May 7, 2021 - Vision in Action No. 32
STUDENT SENATE FOR CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES HOSTING ANTI-ASIAN HATE TOWN HALL
The recent attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities has prompted the Student Senate for California Community Colleges to host an anti-Asian Hate Town Hall. The virtual event is Friday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During the town hall, attendees will learn how to support our system’s Asian and Pacific Islander students, make them feel welcome on campus and help them to succeed. Keynote speakers include Board of Governors Member Hildegarde Aguinaldo, Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support Rebecca Ruan-O’Shaughnessy and San Jose City College President Rowena Tomaneng. The SSCCC invites everyone to attend the town hall, hear directly from AAPI students about their experiences and help create an inclusive community for all.
The Chancellor’s Office Government Relations & College Finance and Facilities Planning divisions next week continue their 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, May 14 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Register at this link.
The next Chancellor’s Office bimonthly systemwide webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 19 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Recordings and slides from past system webinars are available on the Vision Resource Center. Below are some follow-up resources pertaining to the May 5th System Webinar:
Visit the Budget News section of the Chancellor’s Office website for budget-related updates
Top 10 Student Centered Uses of Federal Stimulus Resources
Follow the Money - Report
El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition by David-Hayes Bautista
Black Student Success Week Webinars on YouTube
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.
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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