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January 7, 2021 - Vision in Action No. 16

The Transfer Process. A Conversation with California's Higher Education System Leaders

California Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Improving Transfer Process

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will join University of California President Dr. Michael V. Drake, new California State University Chancellor Dr. Joseph I. Castro and Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President Kristen Soares for a virtual conversation on the transfer process.

Hosted by Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair of the Select Committee on the Master Plan, the discussion will focus on what’s working, what’s not working and how California’s systems of higher education can better work together to improve the transfer process for students.

The virtual conversation is Wednesday, January 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Register.

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System Guidance/News

Listen to a special message from Chancellor Oakley on Democracy and Education as 2021 takes hold. Listen to this edition of the Chancellor’s Office Podcast.

The Chancellor’s Office bimonthly systemwide webinars, aimed at helping faculty, staff and administrators better support the Vision for Success, will begin on Wednesday, January 13 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. The topic for next week’s webinar is Equity Plans. You can 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 Now. Registration is only required once and the same link will be used to access all System Webinars in 2021.

Recordings and slides from past system webinars are available on the Vision Resource Center. If you have any questions about the Chancellor’s Office System Webinars, email Arthur Golovey.

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.

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 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

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 campuswide support. Sessions will focus on CPL as an equity imperative, and hands-on tactics for successful implementation. The summit is Friday, February 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. More information.

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, February 26 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. and the focus is: Partnerships to Reach and Motivate New Community College Students. Register for the event.

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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