Student Success – Minutes November 13, 2014

Student Success – Minutes November 13, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Members Present:

Candace Duron and Stacie Rancano

Approval of Minutes

Minutes for the 10/9/14 meeting were approved with a correction to the date noted for the next meeting to reflect Thursday.

Committee Goals

  • Darcy requested members to create committee goals to achieve the mission of the committee.

Strategic Plan

  • Darcy reviewed the District’s Strategic Action Plan which was created from the Master Education Plan.
  • The Strategic Action Plan outlines specific objectives in areas such as student learning/success, equity, business/industry/community, facilities, and institutional planning/effectiveness along with action items, due dates, expected outcomes, and champion (responsible party).
  • She asked the member to review the Strategic Action Plan and visualize how to incorporate these with the committee’s goals.
  • Darcy stated we need to review the Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and align them with our goals to create Student Service Outcomes for program effectiveness.
  • Darcy suggested a student survey to begin the process of reviewing the effectiveness of our programs and services. She would like to review the results in December.
  • If you have any feedback on the Strategic Action Plan, please email Darcy or Eric Bérubé.

Data Teams

  • Create data teams to analyze data such as surveys, reports, etc. to review effectiveness and equity of services and programs for our students.
  • Implement plans and ideas to build support for student success at Taft College.
  • The data teams will be working groups with leads and will help determine the best way to impact students’ base on the data studied.


  • It was suggested that the Student Services staff participate in quarterly team-building activities to help strengthen relationships and build moral within the department.

Next Meeting

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014, 2:10-3:30pm, Cougar Room

Student Success Minutes (11.13.14)