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
eLearning Module Resource Description 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...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
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