Request for Proposals
Results of the competitive request for proposals are in! Congratulations to the following proposals!
Developing a Flow Model from Assessment to Collegiate Course Success (LaManque)
- This project addresses the underlying need of the
De Anza College to better track student matriculation trends from
initial placement to actual courses taken, and to final successes in
collegiate courses in Math, English, Reading and ESL. The
research effort will add significantly to our understanding of student
success and retention at De Anza College by providing information not
previously available to understand how and why many students get “lost”
at De Anza College. Furthermore, it will provide valuable
information that will provide insight into more effective interventions
and suggestions for changes in policy regarding the timing of
- The requested funds will be used specifically to hire a researcher to dedicate up to 20 hours a week to this project.
Fourth Annual De Anza Summer Institute for Learning Communities (Stoll)
- The overarching goal of the Fourth Annual DSILC is
to offer training for faculty in proven methods for teaching integrated
learning communities that contribute to the success of students in
developmental level courses. The Institute will be facilitated and managed by present and former coordinators of the LinC (Learning in Communities) Program. Roughly 90% of LinC classes are composed of one or more basic skills class. The
focus of the Institute is geared toward effectively supporting the
population of students who take LinC classes, and to positively impact
their college experience and successes.
- The requested funds will be used for the two-day
Institute, designed for faculty teams who have taught or anticipate
teaching together in a learning community.
Sankofa Scholars (Pichon/Coleman)
- Sankofa Scholars is a counseling-centered black
student retention program which offers students dedicated classes and
enrolls students in basic skills and other classes as cohorts, while
working with instructors and staff on cultural competence issues to
insure that there is a healthy dialogue among students, faculty and
staff. The Sankofa philosophy encourages a variety of
teaching strategies to legitimize and address students’ diverse learning
pathways by reaching backward and embracing the past, in order to move
forward and to attain success.
- The requested funds will be utilized as part of
their annual operating budget to fund tutoring, conferences, student
activities, special events and community dialogues.
Theory to Praxis: Basic Skills Methodology in Instructor Training (Bonilla)
- The goal of this project is to provide the context
for instructors to become metacognitive learners about their own
instruction and learning; to read, discuss and apply current learning
research including the research or information from various programs and
services; to examine the cultural relevance, accessibility and meaning
of their instructional models; to gain an understanding of increasing
cognitive load toward higher order thinking on the learning continuum in
a scaffolded manner that supports diverse learning styles; to write
student-based outcomes, rubrics and assessments that support student
success and reflect student learning.
- The requested funds for this project will be used
to develop and institutionalize a program that becomes a course or
courses which provide adjunct and full-time faculty and staff with
informed, focused training and compensation, a means for examination,
inquiry, and practice with instruction to develop skills, understanding
and instructional models for their professional practice.
Writing and Reading Center: Course Release for WRC Director (Pesano)
- The Writing and Reading Center has been enormously
successful in its 3.5 years of existence, and every quarter continues
to grow incrementally in numbers of basic skills students served,
workshops offered, and events held. The WRC serves over 60%
basic skills students and countless more students who are in transfer
level classes, but who still have extensive developmental needs. DeAnza College faces an endemic issue of under-prepared students and the WRC is critical to their success.
- The funds requested will be used for a one-course load release time for the Director of the WRC.
The RFP was officially closed as of Oct. 31st, 2008. Thank you to all staff and faculty who participated.
The BSI steering committee received 16 request for proposals for
additional funding of $70,000 in support of initiatives that promote the
retention and success of students enrolled in developmental education
Between 1 and 14 individuals were
awarded through a competitive process. The selection followed priorities
based upon the results of De Anza's self-assessment. These priorities include:
- staff development
- cultural competence
- integration of current programs and services
We determined a formal review process at the November 6, 2008 Steering Committee meeting that coincided with the RFP Evaluation Rubric
If you have any questions regarding the RFP or BSI, please contact:
Michele LeBleu-Burns x8218
Gregory Anderson x8981