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Date: 2005, Dec 16

From: dj

 

Present: Irv Ostrow, Lilamani de Silva, John Glavan, Dr. Jose Leyba, David Jordan, Margie Long, Robert Crossley, Crystal Caldwell.

 

1. We had a conference call with Dr. Tom Brown

here is a link about Dr. Tom Brown and his group

http://www.tbrownassociates.com/about/about.htm

we discussed that we need a Strategical Plan for Mission College. We need to do a survey of our students - contact Esau Tovar of Santa Monica College (former Mission College student) -

see http://www.rpgroup.org/publications/ejournal/Volume_1/tovar_simon.htm

 

below of some ideas for new strategies:

 

1. Extended new student orientation for students

 

2. Use of intrusive/developmental counseling.

 

3. Provided professional development opportunities to faculty on student pedagogy.

 

4. Extra and co-curricular activities for program participants.

 

5. Tutorial support.

 

We will meet with Dr. Tom Brown, as an independent consultant and work on an overall plan for Diversity and Professional Development for 2006.

 

updated minutes of 12-15-05 meeting of Diversity and Professional Development

 

Date: 2005, Dec 16

From: dj

 

here are some short meeting notes of our meeting yesterday 12-15-05

 

Present: Irv Ostrow, Lilamani de Silva, John Glavan, Dr. Jose Leyba, David Jordan, Margie Long, Robert Crossley, Crystal Caldwell.

 

1. We had a conference call with Dr. Tom Brown

link with information about him is located at http://www.tbrownassociates.com/about/about.htm

He is an independent consultant, and possibly could provide us with some planning and strategy sessions at Mission to assist us with our goals and objectives of our Committee.

 

2. We discussed that we need a Strategical Plan for Mission College to improve student success, and to assist with Professional Development and Diversity training.

 

3. It would appear tha we need to do a survey of our students and conduct some student focus groups - Dr. Brown suggested we contact Esau Tovar of Santa Monica College (former Mission College student) -

see http://www.rpgroup.org/publications/ejournal/Volume_1/tovar_simon.htm

We should get the student inventory from Esau at Santa Monica and consider adapting it for Mission College.

 

Esau Tovar has done extensive research on student success

see - http://homepage.smc.edu/tovar_esau/CFI_CCCCO.html

 

# see below a short excerpt -

 

4. We decided to work with Dr. Tom Brown and the Diversity and Professional Development Committees and Dr. Leyba in planning some new strategies during January and early Spring semester.

 

5. A meeting will be planned for early January for the two Committees to re-convene, and Dr. Tom Brown will assist - in person.

 

6. We decided to invite additional individuals to participate in this planning including Student Services, Admissions, Counseling, and the like to make the planning more all inclusive, and representative of our fine diversity at Mission College.

 

David Jordan

Chair of Professional Development

 

__________________________________________

 

****here is the excerpt from Esau Tovar:

__________________________________________

 

Goals, Objectives, and Key Components of the Student Success Project

 

Goals.

 

The overarching goals of the program were:

 

1. To increase the success rate and thereby decrease the high rate of academic and progress probation of new students; and

 

2. To increase retention and persistence rates for these students.

 

Program Objectives. The objectives for the Student Success Project were as follows:

 

1. Increase by .4 points, the GPA of students who enrolled in English and math classes where faculty implemented collaborative learning techniques as compared to students in the control group taking these classes.

 

2.Increase by 25% over a baseline of 48%, the success rate of students in English and math classes compared to the control group.

 

3. Decrease by 20% by the end of the second year of operation, the probationary rate of program participants compared to a control group.

 

4. Increase by 15%, the persistence rate (i.e., enroll in the following semester) of program participants who participated in at least two interventions as compared to the control group.

 

5. Increase the overall success rate of program participants by 20% over the success rate of the control group as a result of all intervention methodologies (e.g., collaboratively taught classes, intrusive counseling, extended orientation, and peer tutoring).

 

Key Strategies (Interventions). To support the objectives listed above, a set of key interventions were developed, studied, and evaluated. These included:

 

1. Extended new student orientation for students and “significant others.”

 

2. Use of intrusive/developmental counseling.

 

3. Provided professional development opportunities to faculty on student pedagogy.

 

4. Extra and co-curricular activities for program participants.

 

5. Tutorial support.

 

Meeting Information for 2-10 Student Success, Retention, and Engagement Workshop

 

Date: 2006, Jan 20

From: dj

 

http://lamission.edu/staffdev/210meeting.htm

 

is link for information and materials for our 2-10 Meeting on Student Success, Retention, and Engagement Workshop with Dr. Tom Brown and Mario Rivas, consultants.

 

dj

 

Student Success Symposium for 2-10 Invitation

 

Date: 2006, Jan 31

From: dj

 

TO: All Staff and Faculty February 1, 2006

 

FROM: Jose A. Leyba, Interim President

David Jordan, Chair, Staff Development Committee

 

RE: Student Success Symposium

 

You are cordially invited to attend “Reaching the Finish Line,” a workshop and forum on student outcomes, student success, and retention. It will take place on Friday, February 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in ( Room TBA ).

 

Sponsored jointly by the President’s Office and the Staff Development Committee, this event is part of our efforts to provide you with staff development activities of value, particularly in this year of the accreditation self-study. The forum also offers an opportunity for you to meet and interact with two individuals who are highly knowledgeable and respected in the area of student outcomes. Dr. Thomas Brown and Dr. Mario Rivas will lead the symposium.

 

Dr. Brown is a lifelong educator with an impressive record of success in creating academic and student affairs programs that promote increased satisfaction, achievement, and retention. Dr. Brown is known for his ability to communicate effectively with the diverse constituencies that comprise educational institutions, organizations, and communities.

 

Dr. Rivas has worked with thousands of students in a 27-year educational career. In that time, he has learned much about how students support themselves to succeed. He will offer a list of recommendations for how to maximize student success. Drs. Brown and Rivas are co-authors of the article, "Pluralistic Advising: Facilitating the Development and Achievement of First-Year Students of Color."

 

Please plan on joining us on February 10. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be served. In order for us to make the proper arrangements, please RSVP if you plan to attend by notifying Shirley Hollingsworth, President’s Office, (818) 364-7795.

 

If you would like to know more about Dr. Brown and Dr. Rivas, please visit the following Internet site for brief bios:

http://www.tbrownassociates.com/about/about.htm

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