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Basic Skills Committee

Basic Skills Committee Cha​rge: 

This committee shall serve to organize, coordinate, assess, and recommend programs and services related to Basic Skills students and programs to increase student success. The committee shall also decide matters of dispersal of funds such as those from the Basic Skills Initiative and track yearly expenditures related to that funding and/or other funding designated for basic skills use.​

Meeting Dates:

September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, 2017
February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 2018
MVC 911 / SJC 205

Committee Membership AY 2017-2018:

Administration (5)*

Faculty (10)*

Class​ified (3)*

Student Government (2)


Co- Chair Jeremy Brown

Carlos Tovares

Pamela Wright

Jared Davis

Mary Lou Dillard

Co-Chair – Roy Ramon

Ted Blake

Evelyn Menz

Jenn Burleson

Susan Hochstrat

Amanda Uvalle

Luis Mondragon

Carla Maroudas

Lauren Springer

Christian Craddock

Maria Aquino

Carla Jackson

Kris Sension

Vacant – MVC

Bryan Thomas-SJC

​Brenda Medina

Angela Ba​rbera

Recorder - Vacant

Theresa Hert

Andrea Hammock

Shawn Mann

Estella Gutierrez-Zamano

Marilena Beckstrand

Carrie Consalvi

*(Subject to change)


Now accepting project proposals for the spring 2018 semester. Priority deadline for this fall is October is October 30, 2017. However, a proposal can be submitted at any time, for consideration, during the academic year.

The Student Success for Basic  Skills initiative (SBSS) at MSJC is a grant funded initiative from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The goal of SBSS is to improve access and success for MSJC’s students in the areas of English skill development, pre-collegiate Math and English as a Second Language (ESL).   The Strategic Plan guides California Community Colleges as they serve over 2.9 million students annually at 110 colleges, including MSJC. 
SBSS Long-Term Goals
  • Increase student completion of basic skills courses by decreasing exit points and increasing alternative pathways.
  • Increase participation in activities that are designed to help students be more successful in the placement process and in college classes.
  • Institutionalize successful pilots and programs funded through BSI funds as evidenced by data via the program review process.

Basic Skills Initiative Expediture Plan Reports

For more information contact:

Roy Ramon
Interim Basic Skills Coordinator