Learning new ways to connect: A community college instructor’s account

April 1, 2020
By Kris Palmer So much of the dynamism that emerged early this semester in my American Government class came from the community college students talking with one another or with me — from the energy of human connection.  Our classroom was alive with debate teams and group problem-solving. Student... Read More

Internet access and online resources for students and colleges

March 17, 2020
As schools and colleges move their instruction and support services online during the virus crisis, internet service providers are increasing access, and new resources are becoming available for educators. This post is being updated continually in Spring 2020.  For information about internet servic... Read More

Dual Enrollment: Moving to an Electronic Form

March 8, 2020
Career Ladders Project convened a small group of dual enrollment practitioners in a “think tank” in fall 2019, funded by the College Futures Foundation, focused on improving the paper-based enrollment process, with the goal of producing a suite of practitioner-informed potential solutions to sha... Read More

GP workshop highlights community college redesign with students’ careers in mind

February 20, 2020
Representatives from 55 California community colleges gathered in Sacramento on Feb. 18 for a Guided Pathways workshop; this one explored how colleges are redesigning with students’ careers in mind. Highlights included a compelling keynote about how community college students make academic and car... Read More

Videos showcase expanding dual enrollment as a strategy for equity

February 3, 2020
Bakersfield College is working to make dual enrollment available to all high school students in its vast and largely rural service area in Kern County. A strategy for equity, the push is transforming students’ lives across the region. Nearly 8,000 high school students are enrolling in courses ... Read More

Bakersfield symposium highlights concerns — and solutions — related to college access and equity

December 4, 2019
More than 300 practitioners from community colleges across California gathered in Bakersfield on Nov. 15 to learn about and explore intentional, supported pathways as a strategy for equity.  The intensive, daylong Bakersfield Intersegmental Pathways Symposium began with remarks from Kern Community ... Read More

Dual enrollment, Guided Pathways converge for equity

November 13, 2019
A new report from CLP explores a sea change under way at Bakersfield College and across Kern County in access to higher education. Offering all high school students in BC’s service area the opportunity to take college courses seems to be providing particular benefits for students of color, who... Read More

New law expands access to dual enrollment

October 28, 2019
Recent changes in California law increase the power of dual enrollment to broaden access to college and serve as a tool for equity.  Studies have shown positive outcomes for students who participated in high-quality dual enrollment while in high school, compared with their peers who didn’t. They ... Read More

Evidence supports dual enrollment as a strategy for equity

October 27, 2019
Career Ladders Project promotes dual enrollment as a strategy for equity — measured by course and degree completion, achievement in high school and college, and other indicators — for subgroups including students of color, low-income students, students from low-income families, male students, an... Read More

Engaging the whole campus in Guided Pathways redesign was the focus of LA / OC event

May 30, 2019
At our first-ever multi-location webinar, practitioners across Orange and Los Angeles counties shared practices and ideas.    Here is a PDF of the presentations given at the event, and here is a video of the event.   Focused on engaging the whole campus in Guided Pathways work, the May 7 “l... Read More