New Learning: Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

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This module is an overview of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), which helps students disadvantaged by social, economic, educational or linguistic barriers get the resources they need to enroll and succeed at any California community college. Designed to be useful to both new and experienced directors, as well as other professionals administering the programs, this module provides background and compliance information about EOPS programs. Other topics addressed include student eligibility; the differences between Education Code, regulations and guidance; the roles and responsibilities of program directors; using data to inform and support EOPS programs; and the basics of EOPS funding.

New Learning: Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

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This module is an overview of the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program, which offers support services to help students transition from welfare dependency to self-sufficiency by securing education, training, and marketable skills. Designed to be useful to both new and experienced directors, as well as other professionals administering the programs, this module provides background and compliance information about the CARES programs. Other topics addressed include the basics of CARE funding; services provided by Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS); student eligibility; and how to use data to inform and support EOPS programs.

New Learning: The California Community Colleges Call to Action

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The Chancellor’s “Call to Action” was launched in June 2020 for the California Community Colleges to actively strategize against structural racism in our institutions and communities. Webinars were held to discuss the “Call to Action” and featured presenters from across the system to share ideas on cultivating an equitable campus culture with institutional and individual change.

The “California Community Colleges Call to Action” learning module was one of two modules developed from those webinars. It defines and provides context to the Call to Action and includes perspectives on the need to work against structural racism.

New Learning: Call to Action: Nurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture

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The Chancellor’s “Call to Action” was launched in June 2020 for the California Community Colleges to actively strategize against structural racism in our institutions and communities. Webinars were held to discuss the “Call to Action” and featured presenters from across the system to share ideas on cultivating an equitable campus culture with institutional and individual change.

“Call to Action: Nurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture” is one of two modules created from these webinars. This module addresses the need to design safe and equitable educational environments for all students and shows examples of how each of us can contribute to nurturing an anti-racist campus culture.

New Learning: Trustees and Equity-Centered Student Success

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Designed for trustees, this module discusses their role in supporting transformational change and equity-centered student success in the California Community Colleges. It covers the need for reform, such as the Vision for Success and Guided Pathways, as well as concrete actions trustees may take to help achieve those goals. Also covered are metrics that matter for student success, strategies for holding equity-centered conversations with other board members and effectively working with leadership for the benefit of all of our students

New Learning: Welcome to the Vision Resource Center

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Gain an introduction to the Vision Resource Center, the online learning platform that offers professional development opportunities to all California community college employees. In this module you will learn to:

  • Search and explore the more than 8,000 learning modules on this platform, including Skillsoft and LinkedIn Learning training videos.
  • Join or start online communities dedicated to specific topics, where you can discuss issues and share best practices with colleagues from across the state.
  • Find and register for upcoming professional development opportunities in the Workshops and Events Calendar.

New Learning: Emergency Preparedness

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This module addresses emergency preparedness from several perspectives in the college, including college leadership, coordinating instruction, student communication, holding instructional space, facilities, risk management, college finances, student services, counseling, and public information. Users can select which perspective to view before choosing another or completing the module.

New Learning: Pursuing the Vision for Success

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This learning module offers an overview of the Vision for Success, the California Community Colleges’ multi-year plan to improve student success and close equity and achievement gaps and demonstrates how Guided Pathways is providing the structure to reach these goals.  “Pursuing the Vision for Success” reviews the Guided Pathway principles that integrate support for students, as well as the tools and resources available to supplement our work in achieving the Vision for Success, including the Vision Resource Center.

New Learning: Introduction to Noncredit Education

Supporting our goals of equity and student success, noncredit courses and programs draw new learners into the California Community Colleges who might not have otherwise considered higher education. This module introduces the basics of noncredit education in the California Community Colleges. It covers noncredit students and their goals, benefits of noncredit instruction, noncredit courses and programs, and funding for noncredit instruction.