Recordings and Resources from the CaCN Roundtable Series

24 May 2021

The six-part roundtable series, Conversations with Counselors: Strengthening our Practice with Equity in Mind, was designed by California Counseling Network (CaCN) members to connect counselors across the community college system, engage in student-centered conversation, and share strategies and practices to support student success.

Recordings, slide presentations, and resources from all roundtables are posted below.

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  • Counseling, Data, and Accountability: SCFF, Guided Pathways, caseload management and beyond…keeping our students at the center, April 23, 2021

This session covered what it means for counselors to use data to inform delivery, why and how data is being used, and the counseling function as part of the whole.

Roundtable guests: Gabriel Martinez, Berkeley City College; Jesse MacEwan, Ohlone College; Dr. Monique D. Greene, Riverside City College; Dr. Tiffany Welter, Los Medanos College; and Dr. Zav Dadabhoy, Fresno City College.

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  • Partnerships to Reach and Motivate New Community College Students, February 26, 2021

At this session, roundtable guests exchanged successful strategies to increase enrollment through proactive college and high school collaboration. It also featured a panel of high school students sharing their challenges as they consider post-high school education and how educators can help.

Roundtable guests: Allison Zuckerbrow, Castro Valley High School Counselor; Benjamin Barboza, Chabot College; Noel Quintero, Fresno City College; and Dr. Tiffany Welter, Los Medanos College.

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  • Teaching Counseling Courses: Engaging our students in a virtual reality, December 4, 2020

This session covered strategies on how to successfully engage students in online courses. It also featured a panel with students who shared their online learning experiences.

Roundtable guests: Jenna Gausman, Santa Monica College; Justin Wembes, Diablo Valley College; Dr. Queen Peterson, Fullerton College; and Sadie Ashraf, Chabot College.

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  • Career Education and Equity: Making the most of career education opportunities for students of color, November 13, 2020

Roundtable guests: Camille Santana, Los Medanos College; David Turcotte, Compton College; and Jess Guerra, LA Trade Tech College.

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  • Counseling Underrepresented Students: Creating safe and supportive virtual spaces for black and brown students, October 16, 2020

Roundtable guests: David Ramirez, Southwestern College; Lorraine Barrales-Ramirez, Cañada College; Dr. Marcia Wilson, LA Trade Tech; and Dr. Wendy Stewart, Mira Costa College.

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  • New Year, New Reality: Counseling strategies to meet our students’ needs in a new environment, September 25, 2020

In this session, roundtable guests shared their experiences at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester, when all instruction and services were being provided remotely.

Roundtable guests: Frances Fon, Chabot College; Jennifer Flores, Riverside City College; Justin Wembes, Diablo Valley College; and Kirk Collins, Chaffey College. (This session was not recorded.)

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