Seasons Greetings to all! The holiday season always brings not only the sense of joy and warmth of family, great friends and colleagues, but serves to bestow wonder to what lies ahead in the new year. But this year feels “different.” Yes, many of us can still aspire to that same holiday cheerfulness, but clearly the year 2020 has wrought a new world that, while we feel somewhat subdued, reinforces gratitude for…

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Mini-Grants have been creatively used by faculty from member institutions for individual projects that help achieve the consortium strategy of increasing degree attainment rates. Now in its third year, the CVHEC Mini-Grants program, currently funded by the College Futures Foundation, provides awards with a maximum $7,500 each. Last year, the grants awarded for projects in various amounts provided assistance and professional learning associated with Guided Pathways, Math Pathways, implementation Corequisite English…

The Charles A. Dana Center of the University of Texas at Austin will facilitate its Focused Online Collaborative Interactions (FOCI) Series 6 for counselors and advisors focusing on guiding students into Math Pathways. This no-cost FOCI series consists of six highly interactive sessions that inform and guide counselors and counseling departments to scale math pathways toward increased equitable access and outcomes in transfer level mathematics courses aligned to students’ academic and career goals.…

As our Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) member institutions approach the end of a historic and challenging 2020, we are delighted to report that faculty, staff, administrators and leaders have pulled together to continue to deliver a high-quality higher education experience to our Central Valley students. In the midst of this historic pandemic, we can confidently say that there were, and are, heroes on our campuses who stepped up to…

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Mini-Grants for member institutions will be offered again in 2021 with an eye towards pandemic and equity-related activities. Applications are now being accepted. This round of grants will be capped at $7,500 per institution and must be expended by April 30, 2021. As a result of COVID impacts, CVHEC was able to adjust its budget and offer another round of CVHEC Mini-grants forinstitutions to meet needs on their campuses.  The mini-grants…

Equity FOCI Series 5: 'Driving Equitable Student Outcomes: Implementing Equity-Minded Teaching and Learning' Feb. 4 - April 15 The Dana Center Charles A. Dana Center of the University of Texas at Austin will facilitate its Focused Online Collaborative Interactions (FOCI) Series 5 on equity, “Driving Equitable Student Outcomes, Implementing Equity-Minded Teaching and Learning,” Feb. 4 - April 15. This six-part series, in partnership with the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, will provide faculty in the nine-county region the…