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An exploration of professional development related topics by and for faculty at Mt. San Antonio College. A frequent theme of the podcast is improving the success of students from designated campus equity populations.




Sep 15, 2020

Koji Uesugi, Dean of Student Services, Rigo Estrada, Basic Needs Coordinator, and Pauline Swartz, Library faculty and Basic Needs Committee Faculty Co-chair, join us today for a very important discussion about Basic Needs.
In 2016 and 2018, more than 40,000 students at 57 California Community Colleges responded to The Hope Center's #RealCollegeSurvey about student experiences of college life.  50% of respondents reported food insecurity in the past 30 days, 60% reported housing insecurity in the previous year, and 19% reported being homeless in the previous year. 
Mt. SAC has a range of Basic Needs support available, including CalFresh, the Mountie Fresh Food Pantry, Housing Referrals, the Laptop Loaner program, and more. 
We know that faculty play an important role in connecting students to Basic Needs support, so thanks for joining us today to learn more about the resources available to support the health, wellness, safety, and academic success of your students.
And -- please encourage your students to participate in the California Community Colleges #RealCollegeSurvey this fall. The better we understand students' experiences in college, the better we can work together to support students in their academic and life journeys. 
Some Basic Needs Resources:

Contact Estrada Rigo if you are a student wanting a consultation

Instagram: @mtsacbasicneeds

Run Time: 28 min, 18 sec

To find the full transcript for this episode, click HERE