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LACCD 3CSN is a Finalist for National Bellwether Award

The Los Angeles Community College District in one of the ten finalists in one of the three categories for the 2015 Bellwether Awards. In all, 1,000 colleges were nominated with 300 invited to apply for the finals. Entered as the lead district in the California Community Colleges Success Network (3CSN), LACCD reached the finals in […]

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LINKS 10 Helps Take The Lead!

LINKS 10, Taking the Lead: Building Sustainable Professional Learning at Citrus College on Friday, October 17th brought professional learning leaders together to consider the principles and practices that drive powerful professional learning initiatives. Prompted by a collection of interesting images, participants discussed elements of powerful learning and then discussed the principles suggested by their own […]

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BSI Reporting & Equity Planning for the LA Region

On September 12, 2014, LACCD teamed up with 3CSN to facilitate two successful and informative events at West Los Angeles College: The Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Reporting Workshop for the Los Angeles Region and the Equity Planning Workshop for Foster Youth. At the BSI Reporting Workshop, BSI Coordinators from all across the district and from […]

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Habits of Mind Convocation at Fullerton College

On Friday, August 22nd, the Habits of Mind work group of the Student Success Committee launched its campus-wide initiative with an exciting opening day event. A variety of campus constituents–managers, classified staff, faculty, and students– told stories about how they became engaged with Habits of Mind.  We provided some background, and gave everyone in the room […]

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Just Released: 2014-2015 Calendar of Events!

We have finalized our 2014-2015 Calendar of Events. As usual, there’s an event or two for all. The highlights in this year’s calendar are our LINKS 10 – Taking the Lead: Building Sustainable Professional Learning and LINKS 11 – Beyond Boutique: Scaling Successful Programs and Practices events. Other great events include a series of Reading […]

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BSI Coordinators In SoCal Escape to Rio Hondo for the Day

Despite the unusually, high temperatures that have been baking SoCal over the past week,   over 50 SoCal BSI Coordinators gathered at Rio Hondo College to workshop with Barbara Illowsky regarding the  new BSI Publication, BASIC SKILLS COMPLETION: The Key to Student Success in California Community Colleges – Effective Practices for Faculty, Staff and Administrators, […]

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LINKS 9 – Beyond the Classroom: Strengthening Ties between Classroom Teaching and Academic Support Services

The LINKS 9 kickoff was held on February 21, 2014, at Cerritos College.  Participants walked away with an understanding of how learning happens in academic support services: library, peer assisted learning programs (i.e. tutoring, writing center and learning centers) and noncredit programs that reinforce credit classroom learning.  The day was enriched by having attendees create effective […]

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Curricular Redesign and Gatekeeper Completion: A Multi-College Evaluation of the California Acceleration Project

Just Released: RP Group Evaluation of 16 CAP Colleges

April 28, 2014, Sacramento CA – The Research and Planning Group released its evaluation of accelerated English and math pathways of 16 colleges today, finding “large and robust” increases in student completion of college-level requirements in English and math, with gains across all student demographic and socioeconomic groups and placement levels. The 16 colleges included […]

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