Path to Recovery Update 11/01/20
November 02, 2020 - 09:08 AM
The Mt. SAC Path to Recovery update provides a summary of large scale efforts from the college to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including its related economic impact.
Mt. SAC Hiring Critical Positions
Mt. SAC is currently actively recruiting for 47 positions that have been deemed critical to the college. The online nature of the hiring has created unique challenges, including new protocols for online interviews. Due to a hiring frost in place due to the pandemic, another 42 positions are on hold.
Dual Enrollment Sees Growth
The Dual Enrollment program noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the K-12 school districts, which have also transitioned online. Dual enrollment allows high school students to take college classes. These classes count for both high school and college credit. Despite the current challenges, dual enrollment courses have continued to expand. This academic year boasts over 30% more courses over the previous year.
College Level Math and English Success
After changes to the way students are assessed and placed in classes, Mt. SAC has seen impressive improvements in student throughput rates. This measures the proportion of students who complete a transfer level math or English course. In math, the one year throughput rate increased from 22.5% in Fall 2015 to 39.3% in Fall 2019. In English, the one year throughput rate in completing transfer level English increased from 33.5% in Fall 2015 to 68.7% in Fall 2019.
The Mt. SAC Path to Recovery email provides employees a summary of large-scale efforts from the college to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including its related economic impact. For more information, visit the Public Health website at www.mtsac.edu/health.