The State of Higher Education
for Latinx and Black Angelenos

The City of Los Angeles—a vibrant metropolis with a diverse and dynamic population—is a critical economic and cultural hub for the state of California. California’s economy is the fifth largest economy in the world, but maintaining this dominance depends, in large measure, on the economic success of Los Angeles and its surrounding regions. Los Angeles’ success will be determined by the success of its schools, colleges, and universities in supporting students to enroll in college, complete a bachelor’s degree, and join the workforce with the skills and preparation needed to participate in a 21st Century economy.

Civic Dialogues

3CSN invites you to join us for our Spring 2022 series of Civic Dialogues, supported by Bringing Theory to Practice, designed to focus greater attention on civic engagement in higher education. 
The six-part series features national experts, scholars, and practitioners sharing and discussing the critical importance of civic engagement along with educational practices and models for increasing meaningful engagement on campuses. Register Here
Lighting the Path: New Strategies for Guiding Undecided Students

In times of uncertainty, community college educators are even more essential in supporting students, particularly those who are undecided or uncertain about their educational and career goals. Together, we can support them on their journey by helping them gain the self-awareness, knowledge, critical thinking/inquiry skills, and experiences that provide clarity and instill initiative. 
With this in mind, 3CSN is offering a four-part online design lab, Lighting the Path: New Strategies for Guiding Undecided Students, on four consecutive Fridays-- February 25, March 4, 11, & 18 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM.

Inclusive STEM Teaching Project Course
March 22nd - May 4th

The Inclusive STEM Teaching course advances the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate inclusive learning environments for all of their students. Participants engage in deep reflection and discussion around topics of equity and inclusion across a variety of institutional contexts. Learn more and register here
Equitable Recovery in Action: Becoming Antiracist, Student Ready Institutions 
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office invites you to join the Chancellor's Office Webinar Series: Equitable Recovery in Action: Becoming Antiracist, Student Ready Institutions launching February 16, 2022.
In the midst of ongoing economic recovery, the pandemic and pervasive inequities in achievement, the need to accelerate system-wide has become even more urgent.
In this six-part series of webinars, the Chancellor’s Office will highlight ongoing efforts across the system to adopt, customize and scale equity-advancing strategies, tools and resources to facilitate systemic change and cultivate a more equitable, inclusive and transformative teaching and learning ecosystem. Informed by the core commitments of the Vision for Success, these webinars will focus on a range of issues required to becoming antiracist, student ready institutions, including but not limited to:
  • Re-designing funding structures by integrating DEI into decision-making processes, allocations, and program review to drive equity-centered student success and support institutional fiscal health and resiliency.
  • Leveraging technical assistance and technological innovations to support students’ financial success to accelerate goal completion.
  • Designing strategic enrollment management policies and practices as a lever for system wide change in expanding access, outreach, retention and completion.
Webinar Dates
February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 15, 2022
July 20, 2022
All webinars will be held from Noon - 1:00pm

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses.

May 28-31, 2022
March 17-19, 2022

AAC&U has two intriguing and informative conferences coming up that you can be part of. Click the link above to learn more.
September 16, 2021 until March 17, 2022

The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) will be focused on promoting awareness, understanding and commitment to change academic biology environments to be more inclusive. Learn more here.
Looking for more events?

Looking for other online events related to inclusive teaching or student equity? Check out the CEILS calendar of events for a curated list of local and national workshops, webinars, and conferences! The calendar is updated regularly so check back often.
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Visit the CCC Registry!

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The California Regional Collaborative is a regional network of 2- and 4- year institutions, working together towards improving overall outcomes in STEM higher education, and in particular for students and faculty from underrepresented groups.

We work with graduate students and other potential “future faculty” from groups that are underrepresented in academia to address the need to increase diversity in our regional colleges to better reflect the diversity of our students. These trainees will support teaching efforts, education research initiatives, and curriculum development needs in collaboration with their 2- year internship site. In addition, regional programming such as webinars, symposiums, conferences, panels, and other events supports both current faculty along with future faculty. This will be coupled with an assessment plan to understand regional needs and assess the impact of our work.
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