Mini-Grant Success Stories COS Equitable Teaching Institute supports faculty learning NOTE: For the past three years, Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Mini-Grants have been awarded to member institutions in support of CVHEC’s mission to increase degree attainment rates. We are highlighting how our member institutions’ innovative uses for the grants are positively impacting students.  The Equitable Teaching Institute at College of the Sequoias this summer engaged 10 faculty in an innovative four-week…

  Mini-Grant Success Stories Reedley College’s Motivational Poster Project  seeks equitable, inclusive spaces on campus NOTE: For the past three years, CVHEC Mini-Grants have been awarded to member institutions in support of CVHEC’s mission to increase degree attainment rates. We are highlighting how our member institutions’ innovative uses for the grants are positively impacting students.  More than 70 motivational posters profiling a diverse range of student success stories were produced by the…

Adjunct Faculty Embedded Into Accelerated/Co-Requisite English, Math  Modesto Junior College recently used its Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Mini-Grant to support compliance with California Assembly Bill 705 by funding a faculty mentor program that embedded adjunct faculty into accelerated/co-requisite English and math courses during the Spring 2021 semester, addressing the key elements of persistence; time to degree; and decreasing equity gap. “Modesto Junior College’s use of the grant funds is the epitome of…

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.…

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…

The Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) initiative has expanded its impact through extended work collaborations with higher education systems and institutions in four states: California, North Carolina, Georgia and Maine. With the addition of these new collaborations, the DCMP has guided the development of mathematics pathways in over 30 states since the project began in 2012. Mathematics pathways are a rapidly growing national movement in colleges and universities to align math courses more…