An intensive 3-day institute for English, math, and ESL faculty

English and Math: In the past, only a highly filtered group of students would enroll in transfer-level courses – the ones who scored the highest on placement tests and those who survived the attrition of remedial course sequences. Under AB 705, transfer-level classes are becoming much more heterogeneous as the vast majority of students enroll directly in this level. This three-day summer institute will focus on pedagogy and classroom practices that harness student capacity and support all students to be successful. It will include designing effective classroom activities, building support for students’ affective needs, embedding foundational skills into the context of transfer-level work, and grading with a capacity mindset. 

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ESL: The institute will help ESL faculty anticipate and plan for the changes AB 705 will require in their own program, including changes to placement, curriculum, and pedagogy that maximize credit ESL students’ chances of completing transfer-level courses in English within three years. 

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Application Information

  •  If your college is applying in more than one discipline (English, math, ESL), please submit a separate application for each.
  •  We highly encourage each disciplinary team to include a minimum of three faculty from the college or district.
  •  The registration fee of $350/person covers training, materials, and some meals during the institute.
  •  After we review applications, you will receive an email from with an Eventbrite registration link and additional hotel, location, and payment information. Sometimes our emails are blocked by college email servers – if you do not hear from us by Friday, May 3rd, please email CAP Central.
  •  Once accepted, each team member will need to register individually through Eventbrite. 

Northern CA Cohort
June 21-23, 2019
Skyline College

Southern CA Cohort
July 12-14, 2019
Riverside Convention Center

Application Deadline: 
April 19, 2019

Online Application for ENGLISH

Online Application for MATH

Online Application for ESL