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 am particularly proud of is the focus on #equity, @GavinNewsom said. As I traveled across this state, I cannot tell you how many folks in the #CentralValley and other parts of this state felt left behind as it relates to access for their participation in these bonds. #HigherEd

Prospective and current college students: Don't forget, you must submit a @FAFSA for every year you plan on enrolling.

Visit https://t.co/Mwsjlad30p to apply for aid for the 2020-21 school year, open now!

There's still space in this event! We'll discuss a forthcoming PPIC report about the challenges/opportunities of implementing #AB705 w/ Julianna Barnes, @cuyamacacollege; @LMetCap, @CalCommColleges; John Stanskas, @AcademicSenate of the @CalCommColleges. https://t.co/hbgt15N8lI

#Communitycolleges play a key role in educating immigrant students, especially #EnglishLearners. 2/3 of English Learners are *not* on track to earn a degree, but new initiatives may create clearer, more accessible pathways for advancement. More: https://t.co/Daf18M2qCR

⁦⁦@ClovisCCC⁩ Graduate Creating a Path to a Better Future | California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office #CentralValleyStrong #GuidedPathways https://t.co/Ey1rc9deuU

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Upcoming Central Valley Events

“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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Happy Birthday Ben!
Nov 28 all-day
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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Angel Ramirez, Communications Manager