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Webinar: Learning from Our Students’ Experiences to Create Classrooms that Promote Equity

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 practices by iteratively collecting disaggregated survey data from students about their classroom experiences.

Webinar: Creating Cultures of Growth in Our Classrooms

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 for how faculty can design Cultures …

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Webinar: Calculus I with a Corequisite, featuring Mt. SAC faculty Lisa Morales and Paula Young

This webinar occurred on March 16 from 3-4:30. Mt. SAC has offered a corequisite for Calculus I for four years as an option for students deemed calculus ready who want extra support. With AB 1705 and the mandate for STEM students to begin in calculus, Mt. SAC is positioned to build on their success with this …

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Report: Will AB 1705 Lead to Stronger and More Equitable Calculus Completion for the Business Major?

In light of AB 1705 mandates, this report examines how prerequisite requirements, corequisite options, and the discontinuation of remedial math are currently impacting equitable access to and completion of calculus for the business major. This analysis suggests that opportunities exist throughout California’s community colleges for increasing the volume and diversity of students making progress toward …

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