Instruction HIGHLIGHTS

Improvements in Student Success
were Achieved in Major Program Areas
Despite Funding Reductions

Despite a three-year decline in state funding, which triggered the cutting of 800 class sections, the college managed to identify sufficient resources to serve our students effectively. A central goal of our Instruction Team during FY11 was to put in place programs, services, and learning activities that helped students achieve their educational and career goals. In different ways across the different disciplines represented at Mt. SAC, we have seen notable improvements in student success, particularly in the following areas.

Acute Student Needs—The college completed the last of a five-year, $2-million Title V grant titled, “Addressing Acute Student Needs at Mt. SAC.” The grant supported interdepartmental collaboration among the Counseling and English departments as well as the Learning Assistance Center, other tutoring centers, and Information Technology to expand the college’s capacity to foster student success. Notable grant accomplishments included:

Overall for the college, data show an increase in retention from 82.3% in the fall of 2007 to 87.4% in fall of 2010. Rates of successful completion of courses with passing grades have increased slightly from 64.4% in fall of 2007 to over 69% for the 2010-11 academic year. In instructional program areas, FY11 yielded productive outcomes. Following is a summary:

Virginia Burley

Dr. Virginia Burley

Vice President
Instruction

 
 
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