California Community Colleges

Student Success Task Force

Northern California Town Hall Meeting

 

Event Information:

10 a.m. - noon

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Elihu M. Harris Building, Auditorium

1515 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94612

Directions and Map

 

Please RSVP: Communications@cccco.edu

 
Webcast Page:
http://www.californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/PolicyInAction
/StudentSuccessTaskForce/TownHallMeetingWebcast.aspx

Invitation:
Please join members of the Student Success Task Force and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office for a town hall meeting to discuss draft recommendations to improve community college completion rates.

Your input is invaluable as the task force moves toward finalizing its recommendations. We hope to gather useful community input that will help guide the final plan.

Background:
The value of a college education cannot be argued. Californians holding an associate or bachelor’s degree are likely to earn $1 million more in their lifetime than a person who holds only a high school diploma.
 
California’s economy depends on increasing the number of community college students who obtain job training certificates, degrees and transfer to four‐year universities. Countless Californians are turning to the community colleges for help at a time when state and federal resources are diminishing. Community colleges must prioritize the types of classes being offered, place an emphasis on increasing student persistence and graduation rates and get creative about helping students reach their educational goals on time.

A California Community Colleges Student Success Task Force was appointed by the board of governors in January 2011 to examine strategies and develop recommendations for promoting student success, including improving the student assessment process, delivering remedial instruction, increasing academic counseling, and using technology to help students reach their goals faster.

Chancellor Scott’s executive team and members of the task force will address completion hurdles and discuss draft recommendations designed to help the California Community Colleges improve student achievement. The draft recommendations will be developed into a plan to be considered by the board of governors and subsequently presented to the Legislature no later than March 2012.

Prior to presenting recommendations to the board, the task force is facilitating discussions throughout the state and is looking for input from you.

Website:
For more information on the draft recommendations and important updates please visit our website:

http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/PolicyInAction/StudentSuccessTaskForce.aspx

If you are unable to attend the town hall meeting, a live webcast will be available and can be accessed through the above web page. Viewers can submit questions online during the webcast that will be answered during the Q & A portion of the meeting.