Student Equity and Achievement Committee (SEA)

Mission/Purpose Statement

In 2018, three categorical student support programs were integrated fiscally into one program: The Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) Program.

The Trailer Bill language for this initiative states that it is the intent of the Legislature that funds for the Student Equity and Achievement Program support the California Community Colleges in advancing the systemwide goal to boost achievement for all students with an emphasis on eliminating achievement gaps for students from traditionally underrepresented groups by doing of all of the following:

(A) Implementing activities and practices pursuant to the California Community College Guided Pathways Grant Program.

(B) Ensuring students complete their educational goals and a defined course of study.

(C) Providing quality curriculum, instruction, and support services to students who enter college deficient in English and mathematics.

To align with the new directive, the Cabrillo Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), the Student Equity Program, and the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) were integrated into the new SEA program.  A Cabrillo SEA committee has been established and meets regularly to discuss the integration of the programs and services into the new Guided Pathways framework.


Goal One: To continue to evaluate the impact of AB705 implementation.

Action Items:

  1. Review the 2018-19 success data for determination of effective placement and planning procedures.
  2. Refine process for improvements in communication and practice.

Goal Two: Establish a funding request process for SEA funds as well as any SEA Carryover funds.

Action Items:

  1. Develop a form and a process for requesting SEA funds.
  2. Coordinate the SEA fundling request process with Institutional Effectiveness Committee procedure and other college resource request processes.

Goal Three: Continue to assess math, English, and ESL support programs and courses for students.

Action Items:

  1. Complete full assessment of Supplemental Instruction program.
  2. Assess and analyze the Math Plus delivery model changes.
  3. Review data related to credit and non-credit support courses.

Goal Four: Transition BSSOT services and initiatives into SEA operations due to end of BSSOT funding.

Action Items:

  1. Assess the BSSOT services and initiatives to determine continuance with SEA funds.
  2. Develop 2020-21 SEA budget to incorporate any continuing services from BSSOT.

Goal Five: Ensure all SEA funds and activities align with the SEA state requirements.

Action Items:

  1. Ensure a system to provide Educational Planning for all students.
  2. Continue to refine sustainability plan for support for Guided Pathways and Student Equity initiatives.

Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) Program Fund Request Form

(Currently not accepting funding requests for the Spring '20 semester)

Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) Funding Selection Rubric

Who They Report To

College Planning Committee (CPC)


Meetings are scheduled once a month from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

  • September 11, 2019
    SAC East 225
  • October 9, 2019
    SAC East 225
  • November 13, 2019
    SAC East 225
  • December 11, 2019
    SAC East 225
  • January 8, 2020
    SAC East 225
  • February 12, 2020
    SAC East 225
  • March 11, 2020
    SAC East 225
  • April 8, 2020
    SAC East 225
  • May 13, 2020
    SAC East 225
  • June 10, 2020
    SAC East 225

Link to Agendas and Minutes


Chair and Member Listing

  • Suzanne Gochis (Chair), Vice President of Student Services
  • Adela Najarro, Instructor
  • Adela Naranjo-Bernabe, DREAM Resource Program Coordinator
  • Amy Lehman, Dean of Counseling and Educational Support Services (CESS)
  • Anya Finke, Placement Services Coordinator
  • Barbara Schultz, Academic Counselor
  • Dave Reynolds, Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS)
  • Eric Grabiel, Director of Learning Communities Center (LCC)
  • Katie Dowling, Nurse Practitioner
  • Keith Johnson, Director of Student Equity & Success
  • Laura Verduzco, Confidential
  • Rachel Mayo, Dean of Education Centers
  • Robin McFarland, Instructor
  • Sheryl Kern-Jones, Instructor
  • Tera Martin, Director of Integrated Learning Center (ILC)
  • Terrence Willet, Dean of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Violette Reeves, Fiscal Services Analyst