Center for Teaching and Learning
General Information - Major Grants &
The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges founded
the Basic Skills Initiative to provide basic skills education to students who
are under-prepared for college level course work. Explorations of Focused
Inquiry Groups and Chabot's Basic Skills Committee aim to explore issues
effecting the success and persistence of our students enrolled in pre-college
level courses and to recommend policies and strategies that will improve their
progress into college-level courses.
The Title III Grant, $2 million over five years from the U.S.
Department of Education, focuses on establishing the infrastructure needed for
improved basic skills education. The grant's Focused Inquiry Groups,
Center for Teaching and Learning, and Learning Assessment coordination will
establish and enhance Chabot's implementation of basic skills learning programs,
professional development, and assessment of teaching and learning.
Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation ($1.75
million), the Faculty Inquiry Network (FIN) will investigate complex problems in
basic skills education at community colleges across California. Chabot College
is the lead institution for this project.