ATD / STUDENT SUCCESS COMMITTEE
ATD/Student Success Committee
LASC students are ACHIEVING THEIR DREAMS!
Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:30am.
Achieving the Dream is a national reform network dedicated to community college student success and completion; its primary focus is to help low-income students and students of color complete their education.
Southwest marks its fourth year as an Achieving the Dream institution. Our commitment to improving student success is stronger than ever!
The ATD/Student Success Committee is committed to a partnership with faculty, staff, and administrators in addressing the learning needs, academic performance, retention, and success of all LASC students.
The ATD/Student Success Committee’s charge is to identify barriers to college success and remove them. Our objectives are aligned with the California Student Success Task Force recommendations.
- Increase college and career readiness
- Strengthen support for entering students
- Encourage successful student behaviors
- Align course offerings to meet student needs
- Improve the education of basic skills students
- Support professional development
- Align resources with California Student Success Task Force recommendations
ATD Programs and Initiatives
As part of Achieving the Dream, we developed new resources and services to help students succeed.
New Student Orientation
To help inform students about campus services, we implemented New Student Orientation as part of the matriculation process. During these sessions, students will:
- Become familiar with college processes and resources
- Learn tips and strategies for college success.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides academic assistance to students enrolled in developmental English and math. SI has shown to decrease the percentage of failures in specific courses as well as increase course grades for those students who attend the sessions.
Quick Facts About SI
- Supplemental Instruction is offered in Math 110 & 115, English 20A, 21, 28 & 145, all PASSAGE Program learning community courses, and select FYE courses.
- 36 SI leaders cover 67 courses and over 2,000 students each semester benefit from SI.
Click here to learn more about our Supplemental Instruction program.
Success Starts Here!
Hours of Operation
Tues. Wed. Thurs. 8:00a-7:00p
The SSC offers:
- Experienced tutors and friendly staff
- Tutor appointments – day and evening
- Review sessions
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Internet access
- Printing and copying service
The SSC computer lab aids students in acquiring computer competency. Students receive assistance with Microsoft, Etudes and other course related software in addition to Smarthinking, LASC’s online tutoring program, and StudentLingo which offers online student success workshops. Both online programs are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
SSC Tutors and staff provide individualized assistance to students enrolled in gateway courses (high enrollment, low success rate), online courses, EOP&S, TRIO, and PASSAGE.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) review sessions for developmental English and Math courses are held in the SSC. SI helps students learn how to study as well as what to study. SI has been proven successful across the nation and at LASC. The more regularly students attend SI sessions, the higher their grades in the course.
Spanish Lab is offered in the SSC. Headphones are available for check-out, and student progress is recorded and submitted to Spanish faculty at the close of each semester.
Micro Lab offers students enrolled in Microbiology 1570/1571 opportunities to learn the parts, function, and focus of a Compound Microscope and access to view bacteria at 100x in the SSC.
Text Book Borrowing
Textbooks from various courses can be borrowed and utilized while working in the SSC. A current student ID is required to borrow textbooks.
A+ Tutor Services
Jose’ Manaiza with A+ Tutor Service is available to assist LASC students. Students are required to sign-up for these services in advance in the Student Success Center . Services include:
Each semester, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to donate non-perishable, individually wrapped food items such as granola bars, chips, energy bars, bottled water, etc. to the Student Success Center Pantry.
In turn, we provide snacks to students during workshops, club meetings and special events on campus.
Click here to learn more about the Student Success Center.