To support dual enrollment practitioners across California as instruction and student services moved online, CLP hosted a series of problem-solving webinars from March through December 2020. Topics included implementing emergency guidance, online forms, outreach and recruitment, and orientation and onboarding.
Learn more via webinar recordings, presentation slides, and resources listed below. You can also join the conversation in our online Dual Enrollment Community of Practice. Click here to join the virtual community!
Integration of Dual Enrollment and Guided Pathways, December 10
The last webinar in CLP’s dual enrollment problem-solving series focused on the integration of dual enrollment and guided pathways. Practitioners from Bakersfield College discussed their Scale-up Project, in which they moved from dual enrollment to an Early College model. A key to the project’s success was using a distributed leadership structure. As Outreach and Early College Program Director Kylie Campbell explained, dual enrollment at the college is implemented across the campus instead of being owned by a single department. Executive Director of Outreach and Early College Steve Watkin explained how their campus culture, which nurtures redesign and strong relationships between educational partners, provides the basis for sustainable change.
- CLP’s case study on Bakersfield College and three videos featuring students, educational partners, and President Sonya Christian discussing dual enrollment and guided pathways
- K-16 Transitions in Guided Pathways Framework, developed by practitioners from Bakersfield College, Hartnell College, Long Beach City College and CLP
- Integrating Student Supports, a Guided Pathways Design Guide produced by CLP
Adult Education and Dual Enrollment, November 12
This webinar focused on adult dual enrollment education as allowed by SB 554. We heard from Matt Morin, Director of Intersegmental Partnerships, and Laura Alvarado, Assistant Director of Adult Education Pathways, at Chaffey College. They explained why adult dual enrollment is needed and what it can look like in a robust adult school and community college partnership.
California Cloud Workforce, October 8
Cloud computing skills are in high demand and 19 Los Angeles area colleges offer a regional certificate with dual enrollment playing an important part. We heard from a cloud computing instructor from Santa Monica College and one of his students – who took a short break from her high school class to join the webinar. We also heard from Centinela Valley Union High School District and El Camino College on their partnership in the cloud computing pathway.
Student Supports for Dual Enrollment, September 10
This webinar focused on various roles that support dual enrollment. We heard from: Paulina de Ita, student ambassador at East Los Angeles College; Steven Caro, dual enrollment counselor at Fresno City College; and Rio Medina, career pathways coordinator at Long Beach City College. Participants had a chance to brainstorm about ideal responsibilities for each role and how that might look on their campus.
Getting Ready for Fall – Onboarding & Outreach, August 13
Meg Chil-Gevorkyan from Glendale Community College and Rio Medina from Long Beach City College shared outreach and onboarding materials and strategies. And CLP shared a curated list of resources for onboarding dual enrollment students online including examples of presentations, handouts, web resources and videos.
Reflecting on Implementation and Planning for the Future, June 4
To wrap up the spring webinar series, participants engaged in facilitated breakout rooms to look back and plan forward. Together, they reviewed past webinar topics and shared progress in implementing online tools and improving student supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants then shared immediate challenges coming up in summer and fall and generated ideas for future problem-solving webinar topics.
Online Orientation and Onboarding, May 21
Stephanie Feger of Coast Community College District and Sharon Turner of the Bay Area Community College Consortium shared a vision for creating an online orientation and onboarding specifically for dual enrollment that could be utilized by many colleges. Participants then crowdsourced a list of potential topics and considerations.
Dual Enrollment Outreach and Recruitment, May 7
Glendale Community College shared strategies for outreach and recruitment including focused email, snail mail, phone and text outreach, online sessions for high school counselors and students, and a virtual college night.
Outreach for Fall Enrollment and a Regional Approach to Data Collection, April 16
We heard first how Antelope Valley College and the Antelope Valley Union High School District are problem-solving and sharing strategy as they prepare for fall enrollment. In the second part, Coast Community College District described their regional approach to data collection including a CCAP survey; and we looked at Esri data on the resource needs of our students.
Implementing Emergency Guidance, April 9
Hartnell College and Long Beach City College discussed how they are implementing emergency guidance in moving dual enrollment online.
Using Dual Enrollment Online Forms, April 2
Foothill College and Chaffey College shared how they are using electronic signatures in an online workflow, and they discussed specific technologies they use.
Dual Enrollment Practitioners Share Online Transition Challenges, March 26
In the first webinar, we heard from East Los Angeles College and Cerritos College dual enrollment practitioners, and participants shared their experience and challenges in transitioning procedures online.
Resources shared during the webinars
- The Living Atlas Esri data: Households using Smartphone as only computing device
- A CCAP Program Improvement Survey, January 2020, Orange County
- A video about dual enrollment from Orange County Community College District, modified by each college. Here is the version of the video from Santa Ana College.
- A quick guide for participants new to Zoom.
- Links to technology and internet resources for dual enrollment students, instructors, and institutions.
- A memo from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office about Emergency Technology Resources for College Responses to COVID 19. Among the tech tools the memo mentions is Adobe Sign, which the California Secretary of State has certified as legally binding.
This webinar series was produced by Career Ladders Project with funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the College Futures Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.