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October 15, 2020 - Vision in Action No. 4

The California Virtual Campus - Online Education Initiative is launching a webinar series on the future of online Career Education in California

Learn About The Future Of Online Career Education During The CVC-OEI Speaker Series

The California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) is hosting a series of webinars beginning October 27 focused on the future of online Career Education in California. This webinar series highlights the work of grantee colleges and districts that received funds from the California Community Colleges, through CVC-OEI, to accelerate innovative online learning opportunities leading to increased employability and upward mobility for working Californians. Each webinar provides an opportunity for grantees from different sectors of Career Education to share the approaches and lessons learned that made their online programs successes.

A full schedule of the webinars and individual registration links for each are available. Join the grantee colleges and districts and learn more about how their work is changing the future of online education throughout California.

For more information please contact Donna Miranda at

System Guidance/News

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.

 Online Instruction/Webinars

The fourth annual Undocumented Student Action Week is October 19-23. Undocumented Student Action week is a systemwide campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented student population. During the week, all California community college students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students throughout the state.

A Chancellor’s Office System Webinar held Wednesday, called From Groundwork to Implementation: Bolstering Support for Undocumented Students, served in part as the kick-off to this very important week. College practitioners can find a recording of the webinar on the Vision Resource Center, and find Undocumented Student Action Week marketing, advocacy and resource materials at this site. There are also a number of system webinars and we encourage everyone to participate in at least one event this year:

Financial Aid Update
Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"Successfully Paying for College as an Undocumented Student in CA 
Target audience: Open to Everyone
Register Now

Policy Update
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"A Conversation on Current State and Federal Immigration Policies"
Target audience: Open to Everyone
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Student Track
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
"Undocu-Leadership Opportunities: Setting Yourself up for Success by Building Community & Professional Skills"
Target audience: Students
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Counseling Faculty Track
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"Equity Beyond A Status, Undocumented Students and How to Serve Them"
Target audience: Faculty Counselors, Career Center Staff, Success Coaches, Transfers Center Staff
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Student Track
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
"What’s Next After Community College? Transferring & Workforce Opportunities"
Target audience: Students
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Administrator Track
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"Undocumented Student Supports: Building Institutional Infrastructure"
Target audience: Administrators and Trustees
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Faculty Track
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
"Equitable Classroom Practices"
Target audience: Faculty
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UndocuLiaison and Classified Staff Track
Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"Going Viral: Best Practices for Outreaching to Undocumented Students in a Virtual Era"
Target audience: Undocumented Student Center Coordinator/UndocuLiaison, Classified Staff and community members
Register Now

New Student Caucus For Formerly Incarcerated And Systems Impacted Students

Formerly incarcerated and system impacted (FISI) students and community organizers are establishing a FISI Student Caucus to formally make their voices heard within the Student Senate for California Community Colleges. FISI student leaders at all California community colleges are invited to join. Students will join a planning committee for the caucus and work toward the caucus’s establishment, focusing on growing the mission of advocacy, unity and equity for students impacted by the criminal justice system through policy and campus involvement. Interested individuals can fill out this Google form to help schedule the date of the initial planning meeting.

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, October 16 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. and the focus is Counseling Underrepresented Students: Creating safe and supportive virtual spaces for Black and brown students. Register at this link.

The LaunchBoard webinar series kicks off this week with an Introduction to the 2020 Community College Pipeline. The webinar is Friday, October 16 from 1:00 – 2:30 and participants will: 

  • Learn how to get useful data for your program, college, sector or region
  • Find out about the improvements and new metrics added to the Community College Pipeline
  • Gain an understanding of where to find helpful metrics aligned with statewide efforts

At the time of the event, please use the information below to join the webinar:
Telephone: (669) 900-6833 
Webinar ID: 962 8510 1664

Webinar Co-hosts: 
Sandra Sanchez, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Workforce & Economic Development Division
John Hetts, Visiting Executive, Research and Data, Educational Services and Support Division

Join John Burton Advocates for Youth, representatives from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and campus basic needs centers staff for a webinar on JBAY’s new publication, "Equity Made Real: Promising Strategies for Addressing College Student Basic Needs." This webinar will highlight successful interventions and strategies as well as challenges, and will make recommendations that support truly equitable access for all learners. The webinar is Thursday, October 29 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 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.

Items of Interest

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