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2017-2019 Integrated BSI, SE, SSSP Plan Executive Summary

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Monterey Peninsula College is committed to its mission as an open-access institution that fosters student learning and achievement within its diverse community and provides high quality instructional programs, services, and infrastructure to support the goals of students pursing transfer, career training, basic skills, and lifelong learning opportunities.  To that end, MPC strives to

  • Cultivate collaboration to promote student success,
  • Recruit and retain highly qualified faculty and staff,
  • Provide students and staff with clean, accessible, attractive, and safe facilities, and
  • Provide equipment and training sufficient to support student learning and achievement.

Ensuring student equity and fostering a culture of collaboration throughout MPC’s programs and services is essential and the Governing Board established the following as part of the College’s 2014-2017 Institutional Goals and Supporting Objectives:

Goal 1: Help Students achieve their educational goals.

Objective 1.2: Develop and implement Student Success and Equity Plans.
Objective 1.4: Provide essential support services for the Marina Education Center and the Seaside Public Safety Center.Objective 1.6: Maximize systematic participation in the Instructor and Program Reflections process for continuous quality improvement.

All of which allows the college to ensure equity in its planning.  The college is committed to collaborative efforts toward student success that span all areas of campus and allow for interaction between student services and instructional efforts.  

In addition to the development of an Integrated BSI/SE/SSSP Plan, the College has existing integrated planning efforts intended to foster continuous improvement that is informed by data and connect college processes so as to improve student learning and achievement and to meet community needs, thus allowing for better informed decision making and resource allocation to meet institutional goals and efforts.


2017-2019 Integrated Plan Goals and Activities

Development of the 2017-2019 Integrated BSI, SE, and SSSP Plan was spearheaded by the  Student Success Committee, a college wide committee charged with developing an institutional vision of student success and with coordinating and facilitating the work of individuals, programs, departments, and committees that support and improve student success.  The goals identified for the 2017-2019 Integrated Plan were developed after a review of equity data provided by the Office of Institutional Research and in conjunction with members of the BSI Committee. 

The goals identified in MPC’s 2017-2019 Integrated Plan were developed with existing campus efforts in mind and incorporate existing efforts and goals identified at the College and within the California Community College System.  As such, these goals connect directly to efforts outlined in the MPC Education Master Plan, the College’s identified IEPI goals, and the California Community College Chancellor's Office's Vision for Success.  The 2017-2019 goals are:

  1. increase access to the college for high school students;
  2. Increase the overall campus course completion rate to 72% by Fall 2019;
  3. increase the campus wide rate of students who acquire associate degrees, credentials, certificates, or specific skill sets that prepare them for an in-demand job to 22% by Fall 2019, with a focus on closing the gaps for disproportionately impacted population groups;
  4. increase the number of students who transfer to baccalaureate institutions to 47% by Fall 2019; and
  5. reduce students’ excessive units (150% of the program of study) accumulation and advance their progress toward completion of their program of study.

Activities to support these efforts include, but are not limited to, improved research and data collection so as to better establish baseline information, further embed equity in our institutional processes, and determine future success; the development and expansion of the MPC Jump Start FYE program; increased counseling support for Early Spring and Summer sessions; continued acceleration efforts in English and math; expansion of basic skills sequences at the Marina Education Center; increased tutorial support; further expansion of book vouchers/lending libraries/books on reserve; and professional development training.  As the college moves forward with development of Guided Pathways, these and other efforts outlined in the plan, will allow for better and more cohesive support systems to be put in place that will further enhance student success.


Progress toward Goals Identified in Prior Year Plans

The 2015-2106 Student Equity Plan identified goals intended to decrease disproportionate impacts identified in the five success indicators identified by the Board of Governors: access to the college, course completion, basic skills course completion, certificate and degree completion, and transfer rates.  MPC’s identified goals and progress to date are:




Sampling of Activities Implemented

Progress Update


Enhance outreach and develop policies and procedures to support and facilitate access for low income, white, and individuals with disabilities

· additional staff assigned to outreach

· promotion of the college at community events

· development of outreach and marketing materials

The percentage point gap for the white student population has increased between our 2014/2015 cohort and our Fall 2016 cohort. Data sources for an analysis of our service area community demographics based off of gender, foster youth status, disability status, and veterans status were unavailable at the time that our analysis was conducted.


Course Completion

Increase the course completion rates for foster youth, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, low income, and Hispanic/Latino students

· increased counseling support

· increased book vouchers and lending libraries

· increased tutorial support

· development of a first year experience program

As of Fall 2016, we met our targeted goals for the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander student, for our low income students, for the American Indian/Alsaka Native student population, and for foster. At the same time, there was an increase in the percentage point gaps for our Black/African American and our Hispanic/Latino student populations.

Course Completion

Reduce the number of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, more than one race, low income, and individuals with disabilities students who are an academic/progress probation and/or dismissal.

· Expansion of campus Student Success Workshops

· Kognito training for faculty, staff, and students

· Professional development training

As of Fall 2016, there were percentage point gap decreases in academic/progress probation and dismissal rates for our Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students, for students who identify as more than one race, and for our low income students. At the same time there was a gap increase for African American students and for Hispanic/Latino students.

Basic Skills Course Completion

Increase the completion rate for low income students taking English as a Second Language courses.

· Additional support staff for follow up services to students

· Increased collaboration between student services programs and discipline faculty

· Classroom visits and presentations

As of Fall 2016, there was a percentage point decrease for English as a Second Language students that are also low income.

Basic Skills Course Completion

Increase the completion rate for individuals with disabilities, African American, and Hispanic/Latino students taking basic skills English courses.

· Implementation of an English acceleration pilot course

· Development of a Writer’s Workshop series

As of Fall 2016, there was a percentage point decrease for individuals with disabilities and the gap for African American students has been eliminated. At the same time, there was an increase in the gap for Hispanic/Latino students.

Basic Skills Course Completion

Increase the completion rates for white students taking basic skills math courses.

· Increased and broadened tutorial support

· Expansion of the SCORE+ Summer Bridge program focused on math acceleration

As of Fall 2016, the gap for white students has been eliminated.

Certificate & Degree Completion

Increase the degree and certificate completion rates for Hispanic/Latino students and students who identify as some other race.

· Supplemental instruction

· Development of a Campus Connection series to connect students to resources

· Implementation of a “How to Choose a Major” workshop

As of Fall 2016, there a percentage point decrease for Hispanic/Latino students. At the time that the Fall 2016 data was analyzed, data regarding students that identify as some other race was unavailable.

Certificate & Degree Completion

Continue to provide support and activities to populations whose data were suppressed due to low numbers and who were identified in the 2014-2015 Student Equity Plan: Foster Youth, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

· Academic Support Kits

· Boots to Books program for veterans

· Partnering with community agencies

· Recruitment to Completion Committee

As of Fall 2016, there do not appear to be any possible disproportionate impacts in degree and certificate completion rates for individuals with disabilities, low-income students, or veteran students. The population size for foster youth continued to be too small to provide significant data and that data were suppressed.


Increase the transfer rate for individuals with disabilities, African American, some other race, and low income students by 2% each.

· Increased promotion of services available through the Career/Transfer Resource Center

· Visits to nearby baccalaureate institutions and college fairs

· HBCU college tour

As of Fall 2016, an elimination of the gap for African American students and a percentage point decrease of 2.07 percentage points for low income students which places them below the threshold that indicates a possible disproportionate impact. At the same time, there was a 2.19% increase in the percentage point gap for students with disabilities. At the time the data was analyzed, there was not data available for the population of students who identify as some other race.


Continue to provide activities to increase the transfer rate for students for whom the data were suppressed or non-existent.

· Increased number and variety of representatives from baccalaureate institutions visiting the college

· Expansion of a workshop series focused on transfer

As of Fall 2016, the population sizes for these groups continued to be too small to provide significant data and the data were suppressed.


 The 2015-2016 Basic Skills Initiative Plan identified three goals:


Sampling of Activities Implemented

Expand tutoring services to distance education students

· Online tutoring services via audio/video

· Professional development training

Extend supplemental instruction/embedded tutoring

· Supplemental Instruction

· Peer facilitated study sessions

· Embedded tutoring

Provide acceleration in math for incoming MPC students

· SCORE+ Summer Bridge program focused on math acceleration

· Professional development training


The 2015-2016 Student Success and Support Program plan did not require the submission of goals however, the following goals had been identified and are detailed in the 2017-19 Integrated Plan:


Sampling of Activities Implemented

Develop a probation workshop for students on academic or progress probation level 1

· Establishment of “On Track” probation workshops

· Development of an online series of Student Success Workshops

Establish a noncredit SSSP support team

· Hiring of a counselor and follow up support staff to support English as a Second Language students

· Development of a noncredit orientation and schedule building workshop

Enhance online/virtual counseling support.

· Introduction of Cranium Café for online counseling

· Professional development training



Resources Budgeted

2017-2019 Projected BSI, SE, and SSSP Budgets

Object Code Category Basic Skills Initiative Student Equity Credit SSSP Credit SSSP - Match Noncredit SSSP Noncredit SSSP - Match Column2
1000 Academic Salaries  $                40,000  $             231,048  $             437,069  $             565,798  $                50,410  $                95,552  
2000 Classified and Other Nonacademic Salaries  $                30,000  $                52,193  $             358,724  $             375,257  $                  7,311  $                           -  
3000 Employee Benefits  $                12,250  $             119,429  $             505,932  $             502,103  $                30,989  $                29,955  
4000 Supplies & Materials  $                  2,000  $                13,500  $                45,000    $                           -    
5000 Other Operating Expenses and Services  $                  5,750  $                42,051  $                40,176    $                           -    
6000 Capital Outlay    $                10,000  $                15,000    $                           -    
7000 Other Outgo    $             127,719  $                40,000    $                  4,618    
  Program Totals  $                90,000  $             595,940  $          1,441,901  $          1,443,158  $                93,328  $             125,507  
          Match   Match  
           BSI, SE, & SSSP Budget Total     $     2,221,169


Summary of Prior Student Equity Expenditures

Student Equity Expenditures
  Object Code 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17   Totals
Academic Salaries 1000 32079 141080 164844   338003
Classified Salaries 2000 23129 93463 63606   180198
Benefits 3000 4604 42010 26372   72986
Supplies 4000 3628 42340 23808   69776
Travel/Contract 5000 26735 82812 163703   273250
Equipment 6000 2116 84354 38826   125296
Books/Supplies 7000 238299 236554 149730   624583
Totals   330590 722613 630889   1684092
Expenditure Details
1000 Academic salaries were primarily dedicated to counseling services for General Counseling, EOPS, Foster Youth, TRIO, Veterans, and ARC
2000 Classified salaries were primarily dedicated to additional adminstrative support as well as special projects in EOPS, TRIO, Veterans, and Outreach
3000 Academic and classified payroll and H&W benefits
4000 Office supplies for counseling,
5000 Contracts for technology enhancement, Student Services website enhancements, student focus groups, software licences, software upgrades
6000 Computers for counseling, ARC, EOPS, Testing Center, CTRC
7000 Textbooks to students, academic supplies, student success academic kits, etc.


Points of Contact

The contact person for the Integrated BSI/SE/SSSP Plan at Monterey Peninsula College is:

LaKisha Bradley
Director of Student Success and Equity
(831) 646-4261


The alternate point of contact for the Integrated Plan is:

Laurence E. Walker
Dean of Student Services
(831) 646-4290