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Dec. 1, 2022 - Vision in Action No. 98 


Save the Date! April 19-20, 2023 9:00 am-2:00 pm CCC LGBTQ+ Summit


All are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 5th Annual California Community Colleges LGBTQ+ Summit, A Virtual Event! The Summit will be held online April 19-20, 2023 tentatively from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. This summit is a space for students, faculty, classified professionals and administrators. This year’s theme is “Fiercer Together - Uplifting Queer & Trans Students on Our Campuses.”  Conference organizers are looking for proposals that share practices and programs and from both professionals and students. Proposals must be submitted by or before midnight on December 7, 2022.

The California Community Colleges LGBTQ+ Summit is an opportunity to collaborate with members of the system at all levels. Attendees will learn from each other’s innovative and successful ideas that will transform campuses so that we better serve and affirm LGBTQ+ students. The summit is focused on improving not only individual community college campuses, but encouraging changes at the structural level as well.

How to Submit a Presenter Proposal
It’s important to fill out each section completely, and as requested, or proposals cannot be reviewed. Ideally, presenters would be available for both summit dates so that once sessions are chosen, they can be scheduled where they best fit for the summit. However, please indicate any unavailable dates/times on the form. Proposals will be reviewed by the Summit Planning Team and presenters will be notified of their acceptance status by or before midnight on December 12, 2022. Following selection and notification, chosen presenters may be requested to submit additional information or to revise session details based on the needs of the summit.

Selection Criteria
Presentation time slots are 60 minutes long including introductions and housekeeping announcements. Your session may be up to 55 minutes long and you are encouraged to meet the following criteria:

  • Provide applicable resources/methods for campuses to recreate/implement
  • Take into consideration the diversity of colleges (i.e., large, small, urban, rural, multi‐college vs. single college districts, etc.) and the student population (Students of Color, 1st generation, housing insecure, underhoused, etc.)
  • Grounded in research and/or data; practical experiences offering programs and services; or the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people.
  • Interactive and allow time for Q & A where possible.

Submit proposals and find more information at this link.


You are invited to the Equal Employment Opportunity Northern CA Promising Practices Showcase hosted on Friday, December 2 at San Jose City College from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A first of its kind, this event will bring together the leaders of the system to advance the cultural transformation of the most extensive system of public higher education and one of the largest employers in California.

Dr. Abdimalik Buul, Visiting Executive of Educational Excellence and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Programs, invites the system to stand alongside state leaders as we work to accomplish the vision to increase the diversity of the California community college workforce. Listen and engage in community learning around statewide promising EEO practices. The event is centered on learning about the institutions statewide that are leading the system with innovative EEO strategies that can be scaled systemwide. Through this showcase, we plan to model promising collaborative practices about pre-hiring, hiring, and post-hiring efforts. 

We encourage you and your colleagues to register now. A virtual option is available; the components for live stream will be the welcome and the host district plenary 9:00 -10:00 a.m. There will not be further engagement beyond this point with online participants. However, the conference will document the break-out discussions and provide the reflections for review of participants through the EEO Online Community in the Vision Resource Center.

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System Guidance/News/Webinars

The next Chancellor’s Office System Webinar - Celebrating 2022 and Opportunities Ahead in the New Year - is set for Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

In the face of many challenges and uncertainty, California’s 116 community colleges continue to transform into student-centered institutions and lead unapologetic advocacy to address student basic needs and the total cost of success in a post-pandemic reality. Through our collective efforts, in 2022 we built an important foundation to advance equity, student persistence and success, and unconditional belonging.

Join us for an important webinar where we will celebrate the most consequential actions and policies in 2022 and learn about the opportunities for our system to lead the future of higher education.
For questions related to the Chancellor’s Office System Webinars email Krista Rindell at

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.  

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

The Foundation for California Community Colleges today shared its annual 2021-22 Innovation and Impact Report, highlighting the important work the Foundation does supporting the California Community Colleges, its students and our state over this last year. Learn about our impact & commitment to helping communities thrive at this link.