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Basic Skills

The Basic Skills Committe meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 1:30-2:30 pm.

Purpose

The mission of the Basic Skills Committee for Imperial Valley College is to find ways to increase student success and retention rates in basic skills classes involving reading, writing, ESL, and math; to increase student skill levels in these areas so that students are better prepared for their academic and career goals; to provide training for IVC instructors so that they can better understand and teach basic skills students; and to generally support best practices to achieve these ends.

Function

The function of the committee is to develop policies necessary to the implementation of the Basic Skills Initiative mandated by the State.

Composition

Committee is composed of the following voting members: Basic Skills Coordinator, Faculty Representative from Math, Faculty Representative form reading, Faculty Representative from writing, Faculty Representative from ESL, Faculty Representative from Career Technical, Faculty Representative from a non-basic skills discipline, Representative from counseling, English Department Chair, Math Department Chair, ESL Department Chair, VP of Academic Services.  All meetings are open to any other faculty who wishes to participate as a non-voting member.

Members

  • Frank Rapp, Basic Skills Coordinator
  • Betsy Riehle, Faculty Representative for Math
  • David Zielinski, Faculty Representative for Writing
  • Nancy Lay, Faculty Representative for Reading
  • Rick Castrapel, Math Department Chair
  • Frank Miranda, Faculty Representative for Career Technical
  • Leticia Pastrana, ESL Department Chair
  • Faculty Representative for ESL-Open
  • Faculty Representative, Non-Basic Skill Discipline-Open
  • Dr. James Patterson, English Department Chair
  • Norma Nunez, Representative for Counseling

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