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April 29, 2021 - Vision in Action No. 31 

Collective Exelencia. Tune in and learn from the esteemed leading researchers in education as they discuss high impact practices that validate and culturally affirm our Latina/o/x students at the COLEGAS Latinx Student Success 2021 Webinar on Thursday, May 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Tune in and learn from the esteemed leading researchers in education as they discuss high impact practices that validate and culturally affirm our Latina/o/x students at the COLEGAS Latinx Student Success 2021 Webinar on Thursday, May 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Mike Muñoz, interim president of Long Beach City College - the first community college in the nation identified with the Seal of Excelencia from the Exclencia in Education Organization in Washington, D.C. – will share best practices for serving Latina/a/x students. Attendees will also be able to hear directly from California community college students, who will provide testimonials regarding what it’s like to experience a culturally validating environment. 
Please join us to learn more about the changes we need to implement to ensure we’re doing everything we can to support our Latina/o/x students.
Register for the webinar series at this link.

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System Guidance/News/Webinars

The Black Student Success Week's daily webinar series: The Black Hour continues on Friday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
The Black Hour will share insights and approaches for improving student success among Black and African American students at California’s community colleges and is open to California community college administrators, staff, faculty, practitioners, and students.
Register for the webinar at this link. For updates regarding the week follow @cablackstudents on Twitter and Instagram.

The next Chancellor’s Office bimonthly systemwide webinar, Recovering with Equity, will take place on Wednesday, May 5 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. The webinar will have Chancellor’s Office updates, student-centered spending and tools related to the federal stimulus, a session featuring Dr. Keith Curry, president/CEO of Compton College, and surprise guests. Register for the 2021 System Webinars through the link below. Recordings and slides from past system webinars are available on the Vision Resource Center.
Please share the 2021 System Webinars registration link with your colleagues that are not yet registered. (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 hosting 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 final webinar is Thursday, May 20 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 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 Statistics Institute team will present a four-hour workshop at the virtual United States Conference on Teaching Statistics on Increasing Student Engagement at Two-Year Colleges Using Socially Relevant Contexts. The webinar is Saturday, June 26 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The lead facilitator is Dr. Roxy Peck, professor emerita of statistics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a nationally known leader in statistics education.  Among her many honors, Dr. Peck was made a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and received the American Statistical Association’s Founder's Award and the USCOTS Lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics Education.

Register for the pre-conference workshop and conference 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.

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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