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December 17, 2020 - Vision in Action No. 15

The Vision in Action will not publish on Thursday, December 24 or Thursday, December 31. It will return in the new year on Thursday, January 7.
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Chancellor’s Office Webinars Kick-Off Again in Early January

The Chancellor’s Office biweekly systemwide webinars, aimed at helping faculty, staff and administrators better support the Vision for Success, will kick-off again on Wednesday, January 13 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Please register for the 2021 System Webinars through the link below. If you attended the 2020 System Webinars, your existing webinar link will not be able to access the 2021 System Webinars.

Register for the 2021 System Webinars
Registration is only required once and the same link will be used to access all system webinars in 2021.

The recording and slides from the December 16, 2020 System Webinar, Building Resilience & Protecting Progress: The Hard Work of Cultivating Cultural Change for Equitable Student Success have been uploaded to the Vision Resource Center and can be accessed by following the steps below:

Log in to the Vision Resource Center. After logging-in, under the “Communities” menu, visit “All Communities” and look for “CCC | Webinars, Conferences, and Events”. Join this community, then access the “Chancellor’s Office System Webinars” topic to view the content.

If you have any questions about the Chancellor’s Office System Webinars email Arthur Golovey.

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System Guidance/News

Deputy Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales and Academic Senate for California Community College President Dolores Davison this week released a memo on Local Use of a Functioning Equivalency Process. The memo can be found on the Chancellor’s Office Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page.

Vice Chancellor for College Finance and Facilities Lizette Navarette this week released a guidance memo on Attendance Accounting for Noncredit Courses and Exception Related to Distance Education Lab Courses. 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.

Calling all faculty! There is now a space in the Vision Resource Center made just for you. This Faculty Community was created to support faculty connection and communication across the state. Faculty can ask questions, share promising practices and resources, and provide feedback and input for ongoing systemwide efforts. Log into the Vision Resource Center and join the Faculty Community today.

The Chancellor’s Office Government Relations & College Finance and Facilities Planning divisions are launching monthly systemwide Policy Advocacy Webinars to provide timely updates on major policy decisions affecting the California Community Colleges, including state and federal legislative and budget actions. These webinars are intended for community college leaders who lead and/or support policy advocacy, including CEOs, chief business officers, marketing directors and/or government relations and public information officers, as well as student leaders, policy advocacy organizations and higher education stakeholders. The next webinar is Friday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m. Register.

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Online Instruction/Webinars

Join the American Council on Education (ACE), Palomar College, and Saddleback College’s V-CAT Innovation Award for a California exclusive, virtual summit designed to inspire your strategies for Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) integration and campus-wide support. Sessions will focus on CPL as an equity imperative, and hands-on tactics for successful implementation. The summit is February 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. More Summit information.

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.

Items of Interest

California, latest coronavirus epicenter, sets nationwide record for new cases: ‘The worst is still before us.’

California hospitals buckle as virus cases surge.

Nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer, and U.S. jobless claims jumped this week to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus.

Stimulus talks could spill into weekend as lawmakers scramble to complete deal.