Cosumnes River College recognizes the critical role of reading, writing, math, and English Language Skills in the success of all students. The Foundations of Academic Success Committee’s primary purpose is to establish a highly coordinated, decentralized basic skills program that promotes student success for students below college level in one or more of these skill areas. This committee shall develop and implement the Basic Skills Action Plan, recommend funding for activities identified in the action plan, and identify and recommend best practices that support academic success.
This committee meets the third Friday of each month.
- Provide enhanced coordination within and across the Basic Skills disciplines
- Provide opportunities for enhanced collaboration between Basic Skills instruction and student services programs, college-level courses across the disciplines, and certificate and degree programs
- Develop and recommend a Basic Skills mission statement that informs the College
- Create the Basic Skills Action Plan and update the document as needed
- Develop and recommend implementation of the Basic Skills Action Plan
- Review, prioritize, and recommend disposition of the Basic Skills Initiative Budget to ensure that expenditures match the current year’s action plan
- Review and make recommendations on instructional and support services in support of the foundations for academic success
- Develop and provide professional development opportunities in support of basic skills
- Advise the CRC Academic Senate and Shared Governance Committees on relevant basic skills issues and needs
- Renew articulation efforts with our feeder high schools to communicate the importance of the basic skills curriculum
- Ensure that campus publications include relevant information in support of basic skills
- Develop and fulfill committee goals and objectives in support of the college’s strategic plan
- Support basic skills activities in support of accreditation efforts
Executive Secretary: Vice President or Dean of Instruction
Vice President or Dean of Student Services
Dean of Humanities and Social Science
Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering
Faculty Chair appointed by the Academic Senate*
At least 1 member from each of the following areas: English Reading Faculty, English Writing Faculty, ESL Faculty, *Math Faculty, Library Faculty.
In addition to those listed above, each area shall be represented by a faculty member teaching degree or transfer level courses.
*The chair and chair elect shall be designated by the Academic Senate President in consultation with the College President. The faculty chair of any shared governance committee shall serve as a fully participating Senator of the Cosumnes River College Academic Senate. Responsibilities of the faculty chair to the senate include but are not limited to attending all Senate meetings, presenting a fall semester planning report, a spring semester progress report, and an end-of-year summary of all shared governance committee recommendations. The Chair is also responsible for communicating Committee issues to the attention of the Senate and to the appropriate college and district groups for review, assistance, research and possible recommendations.
2 Students (current or former basic skills students preferred).
- Carol Bernardo
- Michael Carney
- Rochelle Perez
- Erica Reeves
- Dana Wassmer
- Jerry Minamide
- Jennifer Nishizaski-Ngo
- Rosemary Spisak
- Julia Villalobos
- Shannon Cooper
- LaTonya Williams