Student Success – Minutes December 11, 2014

Student Success – Minutes December 11, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014
2:10 pm – 3:30 pm

Members Present:

Fernando Lara, Candace Duron, Stacie Rancano, Nancy Artiga, Laura Riss, Juana Escobedo, Vicki Jacobi, and Jill Brown

Approval of Minutes

  • Minutes for the 11/13/14 meeting were approved.

Innovation Grant Opportunity (Jill Brown)

  • Jill discussed a one-time grant opportunity for the District.
  • The money can be spent on innovative projects with no restrictions.
  • The deadline is January 9, 2015.
  • Jill stated she would be working with CSUB and BC in submitting the application for this award.
  • Jill asked for ideas and projects to be emailed to her to include in her write-up such as mentor program, supplies such as IPad, etc.
  • Jill stated she will review the requirements, reporting, and tracking of this grant in more detail and forward the information to the committee for their review also.
  • Jill stated she needed information on innovative projects done in the past such as with STEM, CTE, TUHS, SI, internships, and ADT to include in her report. (Past-Present-Future)

Committee Goals

  • Darcy reviewed several committee goals developed for the SSC for Spring 2015.
  • There were concerns expressed that there were too many goals at once and maybe we should focus on 1 or 2 at a time.
  • Researching and gathering data was a big concern.
  • Incomplete and/or inaccurate data and not being able to rely on the data to make decisions was also a concern.
  • Understanding the data and who will provide the data was a concern.
  • It was recommended to divide in smaller working groups with a lead person and charge to address a specific goal or changes that need to be made based on data or feedback.
  • Each group could analyze the data, create a plan or idea, and summarize their findings and recommendations for the committee to review.
  • It was suggested to focus on goals #1 and #2:
    1. Coordinate the development of the SSSP plan with the Student Equity Plan.
    2. Develop a research agenda and review initial data/research (understand and establish a foundation)
  • Goal #5 “Establish data teams/workgroups to investigate the data” could easily follow after goal #1 and #2 were achieved.

Next Meeting

  • TBD

Student Success Minutes (12.11.14)