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BSI Steering Committee

Members

The BSISC for the 2013-2014 academic year is composed of the following members:

Name Position Department
Becky Reetz Staff/ BSI Co-Coordinator EOPS & Tutoring
Cheo Massion Faculty/ BSI Co-Coordinator ESL
Maula Allen Faculty Math
Jeff Cady Faculty ESL
Melody Creel Staff Research
Lucas Drisdell Faculty College Skills
Cara Kreit Faculty College Skills
Dave Patterson Faculty Library
Anna Pilloton Staff Outreach
Beth Patel Faculty College Skills
Rose Thompson Faculty Counseling
Edwin Towle Staff Single Stop
Cari Torres Administrator VP of Student Learning

Committee Charge

The Basic Skills Initiative is a statewide effort to ensure that basic skills development is a major focus and an adequately-funded activity of the community colleges.  The primary function of the Basic Skills Initiative Steering Committee is to provide guidance and direction to the activities conducted through the BSI at College of Marin.

The committee is responsible for developing the annual Action Plan that COM submits to the Chancellor’s Office.  Committee members will act as liaison to the BSI from their areas, developing training opportunities at the college, communicating progress and findings and soliciting input from those working in their areas for an annual research agenda regarding success, retention and improvement rates for basic skills students.  The committee will make recommendations to the Superintendent/President for funding faculty and staff projects to improve student success in basic skills courses.  Committee members will also provide support and assistance to faculty and staff regarding their projects, and will contribute to a formative evaluation of the BSISC at the end of each semester, and a summary evaluation at the end of each academic year.