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BSI Professional Development Opportunities


BSI Sponsored Events

BSI has sponsored the participation of numerous faculty members in a variety of professional development opportunities including the following:

The On Course National Conference 2012, 2013, 2014

2014 Strengthening Student Success Conference

Numerous other events sponsored by 3CSN

COM Conferences and Workshops

January 15th, 2009, Dr. Kathe German presented the Student Success Institute: Making Connections-Increasing Achievement

Kathe German Presentation Summary (PDF)

February 6th, 2009, Dr. Eileene Tejada from Napa Valley College gave a presentation on developing learning communities at COM

Workshop Flyer (PDF)

Statewide Conferences and Workshops

April 23rd, 2009 BSI Regional Meeting Report Summary (PDF)

May 7, 2009 BSI Non-Credit Regional Meeting Report Summary (PDF)

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Professional Resources

The Basic Skills Effective Practice Database
This database of professional development and student programs contains strategies and practices that colleges submitted using two criteria: demonstrated student success and sufficient data to substantiate effectiveness.

New Graduation Requirement Resources
Click on this link to find information about Title 5 language related to gradutation requirements, links to math courses developed as alternatives to intermediate algebra, links to English courses developed as alternatives to college composition, information about math anxiety courses, approaches to supporting developmental level students through college policy and procedures, student support service program description, and career te technical information.

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Technical Contact:Dave Patterson, 415.883.2211 extension 7869