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The California Graduation Initiative. Workshop Locations September 15 - Sacramento September 21 – San Diego September 23 – Visalia September 28 – Ontario.

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1 The California Graduation Initiative

2 Workshop Locations September 15 - Sacramento September 21 – San Diego September 23 – Visalia September 28 – Ontario October 6 – Long Beach CCD October 14 – San Jose

3 Agenda Welcome COTF Chair / Commission Members Background Themes & Recommendations Lunch / Small Group Activity Small Groups Report Out Questions & Answers and Next steps

4 Community College Reform is not an indictment of the work of community college faculty, staff and leaders. a political fad. a rationale for cutting budgets. pie in the sky.

5 Community College Reform is economically necessary. achievable. morally incumbent.

6 Economic Necessity Total additional degrees and certificates needed by ,132,522 1,518,414

7 California is becoming less educated than other states (Rank Among States in % with College Degrees) Age Group Assoc. or Higher Bach. or Higher >643rd4th th13th th17th st26th

8 Achievable California needs 23,006 additional degrees and certificates annually to reach its share of the national goal, a 5.2% annual increase. 5.2% annual increase

9 Morally Incumbent Race/ethnicity – 33% for Asian students – 27% for white students – 18% for Latino students – 15% for black students Age – 27% for students age – 21% for students in their 20s – 18% for students in their 30s – 16% for students age 40 or older Access does not deliver success equally.

10 Good news From to 08-09, headcount went up 28%. – AA/AS production went up 64%. – Certificate production went up 125%. Total degree production went up 82%.

11 Current Annual Transfers and Completions Transfers UC: CSU: ISP: OOS: 14,056 49,770 19,827 15,927 AA/AS Degrees84,618 Certificates49,428

12 Not-so-good news California is very high participation, but below average in degree and certificate completion. Current budget crisis will reduce outputs from UC and CSU, and possibly transfer slots.

13 We can improve student success and maintain access.

14 Californias advantages Best network of colleges. Low baseline. Huge student population. High public/legislative respect for community colleges.

15 Californias disadvantages Diversity of students, institutions and regions. Politically driven system. Limited funding sources. Difficulty of statewide and regional coordination.

16 Commission on the Future

17 Objective Publish a report identifying policy and practice changes that, if incorporated, could be reasonably implemented by 2020 and would measurably increase community college student achievement in quality degree, certificate, and transfer programs.

18 Vision: In California, all residents have the opportunity to complete a quality postsecondary education in a timely manner. Access - California should continue to lead the nation in participation. Success - Programs and support services should be designed to maximize the ability of students to complete a postsecondary education. Equity - Access and success should regularly be monitored in a disaggregated manner and interventions to close achievement gaps should be a campus priority.

19 The Goals Success: Californias community colleges will increase completions by 1 million by Access: Californias community colleges will close participation rate gaps. Equity: Californias community colleges will eliminate the achievement gap.

20 The Goals Status Quo: Annual Goal: 2020 Annual Status Quo: Cumulative to Goal: Cumulative to Improvement AA/AS91,271178,700946,2001,459,300513,100 Certificate39,195145,800478,300991,200512,900 TOTAL1,026,000


22 Basic Skills Transfer and Degree Completion Assessment, Placement & Prerequisites Finance, Fees & Affordability Research, Accountability & Leadership

23 Visible, high level leadership. Leadership and Accountability Longitudinal Data System, K thru workforce Disaggregate all data. Remove specific barriers to scaling.

24 Teaching & Learning Enhanced basic skills funding model. Contextualize & accelerate curriculum. Transfer-oriented associate degrees. Course scheduling for student success. Credit for demonstrated knowledge. Examine academic hiring practices.

25 Intensive Student Support Mandatory assessment and counseling. Mandatory orientation. Enforce registration deadlines. Students dont do optional.

26 Finance & Affordability Additive, categorical incentive funding program. Additive, categorical incentive funding program. Moderate, predictable enrollment fees. Align BOG Waiver requirements w/ federal aid. Require FAFSA for BOG waivers.

27 Small Group Activity

28 Questions and Answers

29 Next Steps

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