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November 11, 2020 - Vision in Action No. 11

Additional Resources Available to Colleges for AB 705 Implementation

In the coming weeks, the Chancellor’s Office will distribute a number of AB 705 implementation guidance memorandums and templates to help your college with AB 705 implementation and fulfilling regulatory requirements.

The items below provide an overview of AB 705 adoption and implementation to date and introduce the new Equitable Placement Toolkit.

  • Overview of AB 705 2019 Adoption Plans: This overview summarizes the AB 705 adoption trends and practices from the original adoption plans collected in 2019.
  • AB 705 Implementation Survey Report 2020: This report from the MMAP Research Team/RG Group provides a summary of results from the recent AB 705 implementation survey (click here to access).
  • Equitable Placement Toolkit: This interactive toolkit, made available by the Chancellor’s Office with support from the Foundation and informed by promising practices in the field, provides resources and tools to assist colleges in planning for, communicating and implementing equitable placement practices. The toolkit can be accessed from the Equitable Placement (AB 705) community in the Vision Resource Center. We encourage you to join and contribute to this community.

These three items are resources to inform you about and support you in Equitable Placement (AB 705) implementation. These are optional resources that you can make use of as best suits your efforts.

Forthcoming items include an Equitable Placement Validation of Practices template, ESL Adoption Plans guidance and form and an AB 1805 Data Reporting template.

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System Guidance/News

Join us for the next Chancellor’s Office system webinar on Wednesday, November 18 at 9:00 a.m. The general topic is on student-centered enrollment practices. If you haven’t already done so, you can register for the webinars at this link. Previous webinar recordings are available on the Vision Resource Center.

Registration is now open for the virtual 2020 California Community Colleges Veterans Symposium, scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, December 8-10. Join faculty, administrators and staff from across the California Community College, California State University and University of California systems to share information and best practices for supporting our student veterans. Learn more and register at this link.

The Chancellor’s Office is committed to keeping everyone informed during this uncertain time. We encourage administrators, faculty, staff and students to regularly check the Chancellor’s Office COVID-19 resource page and the Chancellor’s Office Communications to Colleges section for ongoing executive orders, guidance memos and announcements. Current and prospective students can also get connected with their local college to find out specific resources and support services available as well as enroll in their local community college.

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Online Instruction/Webinars

The California Counseling Network, a community of practice sponsored by the Career Ladders Project, is hosting a series of Counselor Roundtable zoom sessions. Each session is an opportunity to gather with fellow practitioners from colleges and high schools and engage in conversations that matter and support our work with students and colleagues. The next session is Friday, November 13 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. and the focus is Career Education and Equity: Making the most of career education opportunities for students of color. Register at this link.

Registration is open for the Guided Pathways workshop webinars on Friday, November 13 and Friday, November 20 from 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The workshop, “Redesigning with Career and Equity in Mind,” is a two-part series of webinars with a different program on each day. Register at this link.

The California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) continues its series of webinars focused on the future of online Career Education in California. This webinar series highlights the work of grantee colleges and districts that received funds from the California Community Colleges, through CVC-OEI, to accelerate innovative online learning opportunities leading to increased employability and upward mobility for working Californians. Each webinar provides an opportunity for grantees from different sectors of Career Education to share the approaches and lessons learned that made their online programs successes. The final webinars are Tuesday, November 17 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with a focus on Online Teaching and Learning and Wednesday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Online Marketing and Growth. Register and find a full schedule at this link.

The Accrediting Commission for Junior and Community Colleges is pleased to present an online seminar series called The Future of Learning: An Equity-Minded Approach this December. The series is presented in partnership with the California Community Colleges, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Pacific Postsecondary Education Council and the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges. The webinars will be held on December 2, 3, 7 and 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration is now open. Click here to view the event website.

Student Supports

The California Youth Crisis line runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 800-843-5200. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255. You can also text COURAGE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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