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February 18, 2021 - Vision in Action No. 22

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Chancellor's Office Hosting Webinar On Advancing Racial Equity and Promoting Black Student Success

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office invites you to join the Building Bridges, Raising Awareness and Celebrating Black Student Achievement Webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

This webinar will highlight the ongoing commitment of the Chancellor’s Office to systemwide efforts to advance racial equity, dismantle structural barriers to student success and eliminate opportunity gaps for disproportionately impacted students. Additionally the webinar will:

  • Underscore institutional partnerships between the Chancellor’s Office and Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their impact on Black student achievement.
  • Provide a broad overview of inclusive classroom environments and anti-racism curriculum that produces equitable outcomes.
  • Discuss the California Community Colleges’ Black and African American Advisory Panel’s recommendations for Improving Black and African American student outcomes.

Register for the webinar.

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System Guidance/News

Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will participate in an upcoming panel discussion on Advancing Access and Success for Transfer Students: Insights from San Diego State University on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The webinar will discuss access and success challenges for transfer students, and showcase equity-minded enrollment management practices. Register for the webinar.

The next Chancellor’s Office bimonthly systemwide webinar, aimed at helping faculty, staff and administrators better support the Vision for Success, is Wednesday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m. You can register for the 2021 System Webinars through the link below. Recordings and slides from past system webinars are available on the Vision Resource Center.

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 Chancellor’s Office is offering a nuts-and-bolts webinar series on Credit for Prior Learning. Attendees will learn specific approaches and practices from community college colleagues throughout the state who are developing and implementing CPL assessment methods. The brown bag lunch series is Monday, March 8 – Thursday, March 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.. Topics and links for each day are below:

CPL Overview: Engaging Your College in Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
Monday, March 8 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Portfolio Review and CPL
Tuesday, March 9 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Industry Certification and CPL
Wednesday, March 10 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Formal Military Training and CPL
Thursday, March 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

For questions, contact the CPL coordinator at Palomar College, Candace Rose.

The Chancellor’s Office Government Relations & College Finance and Facilities Planning divisions are holding 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, March 12 at 10:00 a.m. Register.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in partnership with Cerritos College, Chaffey College, Foothill College, Compton College and Lake Tahoe Community College, is launching the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series, an opportunity to support each other as we choose courage over comfort in leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism efforts on our campuses.

We invite college leaders to join the conversation to not only lift up what is working in championing DEI and anti-racism on campuses, but also share how we are navigating challenges and supporting each other in our struggles.

The next webinar is Thursday, March 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.; all webinars are held on the third Thursday of each month through Thursday, May 20. Please register for the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series to advance DEI and anti-racism and be fearless in our commitment to make the California Community Colleges truly student-ready.

The Chancellor’s Office is accepting nominations for the 2021 Classified Employee of the Year Awards. This is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work of our Classified Employees that exemplify the Vision for Success and demonstrate commitment to equitable student outcomes in their local community. Please visit our Board of Governors Recognition and Awards webpage for full details. Nomination packets must be sent no later than March 26, 2021.

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, Feb. 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Get 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, Feb. 26 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. and the focus is: Partnerships to Reach and Motivate New Community College Students. Register.

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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