At MPC, we promote and support student success in many ways, including basic skills instruction, programs, and services such as counseling, learning centers, tutoring programs, and informational technology. In the CCC environment, "basic skills" are defined as “those foundation skills in reading, writing, mathematics, learning skills, study skills, and English as a Second Language which are necessary for students to succeed in college-level work.”
MPC's "basic skills" courses are typically offered in the areas of reading, writing, math, learning skills, study skills, English as a Second Language, and information literacy, and are at levels below college-level or transfer. However, students who might assess into these courses are found in all disciplines, and at all course levels.
The Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Committee is committed to:
More information about the activities of the BSI Committee can be found on the Committee's MyMPC site (sign-in required).
The Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) began in 2006 as a grant-funded initiative from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO). The goal of the Initiative is to improve student access and success.
For information about the Basic Skills Iniative, including BSI-related literature reviews and effective practices, visit the official Basic Skills Initiative website.