As colleges try out innovative programs, they often get stuck in the pilot stage and struggle to take their programs to full scale—despite successful, equity-increasing outcomes. At Irvine Valley College, we have fought through that struggle. We moved from a two-section pilot to full-scale...Read more
With the increasing number of underrepresented students, colleges have developed Equity Plans to improve student success. One strategy used at Los Angeles Mission College was the formation of a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) that included full- and part-time faculty to address our Equity Plan...Read more
As part of the Online Education Initiative’s (OEI) continued efforts to improve student success and completion rates among online students, the OEI has made the commitment to develop effective success strategies for closing the online student equity gap among a widely diverse student population...Read more
This guide is designed to share the best practices used by the Santa Clarita Community College District to promote College of the Canyons; to equip faculty, staff, students, administrators, and volunteers with effective tools to promote individual departments and programs; and to assist collective...Read more
Many community colleges have identified a real need to increase support services to students who are struggling to pass the college-level math they need to complete a degree or transfer to a four-year institution. To make matters more difficult, many returning students and high school graduates are...Read more
Cuyamaca College no longer offers math at two or more levels below transfer. Instead, developmental students enroll in: (1) Intermediate Algebra with concurrent enrollment support, (2) an accelerated pre-statistics course, or (3) a college-level math course with concurrent enrollment support. The...Read more
At Bakersfield College (BC), 84% of first-time students enter underprepared, and only 34% of students who started at any level of remedial math completed a certificate, degree, or transfer-related status during a six-year period. BC redesigned traditional math pathways to offer more coherent...Read more
The speedy adoption of Canvas by over 90% of California Community Colleges has offered a unique and exciting opportunity to support student learning and faculty teaching. A group of services, all accessed through the Canvas Course Management System, allows for the development of an ecosystem for...Read more
Allan Hancock College strives to provide a safe environment for all who study, visit and work at the college. If there is ever a time when employees feel the need to report a situation that prompts concern for the safety of faculty, staff or students, procedures are in place for addressing...Read more
The College of the Canyons Mathematics Department has committed to accurate placement, accelerated pathways, and more effective pedagogy in high-challenge, high-support classrooms. Effective fall 2016, an overhaul of the mathematics placement process for 4,363 incoming students using self-reported...Read more
The California Community College System has one of the most diverse student populations in the country, but the diversity of faculty, staff and administrators lags far behind. This presentation from the 2017 ACHRO conference discussed how human beings have evolved to become biased and what CCC...Read more
Butte College has created promising programs centered around first-year student success. First, they have created a robust student orientation program, which includes dispersing orientation leaders throughout the streets, parking lots and sidewalks to help new students immediately feel welcomed. To...Read more
Under the Strong Workforce Program, many colleges are striving to increase enrollments in CTE. But in order to support this growth, colleges need to establish pathways that work for diverse student populations and help them progress up their career ladders. IEPI designed a workshop in order help...Read more
The Yosemite Community College District Finance Handbook is updated annually by Executive Vice Chancellor Teresa Scott. It contains a history of finance in the community colleges and is presented annually at the Community College League of California's Leadership Skills Seminar at Asilomar...Read more
The below presentation was delivered at the 2017 CCCCIO Spring Conference and addresses many of the basic questions and difficulties CIOs confront related to hiring, inheriting, evaluating, and firing employees. Some of the topics covered in more detail include: How to avoid personnel issues...Read more
This presentation from the 2016 CISOA conference is a case study from Santa Barbara Community College covering the technical build as well as adoption challenges, successes, implementation team structure, faculty and counselor involvement, and future campus organizational changes.Read more
The presentation attached below was delivered at the 2017 CACCRAO Conference, and provides information about how and why Mt. San Antonio College and West Hills Colleges auto-award degrees and certificates. It first lays out legal considerations from both the legal and state level, such as the...Read more
This document outlines the professional development plan created for the College of the Canyons 2017/2018 academic year. It shows how College of the Canyons complies with Assembly Bill 2558 which mandates that professional development be provided at every California community college for all...Read more
Some people don’t feel like traditional gender pronouns (she/her, he/him) fit their gender identities. Transgender, genderqueer, and other gender-variant people may choose different pronouns for themselves. The following guide is a starting point for using pronouns respectfully.Read more
While demand for online courses is booming, faculty often are isolated from one another and thus limited in their ability to share information about effective teaching strategies. This presentation from the 2017 OTC conference covers the development and outcomes of a one-day 'unconference' on...Read more