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Feb. 3, 2022 - Vision in Action No. 64

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In the first half of 2022, this newsletter will highlight colleges activating the Vision for Success core commitments in service of students. The mission of the California Community Colleges to equitably provide opportunities for economic and social advancement is more important today than ever, and colleges have shown incredible resilience, adaptability and perseverance. The core commitments will help us stay focused on what matters, clear barriers that stand in the way of student progress, develop new innovations to close equity gaps and fuel success, and create robust partnerships that can endure through future challenges. Those commitments can guide us through policy and practice decisions at every level and help us reach our goals. 
This month, focusing on core commitment 1: Focus relentlessly on students’ end goals, we feature Cosumnes River College, a leading example of experimenting with bold program improvements that have the potential to advance equity in meaningful ways. The college has designed a first-term schedule for their incoming high school graduates that resulted in immediate increased enrollment and reduced equity gaps. In the face of the pandemic, the college continues to take deliberate steps, with an equity emphasis, to ensure success for their students.   

See How Cosumnes River College Is Focusing Relentlessly on Students’ End Goals.


In April 2021, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office held the Vision for Success Summit, a series of five webinars providing perspectives and promising practices, to help every California community college professional lead our commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism and student success.

The Chancellor’s Office, in collaboration with the Vision Resource Center, developed five learning modules based on the summit webinars. These learning modules increase the accessibility of this valuable information that will assist in our efforts to realize the Vision for Success. Each learning module includes additional resources on the topics discussed.

To access these learning modules, first log in to the Vision Resource Center and then search for the titles:

  • The Vision for Success Summit: Dismantling Structural Racism
  • The Vision for Success Summit: Meeting Students' Basic Needs
  • The Vision for Success Summit: Using Funding Structures to Drive Equity-Centered Student Success
  • The Vision for Success Summit: Equitable Placement with Integrity
  • The Vision for Success Summit: Innovations in Teaching and Learning 
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System Guidance/News/Webinars

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is excited to offer faculty who teach online, transfer-level math programs (STEM and SLAM pathways) the opportunity to participate in "Creating an Inclusive and Supporting Online Learning Environment and Promoting Active Learning Online," a series of professional development micro-credential courses offered by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE).

The micro-credential course offerings include:

Promoting Active Learning (Online) -- In this course, participants learn practices proven to more actively engage your students in learning and thinking critically.

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment -- In this course, participants learn practices that enable instructors to create an optimal environment to support learning—including how to increase student engagement, embrace diversity, and help students persist in meeting academic challenges.

These courses begin in February and will take approximately seven to eight weeks to complete. To register for these courses, please complete the course registration form. To learn more about ACUE, please visit the ACUE website. For additional information, please contact Marrin Thuston  or Paul Grillos.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (yes, the Oscars® group!), in partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, would like to invite you to our upcoming webinar event to learn more about the Academy Gold Rising program.

The Academy Gold Rising program is an educational internship initiative that works with studios and organizations such as Disney, Streamland Media, and Warner Media. The talent development, diversity, and inclusion program offers interns an inclusive industry networking experience with access to Academy members, industry professionals, screenings and workshops.

This webinar is for students, faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about Academy Gold Rising’s film production internships in digital technology, digital media, editing, cinematography, costume design, and animation.  The webinar is also for those who simply have a love for the art of film.

The webinar is Thursday, February 10, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. RSVP here.

SAVE THE DATE: The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office invites you to join the Webinar Series: Equitable Recovery in Action: Becoming Antiracist, Student Ready Institutions launching Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

In this six-part series of webinars, the Chancellor’s Office will highlight ongoing efforts across the system to adopt, customize and scale equity-advancing strategies, tools and resources to facilitate systemic change and cultivate a more equitable, inclusive and transformative teaching and learning ecosystem.

Webinar dates:
February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 15, 2022
July 20, 2022

Stay tuned for registration information.

The Chancellor’s Office System Webinars in 2022 will take place during the first Wednesday of each month. The next 2022 System Webinar is scheduled for March 2 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register Now. Registration is only required one time. Once registered, you will gain access to all System Webinars in 2022. 
The recording and slides from the previous webinar - In Their Own Voices: Strengthing California Community Colleges Supports & Resources in 2022-23 - are posted in the Vision Resource Center. After logging-in, under the “Communities” menu, visit “All Communities” and look for “CCC | Webinars, Conferences, and Events.” Join this community, then access the “Chancellor’s Office System Webinars” topic to view the content. 

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

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Expanded COVID sick leave in California could take effect next week - $

Strained U.S. hospitals seek foreign nurses amid visa windfall

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