2021 Exemplary Program Award
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Exemplary Program Award. Sponsored annually by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Board of Governors established the Exemplary Program Award in 1991 to recognize outstanding community college programs.
The Academic Senate selects annual themes related to the award’s traditions and statewide trends. The California Community Colleges system is the largest public higher education system in the country, enrolling over 2.4 million students. The global pandemic that emerged in early 2020 has disrupted much of our everyday lives and caused higher education institutions to adapt much faster to the changing landscape in order to best serve our students. In light of the work that our colleges and faculty have done to transition most learning to an online environment, the Academic Senate focused the theme for this year’s 2020-21 Exemplary Program award on “Equitable Practices in a Virtual Educational Environment.” This can be demonstrated by faculty who have excelled in providing instruction, support, and services to students equitably in virtual formats, whether through distance education, correspondence education, or temporary remote instruction.
2021 Award Winners
Sierra College Undocumented Student Support
Santa Barbara Community College WELL Center
Ventura College Faculty Academy
College of the Canyons Noncredit Program
Oxnard College Public Safety Program