spring 2021 convocation
basic needs resources
Basic needs insecurity among community college students has been statistically shown
to have negative impacts on class success and degree completion. Food insecurity and
housing insecurity results in more focus and energy being directed to meeting basic
needs and thus less time and energy to focus on academics. Students who are facing
basic needs insecurity are more likely to work longer hours, work multiple jobs, be
employed at or below minimum wage, be at an increased risk for unemployment, and ultimately
be at an increased risk of dropping out of college.
Basic Needs Syllabi Language:
Faculty can help by placing a notice on their syllabi or by adding a module on their
canvass page providing student with the information on the resources available at
BEYOND THE FOOD PANTRY:Spreading the Word - Supporting Students’ Basic Needs with a Syllabus Statement and Welcome Survey
- Summary of survey responses on "The Impact ofCOVID-19" on the Employees of the San Diego Community College District and the Students of San Diego Mesa College (Spring/Summer 2020)
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