Sense 2008 National Report

This report presents preliminary findings from the 2008 field test of the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE). It asks readers to use these findings to understand the experiences of entering students at community colleges today — and to envision a path to a dramatically different future. The prospect of genuine, large-scale success has powerful implications for students, communities, the nation, and the way community colleges approach their work.

Basic Skills as a Foundation for Success in California Community Colleges

(aka, the “Poppy Copy”)

Constructing a Framework for Success: A Holistic Approach to Basic Skills

(aka, “the Basic Skills Handbook”)

The Basic Skills Initiative Web Site

(upcoming workshop dates are found here)

The National Association for Developmental Education Web Site (NADE)

California is going to start its very own chapter of NADE, called CalADE!  You can become an individual member, or your college can become an institutional member.  For more information, please contact Julie Adams, Executive Director of the Academic Senate, at

The National Center for Developmental Education Web Site (NCDE)

Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared by Mike Rose.  Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-14-303546-6.