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.

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Upcoming Central Valley Events

Jan 24 – Jan 25 all-day



Our 2020 Jumpstart summer workshops provide basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding.  The workshop prepares attendees to submit applications to the NSF HSI Initiative call NSF 19-540 (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19540/nsf19540.htm)

The content will focus on preparing grants for the new NSF HSI Initiative that seeks to increase grant support for STEM Education in Hispanic Serving Institutions (due date September 18, annually). During the event, participants will have a rare opportunity to seek advice from successful grant applicants, to direct questions to experienced and knowledgeable grant awardees, and to closely analyze a sample proposal to learn which pitfalls to avoid.


The workshops are open to anyone interested in applying for the NSF HSI Initiative call NSF 19-540. Preference is for applicants who are (1) from 2-year and 4-year HSIs with limited prior NSF support (2) faculty within their first 10 years of academic appointment, and (3) those who seek to collaborate on applications with these institutions.


Cost:  Accepted applicants will be eligible to apply for stipends to offset the cost of attendance. Registration fees vary based on area-specific workshop venues.

Application:  The finalized application should be submitted at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/jumpstart2020a.
Prepare to submit your application using this document. It is recommended to upload a letter of institutional support with your application.

Travel and Accommodations: Attendees are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel and accommodations. For some workshops, a limited number of rooms for a special price have been arranged. Please see details above under the specific workshops.




If you have questions, please contact:
Margie Vela
Program Manager
NSF HSI STEM Resource Hub

CCLC – Legislative Conference
Jan 26 – Jan 27 all-day

Advocacy Starts at the Annual
Legislative Conference, January 26-27, 2020

Annually, the Community College League of California’s Legislative Conference kicks-off the advocacy season as California Community College leaders come together to discuss important policy issues and engage with members of the State Legislature. We invite you to join us in advocating for our 2.1 million students on January 26-27, 2020.

The Annual Legislative Conference is held in conjunction with the Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops, January 24-26, 2020. Separate registration is required.
Annual Legislative Conference
January 26-27, 2020

The Annual Legislative Conference is offered to all California community college CEOs, trustees, faculty, staff, and partner organizations interested in advocating for higher education. This year’s conference will cover some of the most pressing policy issues of the moment. The Annual Legislative Conference also provides attendees with the opportunity to shape statewide policies and advocacy agendas.

Here is a preview of some of the sessions, you won’t want to miss:
Federal Higher Education Policy
Now, more than ever before, decisions made in Washington D.C. affect the success of our students and college operations. Join our national representatives in a discussion of higher education policies and proposals to modify the federal influence over education.
The Unspoken Effect of Tax Credits on Education Funding
Over the past decade, while California suffered the Great Recession, California’s community college districts and schools lost over $66 billion through two suspensions of Proposition 98 and overall reductions in education funding. During this same time period, California spent over $65 billion in tax credits to merely the top ten tax credits. Discuss how the state’s largest tax credits may not be meeting their intended goals, their impact on the state’s general fund and the damage done to our institutions by a reduction of education funding by 40 cents on the dollar.
The Quest for Affordable Student Housing
The League’s Affordability, Food, & Housing Access Taskforce was formed to create ideas, best practices, and solutions that address students’ basic needs insecurity. Join a real discussion of the costs and benefits of student housing compare to other policy alternatives intended to address housing insecurity. Hear the innovative approaches colleges are exploring to connect students with affordable housing.
Registration Rates
Full Conference – $590
Advocacy Team – $480
Student/Large Advocacy Team – $415
Sunday, January 26 (One-day registration) – $370
Monday, January 27 (One-day registration) – $350

For more information about the Annual Legislative Conference, and to register 
click here.https://www.ccleague.org/event-calendar/2020-annual-legislative-conference-registration

Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshops
January 24-26, 2020

All recently elected and appointed trustees should attend the Effective Trusteeship Workshop. The workshop includes training tracks for trustees within the first two years of their term and ongoing education for board members. Student trustees and CEOs will also gain valuable knowledge from this workshop.

The Board Chair Workshop is designed for board presidents, vice presidents, and CEOs. Being a board president is an important leadership role. The chair runs board meetings, fosters teamwork, represents the board, and works closely with the CEO.

Registration Rates
Trustee Orientation Workshop – $515
Board Chair Workshop – $90

For more information about the Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshop, click here.
Deadline to Register
Online registration for both the Annual Legislative Conference and the Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshops close on Friday, January 17, 2020, or until space fills.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. 

FPU – Unlikely Screening
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monday, Jan. 27th: 5:30 pm Fresno Pacific University Visalia Campus / 245 Plaza Dr, Visalia, CA 93291

Wednesday, Jan. 29th: 5:30 pm Fresno Pacific University Main Campus / 1717 S. Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA 93702

Friday, Jan. 31st: 5:30 pm Fresno Pacific University North Fresno Campus / 5 River Park Pl W #303, Fresno, CA 93720

Unlike Screening – FPU
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monday, Jan. 27th: 5:30 pm Fresno Pacific University Visalia Campus / 245 Plaza Dr, Visalia, CA 93291

Wednesday, Jan. 29th: 5:30 pm Fresno Pacific University Main Campus / 1717 S. Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA 93702

Friday, Jan. 31st: 5:30 pm Fresno Pacific University North Fresno Campus / 5 River Park Pl W #303, Fresno, CA 93720

Unlikely Screening – FPU
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monday, Jan. 27th: 5:30 pm Fresno Pacific University Visalia Campus / 245 Plaza Dr, Visalia, CA 93291

Wednesday, Jan. 29th: 5:30 pm Fresno Pacific University Main Campus / 1717 S. Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA 93702

Friday, Jan. 31st: 5:30 pm Fresno Pacific University North Fresno Campus / 5 River Park Pl W #303, Fresno, CA 93720

WEST ED – Noncredit MIS Data and Accountability Workshop
Feb 5 all-day

Good morning,

Happy New Year and welcome back! December 2nd marked the kickoff Noncredit MIS Data and Accountability Workshop in San Diego and we are happy to share five additional learning opportunities that are scheduled as follows:

·         North/Far North: January 24th

Los Rios Community College: Ethan Way Center

·         Central Valley: February 5th

Merced College Business Resource Center

·         Bay Area: February 19th

Chabot College

·         LA/Orange: February 13th

Mt. San Antonio College

·         Inland Empire: February 28th

San Bernardino Valley College


Please visit https://forms.gle/uRe5yZtgzE7ZvKFS9 to register

We know that you have a busy year ahead and would like to emphasize that the workshop is designed to add value to your day-to-day work. Whether you are an administrator, instructional faculty, or a researcher, you will walk away with information and tools that can be applied immediately.

Curious About What Your Colleagues are Saying?

Here are a few comments that were provided as a part of the anonymous feedback survey that was disseminated after the San Diego area workshop:

·         I appreciated the in-depth detail about transition metrics.

·         [I was energized by the notion] that there is actually a chance that we can get this done across institutions.

·         The Q & A throughout the presentation was energizing. Also, having access to the presenters for individual conversations was very helpful.

·         [I was surprised by] all of the new ideas being shared.

For any questions or to find out additional information, please contact Aurora King at aking@wested.org or by calling or texting 541-631-9737

Thank you and have a fantastic day!




Aurora King
Senior Project Manager, WestEd, Innovation Studies
(541) 631-9737 (Cell)

CLP – Redesigning with Careers in Mind
Feb 18 all-day

Redesigning with Careers in Mind:
A Guided Pathways Workshop
This Guided Pathways workshop will highlight promising, innovative approaches from several community colleges in California. 
Workshop Details

Sacramento: February 18, 2020
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
Colleges are redesigning their institutions to eliminate inequities in student completion and careers and to increase the number of students who successfully reach their educational goals. Join us for a workshop on how colleges across California are redesigning programs and services with students’ careers in mind:
Integrating career goals into meta-major redesign;
Rethinking career and placement services;
Addressing equity gaps in program and career choice;
Enabling students to continue educational and career advancement;
And more.

Suggested Team Members Include:
Bring your College Team!
Suggested team members include:
GP leads and coordinators
GP team member
Student services and instruction faculty
Student services professionals
Career and job placement faculty and staff
Vice-presidents, instructional deans, program directors
This Guided Pathways workshop is produced by the Career Ladders Project with funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.


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

CHSU Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
CCC- Vision for Success Summit
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

April 27-28, 2020
Irvine, CA

Gear up for next-generation leadership
by challenging your thinking and be
inspired by experts in transformational
leadership, equity and inclusion, and
the future of learning.
Network, collaborate, and engage with
college leaders, stakeholders and
partners, policy makers and legislators,
statewide leaders in education and
national thought leaders.

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