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Current Grants

Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Grant: Supplemented Assisted Learning Model

Total Award: $1,498,850  Period: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019  Funding Agency: CCCCO

Project Director: Dr. Elizabeth Imhof,

Faculty Leads: Bronwen Moore, and Sheila Wiley,

We have a complex issue that is shared across community colleges: for many English, Math and ESL students the course sequences are far too long. This daunting picture results in students dropping out at various exit points, or the “leaky pipe syndrome.”  Therefore, the question is, how do we minimize the leaks in the pipeline? How do we increase student success in our content area courses and in our CTE programs? How do we increase student engagement, providing the tools necessary for them to learn? How do we help them develop a mindset that will result in persistence? The answer—to implement a basic skills course and supplemental instruction model designed with a contextualized curriculum that is directly relevant to students' life experiences and CTE and educational goals. These models will lead to significantly higher success and completion rates as student reach goals that they previously viewed as unattainable.

Title V: iPath to Success

Total Award: $2,080,957  Period: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2019 Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education

Project Director: Jens-Uwe Kuhn,

Faculty Lead: Tina Kissler,

iPath To Success: Increase the success, progression, degree completion and transfer rates of Hispanic and other low-income students by providing structured curriculum pathways.

Title III: Removing the Barriers to STEM (Note: Once the preview page pops up, download. Open downloaded document to view)

Total Award: $1,177,851  Period: 10/3/2016 - 9/30/2021  Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education

Co-Project Directors: Dr. Elizabeth Imhof, and Bronwen Moore,

Santa Barbara City College has developed an innovative project called Removing Barriers to STEM Success for this Title III Part F competition. It includes a comprehensive non-cognitive structure that weaves through three components: math acceleration and course redesign; Supplemental Instruction; and articulation and transfer.

SCCRC-South Central Coast Regional Consortium

Total Award: $220,000/year since 2010, renews annually  Funding Agency: CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO)

Project Director: Luann Swanberg,

The SCCRC represents eight colleges of the region: SBCC, Cuesta College, Allan Hancock College, Ventura County Community College District, College of the Canyons and Antelope Valley College.  The combined colleges serve approximately 100,000 students and offer a breadth of occupational programs in Accounting, Aeronautical and Aviation Technology, Business Management, Global Trade, Computer Technology, Health Sciences, Biotechnology, CISCO networking academies, Digital/Multimedia, Fire Technology, Auto Technology, Marine Diving Technology, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Horticulture, Exotic Animal Training and Management, Viticulture and Welding to name a few. The consortium is dedicated to advancing Career Technical Education in the region.

Deputy Sector Navigator-Global Trade and Logistics

Total Award: $200,000/yr, renews annually  Funding Agency: CCCCO

Project Director: Julie Samson, 

Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) are industry specialists that serve as in-region contacts for an identified industry sector, working with the region's colleges, employers, workforce investment boards and the community (high schools, adult schools/ ROPs). The DSNs create alignment around workforce training and career pathways to coordinate the delivery of training programs throughout the region. As regional intermediaries, they communicate sector related best practices to their region, promote sector related careers to K-14, identify stackable credentials, and foster faculty professional development in alignment with industry needs.

Other Institutional Grants

AEBG: The Santa Barbara AEBG Consortium (formerly the Santa Barbara AB86 Consortium) was formed in accordance with AB 104 legislation enacted in 2015. The intent of AB 86 is to expand and improve the provision of adult education –via the consortia– with incremental investments starting with the 2015-16 fiscal year. The 2015-2016 State Budget appropriated $500 million to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education to allocate funding for adult education for the purpose of implementing regional plans for adult education.

DSPSDisability Services and Programs for Students is responsible for arranging reasonable accommodations for all qualified students with a documented disability. The process for obtaining reasonable accommodations is an interactive one that begins with the student’s disclosure of his/her disability.  

EOPSThe Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded support program designed to provide academic support, financial assistance and encouragement for eligible, financially disadvantaged, and academically underprepared students. The goal of the program is to help eligible students meet their educational objectives, whether they seek occupational certificates, associate degrees, or transfer to four-year institutions. 

Equity Plan: Santa Barbara City College holds equity as a top priority for the institution, as reflected in the mission statement: “As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student . . . Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.” In support of this mission, the College offers a comprehensive array of programs and services, including EOPS, DSPS, Guardian Scholars, MESA, STEM, Transfer Achievement Program, and Veterans’ Support Program, many of which target underrepresented populations.

MESAEstablished over 40 years ago, the California Community College Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Programs serve financially and educationally disadvantaged students seeking majors in math and science based fields. 

Partnership for Student Success: The Partnership includes a variety of learning and instructional support programs aimed at building academic skills, particularly basic skills, across the disciplines. The Partnership is propelled by assistance for all participants based on active mutual engagement of students, faculty, and tutors.

Perkins IVThe California State Plan for Career Technical Education, approved in March 2008 by both the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, establishes the vision, goals, and essential elements of a world-class career technical education system for the State of California. The State Plan presents a vision for CTE that is both broad and bold, placing the requirements for federal Carl D. Perkins funding within this larger context.

SSSP:  Santa Barbara City College works with students to define clear educational pathways as a means of promoting and fostering student success and educational goal attainment. Students are encouraged to engage with the many student success services provided on campus to assist them in their journey through college.

Veteran's SupportThe objective of the Veterans' Support Program is to provide information and assistance to veterans and dependents of veterans eligible for Veterans Educational Assistance. SBCC academic counseling, career, transfer, tutorial and other services are part of SBCC's mission to offer eligible program participants support to achieve their educational goals.

Past Grants

CTE Enhancement Fund: Governor Brown signed the 2014-15 budget which “provided on a one-time basis to create greater incentive for California Community Colleges to develop, enhance, retool, and expand quality career technical education offerings that build upon existing community college regional capacity to respond to regional labor market needs.”

HSI-STEM & Articulation: Science Transfer Program

Title V: Express to Success




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