October 2021 – CCBA Newsletter
Conference 2022 Call for Proposals Now Open!
Join us in Arizona at the historic Hilton El Conquistador to learn the latest CCB trends and share your Promising Practices for Access & Equity during Conference 2022.
We want your Promising Practices in:
- Access & Equity
- Coalition Building to Serve Students
- Program Development
- Program Evaluation/Accountability
Submit your presentation proposal today and register to take advantage of our early bird rates and claim your seat in beautiful Tucson!
CCB History Made in California!
This month California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 927 into law allowing California’s 116 community colleges to be eligible to apply for bachelor’s degree programs.
For nearly a decade, this historic legislation has been championed by CCBA Board Member and CCCBA Founder Dr. Constance Carroll, Chancellor Judy Miner, Assemblyman Jose Medina and many more CCB advocates.
How does AB 927 impact CA colleges?
- The 15 CCB pilot programs will now become permanent, with the “sunset” provision eliminated from legislation.
- All of California’s 116 community colleges will be able to apply for bachelor’s degree programs through a process to be developed by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in two application periods of 15 proposals maximum, not to exceed 30 new baccalaureate programs each year.
- A consultation process will be implemented to ensure good communication among the California Community Colleges, the CSU, and the UC, as well as information provided to the independent universities.
- To ensure fidelity to the traditional community college mission, no more than 25 percent of any individual community college’s degree programs may be baccalaureate programs.
The CCBA extends a big CONGRATULATIONS to all involved and to the generations of Californians who will benefit from this important moment in higher education history.
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CCBA Featured on In the Margins Podcast
CCBA President Dr. Angela Kersenbrock and CCB Researcher Dr. Debra Bragg of Bragg and Associates join Diverse: Issues In Higher Education host David Pluviose for an insightful “In the Margins” podcast to discuss the rise of the community college baccalaureate.
Don’t miss this informative dialogue about the community college baccalaureate and the ways the CCBA and CCB advocates around the country are creating a clear pathway for underserved students to achieve a degree that can change their lives.
CCB Expansion: A Panel Discussion
The CCBA and the ECMC Foundation recently hosted an interactive conversation to discuss the strategies three states employed to achieve legislative approval to expand their CCB offerings, how these degrees will address critical workforce needs and the outcomes they anticipate.
Thank you to our panel of higher education innovators:
- Jamilyn Hinton Penn, Ed.D., Director of Transfer Education Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
- Landon Pirius, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor Academic & Student Affairs Colorado Community College System
- Richard Woodfield, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer Ohio Association of Community Colleges