The paper suggests actions a Board of Trustees can take to help improve the success of a new CEO in their community college district during the first two years.Read more
The effectiveness of Trustee Board meetings can depend significantly on trustees’ conduct. Adopting and enforcing a set of ground rules and policy on the Board’s Code of Conduct can help to mitigate behaviors and attitudes that can hamper a Board’s ability to have constructive meetings. The below...Read more
One of the most common issues that Boards of Trustees face is dealing with disruptive trustees, such as trustees that attempt to micro-manage the college CEO and/or staff, require an excessive numbers of reports and information, are adversarial, etc. This paper is intended to provide Boards with...Read more
Trustees are often unsure how they can lead change as required by a Guided Pathways project in their institution without being accused of micro-managing or directing the faculty and administration how to operate the institution. The below paper describes steps a Board of Trustees can take to...Read more
Community Education at Allan Hancock College complements and expands the activities of the college to meet the dynamic educational, cultural, and life-enrichment needs of the community. Community Education enrolls students in a variety of noncredit and fee-based classes offered in the five major...Read more
In collaboration with the California Association of Community College Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACCRAO) and with the support of the CCCCO's Student Services Division staff, IEPI offered a one-day workshop for evaluators. Consistent transcript evaluations and degree audits are vital to...Read more
In 2016, East Los Angeles College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, developed the Student Success Advocates (SSA) program. The role of a Student Success Advocate is to help students navigate the college campus and resources, as well as their educational goals. SSA faculty utilize the framework of...Read more
A college is, above all things, a community of learners. To create success inside the classroom, both faculty and students must be part of a thriving academic culture outside the classroom. In 2016, College of San Mateo launched Year One, a comprehensive program structure that seeks to redesign the...Read more
“Sometimes I feel invisible on campus. There’s no one who looks like me.” “I couldn’t buy the textbooks and ended up having to drop the class.” “It’s so hard to get in to see an advisor. When I do, it’s a different person each time, so it feels like I’m starting over.” What do our students say...Read more
“I had a teacher notice I missed class, and ask ‘Is everything ok?’” “I wasn’t getting an attitude or a feeling of welcome.” “I couldn’t buy the textbooks and ended up having to drop the class.” These quotes are just a few examples of what students are saying about their college experiences...Read more
This white paper from the Accessibility Center explores the liabilities surrounding web and information technology accessibility, where these are commonly found in the California Community Colleges, and the resources we provide to help college leaders better serve their communities.Read more
This technical presentation from the 2017 CISOA conference is a case study of how College of Marin addressed Office 365 implementation challenges using in-house tools. Using .NET, technicians sourced user identities from Ellucian/Banner (authoritative source) into Active Directory and then...Read more
In an ongoing effort to integrate three programs—Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Student Equity Program (SE), and Student Success and Support Program (SSSP)—the Chancellor’s Office released new integrated expenditure guidelines and a new 2017–19 Integrated BSI/SE/SSSP Plan and Budget template in...Read more
This IEPI Workshop was designed for secondary and postsecondary partners, and the agenda was shaped by key questions that they raised about dual enrollment implementation. Information shared was designed to support the development of new and the scaling up and strengthening of existing partnerships...Read more
In collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Association of Community and Continuing Education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the California Community Colleges Success Network, and the Career Ladders Project, IEPI hosted a noncredit...Read more
Traditional remediation makes students less likely to complete college and exacerbates racial inequity. What happens when colleges change their placement policies and curricula to enable more than 70% of incoming students to begin directly in college-level English and math? Find out in this...Read more
As one of 30 colleges selected nationally by the American Association of Community Colleges to participate in its national Pathways Project, Mt. San Antonio College presents its nine-step guided pathways model in this presentation from the 2017 RP Group Strengthening Student Success conference: (1...Read more
This presentation from the 2017 RP Group Strengthening Student Success conference describes how successful partnerships between academic libraries and Student Equity programs can lead to increased student access to instructional resources and support that are critical factors for improving their...Read more
STEMovation is a collaborative effort by a growing number of Diablo Valley College (DVC) STEM faculty working on team projects, utilizing data to narrow the achievement gaps in the DVC STEM pathways. The MESA program (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement) serves as the hub for...Read more
In 2016, the Los Angeles Community College District partnered with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to create the Los Angeles College Promise (LACP). This presentation from the 2017 RP Group Strengthening Student Success conference will highlight the...Read more