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Redesigning with Equity and Careers in Mind

21 Oct 2020

Registration is open for the next, free CLP guided pathways workshop webinars on November 13 and 20 from 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. This is a two-part series of workshops with a different program on each day.

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Workshop 1: Friday, November 13, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Dr. Hana Lahr, Senior Research Associate at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) will open the workshop by sharing CCRC’s recent work that shines a light on racial disparities in program choice, enrollment, and completion. Among their findings: students of color are more likely to be enrolled in programs that lead to careers with lower wages and/or have less opportunity for continuing advancement while white students are overrepresented in programs leading to higher wage careers.

A distinguished panel will then discuss these issues through an equity lens, followed by Q&A and small group breakout sessions.

Panelists include:

    • Dr. Abdimalik A. Buul, Counseling Faculty, San Diego City College
    • Jackie Cruz, Vice President of Advancement and Development, Hartnell College
    • Jennifer Johnson, Instructional Faculty, Nursing, Bakersfield College
    • Dr. Patricia Ramos, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Santa Monica College
    • Dr. Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Professor and Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA School of Education and Information Studies
    • Michelle Simotas, Instructional Faculty, English, City College of San Francisco

Workshop 2: Friday, November 20, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The second workshop in the series will focus on strategies and evidence-based practices that colleges are using to remove barriers to equitable student enrollment and completion such as competency-based education, credit for prior learning, cohort-based approaches, addressing hidden requirements and growing students’ networks and navigational capital.

More about the GP workshops

Building on the February 2020 workshop, “Redesigning with Careers in Mind,” the November GP workshops will take a deeper look at how colleges are creating pathways to college and career success with a focus on equity and economic recovery.

Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic and resultant economic fallout on communities of color, addressing disparities in program and career choice is more urgent than ever. During this workshop, participants will:

    1. Explore key considerations for preparing students and working with employers in the changing economy and social climate.
    2. Consider racial and gender disparities in program and career choice.
    3. Learn what colleges can and are doing to disrupt structural disparities in program and career choice as they pivot in this moment of economic flux and racial reckoning.

The workshops are geared for college practitioners. More details about breakout topics and presenters will be forthcoming.

CLP convened a small group of college leaders, university partners, and workforce partners to help develop the workshop content. This workshop is produced by the Career Ladders Project with funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.