California Acceleration Project
California Community College Faculty Supporting Student-Centered Policy and Practice
CAP is a faculty-led network that supports California's 115 community colleges to transform English and math programs with the goal of achieving strong and equitable student outcomes. We work to ensure that policy and classroom practice help more students complete math and English requirements for a college degree.
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Featured Publications & Webinars
This webinar is a conversation about the Ascend professional development model and new research into its use in California community colleges as a strategy for creating classroom cultures that promote equity. Within the context of an Ascend community of practice, faculty learn evidence-based practices and test the impact of those
Researchers from Equity Accelerator share new California community college research into the use of evidence-based practices that foster Cultures of Growth in the classroom. The study found that professional development fostered classroom environments where students reported better experiences and more academic success. The presentation closes with practical examples and suggestions
Presentation by Education Equity Solutions on their report Counting on Math Faculty: Examining the Role of Faculty and Instructional Practices in Students’ Gateway Math Success
This webinar occurred on April 14, 2023. Mt. SAC professors, Lisa Morales and Paula Young, guided us through the process they used to design a corequisite for Calculus I. Topics included backwards design, integrating precalculus skills just-in-time, and equity-minded instructional practices.