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MARCH 2022 • No. 16
CVHEC's Dual Enrollment Video is the second in a series depicting higher education issues in our nine-county region.
New CVHEC Video: 'Blurring the Lines Between High School
and College: Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley'
The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium released its latest education video this week, “Blurring the Lines Between High School and College: Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley.”

The five-minute video, which premiered publicly at CVHEC’s Dual Enrollment Convening March 17, depicts three student success stories
as well as three area educators advocating for dual enrollment. It highlights the need for intersegmental collaboration in providing dual enrollment opportunities for all students as way not only to help students get a jumpstart on their college education – saving costs and time – but also to help close the equity gap ...
READ MORE about CVHEC's Dual Enrollment Video
Overcoming the Pandemic for CVHEC Dual Enrollment Successes

Greetings colleagues,
 
What an extraordinary kick off to spring 2022 we have seen in the past week.
 
For the first time in two years, the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium and its partners came together in what one participant described as “a unique space where K-12 educators teamed with up higher education officials” during our Dual Enrollment Convening March 17 in downtown Fresno.
 
This convening accomplished many objectives, but one is for certain: we did not let the pandemic of the past two years get us down.

Not only did we reflect on the progress we accomplished via virtual existence the past 24 months but we also presented that story through our newest video premiered at the convening and which we reveal publicly in this issue of our e-newsletter – “Blurring the Lines Between High School and College: Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley.”
 
This video captures the success story of three Central Valley students who have made the most of the dual enrollment opportunity afforded to them ...
READ the full Director's Message
Valley students who shared their dual enrollment experience on a panel moderated by Merced College President/Superintendent Chris Vitelli (center): Alicia Bias (Washington Union High School); Isaac Bates, (Corcoran High School); Arlene Rocha (Wonderful Prep Academy-Delano/ Bakersfield College/Fresno State/Emerson College online); and Nataly Frias (Turlock High School/Merced College/Fresno State).
Face-to-Face Space for K-12 and Higher Ed 
2022 CVHEC's Establishing Dual Enrollment Pathways Convening Draws 135+
More than 135 secondary and postsecondary educators assembled for the “Establishing Dual Enrollment Pathways in the Central Valley” Convening March 17 in Fresno to address challenges and barriers to dual enrollment success.

They also heard four valley students share their success stories including two who completed associate degrees before their high school graduation.

Presented by the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium and its Central Valley Dual Enrollment for Equity and Prosperity (CVDEEP) Task Force, the five-hour convening also
featured the premiere of CVHEC’s latest education video, “Blurring the Lines Between High School and College: Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley.”

Dr. Mayra A. Lara, associate director of Educator Engagement for The Education Trust-West, discussed her organization’s recent report, “Jumpstart California: A Roadmap for Equitable Dual Enrollment Policy & Practice.”
 
While many concrete and soul-searching discussions arose from three morning sessions and three afternoon sessions, the highlight of the event was the panel of four students discussing their dual enrollment experience ...
A morning workshop led by Dr. Dale Van Dam, vice president of Instruction at Reedley College, explored "Meaningful Dual Enrollment Pathways in the Central Valley."
READ MORE about the Dual Enrollment Convening with Photos
CV-HEC Blog: Heroic students who are

also mothers deserve more support

For this month's What the CV-HEC is Happening Blog, we share a recent Ed Source commentary written by Dr. Sonya Christian, chancellor of the Kern Community College District and member of the CVHEC Board of Directors, for Women’s Herstory Month advocating for student moms.  
 
Every March, Women’s History Month prompts me to reflect on pressing issues facing women. This year, as vice chair of the California Community College Women’s Caucus, the issue of focus has been the support needed by our community college students who are also mothers.

For much of the last decade, I’ve been part of a generation of women and men who’ve succeeded in bringing more emales into the leadership ranks of our state’s community college system.

As of 2020, 42% of community college presidents and chancellors were women, the highest percentage in California history. In fact, this epic story is a mixture of both successes and of what clearly remains to be done — the mission continues. The notable but incremental progress within California community college’s is far from absolute, far from universal....

READ the Heroic Student Mothers BLOG
CVHEC Member News






(CVHEC members are encouraged to submit stories: centralvalleyhec@gmail.com). 
 
 
Taft College Welcomes Community for Year-long Centennial Celebration

Bakersfield College Selected for Amazon's Career Choice Program

CLP Dual Enrollment Report includes CVHEC member campuses  

CHSU Suspends New Pharmacy Program Launch

ABC30: West Hills Community College District gives students $1,000
READ MORE about the Taft College Centennial
CVHEC In The News
 
SEE: KSEE coverage of dual enrollment
REMINDER: CVHEC Legislative and Policy Summit - May 6
The registration deadline for the 2022 CVHEC Summit in downtown Fresno is April 29.

CVHEC 2022 Mini-Grant Applications 
Applications for the next Central Valley Higher Education Consortium 2022 Mini-Grant cycle are now being accepted and will continue until funds are allocated.
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