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Evergreen Valley College Day at the Green by jennyyingdi


									Evergreen Valley College- A Day at the Green

Parent Information Session

Saturday May 2, 2009
Parent Welcome

Irma Archuleta-Vice-President of Student Affairs
Special Programs & Services

4. Honors
5. Tutoring Services
6. Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE)
AFFIRM- Program Specialist- Liz Eckford
The AFFIRM (Academic Force for Inspiration, Retention and
Matriculation) Program assists students in developing positive
self-images as successful college students while providing them
with the opportunity to acquire a solid foundation of basic skills
in a supportive environment.

•Emphasizes the successful completion of the cognitive core:
English, Math and Science courses

•Designed to increase the retention, matriculation and transfer of
African-American students

•Offers guidance, tutoring, mentoring, and other general services
for all AFFIRM participants.
ASPIRE- Program Specialist-Vivian Yabumoto
The ASPIRE (Asian/Pacific Islander Resources for
Excellence) Program is designed to enhance the
academic and personal success of Asian/Pacific
Islander students by:

•Offering courses in Communication Studies, English,
ESL, Ethnic Studies, Guidance, Math, and Political
ASPIRE- continued
•Increasing the number of Asian/Pacific Islander
students who transfer to four-year colleges and
•Assisting students with book loans for ASPIRE
Communication Studies and English classes
•Offering tutoring services to our students
•The ASPIRE Program has a bilingual academic
counselor whose goal is to inform students about
the various services our college offers.
The Enlace Program is designed to assist Latino/a students success.
The goals of Enlace are:

•To enable Latino/a students to successfully complete the Enlace
English, Math, Science, and Guidance courses.
•To increase the number of Latino/a students who graduate with an
Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.
•To increase the number of Latino/a students who transfer to four-year
colleges and universities.

Latino/a community professionals contribute to the program as
mentors; serving as role models; sharing their personal, academic, and
career experiences; and providing guidance and motivation to students.
The Honors Program serves high achieving students in all majors and
interests on our campus by:

•Allowing Honors Credit for academic courses by way of individual
class contracts negotiated and approved by the instructor.
•Awarding of yearly scholarships to active Honors students.
•Providing specialized academic counseling.
•Providing priority registration which allows active, qualified Honors
students to register early.
•Acknowledging Honors work both on student’s transcripts and at
•Inviting all Honors students to participate in campus events,
provision of office space for homework, meetings, and other program
Tutoring Services

 1. Free drop-in tutoring for all EVC students
 2. One-on-one and small group tutoring in all
 major subject areas, including, but not limited to:
 English, ESL, Math, Accounting, Economics,
 Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Spanish, French
 3. Weekly Grammar, Reading, Writing, and
 Speaking Workshops
 4. Online tutoring in various subjects for
 students who cannot access Tutoring Center
 5. Student Tutor Positions: part-time employment with
 flexible schedule for qualified students
Foster & Kinship Care Education
Director- Mark Sanchez
Foster & Kinship Care Education is a program funded by the
California Community College Chancellor’s Office

The goal of the program is to work in conjunction with Santa
Clara County to provide high quality parenting workshops to
foster, adoptive, and relative caregivers.

Evergreen Valley College provides 400 hours of workshop
training each program year and is a proud partner in
developing families in Santa Clara County.
Transfer Preparedness
Program Specialist Lynn Gulkin
Evergreen Valley College Transfer/Career Center helps students transfer to a
UC, CSU, and Private College or University.

The Transfer /Career Center provides the following services:
 With our TAA/TAG program, “Early Admission Notification”
 Transfer admission TAA/TAG information workshops
 Application and personal statement workshops
 Personal contact with representatives from four-year
         Colleges and Universities.
 Transfer Day
 Campus Tours

Students who have completed 30 units of transferrable coursework
can begin the TAA/TAG process to transfer to a CSU/UC/Private.

CSU applications: Spring /August ---- Fall/October-November
UC applications: Winter/July --- Spring/October--- Fall/November
Service Learning
Program Coordinator- Marjorie Clark
EVC Service-Learning
What is Service-Learning?

•Connects classroom instruction with real life, hands
on experience

•Meets a real need within the community

•Encourages cross-cultural awareness, civic and social
responsibility, and social justice
Benefits for Students
1. Provides real world experience
2. Increases retention and success
3. Develops critical thinking and problem solving skills
4. Explore career opportunities
5. Enhances resume, college, and scholarship applications
6. Make a difference in community
7. Enhances self-esteem, confidence, and leadership skills
8. Encourages cross-cultural awareness & diversity
9. Promotes community involvement and civic responsibility
10. Qualify for International Service-Learning Scholarships.
Admissions & Records- Dean Octavio Cruz

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to
their education records, including the right to inspect
their education records, request an amendment of the
records that the student believes are inaccurate, and the
right to control disclosures of their records except to
the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without
Admissions & Records- Dean Octavio Cruz

FERPA- continued

   Parent inquiries with instructors
   Parent inquiries with counselors
   Parents doing business for students
   Students as minors
   Catalog & Schedules
   Clarification of language for everyone
   Admissions application & FERPA
Financial Aid- Director Alma Tanon
                            Types of Aid of Available

•Board of Governors Fee Waiver

•Pell Grant

•Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

•Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)

•Cal Grant B and C

•Chafee Grant


•Federal Stafford Loan
Financial Aid- continued
                         Board of Governors Fee Waiver

•    The BOGFW assist students by waiving their enrollment fees, regardless of the
     number of units.
•    A student may be eligible for a fee waiver even if he/she is not eligible for other
     financial aid.
•    Recipients also receive a discount on parking fees in excess of $20.

                         How to Apply for Financial Aid

1.     Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

2.     Wait for notification from Federal Processor and the schools you listed on the

3.     Complete and/or supply any additional documents requested by the school.
Financial Aid- continued

               Unusual Circumstances
    If your family income will change for the upcoming year
    an Unusual Circumstances form may be requested from
    the Financial Aid Office after the FAFSA is filed.

    The Financial Aid staff may be able to use estimated
    income to determine eligibility for programs.
      Extended Opportunity Program & Services
              Director Savander Parker
The EOPS program is designed to provide eligible students with
academic assistance and guidance.
The major program components are:

 Grants
 Book Vouchers
 Counseling Services
 Tutorial Services
 Transfer Guidance
Student Support Services Programs at EVC
Director Mark Sanchez
Student Support Services (FasTrack)
  Designed to assist first-generation college going, low-income,
  students with disabilities, and foster youth students in
  university transfer preparation and degree attainment.

  Provides the following services to students:
  1. Individualized educational planning
  2. Academic counseling
  3. University preparation & transfer guidance
  4. Tutoring services
Student Support Services Programs- continued
5. Career/Major exploration
6. Student grant aid ($200 per semester based on academic
7. Cultural activities
8. Learning communities

Youth Empowerment for Success Strategies
  Designed to assist foster youth students with acquiring the
  necessary skills to succeed in college and life.
YESS Program- continued

YESS Program provides:
1. Small learning communities for foster youth students
2. Individualized workshops to prepare students for college
3. Specific life skills workshops to assist foster youth with self-
  suffiency transition
4. Academic counseling
5. Financial literacy
6. Employment readiness
Health Services- Director Cheryll Bouzek
Our program is committed to promoting optimal health for all our students. We
provide support for our students as they work toward their personal,
academic, and professional goals. Each student pays a $17 health fee at the
time of registration.

• Medical care by our doctor, nurse practitioners, or registered nurses
• Low-cost lab tests and some low-cost medications
• Nutrition counseling by our registered dietician
• Psychological services which includes individual and group counseling by
  our Marriage & Family Therapist and Interns.
• Response to accidents on campus and assist students with our
  campus accident insurance program when appropriate
• Referrals to outside agencies as needed
• Sponsor Health Awareness programs on campus
Disabilities Support Program
Instructor/Coordinator- Robin Salak

The DSP at EVC Can Help Your Child to Succeed
   in School Through:

•   Counseling
•   Tutoring
•   Specialized classes
•   Testing for learning and developmental disabilities
•   Adaptive software
The DSP at EVC Can Help Your Child to
Succeed in School Through:

•   Special equipment
•   Audio recorder loans
•   Classroom and testing accommodations
•   Priority registration
•   No waiting in line at the Campus Store or at
    Admissions and Records.
How To Qualify For DSP Services

Complete the Following:
•DSP Intake Packet – can be done today
•Bring DSP a copy of the student’s most recent IEP or
504 Plan and other disability verification if applicable –
can be done today.
•Meet with DSP Counselor – can be done today
Some Differences Between H.S. And College
Support Services for Students with

At a Community College:

•Parents are not notified concerning services, progress,
attendance, etc.
•Students must request and follow through with requested
•Students do not receive homework accommodations – no
modified curriculum or extended time to turn in
Some Differences Between H.S. And College
Support Services for Students with
•Students are not generally required to get a permanent
disability reevaluated if they remain continuously enrolled
in college.
•Students have access to hundreds of thousands of dollars
worth of adaptive software and equipment, so they can
function much more independently.
•For more information on this and the DSP, come to the
DSP Information Session & Tour this afternoon from 1-2 in
SC 120.
Afternoon Academic Information Sessions

  See Schedule in Parent Information Folder

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