Our Mission

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium is a 27-member strong consortium. The  Central Valley is leading the state as a region taking on difficult and complex initiatives and scaling them up in a region the size of some states.  

Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) speaks in one voice on policy issues that affect our region. A goal of the consortium is to increase the Central Valley’s certificate and degree attainment rates. CVHEC is best described as a regional convener on post-secondary equitable work.

Latest Buzz

"I’m heartened that a new report, Getting There, shows that changes underway in the Central Valley will help make sure children of doctors and children of farmworkers have the same shot at succeeding at a community college." - Ben Duran

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Great time of learning and networking @CADualEnroll. Watch out Tranquillity High School! Amazing things are in store for us! #GPCares #TogetherWeCan #MythBustingin2019 @Mmacias963 @salparrajr @myluv4kidz @THS_Tigers01 @CVHEC_ @WHCCoalinga @TonyThurmond @FresnoC2C

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A new report from @College_Promise and @AccelerationCA shows encouraging progress in #AB705 implementation. There has been dramatic growth in the number of @CalCommColleges offering corequisite remediation, but there is #MoreToDo. #CoreqWorks #commcollege @CVHEC_ @GIA_Together https://t.co/FQz15VdCWI

On our reading list for today. We're happy to be able to work with @CVHEC_ and to see them step into leadership around co-req implementation. @CoReqWorks https://t.co/xvaUj5QhgN

Important report, Getting There, on co-req in CA explains why offering traditional dev courses as options hurts students. Central Valley colleges are leaders in implementation. @utdanacenter proud to work with these institutions. https://t.co/C5Rbxi8UId @CVHEC_ @BenCVHEC

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Upcoming Central Valley Events

Sep
27
Fri
CCCCO- Guided Pathways Workshop
Sep 27 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Reimagining counseling and student services: A Guided Pathways workshop
For teams of faculty, staff, and administrators working at all levels across California to improve student outcomes, this year’s first Guided Pathways workshop (on Sept. 27) offers promising, innovative approaches that are improving student experiences and outcomes.

Register now!

Practitioners will engage participants in learning about creating new systems, embedding counseling in pathways, and redesigning supports so they’re grounded in equity. Each participating college team will have a chance to apply what they learn in facilitated planning discussions and to continue building momentum and innovative reforms on their campus.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: College teams could include counseling faculty; student support staff; vice presidents of student services; Guided Pathways team members; deans of counseling, equity, and student services; and leaders of EOP&S, categorical programs, and culturally based learning communities.
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27
WHERE: Fresno (DoubleTree Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, 93721)
This workshop is produced by Career Ladders Project with funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Leaders of the Chief Student Services Officers have also provided input and helped shape the event.

Presenters will discuss practices that are achieving promising results at colleges including West Hills College Lemoore, Modesto Junior College, and Pasadena City College.

Additional statewide workshops on other topics in Guided Pathways redesign will be offered in Sacramento in February and Irvine in April.

There’s limited space! Click here to register your team! 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guided-pathways-2019-20-workshop-fresno-tickets-66894353813

Oct
1
Tue
CRC Strong Workforce K14 CTE Pathways Regional Engagement Meetings for K12 and Community Colleges
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

What: Collaborative Strong Workforce K14 Pathway Development

Who Should Attend: Central Valley and Mother Lode K12 LEAs, Community Colleges, and Stakeholders such as local workforce development boards and adult education leads.

When and Where: At three locations to best serve you! Each convening will follow the same agenda currently under development. Registration and agenda will be available soon.

Tues., Oct. 1, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm
Kern Ag Pavilion, E Belle Terrace,
Bakersfield, CA 93307

Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm
West Hills College Lemoore, 555 College Ave.
Lemoore, CA 93245

Thurs., Oct. 3, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm
San Joaquin County Office of Education – Wentworth Education Center, 2707 Transworld Drive,

Stockton, CA 95206.
The room is Burwood 2.

Oct
2
Wed
CRC Strong Workforce K14 CTE Pathways Regional Engagement Meetings for K12 and Community Colleges
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

What: Collaborative Strong Workforce K14 Pathway Development

Who Should Attend: Central Valley and Mother Lode K12 LEAs, Community Colleges, and Stakeholders such as local workforce development boards and adult education leads.

When and Where: At three locations to best serve you! Each convening will follow the same agenda currently under development. Registration and agenda will be available soon.

Tues., Oct. 1, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm
Kern Ag Pavilion, E Belle Terrace,
Bakersfield, CA 93307

Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm
West Hills College Lemoore, 555 College Ave.
Lemoore, CA 93245

Thurs., Oct. 3, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm
San Joaquin County Office of Education – Wentworth Education Center, 2707 Transworld Drive,

Stockton, CA 95206.
The room is Burwood 2.

Oct
3
Thu
CRC Strong Workforce K14 CTE Pathways Regional Engagement Meetings for K12 and Community Colleges
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

What: Collaborative Strong Workforce K14 Pathway Development

Who Should Attend: Central Valley and Mother Lode K12 LEAs, Community Colleges, and Stakeholders such as local workforce development boards and adult education leads.

When and Where: At three locations to best serve you! Each convening will follow the same agenda currently under development. Registration and agenda will be available soon.

Tues., Oct. 1, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm
Kern Ag Pavilion, E Belle Terrace,
Bakersfield, CA 93307

Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm
West Hills College Lemoore, 555 College Ave.
Lemoore, CA 93245

Thurs., Oct. 3, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm
San Joaquin County Office of Education – Wentworth Education Center, 2707 Transworld Drive,
Stockton, CA 95206.
The room is Burwood 2.

Oct
4
Fri
3CSN-Fall Regional Summit
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

3CSN Fall Regional Summit

Weaving Community for Transformation

October 4, 2019

Madera Community College Center

8:30am – 3:00pm

Be in community with 3CSN and colleagues in your region at this
Fall Regional Summit to:
• Learn how to build a foundation of intentional community and
relational trust so that campus colleagues can achieve genuine
transformative change
• Build knowledge across the region to support capacity building for
both colleges and regions to meet the goals of the Vision for Success
• Understand how learning together can support this type of
transformation work
• Practice weaving together the student success goals on your campus
so that equity is always at the center

This is one of six regional summits across the state. Bring students!
Bring colleagues! Breakfast and lunch will be served. Questions?
Email us at ask@3csn.org

Oct
9
Wed
2019 Strengthening Student Success Conference
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm

2019 Strengthening Student Success Conference

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 9:30 AM – Friday, October 11, 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California 94010
United States
(650) 347-1234
Event Details

Phone: 310-937-9473
Email Us

Description
EVENT DESCRIPTION
The Strengthening Student Success Conference provides a unique opportunity for a wide cross-section of California community college professionals—including faculty, deans, program directors, student services staff, professional development and SLO leadership, researchers and planners—to engage each other about strategies for building institutional effectiveness, supporting student learning, and increasing equitable outcomes.

The conference has been designed to promote interactive learning, build connections with your peers, and provide opportunities to hear perspectives from other disciplines. In addition to interactive sessions, informative briefings and inspirational plenary presentations, participants have the opportunity to dig into pressing community college issues, join half-day intensive workshops, and spend time networking.

PRESENTER NOTE:
Please register for the conference using the presenter registration link that was sent to you in your notification letter on May 3rd. An administration fee will be charged for all registrations that need to be transferred from the participant rate to the presenter rate.

GROUP REGISTRATION
If you would like to register multiple people, start with the first attendee and you will have the opportunity to add additional attendees during checkout. If you register as an individual and then wished to be transferred to a group registration, you will be charged a $25 administration fee.

RP GROUP MEMBER RATE EXPLANATION
RP Group Member registration rates are available to participants attending from California Community College institutions (college or district office) that are current RP Group members. To confirm the membership status of your institution, check the current list of 2018-19 RP Group Institutional Members at this link: https://rpgroup.org/Membership/LearnMore#477857-directory

If your institution was not a member in 2018-19, please note that 2019-20 dues information will be on our website shortly: https://rpgroup.org/Membership/LearnMore#477855-joinrenew. If your institution is planning to sign up for 2019-20 membership, you may register at the member rate.

2019-20 dues payments must be received by 8/31/19 to qualify for the conference member registration rate.

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
If you will be attending the main conference (Wednesday 10/9, 9:30 am – Thursday 10/10, 5:00 pm) and want to also add a post-conference workshop (Friday 10/11, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm) to your registration (for an extra fee), you will have the opportunity to do so later in the registration process. Find more information about each of the post-conference workshop options here: https://rpgroup.org/Events/Strengthening-Student-Success/Workshops/2019-SSSC-Post-Conference-Workshops 

Oct
17
Thu
“Unlikely” Screening
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The screening of “Unlikely” will be on Thursday, October 17, at Fresno City College’s Old Administration Building (OAB) auditorium, with a guest arrival time of 5:30pm and screening start time of 6:00pm.

Oct
22
Tue
Just Equations Second Annual Convening
Oct 22 all-day
Oct
27
Sun
Lumina Learning Lab
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day
Nov
1
Fri
CAP – AB705 and High-Challenge, High-Support Classrooms
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Description
English Workshop (Friday, November 1st 9:00-3:00)
The English workshop will focus on classroom triage and addressing common classroom struggles as we work through the first semester of full AB 705 implementation. There will be time to work with colleagues from other campuses to troubleshoot issues coming up in your own classroom. This workshop will include new activities not previously included in CAP Summer Institutes or 1-day workshops.

ESL Workshop (Friday, November 1st 9:00-3:00)
The ESL workshop will engage instructors in developing integrated reading-writing assignments for ESL classes across a range of skill levels, from high-beginning through advanced courses that transition students to transfer-level English. Participants will explore ways to select authentic texts; develop and scaffold meaningful, text-based prompts; and incorporate contextual, just-in-time language instruction. The presenters will also provide updates from the most recent meetings of the AB705 workgroup and resulting guidance regarding credit ESL program structure and placement practices.

Math Workshop (Friday, November 1st 9:00-3:00)
How do we support students in the AB 705 math classroom, maintain rigor and cover all of the required content? CAP’s fall math workshop will focus on new lesson planning strategies for teaching Precalculus and Statistics with corequisite support, as well as techniques for addressing common problems that arise in interactive classrooms. This workshop will include new activities led by facilitators experienced in a high challenge, high support pedagogy.

Attendee Information:
Please select the ticket for the strand you would like to attend (English, math, or ESL).

We encourage you to come with at least one colleague as there will be time to work with your college teams.

Registration/Payment Information:
Cost: $25 per person.

Deadline for registration: Tuesday, October 29th.

Registrations to be paid by credit card through Eventbrite. We are unable to invoice colleges for this event. In case of cancellation, refunds will be available through Eventbrite until October 25th. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Meals:
Morning beverages and lunch will be provided. Please note any dietary needs on the registration form.

Accommodations:
If you require accommodations, please contact CAP Assistant Director Summer Serpas at CaliforniaAccelerationProject@gmail.com. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

Central Valley Higher Education Consortium provides its resources for public use.
If you have questions concerning any of these resources, please contact:

Angel Ramirez, Communications Manager
angelr@csufresno.edu
Phone:
559.292.0576