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May 21, 2021 - Vision in Action No. 34 

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Click the video link above to learn more about how California community colleges are working to reform police cadet training across the system.                 


As part of the California Community Colleges Call to Action, which came on the heels of last year’s racial reckoning, system leaders are taking a hard look at the role our colleges play in the training of law enforcement officers throughout California and how policing occurs on our campuses. Efforts are under way to strengthen collaboration and partnership with the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training as well as gathering input from students, college leaders, law enforcement experts, community members and others in preparation of development of policy changes designed to ensure that policing is culturally relevant and responsive to concerns of the communities being served.

Learn more here.


Following the Gov. Gavin Newsom’s release of the California Comeback Plan, which includes significant investments in partnerships between the community colleges and Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the chancellor of the California Community Colleges, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, and California’s Labor Secretary, Julie A. Su, issued the following joint statement:

Over the last two years, we have worked together on our shared commitment to better align the workforce system to meet the needs of California’s students and employers. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated unemployment have accelerated the need for our work. The pandemic-induced economic crisis has also had a disproportionate impact on women and communities of color in California and derailed the education and employment goals for many of the state’s 2.1 million-strong community college students.

The Governor’s California Comeback Plan prioritizes investment in workforce and jobs recovery with equity and supports the cross-system partnership between our two agencies to achieve rapid recovery.

Read more here.


Colleges and districts now have a new, yearlong path to integrate with the Vision Resource Center/Cornerstone, the California Community Colleges’ online learning and collaboration platform.
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is supporting integration for all colleges through June 30, 2021. To ensure that all colleges can seize this opportunity, Phased Integration offers an additional year to complete and launch their portals to employees.

All California community college employees have access to the Vision Resource Center’s online communities, over 8,000 learning modules and helpful resources that assist us in guiding students to success as we collectively continue working toward the Vision for Success goals. Integration offers additional features and benefits to colleges, such as the ability to customize homepages, track and report professional development/FLEX hours and create college-specific online communities to support collaboration.

If your college is ready to sign up for the Phased Integration path, please submit the Phased Integration Readiness Form. To learn more about Cornerstone integration, visit the Vision Resource Center website.

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System Guidance/News/Webinars

The next Chancellor’s Office bimonthly systemwide webinar - 2021 Celebration: Student Messages for their Community College Family - will take place on Wednesday, June 2 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

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.)

Below are some follow-up resources pertaining to the May 19th  System Webinar:

The Chancellor’s Office Government Relations & College Finance and Facilities Planning divisions 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 webinar is Friday, June 11 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Register at this link.

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.

Items of Interest

Back to work with no masks or social distancing? California might allow it.

Two-thirds of adults in California at least partially vaccinated, though the state’s rural-urban COVID vaccine gap may be widening, CDC and state data show.

If 70% of adults get a shot by July 4, U.S. can avoid later surge, Dr. Fauci says.

Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week — the latest encouraging sign for the rebounding U.S. economy.