March 10, 2022 - Vision in Action No. 69
SAVE THE DATE: BLACK STUDENT SUCCESS WEEK RETURNS IN APRIL
Black Student Success Week is returning April 25-29, 2022. This year’s theme is: A Vision for Black Student Success: Creating a New Landscape to Succeed. The 2022 Black Student Success Week will focus on new approaches to ensure Black and African American students succeed at California Community Colleges as we recover from the pandemic.
The week’s activities will be held virtually and include:
- Daily webinars hosted from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., called The Black Hour
- Daily small group discussion forums from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., called The After Party
- A virtual advocacy day on Thursday, April 28th, called The BlackOut
Webinar registration will open the first week of April. Please save the date (April 25-29, 2022) and follow @cablackstudents on Twitter and Instagram at for updates and more information.
Black Student Success Week is organized in partnership with the following organizations: A2MEND, Umoja Community Education Foundation, The Campaign for College Opportunity, The Education Trust-West, the Equity Avengers, The RP Group, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Community College League of California, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges.
INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR AVAILABLE ON U VISAS FOR CRIME VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS
In collaboration with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the California State University Chancellor's Office, and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges will host an informational webinar on U Visas for Crime Victims and Survivors on Wednesday, March 16, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Immigration attorneys from the ILRC will present information regarding how immigrant victims and survivors of certain crimes who have been helpful in a criminal investigation or prosecution may qualify for a visa that can lead to a green card. This webinar will provide an overview of the U visa, who is eligible, the benefits it provides, how to apply, and where to go for help.
The Part-Time Faculty Professional Learning Needs Assessment closes on Friday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m.
A high response rate is critical to understanding how the Chancellor's Office can best meet the professional learning needs of part-time faculty. This voluntary survey will only take 14 minutes to complete. You may begin the assessment by clicking on this link.
Your responses will be anonymous to the Chancellor's Office. By taking this survey, you are agreeing to participate with the knowledge that your responses will be aggregated. The Chancellor’s Office will use the findings and resulting recommendations to co-design professional learning opportunities for part-time faculty at the state level. The report of findings and recommendations will be shared with Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and Faculty Association for California Community Colleges for them to determine how to apply findings at the local level.
SAVE THE DATE: The Chancellor’s Office invites you to join the Webinar Series: Equitable Recovery in Action: Becoming Antiracist, Student Ready Institutions launching Wednesday, March 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.
March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 15, 2022
July 20, 2022
August 17, 2022
Registration is now open for the Pathways to Equity Act Virtual Conference. The Pathways to Equity conference provides a space for a diverse community of creators, educators, administrators and practitioners to inspire one another to reform, reshape and recreate a collegiate environment focused on student equity through use of a Guided Pathways framework. Keynote speakers will focus on anti-racism as a foundation for equity work in the community college system. Breakout sessions will highlight innovative practices that are driving systemic changes in our colleges. We hope you and your team will join us.
Wednesday, March 16 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register to secure your free spot today
For more information about the Act Virtual Conference and updates on Pathways to Equity, visit the Pathways to Equity webpage.
Please direct any content questions to Michael Tran, Educational Services and Support.
The Board of Governors and the Chancellor’s Office are pleased to announce the 2022 Classified Employee of the Year Awards. The Classified Employee of the Year Awards are the opportunity to recognize and celebrate our classified employees who exemplify the Vision for Success. For full details, please view the website linked above. Nominations are due Friday, March 25, 2022.
The 2022 Chancellor’s Office System Webinars take place during the first Wednesday of each month. The next System Webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 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 - Universal Design, Accessibility & More: A Student-Centered Support Ecosystem for Students with Disabilities - 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.
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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