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Words from 3CSN’s Executive Director, Dr. Deborah Harrington

 3CSN’s Theory of Change: If we provide training on networking and use action research methodologies, community college professionals will transform their environments and identities to create communities of practice that will produce powerful learning and working across campuses. This will lead to greater student success.

Since 2008, 3CSN’s approach to professional learning has been grounded in the belief that learning is a network-forming process: connections and relationships are crucial to learning, and collaboration builds capacity for individuals and the system.

This year’s edition of our newsletter will describe how our methods and theory of change allowed us to maintain robust and supportive programming for teachers, tutors, and SI Leaders, counselors, administrators, classified staff, and students during the shift to virtual learning in light of COVID-19.

At a time when our country faces unprecedented crises and our California community colleges system seeks to finally redress glaring inequalities and ensure that our colleges contribute to anti-racist work and a more just future, 3CSN has been able to hold its community close and support deep learning and continued engagement for students and educators living through disruptions to the status quo.

Words from our Executive Director, Dr. Deborah Harrington (video): (link: