plan for BCC that begins in 2010-2011 including hiring of full-time faculty and staff.
- Developed PBC Resource Allocation Model (model confirmed – implementation roll-out 2011-2012)
- Initiated voluntary faculty transfer requests (Received 6 applications for faculty transfers).
E.4 – 5. Host fundraising events.
- Recruited 9 community members to be part of President’s Circle.
- Held President’s Circle fund raising event in December, 2010 generating $28,850.
- Conducted weekend sales event of artwork to benefit Digital Art Clubs and programs.
- Supported student scholarships through the Peralta Foundation including Osher scholars as well as Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAA) and Peralta Association of Chicano/Latinos de Aztlan (PACLA) scholarships.