Over the course of two days, nearly 400
students participated in Cañada’s Proactive Registration event on
Wednesday, November 18th, from 8 am - 8 pm and Thursday, November 19th
, from 8 am - 8 pm. Proactive Registration
is an organized and deliberate effort by various campus departments and
programs, dedicated to assisting continuing students enrolled in Basic Skills
and ESL Level 4 and 5 courses with registering for Spring 2016 classes.
Students received “wrap around” support designed help them to select
their classes for next semester, resolve any financial and other academic
holds, and get connected to resources such as Math Jam, Word Jam, and the
Textbook Loaning Collection (TLC) .
One participant stated…
“This event was
extremely helpful. Sometimes life gets in the way of getting things done so
it’s helpful that teachers push students more by hosting events like this, they
have no excuse not to register. This is the first time in a long that I
did this on time, not last minute. Thank you all!”
This event’s success is a result of the strong collaboration between
Admission and Records, Financial Aid, Counseling, Welcome Center, Learning
Center, Tutors, Bridge to Opportunities (BTO) Peer Mentors, STEM, Library Staff,
International Programs, Academic Committee for Equity and Success (ACES),
Expanding Student Opportunities (ESO) Grant, TRIO-SSS, A2B, and Basic Skills
and ESL faculty.
Representatives from each department and program participated in
planning meetings and provided critical input to developing the event. Staff
and faculty who participated in the event shared that the Proactive
Registration process was a great learning opportunity that helped to
highlight the registration process and the challenges that students face when
registering for their courses.
“This is how you do it!” said Cathy Lipe, MESA Director. On the first
day, they were able to register 70 students for the upcoming Math Jam.
The idea behind the Proactive Registration concept
was first introduced by English/ESL faculty member Yolanda Valenzuela and other
Basic Skills English professors in Spring 2015. The initial goal was to
increase the enrollment of students in basic skills. Last year, a total
of 150 students were supported by that initial effort and has grown to
approximately 400 in this second effort with 26 sections participating.
We are hoping to continue this successful practice every semester to
increase student participation and enrollment and improve the student
The Learning Center will host
one more Proactive Registration event this fall on December 9th to
December 10th to help students who still have not registered for
If you are interested in participating in the up and coming Proactive
Registration next week or would like more information about the next Proactive
Registration event in the Spring, please contact Trish Guevarra at firstname.lastname@example.org.