Three Central Valley college students share their experience during the pandemic in a CVHEC-commissioned video highlighting broadband disparity. Broadband Disparity: equity issue in California’s Central Valley - adequate access is essential to increasing degree attainment rates  Benjamin T. Duran, Ed.D. CVHEC Executive Director Greetings Colleagues and Friends of CVHEC, We are delighted to share with you a video project the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium undertook to highlight the state of broadband in the Central…

Greetings Colleagues and Friends of CVHEC, There is plenty to celebrate this Spring. As the celebration is underway, Central Valley’s resiliency during this pandemic is on full display. We are delighted to highlight some of those efforts in this month’s issue of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium’s newsletter. Please join us in congratulating two CVHEC board members who have been selected to serve their districts as chancellor. Dr. Kristin Clark has…

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 will highlight how members’ innovative uses for the grants are positively impacting students in our CVHEC e-Newsletters. We begin telling this story with Brandman University which created the Textbook Award Program for 50 students. CVHEC Mini-Grants support Brandman students in pandemic   In an…

Greetings Colleagues and Friends of CVHEC, We are delighted to invite you to this issue of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC)  e-newsletter. As we hopefully begin to emerge from the year-long pandemic and welcome the spring flowers to the valley, we share some of CVHEC’s highlights since our last issue including a glimpse at how our academic leaders and community collaborate to lead our students forward. First, we want…

Three Fresno-area colleges search for new leaders. You can help decide who gets hired BY ASHLEIGH PANOO FEBRUARY 05, 2021 07:59 AM As several of the Fresno-area’s top college leaders retire or move on this year, it has put the central San Joaquin Valley in a position of searching for three people who will shape the future of higher education in the region. Fresno State, State Center Community College District, and…

Greetings Colleagues and Friends of CVHEC, Welcome to the first issue of the CVHEC E-Newsletter of the new year. We are enthusiastically optimistic for 2021 and all it promises to bring after experiencing one of the most challenging and troubled years in our nation’s history. We hope you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday break and were able to stay safe and healthy as you spent time with your families.   It…

  The Charles A. Dana Center of the University of Texas at Austin will offer two virtual workshops series to CVHEC member institution faculty and staff. Participants are welcome to participate in all six workshops or the workshop that best fits their schedule. Registration deadline for the workshops is Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.  • Pedagogy Workshops (support faculty in implementing student success strategies) Helping Students Transition to Learners  February 23, 2-4…

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.…