Our Mission

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium is a 27-member strong consortium. Jointly, the consortium serves over 250,000 students in the California Central Valley, a nine-county region.

Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) speaks in one voice on policy issues that affect degree attainment. A goal of the consortium is to increase the Central Valley’s certificate and degree attainment.

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CA's future is inland, which includes the #InlandEmpire and the #CentralValley. Critical investments in the region are vital to ensuring prosperity in the region and fulfilling the promise of "California for all." #HeartOfCalifornia

To ensure a new P-Workforce data system can reveal the state’s return on education investments and policies, leaders must address the fundamental flaws in the fragmented record keeping California uses nowx - https://t.co/4RaO8ycivl

@PortervillePrez @PCollegePirates Congratulations! Very proud of you! Looking forward to working with you through our @CVHEC_ regional partnership efforts!

In the newest issue of Occidental magazine, Lande Ajose ’87 says one of her top priorities as California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s senior policy adviser for higher education is to help students complete their degrees in four years. https://t.co/FNeyzKPNSy

A great piece by one of our very own, #WestHills Chancellor Van Horn, talking about the Governor’s initiative which promises to build on existing locally driven initiatives in our state’s diverse regions. #CVHigherEd #HigherEd
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Upcoming Central Valley Events

CAP – Community of Practice Southern CA
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day

Apply at – https://accelerationproject.org/Community-of-Practice

Application Deadline is April 19, 2019

An intensive 3-day institute for getting ready for full implementation of AB 705

English and Math: In the past, only a highly filtered group of students would enroll in transfer-level courses – the ones who scored the highest on placement tests and those who survived the attrition of remedial course sequences. Under AB 705, transfer-level classes are becoming much more heterogeneous as the vast majority of students enroll directly in this level. This three-day summer institute will focus on pedagogy and classroom practices that harness student capacity and support all students to be successful. It will include designing effective classroom activities, building support for students’ affective needs, embedding foundational skills into the context of transfer-level work, and grading with a capacity mindset.

Click here to preview English application

Click here to preview math application

ESL: The institute will help ESL faculty anticipate and plan for the changes AB 705 will require in their own program, including changes to placement, curriculum, and pedagogy that maximize credit ESL students’ chances of completing transfer-level courses in English within three years.

Click here to preview ESL application

Application Information

 If your college is applying in more than one discipline (English, math, ESL), please submit a separate application for each.
 We highly encourage each disciplinary team to include a minimum of three faculty from the college or district.
 The registration fee of $350/person covers training, materials, and some meals during the institute.
 After we review applications, you will receive an email from CaliforniaAccelerationProject@gmail.com with an Eventbrite registration link and additional hotel, location, and payment information. Sometimes our emails are blocked by college email servers – if you do not hear from us by Friday, May 3rd, please email CAP Central.
 Once accepted, each team member will need to register individually through Eventbrite. 

Exploring Regional College Strategies & Best Practices for Dual Enrollment
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

We want to invite you to an important first meeting of our regional Deans, CIOs and CSSOs to begin discussions on developing an aligned regional approach to dual enrollment throughout the Central Valley to improve the opportunities for high school students to prepare for higher education. A group of your colleagues have had initial conversations and have developed a tentative agenda for a convening to be held on Monday, July 22.
The agenda is tentative, if you see something missing please let us know and we can adjust.
Who should attend?

Groups from the colleges who are in charge of current dual enrollment efforts or want to look into dual enrollment best practices.

Academic & Student Services Deans

For more information and to register please visit. 

CVHEC Board of Directors Meeting
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lumina Learning Lab
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Get photographer (JSA)
Set up live stream
Pull up list of invitees (50 VIPs) (100 for the Summit)
– 27 Presidents

CCA Convening
Dec 12 – Dec 14 all-day


t started a decade ago. It started with a mission – more Americans earning more degrees. That mission launched a movement, growing from a handful of change agents to an Alliance of 19 leading states. Now, this 46-member strong national network represents thousands of impatient reformers across the country focused on student success, tested reforms and measurable results. A completion nation.

Ten years after the birth of Complete College America, the mission remains. And the reforms are working. The needle is moving, but there is more to do. There are populations that are being left behind and equity gaps that persist. It will take a collective effort to close them.

CCA is more firmly focused on the future than ever and on the next ten years of impact. That means doubling down on what works and forging ahead with comprehensive structural change. It means intentionally searching the field for new game-changing ideas and greater innovation and advocating for stronger policy to help drive these efforts. CCA has never worked alone, and it’s clearer than ever before that the completion crisis can only be solved together.

So, join the movement. Join the completion nation.

 2019 CCA Annual Convening

Start: Thursday, December 12 at 1:00 pm MT

End: Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 pm MT

Early Bird Registration: $475.00 *Discounted rate available to the first 75 attendees

General Registration: $550.00

Alliance Team Member Registration: $250.00

Post-Conference: Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm MT

Post-Conference Registration: $150.00

CAP’s 4th Annual Statewide Conference
Feb 27 – Feb 29 all-day

Save the Date!

Acceleration Across California
CAP’s 4th Annual Statewide Conference

February 27-29, 2020
DoubleTree Sacramento

Call for proposals and registration information will be available in Fall 2019

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If you have questions concerning any of these resources, please contact:

Angel Ramirez, Communications Manager