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Basic Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Basic Skills and Special Programs Unit is responsible for Credit and Noncredit Basic Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) and provides state-wide leadership activities for colleges, including, technical assistance; program evaluation; faculty/staff development; research and identification of emerging issues; advocacy; and special project funding and monitoring.

In addition to providing overall coordination of state-wide Basic Skills activities, this webpage provides information on the public value of Basic Skills and ESL instruction and on resource needs and policy issues related to serving underprepared students in the California Community Colleges. 

Strategic Goals for Basic Skills and ESL:

  • Maximize the effectiveness and efficient utilization of the system's Basic Skills and ESL resources.
  • Identify, promote, and disseminate information on exemplary programs and effective practices in serving academically underprepared community college students, to achieve program improvements through their replication and adaptation to the unique characteristics of individual community colleges/districts.
  • Recognize and inform the public about the system's achievement on the basic skills mission and on how that contributes to the availability of outcome data on post-secondary and/or employment goals attained by students who were academically under-prepared when they entered community colleges.

Basic Skills Initiative (BSI)

Allocation

  • Basic Skills Expenditure Guidelines ~ [pdf]
  • FY 16/17 Advance Estimate ~ [xls]
  • FY 15/16 P2 Est. ~ [xls]
  • FY 15/16 P1 Est. Adjusted ~ [xls]
  • FY 15/16 Advance Estimate ~ [pdf]
  • FY 2015/16 P1 Estimate ~ [pdf]    

Reports, Forms, and Resources:

  • BSI Expenditure Report Template Due 10/17/2016 ~ [Excel]
  • Expenditure Report Form Updated 07/13/15 ~ [Excel]
  • BSI Plan Certification Form 2015-16 (pdf) or (Word)
  • Due Date for Reporting Basic Skills Initiative Expenditures from 2015-16 [pdf] or [Word] ~ September 21, 2016

BSI / Student Equity / SSSP Integrated Planning 

  • Basic Skills Initiative, Student Equity Program and Student Success and Support Program Integrated Planning Documents Memo [pdf] or [Word] and Integrated Plan [pdf] or [Word] and Budget Instructions [Excel]
  • 2016-17 Expenditures for Basic Skills Initiative, Student Equity Program, and Student Success and Support Program Memo [pdf] or [Word] and Guidelines [pdf] or [Word]
  • Suspension of SSSP, Equity, and Basic Skills Plans for 2016-2017 [pdf] or [Word] ~ July 5, 2016
  • Integrated Planning Webpage – click here Email: integratedplanning@cccco.edu

Basic Skills - Requests for Applications (RFAs)

RFA No. 15-068: Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program (BSSOT)

  • Formal Notification of Intent to Award Community College Basic Skills and Transformation Program 2015-16 Grants Memo [pdf] or [WordAND Intent to Award List of Applying Colleges and Funding Status [pdf] or [Word] ~ rev. May 20, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation RFA Q&A's [pdf] ~ March 22, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program Memo [pdf] or [Word] and RFA [pdf] or [Word] Updated ~ March 16, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation RFA Bidder's Webinar PowerPoint [pdf] ~ March 4, 2016
RFA No. 15-069: Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program
  • Formal Notification of Intent to Award Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program 2015-16 Grants [pdf] ir [Word] AND Intent to Award List of Applying Colleges and Funding Status [pdf] or [Word] ~ May 23, 2016 
  • Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program RFA Q&A's [pdf] or [Word] ~ April 26, 2016
  • Addendum to the Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program RFA [pdf] or [Word] ~ April 20, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program RFA Bidder's Webinar PowerPoint [pdf] ~ March 11, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program Memo [pdf] or [Word] and RFA [pdf] or [Word] ~ March 1, 2016

Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation (BSSOT $60M Grant)

  • Formal Notification of Intent to Award Community College Basic Skills and Transformation Program 2015-16 Grants Memo [pdf] or [WordAND Intent to Award List of Applying Colleges and Funding Status [pdf] or [Word] ~ rev. May 20, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation RFA Q&A's [pdf] ~ March 22, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program Memo [pdf] or [Word] and RFA [pdf] or [Word] Updated ~ March 16, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation RFA Bidder's Webinar PowerPoint [pdf] ~ March 4, 2016

Basic Skills Partnership Pilot ($10M Grant)

  • Formal Notification of Intent to Award Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program 2015-16 Grants [pdf] ir [Word] AND Intent to Award List of Applying Colleges and Funding Status [pdf] or [Word] ~ May 23, 2016 
  • Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program RFA Q&A's [pdf] or [Word] ~ April 26, 2016
  • Addendum to the Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program RFA [pdf] or [Word] ~ April 20, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program RFA Bidder's Webinar PowerPoint [pdf] ~ March 11, 2016
  • 2015-16 Basic Skills Partnership Pilot Program Memo [pdf] or [Word] and RFA [pdf] or [Word] ~ March 1, 2016

 

   Contact Information  

For assistance, contact: 

             Kirsten Corbin, Dean        
916.322.1440
         
kcorbin@cccco.edu     

 
Project Monitor
Jo Glenn
  
916.323.3824
 jglenn@cccco.edu


Chantée Guiney,
  Specialist
 
       
916.322.4260
cguiney@cccco.edu

           

2016-17 Basic Skills 
Advisory Committee
[pdf]

BSI (3CSN)

  • English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional Development Grant Report [pdf] ~ September 2014
  • English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional Development Grant Report [pdf] ~ September 2013
  • English as a Second Language/Basic Skills Professional Development Grant Report [pdf] ~ October 2012