Allied Health Learning Community for Recent High School Graduates at Sacramento City College

The Sacramento City College Allied Health Learning Community uses a contextualized curriculum and has been successful in enrolling a large number of minority students--who traditionally have been underrepresented in health care careers. The Challenge The workforce and economic development challenge that the Allied Health Learning Community (AHLC) at Sacramento City College most directly addresses is ethnic and racial disparity within the health care workforce--in particular the under-representation of Latino and African Americans. These students are often disproportionately poor, first in...

Freshman Seminar at Cosumnes River College

The Freshman Seminar at Cosumnes River College (Interdisciplinary Studies 313) started as a 1 unit experimental course, and then became a 3 unit CSU/UC transferable course. It was designed to help new students have a smooth transition to the college environment. The Freshman Seminar received the 2008 John Rice Diversity Award and the 2011 State Academic Senate Exemplary Programs Award. It was also mentioned in the 2008 Practices With Promise Report, and highlighted at the 2010 CLASS Institute’s “Spotlight on Effective Practice” facilitated by Byron and Kay McClenney. The Challenge The...

Butte College Receives Award for Innovation in Higher Education

Butte College has increased the number of degrees it awards and the number of students it transfers to University of California and California State University campuses by more than 30 percent over the last five years. It has accomplished this by taking a comprehensive approach that involves working collaboratively with the K-12 school districts, high schools, county offices of education, California State University, Chico, and community partners; improving and accelerating its developmental programs; developing transfer degrees that streamline articulation to the university; and focusing the...