New Learning: Supporting Foster Youth Through NextUp

NextUp serves eligible current and former foster youth enrolled in the California community colleges by ensuring they get the support and resources they need to matriculate and succeed. This introduction to the NextUp program is intended for system professionals involved with the program. Our primary goal is for participants to familiarize themselves with the legislation and regulation associated with the program so they may correctly apply it within their work.

New Learning: Courageous Leadership: Santa Ana College

The Courageous Leadership webinar series is designed to highlight the accomplishments of California community colleges striving to advance equity across their campuses.

Drawn from the webinar recording, this video-based module highlights the exemplary work done by Santa Ana College. In addition to focusing on the transformative power of integrating Student Equity into the Guided Pathways Framework, the module addresses both Student Services and Academic Affairs from personal, professional and systemic perspectives.

New Learning: Calculating Full Time Equivalent Student (FTES)

“Calculating Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTES)” learning module discusses attendance accounting for California Community colleges. This module defines what the FTES is and how to calculate it. The module also covers accounting methods, offers scheduling exercises to put this knowledge into practice, and discusses reporting requirements, audits and frequently observed errors.

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.