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BSILI is at the heart of 3CSN in the sense that it builds the leadership that lies at the heart of institutional change.
The first BSILI cohort was in 2009 with 32 participants. BSILI’s network has grown to over 450 BSILI alumni. BSILI campuses represent approximately 75% of all 116 CA Community Colleges.
BSILI embodies the three principles that drive 3CSN:
•It starts with leadership
•It builds with communities of practice
•It grows through ongoing, recursive practice
Leadership training and ongoing support is centered on building knowledge and relationships around three crucial inquiry areas:
What do we know about how learning works and how can we redesign our institutions to best support learning?
As we transform, how do we design for inclusive collaboration and genuine integration across our institution- across
departments, programs, services, districts, etc.?
How can all stakeholders, especially students, better understand how our systems work and participate equitably in
our transformation work?
After participating in the summer institute, BSILI, colleges will receive a year-long, wrap-around support package, consisting of inclusion in a year-long leadership and facilitation community of practice, as well as on-site training, ongoing coaching and technical assistance, faculty innovation scholarships, and other resources that will help your college increase student completion and success.
3CSN supports BSILI college teams and their initiatives by providing learning and assistance in:
• Capacity Building
• Intentional Design
• Making your case with evidence
• Logic Modeling
• Data Inquiry Groups
• Integrating the concepts of learning how to
learn, inclusive collaboration and building student capacity to engage in transformation.
• Training and assistance
• Sustainability and support
• Knowledge Exchange
• Building relationships
• Building and nurturing regional Communities of Practice
• Opportunities for intersegmental collaboration
• Integrated planning
• Communities of Practice
• Grant writing assistance
• Connecting to national networks
• Succession planning
• Repository of effective interventions
To design their first year pathway, PCC had already learned deeply about Reading Apprenticeship practices, technology-assisted learning, embedded tutoring, and math bridge programs by engaging with 3CSN. When they sent their first team to BSILI, they worked on developing a first-year experience program, PCC Pathways, that would include a new class called College One. When they returned the following year, they were building the professional learning program they needed on campus to train the more than 60 teachers from across disciplines who would be teaching the new course so that students would experience a consistently rigorous and productive experience in the classroom and in the Pathways Program as a whole. PCC Pathways now serves 45% of all entering students and for those who participate, achievement gaps are nearly erased. PCC was a finalist for the Aspen Award for Excellence in Community Colleges.
Fullerton educators participated in 3CSN’s first networked Community of Practice, California Acceleration Project. Many of these educators had attended multiple 3CSN professional learning workshops throughout their region, Orange County Regional Network. Leadership training at BSILI and engagement with other year-long institutes equipped them with the skills they needed to scale their accelerated English curriculum to 19 sections per semester, serving well over 1,000 students a year. Data shows that 59% of students who took the accelerated developmental English course completed College Writing in just one year. The campus has also implemented a campus-wide Habits of Mind initiative which includes a Growth Mindset intervention that has reached over 2, 000 students, a Supplemental Instruction program that supports 120 sections, totaling more than 4,000 students, and a first year experience program that had served over 700 students as of 2017. Fullerton College was a finalist for the Aspen Award for Excellence in Community Colleges.
Through 3CSN regional events and BSILI, CSM faculty from across disciplines were introduced to Reading Apprenticeship. In less than two years, 68 faculty members have participated in Reading Apprenticeship faculty professional development, 30 student tutors have been trained to incorporate metacognitive conversation into their tutoring sessions in the Learning Center, CSM’s summer bridge program has incorporated Reading Apprenticeship into the curriculum for first-time college students and the Academic Senate declared Reading Apprenticeship to be their highest-ranking institutional priority.