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Student Success Act of 2012

  • The Student Success Act of 2012, Senate Bill 1456, was signed into law in September 2012.
  • This act targets funding to core services of orientation, assessment, and counseling/advising to assist students with development of education plans.
  • The legislation focuses on helping new students define goals and get on track to achievement.

Student Success and Support Program at Napa Valley College

What is The Student Success Act of 2012?

The Student Success Act of 2012 (SB 1456) is a regulatory change to Title 5 to legislate the implementation of the Student Success Task Force Recommendation 8.2: The Student Success Initiative.

What are the Student Success Task Force Recommendations?

The Student Success Task Force Recommendations are a set of recommendations written by the Student Success Task Force of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to provide a comprehensive plan to improve the System’s capacity to serve students by:

  • rebalancing priorities within the community college system to better focus on the core missions of workforce preparation and transfer, while protecting access;
  • by making community colleges more responsive to the needs of students and the economy;
  • and by increasing student success rates for certificate and degree completion and transfer to four-year institutions.
     

What is the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) - SB 1456?

Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) (formerly Matriculation) is a process that enhances student access to the California Community Colleges and promotes and sustains the efforts of students to be successful in their educational endeavors. The goals of Student Success and Support Program are to ensure that all students complete their college courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives through the assistance of the student-direct components which include admissions, orientation, assessment/testing, counseling, and student follow-up.

The current composition of the NVC Student Success and Support Program Committee (SSSPC) (formerly known as the Matriculation Steering Committee (MSC):

SSSP Committee Co-Chairs:
Oscar De Haro, Vice President of Student Services (Administrative Co-Chair)
Lisa Yanover, English Professor (Faculty Co-Chair)

SSSP Committee Members:
Faculty:
Angie Moore, Instructor/Counselor
Marci Sanchez, Division Chair of Counseling
Randy Villa, Math Professor, Math Department Coordinator

Classified:
Chris Farmer, Research Analyst, Research Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Jeremy Ecklin, Testing and Tutoring Center Specialist
Jolie SanClair, Student Services Specialist (Welcome Center)

Administrators:
Howard Willis, Director of Student Support Services
Jessica Millikan, Associate Dean of Admissions and Records
Patti Morgan, Dean, Financial Aid/EOPS/Pre-College TRIO Programs
Rebecca Scott, Dean, Library and Learning Resource Center

Student:
Elizabeth Hall, ASNVC Representative

SSSP Committe Note Taker:
Martha Navarro, Administrative Assistant, Student Services/Matriculation


What actions has NVC taken to address compliance requirements of SSSP mandates?

The Student Success and Support Program Committee is the district committee responsible for reviewing, designing, and implementing a comprehensive Student Success and Support Program for Napa Valley College.  To accomplish this goal, the committee has engaged in the following activities:

Developed 5 Task Forces to address specific mandates:

  1. Orientation Task Force:  Marci Sanchez, Jolie SanClair, Ramon Salceda, Gwen Kell, Elizabeth Lara-Medrano, Angie Moore, and Renee Sicard
  2. Assessment Task Force:  Jeremy Ecklin, Rebecca Scott, Chris Farmer, Jessica Millikan, and Renee Sicard
  3. Educational Planning Task Force: Marci Sanchez, Angie Moore, Patti Morgan, and Ben Quesada
  4. MIS Task Force:  Jessica Millikan, Patti Morgan, and Chris Farmer
  5. Re-write of Existing Matriculation (SSSP) Plan Task Force:  Lisa Yanover, Oscar De Haro, Howard Willis, Elizabeth Hall and Martha Navarro

Additional Key SSSP Implementation Activities:  

  1. Student Success Task Force Recommendations Presentation to the Board of Trustees:  May 2012 (Sue Nelson, Vice President, Instruction and Oscar De Haro, Vice President, Student Services) .
  2. Student Success Task Force CCC Confer Webinar: March 7, 2013 (SSSP committee members)
  3. The Student Success Act of 2012: Overview of Title 5 Regulations and Funding Credit Formula Proposals CCC Confer Webinar:  April 24, 2013 (SSSP committee members).
  4. Student Success and Support Program Summit: September 23-24, 2013  (Oscar De Haro, Vice President, Student Services, Marci Sanchez, Division Chair of Counseling, and Rebecca Scott, Dean of Library and Learning Resource Center).
  5. SSSP Retreat at NVC: September 26, 2013 (SSSP committee members, Faye Smyle, Interim VP Instruction, Robyn Wornall, Director, Institutional Research, Research Planning and Development, Beth Pratt, Associate Dean, Workforce Development Grants & Programs, Judi Watkins, Associate Dean of Upper Valley Campus, Hector Brambila, Outreach Specialist, Dr. Ronald Kraft, President/Superintendent, and Dr. Jerry Somerville, Interim Dean of Instruction).
  6. Region 2 Chief Student Services Officers Meeting on SSSP: October 17, 2013 (Oscar De Haro, Vice President, Student Services, Jessica Millikan, Associate Dean of Admissions and Records, and Marci Sanchez, Division Chair of Counseling).
  7. CTE/Student Services Collaboration Workshop: December 6, 2013 (Beth Pratt, Associate Dean, Workforce Development Grants & Programs, Melinda Tran, Articulation Officer/Counselor, Mark Martin, Transfer Center Student Services Specialist, and Jessica Millikan, Associate Dean of Admissions and Records.
  8. Scheduled SSSP Workshop for Spring 2014 Instructional Excellence Day:  January 21, 2014
  9. SSSP Website:  www.napavalley.edu/studentsuccess; website and content in early stages of development; more links and documents coming early Spring 2014.