“Instead of continuing to hang on to ineffective remedial classes, Central Valley colleges are adjusting their course schedules to meet the AB 705 requirements and embracing the research that shows corequisite support courses in English and math lead to equitable outcomes. Strategic scaling up efforts have led to the Central Valley having the highest proportion of colleges deemed ‘strong implementers’ of AB 705.”
-Benjamin T. Duran, Ed.D.
CVHEC Executive Director

Equity-driven Strategies

The CVHEC is committed to equity-driven strategies to reduce disparities in student persistence and completion rates. Legislation-ordered (AB 705) in the California Community Colleges and system mandates (Executive Order 1110) in the California State Universities are forecast to create equitable opportunities for students (especially among Latino and Black students). This transformative shift will require the CVHEC region to respond to these demands. 

CVHEC is uniquely positioned to convene intersegmental faculty and administrators to collaborate on the massive challenge and find capacity solutions that are scalable for equitable gains. CVHEC efforts focus on policy implementation and support faculty and administrators with these efforts. The work focuses on regional scaling of: 

  • – Guided Pathways
  • – Math Pathways
  • – Corequisite Support (AB 705 and EO 1110 implementation)
  • – Associate Degrees for Transfer
  • – California College Guidance Initiative, CollegeNext Campaign