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Oct. 20, 2022 - Vision in Action No. 92 


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REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING WEBINAR: Please plan to attend the 2022 Strong Workforce Program (SWP) Release Webinar  November 10, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Review SWP statewide outcomes through data displayed on the SWP dashboard
  • Understand 17% SWP Incentive Funding Allocations for 2022-2023 
  • Examine the importance and use of SWP (outside of SWP Funding) 
  • Learn how to navigate SWP to find information that is relevant to your work especially for closing persistent equity gaps in Career Education programs 
  • Learn how to export the SWP data and navigate the elements 

Click Here to Register for the SWP Release Webinar 

The Strong Workforce Program aims to bridge the skills gap between students and California’s evolving workforce by strengthening Career Technical Education (CTE) programs offered in the 115 physical community colleges throughout the state. The state’s investments in SWP are to enhance the quality of CTE programs and workforce training as a path to high-demand and high-wage jobs for community college graduates. Through SWP community colleges collaborate with regional and local stakeholders to ensure all programs and training emphasize key areas including student success, career pathways, workforce data and outcomes, curriculum, CTE faculty support and regional coordination.

LaunchBoard webinars are recorded and published on the Resources section on the LaunchBoard website. You will find this year’s and prior year’s Webinar series and specific user guides to help understand the metrics in dashboards on the LaunchBoard with an extensive resource library that includes infographics, quick videos, and guides to help practitioners leverage LaunchBoard data to support educational improvement efforts. 

If you have questions or suggestions regarding this communication or the LaunchBoard webinars or dashboard releases, please contact


Registration is now open for the “Equitable Placement and Completion: A Racial Justice Imperative,” a joint effort between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and The Puente Project. Our featured speaker, Dr. Christopher Emdin, is the Robert A. Naslund Endowed Chair in Curriculum Theory and Professor of Education at the University of Southern California, and author of many titles, including STEM, STEAM, Make, Dream; Ratchedemic: Re-Imagining Academic Excellence; and For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y’all Too. The webinar is Friday, Oct. 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Participants will come away with an understanding of how to move racial justice work forward through Equitable Placement in support of student success in the California Community College system. The webinar will also introduce the 2022-23 Puente Communities of Practice (ComPs) for California community college educators, which will include the following strands:

  • Linguistic Justice Across the Curriculum with Michelle Gonzales and Kisha Quesada Turner, Las Positas College
  • Math Justice for Student Empowerment with Karla Rojas, Sacramento City College and Hal Huntsman, Antelope Valley College
  • Instructional Design with Corazón/Heart with Fabiola Torres, Glendale Community College and Kristin Land, Chabot College
  • Placement + Support of Marginalized Students through a Justice Lens with Luke Lara, MiraCosta College and Juan Pablo Carreon, Pasadena City College  

The event is open to everyone, including students. We especially encourage the participation of part-time faculty, counseling faculty, and faculty teaching transfer-level Math and English. In addition, classified administrators and professionals, educational and executive administrators and trustees are encouraged to attend. 

Register here.

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System Guidance/News/Webinars

The sixth annual Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) wraps up tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 21.

Register here to participate in the final webinar, Ensuring Equitable Access to Financial Aid for Undocumented Students, tomorrow from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. If you are unable to attend, you will be able to access recordings of the daily webinars in the Vision Resource Center.

USAW is a joint effort by the Board of Governors, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Foundation for California Community Colleges, and Community College League of California, in partnership with many statewide advocacy organizations. 

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for a “how-to” webinar to assist those working with foster youth to successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). The webinar will review the FAFSA and CADAA, page by page, including detailed instructions on how eligible foster youth can qualify as independent students for the purposes of maximizing financial aid. 

The webinar to help support foster youth is Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Register here.

The next Chancellor’s Office System Webinar is set for Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  

If you haven’t registered for the 2022 System Webinar series, please register via this link. If you have already registered there is no need to register again. 

The inaugural annual COLEGAS Conference, Pa'delante Juntos Podemos (Together We Move Forward), will be held Nov. 3-4, 2022, in Long Beach and will focus on providing a Latina/o/x affirming space for California community college professionals to build community, share emerging practices and exchange resources in the service of Latina/o/x students and their communities. This year's theme calls on us to build solidarity as a collective through group learning, critical consciousness and shared agency to ensure that Latina/o/x people can thrive in higher education. 
Find a full list of events, prices and registration information at this link.

Student Supports

The California University and College Ballot Bowl, developed by the California Students Vote Project (SVP), is a friendly competition in which all of California’s major higher education institutions—the California Community Colleges, California State University, University of California and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities —are invited to compete to register the most students to vote.

The process is simple and takes only five minutes to complete. Students must visit in order for the registration to count towards the competition. 
For more information on the Ballot Bowl, visit the Secretary of State’s website or access the Ballot Bowl outreach toolkit.

Items of Interest

The California Education Learning Lab recently announced the release of a new grant opportunity to promote the buildout of critical data science educational infrastructure. Through this RFP, Learning Lab’s Grand Challenge seeks to incentivize public higher education institutions to embrace data science as an opportunity to build new pathways, modernize majors, attract historically underrepresented students into STEM, and deepen both civic and interdisciplinary learning. Through this RFP, Learning Lab intends to award the following categories of grants:

  • Pathways Development (Up to 3 awards)
  • Faculty Development (Up to 5 awards)
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration (Up to 9 awards)
  • Grand Challenge Cohort Coordinator (1 award)

Find more information on the application process, timeline and FAQs at the Grand Challenge website.