Tag: California community colleges

State task force discusses equity in higher education

By Liv Pearson California’s Recovery with Equity Task Force held a briefing May 11 for student leaders on the Recovery with Equity Roadmap and discussed plans to achieve equity for students.  Gov. Gavin Newsom’s senior policy advisor for higher education, Lande Ajose, who established the Recovery with Equity Task Force last summer, briefly expanded on the

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California Community Colleges chancellor addresses fall 2021 plans, racial violence

By Cheetara Piry The head of the California Community Colleges system provided state updates on campus reopenings, vaccinations and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community Colleges chancellor, said during a teleconference March 25 that fall 2021 goals aim to get students back into classrooms, considering enrollment has dwindled

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Community College enrollment struggles continue, RCC finds solutions

By Erik Galicia After several months of navigating distance education, Michael Ortega decided to drop his courses at Riverside City College. Ortega, 44, a formerly incarcerated student, struggled with the sudden lack of face-to-face interaction. He said he needed one-on-one time with his instructors and the ability to walk into the Writing and Reading Center

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State chancellor explains pandemic aid for Community College students, campus re-openings

By Leo Cabral California Community College students facing pandemic-related challenges have until March 2 to apply for emergency aid through the Cal Grant. Filling out the FAFSA and the California DREAM Act application by the deadline is important to ensure students qualify for the most aid available to them. Being in the financial aid system

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Riverside Community College District foresees $16.9 million shortfall

By Erik Galicia Fallout from California’s pandemic related deficit may result in a budget shortfall of around $16.9 million for the Riverside Community College District. “We sit here in a very different fiscal situation than the one we were in a couple of months ago,” Aaron Brown, vice chancellor of Business and Financial Services, said

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Community members stand in support of Prop 55

Six faculty members of schools in the Riverside area held signs that read “Help our children thrive yes on 55” at a press conference held by the Vote Yes on Proposition 55 campaign Oct. 20 in front of the Martin Luther King building at Riverside City College.

RCCD considers applying to pilot program for baccalaureate degrees

Oct. 3, 2014 Article by Valerie Osier | News Editor What was originally met with great enthusiasm at the genesis of legislative talks is now being met with cautious optimism by faculty at Riverside City College. Senate Bill 850, signed by Governor Brown Sept. 28, is a measure to start a pilot program to allow California community colleges to offer bachelors degrees.

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