Integrated Plan: Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), Student Equity (SE), and the Basic Skill Initiative
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office has introduced a new planning model to coordinate the integration of program goals, activities and student success initiatives. The new plan was created using existing data, previous plans, statewide data and data collected at the college level.
This new plan is centered on five goals which include:
Every student should have an educational goal, a reason for going to college. Student Success is the process that allows the college and the student to form a partnership to assist the student in achieving their educational goal. The college asks students to commit to an educational objective and the college commits to fostering student success. To ensure the success of the partnership:
The college agrees to provide:
Students are expected to:
The purpose of Student Equity is to close the achievement gap in each of the five success markers for groups identified as disproportionally impacted. The 5 success markers are:
Data provided by the KCCD Office of Institutional Research revealed that specific groups are not achieving in some areas. Intervention strategies and support to achieve equitable outcomes are needed for these student populations. The Success and Equity Committee identified areas where the identified groups fall behind and established goals and activities for Porterville College to close achievement gaps.
Upon reviewing the student equity data, the following student populations were identified as being disproportionately impacted:
The goal of Student Equity is to support an environment of inclusion and opportunity for success. It commands the collaborative effort from all departments on campus to identify and implement strategies, goals, and resources to assist students achieve their academic goals.
The Basic Skills Initiative is an effort to bring about the ability to address basic skills and ESL needs through information on effective practices and professional development. At Porterville College the college has taken the following steps to institutionalize progress in basic skills and ESL: