Strategic Plans and Budgets

Student Equity & Achievement Program

As required by the State Chancellor's Office, Bakersfield College utilized the Student Success Metrics Dashboard to identify the following student populations addressed in the 2019-22 Student Equity Plan:

  • African American/Black
  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • Foster Youth

From the California Community College Chancellor's Office Equity website:

College student equity plans focus on increasing access, course completion, ESL and basic skills completion, degrees, certificates and transfer for all students as measured by success indicators linked to the CCC Student Success Scorecard, and other measures developed in consultation with local colleges. Success indicators are used to identify and measure areas for which disadvantaged populations may be impacted by issues of equal opportunity. Title 5 regulations specify that colleges must review and address the following populations when looking at disproportionate impact (State Budget trailer bill, SB 860 (2014)):

  • American Indians or Alaskan natives
  • Asians or Pacific Islanders
  • Blacks
  • Hispanics
  • Whites
  • Men
  • Women
  • Persons with Disabilities (§54220(d))
  • Foster Youth
  • Veterans
  • Low-income Students

Each college develops specific goals/outcomes and actions to address disparities that are discovered, disaggregating data for indicators by student demographics, preferably in program review. College plans must describe the implementation of each indicator, as well as policies, activities and procedures as they relate to improving equity and success at the college.

Bakersfield College has identified and addresses the following disproportionately impacted populations:

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Program Reviews

Student Success and Support Program

From the California Community College Chancellor's Office SSSP website:

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 credit 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 of the student success & support program process: admissions, orientation, assessment and testing, counseling, and student follow-up.