The Committee will support and oversee DVC’s Developmental Education Strategic Plan,
determine strategic initiatives for yearly focus based upon program review and the
College’s strategic directions, and coordinate funding activities related to the Statewide
Basic Skills Initiative funds. This will include:
Providing a college-wide forum for and evaluation of basic skills activities and initiatives
across the college.
Working with the Developmental Education Co-coordinators to continue to integrate
success for underprepared and ESL students into the goals of the college.
Issuing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for innovative strategies and activities that
will equitably increase underprepared student success.
Evaluating proposals from RFPs and from program reviews to allocate developmental
education funding commensurate with the college’s strategic plan, the Developmental
Education Master Plan, and state Basic Skills Initiative guidelines.
Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the success of the implemented Dev Ed proposals,
and the status of developmental education at the college. Reporting will include
the state BSI report.
Notes on Charge for Dev Ed 2020-2021
DVC is not in a Post-Dev Ed world. We still need to find the target students to support. We must ensure we do not lose or lose sight of those students.
Current Activities that Should be Sustained/Developed
Provide support for:
Professional Development focused on pedagogy
Student curricular support inside and outside the classroom
Communication and Collaboration between areas and departments (e.g. RWAC, Flex, Institutes)
Areas to Improve/Grow
Need to broaden Dev Ed support within departments beyond Math and English (i.e. pedagogical
Need to effectively bring a Dev Ed voice to Guided Pathways
Need to develop/support a holistic approach to supporting students who do not pass
courses under AB 705 placement. Develop mechanism/process to retain students and support/guide
repeating students (e.g. starfish, retention specialists, etc.)
Fall 2021 Meeting Dates
The Developmental Education Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month from
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm via Zoom. For the Zoom information, please contact Ian Thomas-Bignami or Julie Walters, Co-Chairs.