Developmental Education Study Team (DEST)

Who we are:

DEST members

Mt. SAC faculty, administrators, and staff interested in helping all students succeed by using, researching, and sharing Developmental Education principles.

What we do:

  • Educate ourselves and others regarding current educational research.
  • Design and facilitate professional development workshops.
  • Facilitate the selection of the recipient of the Debbie Boroch Developmental Educator of the Year Award.
  • Participate in activities focused on helping all students succeed.

DEST Meetings

When & Where:

1st Tuesday of the Month, 1:15pm to 2:45pm, Building 6, Room 133

Additional meetings scheduled as needed.


Contact DEST

DEST Co-facilitators:

Dianne Rowley at or (909)274-6223

Jannie Ma at or (909)274-3337

Martha Hall at or (909)274-6381

"We take the stand that remedial or basic skills coursework refers to re-teaching skills previously taught, while developmental coursework refers to teaching skills and concepts not previously taught...[to adults]"

— David Caverly, Ph.D.