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Month day, 2021 - Vision in Action No. 

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The California Virtual Campus (CVC) is a digital resource that provides easy access for students to enroll in online courses at community colleges throughout California,  including a comprehensive catalog of online programs and courses to help students achieve their educational goals.

CVC helps students up level their skills, train for new careers and transfer to a four-year university. In turn, CVC helps increase completion rates across campuses and reaches new students through cross-enrollment. While CVC is predominately student-facing, there are significant benefits for colleges and system stakeholders who use the platform. Staff and faculty can leverage the system’s wide reach and the capacity of their fellow colleges to assist students in their educational goals.

The CVC has developed a digital toolkit, which serves as a resource and faculty, staff and administrators and includes messaging, helpful checklists and bullet points, resources for colleges and benefits for students. Sample collateral, including social media graphics, newsletter articles and presentations, are included as well. 


For more information or questions regarding the toolkit, please contact CVC Support.

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System Guidance/News

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 at this link.

The next Chancellor’s Office bimonthly systemwide webinar, aimed at helping faculty, staff and administrators better support the Vision for Success, is Wednesday, March 17 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.

Follow this Link to 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.

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.

Please plan to attend the 2021 Student Success Metrics (SSM) Release Webinar on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

This webinar is part of the LaunchBoard Spring Webinar Series that runs through July 2021 presented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

This webinar will feature an understanding of key metrics aligned with the system’s Vision for Success goals, Student Centered Funding Formula, and the Student Equity and Achievement Program. Register at this link.

Join the Chancellor’s Office College Finance and Facilities Planning division for its monthly Fiscal & Policy Webinar Series. The team will provide timely updates on issues related to college finance, state budgets and fiscal policy. Webinars will be held on the last Thursday of each month (excluding holidays). The next webinar is Thursday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. Register here.

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. 

Registration is open for the third annual California Community Colleges LGBTQ+ Summit, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29. Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will open the conference with a keynote address. Breakout sessions include: ‘Before and After COVID-19: How to Initiate and Sustain a Successful LGBTQIA+ Initiative on Campus;’ ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Educating the Educators on LGBTQ+ Experience;’ and ‘Throwing a T-Party: How to Build Trans Spaces On-Campus.’  Find more information here.

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, April 23 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. and the focus is: Counseling, Data and Accountability: SCFF, Guided Pathways, caseload management and beyond…keeping our students at the center. Register at this link.

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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