April

Effective Practices that Support the Transfer of Students Who Repeat Courses to Alleviate Substandard Grades

Students rely on the California community college they attend for assistance in realizing their plans and goals to transfer and continue their education. More emphasis has recently been placed on the transfer of students through legislation such as AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) and AB 928 (Berman, 2021), and therefore one of the current foci of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is transfer in the higher education systems.

Leveraging System-level Professional Development to Promote High-quality, Inclusive Online Teaching and Learning


Note: The following article is not an official statement of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. The article is intended to engender discussion and consideration by local colleges but should not be seen as the endorsement of any position or practice by the ASCCC.

Defining Critical Race Theory in the California Community College System


FACULTY VOICES
This section of the Rostrum is dedicated to publishing the personal stories and perspectives of individual faculty members from community colleges around the state. The statements and stories included in this section come directly from the writers and may not reflect the positions or views of the ASCCC. Although these selections must meet the ASCCC’s publication standards, they will be edited less than other Rostrum articles in order to more fully preserve the writers’ voices.

Equity, Choice, and the Community College Mission


FACULTY VOICES

This section of the Rostrum is dedicated to publishing the personal stories
and perspectives of individual faculty members from community colleges around the state. The statements and stories included in this section come directly from the writers and may not reflect the positions or views of the ASCCC. Although these selections must meet the ASCCC’s publication standards, they will be edited less than other Rostrum articles in order to more fully preserve the writers’ voices.

Integrating Expectations for Cultural Competence into Faculty Evaluations

The system-wide effort to diversify faculty rests on evidence that a diverse faculty improves the retention and success of diverse students served by the California community colleges. The 2019 Literature Review on Faculty, Staff, and Student Diversity compiled by the Board of Governors Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force summarizes a sampling of this research (California Community Colleges Diversity Taskforce, 2019).

Perspective: Students, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Career Technical Education

California’s Build Back Better effort requires reimagining possibilities. Student success is the key to the economic vitality of the state and of local regions. In a report published by the California Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education, Recovery with Equity: A Roadmap for Higher Education After the Pandemic, a series of recommendations were established focused on the following guiding principles:

The Passage of AB 1460 and Its Impact on the CCCs

Since their inception in the late 1960s, ethnic studies programs and courses have faced significant opposition and scrutiny in their attempts to be recognized as valid disciplines. In California’s community colleges, where the first ethnic studies associate of arts degrees were established, this opposition has served to stunt the growth of these programs and has contributed to a misunderstanding and confusion over their definition and implementation.

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