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Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend this free presentation to learn how the recent passage of the Student Success Act will affect class enrollment.
The Foothill College Transfer Work Group, in association with the Foothill Academic Senate, cordially invites all Foothill College faculty, staff and administrators to participate in an important discussion about the newly adopted Title 5 changes that now affect priority registration. Panelists will give you a brief background about the Student Success Act, and will explain how the new legislation has led to procedural operating changes that are now being implemented at Foothill College. You'll also have the opportunity to review Foothill's current enrollment priorities and provide input as college leaders plan how best to implement the Title 5 changes.
The presentation is Wednesday, Jan. 23, from noon to 1 p.m.
in the Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313). Participants will be awarded professional growth certificates.
The Student Success Act of 2012, which would help more California community college students reach their goal of earning a degree, certificate, career advancement, or transferring to a four-year institution, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September. The new law will:
- Restructure the way student support services are delivered to improve the assistance that students receive at the beginning of their educational experience. The law refocuses existing student services resources to support orientation, assessment and education planning services and lays the groundwork to expand these services as more resources become available.
- Provide that campuses using an assessment instrument for student placement utilize a statewide system of common assessment once available, to improve consistency and efficiency within the 112-campus California Community College system.
- Require colleges receiving student support service funds to post a student success scorecard to clearly communicate progress in improving completion rates for all students and closing the achievement gap among historically underrepresented students.
- Require students whose fees are waived because of their economic need to meet minimum academic standards.