New Learning: Trauma-Informed Care

Given the diversity and size of our system, it is crucial that we account for students’ experiences while empowering them for success. As many as 85% of youth experience some form of trauma by the time they reach college, which can deeply affect their ability to succeed. This module provides an overview of what trauma is and how it affects many of our students. It then provides information for how professionals can help develop college and classroom environments that support those impacted by trauma.

New Learning: Supporting Undocumented Students

California Community Colleges educates more undocumented students than any other college or university system in the state. This module provides an overview of who undocumented students in our system are, as well as promising practices for supporting them. In addition to covering the protection of student information and how undocumented students can pay for college, it includes a robust set of resources for undocumented students and allies to make use of.

A promotional PDF flyer is also available to help share this module with your colleagues: Supporting Undocumented Students Learning Module PDF Flyer

Guided Pathways Field Notes

The Field Notes is a collection of activities and discussion-starters to utilize in team meetings. Designed to create the conditions for innovative thinking, the Field Notes are a workspace where professionals can record, illustrate, and share triumphs and challenges associated with Guided Pathways implementation. This learning module allows you to download the entire collection of Field Notes or build your own by selecting just the one or two activities that you want for your meeting. It also includes a link to the community where you can share how you have used or modified the field notes, any additional activities that you have found helpful, or make requests.

New Learning Series: Instruction in Prisons

Professionals working within prisons and jails need to remain observant, to continue to seek internal and external training and to use their understanding of these systems to adapt and adopt policies and practices to better serve students. This series introduces instructors to the unique opportunities of teaching in jails and prisons. It is composed of three modules, covering what you need to know about Prisons, Students in Prisons, and Instruction in Prisons.

What You Need to Know About Prisons

This module focuses on what instructors need to know when they are entering a jail or prison. It covers rules and regulations, movement within prisons, personal safety and boundaries, custody staff relations, and power structures.

What You Need to Know About Students in Prisons

This module covers general student background and diversity, unique challenges, students’ vulnerabilities, common medical issues, manipulation, and language.

What You Need to Know About Teaching in Prisons

This module covers unique considerations in preparing for the course, textbooks and other supplies, course policies, classroom management, and instructor support beyond the classroom.

New Learning: Student Centered Funding Formula

The Student Centered Funding Formula is all about ensuring community colleges are funded, at least in part, on how well their students are faring. It encourages progress towards the Vision for Success by strengthening incentives to improve access and outcomes for all students. This module introduces the basics of the Student Centered Funding Formula and explores how this change helps align our system’s funding with our broader mission.

Be sure the share this module with your:

  • College Leadership and Administrators
  • Guided Pathways Committee
  • Faculty
  • Financial Aid Personnel

Strong Workforce for CEOs and Trustees

The Community College League of California developed two series of videos to assist CEOs and trustees learn more about career education and develop robust programs. Each of the two modules are broken into five sections, such as “Implementing a Regional Approach for CTE” (for CEOs) and “The Trustee Role in Building High Quality CTE Programs” (for trustees).

Be sure to share these modules with your:

  • Board of Trustees
  • Career Education Team
  • College Leadership

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment programs help increase career and college readiness, achieve educational equity, and increase access to post-secondary education. This module provides a brief introduction to dual enrollment and then explores the specifics of the students, courses, schools, and faculty that will most benefit from a CCAP agreement and how an agreement can be initiated.

Be sure to share this module with your:

  • Dual Enrollment Office Leadership and Staff

Improving Equity in Campus Hiring

Diversity in campus hiring improves equity in student outcomes, and the greatest gains are seen by historically underrepresented student populations. This module covers the benefits, ongoing need, and practical application of improving equitable hiring at the California Community Colleges. Participants will also learn about several promising practices related to equity in campus hiring.

Be sure to share this module with your:

  • Human Resources Staff
  • Hiring Committee Members
  • Instructional Faculty
  • Classified Staff
  • Trustees

Pursuing the Vision for Success

Our system has adopted the Vision for Success, which includes bold goals and commitments to transform our students’ outcomes. This newly redesigned module explores how the goals and commitments connect to Guided Pathways and what changes our system is undergoing in order to achieve them.

Be sure to share this module with everyone on your campus. The Vision for Success is the guiding “north star” for the CCC. All faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees will benefit from understanding the Vision goals and how Guided Pathways is supporting work towards those goals.

Leading Guided Pathways Reform: The Role of the Board

This module offers information for board members on how they can support Guided Pathways implementation in their local college or district. The content is derived from a workshop at the 2017 CCLC Annual Trustees Conference, delivered by Josh Wyner, founder of the College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute.

Be sure to share this module with your:

  • Guided Pathways Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • College Leadership