Caring Campus California

The Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) created Caring Campus based on research that shows students who feel more connected to their college are more likely to be retained, persist from semester to semester, and complete their academic goals.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) embraced the power of Caring Campus to support Guided Pathways statewide and the Vision for Success with funding for IEBC’s Caring Campus work with 18 colleges in 2018 and an additional 18 colleges in 2020.

As of the 2023-2024 year, the support of the CCCCO has allowed Caring Campus to be implemented at over 70 of California’s community colleges. The funding has empowered almost two-thirds of all California community colleges to be Caring Campuses over the next two years. The objective of IEBC’s Caring Campus program is to increase student retention and success in community colleges by creating and cultivating caring environments through the intentional inclusion of all staff in student success efforts.

“We are pleased to expand our partnership with IEBC’s Caring Campus program, integrating classified professional colleagues into student success strategies at 30 additional California Community Colleges,” said California Community Colleges Executive Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Support Marty Alvarado. “Investing in this targeted support for our classified colleagues benefits all students and continues to be an important strategy for advancing the Vision for Success and Guided Pathways.”

Vision 2030

Vision 2030 is an important and candid report from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Click below to read more.

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How Caring Campus California Fortifies Vision 2030

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Vision 2030

Vision 2030 is an important and candid report from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Click below to read more.

Featured Article

How Caring Campus California Fortifies the Vision for Success

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Caring Campus and Guided Pathways

The Institute for Evidence-Based Change’s Caring Campus initiative provides support for Guided Pathways implementation by including staff in student success efforts and faculty connectedness in the classroom.

What Educators Are Saying

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Eva Bagg, president of Barstow Community College

When Eva Bagg learned about IEBC’s latest initiative, Caring Campus, she knew it would be a good fit for the college’s culture. Once the work was underway, Dr. Bagg received enthusiastic reviews. “(Staff) loved the homework – everyone is tired of committees and not getting things done. The framework was so structured you really can’t help but come out with behavioral changes.”

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Kindred Murillo, Former President of Southwestern College

Kindred Murillo told IEBC the introduction of the Caring Campus directly benefits Southwestern College’s educational goals and objectives. “It provides the tools to our classified staff to be able to really achieve the actionable behaviors we’re asking for. So often, we (as educators) say we have goals. This program actually provides the tools and the coaching to help employees be and do – and I do mean DO – what their intent is,” said Dr. Murillo.

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Why IEBC’s Program has caught on

Daniel Walden, President, Victor Valley College discusses the role of leadership in integrating Caring Campus into the culture of the college. He explains how once it caught on, it spread like wildfire. He tells how Caring Campus is integrated into strategic planning, professional development and the Governing Board’s own agendas.

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Why Sacramento City College Brought Caring Campus to its institution

Michael Gutierrez, President, Sacramento City College welcomes the approach of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) because it builds on what is already happening and is easily interwoven with other work like Guided Pathways. President Gutierrez explains how Caring Campus is transforming Sacramento City College.

California colleges participating in caring campus 2018 – 2024

  1. Antelope Valley College
  2. Barstow College
  3. Butte College
  4. Cañada College
  5. Cerritos College
  6. Chaffey College
  7. Citrus College
  8. College of Alameda
  9. College of the Canyons
  10. College of the Desert
  11. College of the Redwoods
  12. College of San Mateo
  13. Compton College
  14. Contra Costa College
  15. Copper Mountain College
  16. Crafton Hills College
  17. Cuesta College
  18. Cuyamaca College
  19. Cypress College
  20. De Anza College
  21. Diablo Valley College
  22. Evergreen Valley College
  23. Folsom Lake College
  24. Gavilan Community College
  25. Glendale Community College
  26. Golden West College
  27. Grossmont College
  28. Hartnell College
  29. Imperial Valley College
  30. Irvine Valley College
  31. Laney College
  32. Las Positas College
  33. Los Angeles City College
  34. Los Angeles Mission College
  35. Los Angeles Valley College
  36. Los Angeles Pierce College
  37. Los Angeles Southwest College
  38. Los Medanos College
  39. Madera Community College
  40. Mendocino College
  41. MiraCosta College
  42. Miramar College
  43. Mission College
  44. Modesto College
  45. Monterey Peninsula College
  46. Moorpark College
  47. Moreno Valley College
  48. Mt. San Jacinto College
  49. Napa Valley College
  50. Norco College
  51. Orange Coast College
  52. Oxnard College
  53. Palomar College
  54. Porterville College
  55. Reedley College
  56. Riverside College
  57. Sacramento City College
  58. Saddleback College
  59. San Bernardino Valley College
  60. San Diego City College
  61. San Diego Mesa College
  62. San Jose City College
  63. Santa Monica College
  64. Santa Rosa Junior College
  65. Santiago Canyon College
  66. Shasta College
  67. Sierra College
  68. Skyline Community College
  69. Southwestern College
  70. Ventura College
  71. Victor Valley College
  72. West Los Angeles College
  73. West Valley College
  74. Woodland Community College
  75. Yuba College

California Community Colleges Caring Campus in Action

Irvine Valley College Celebrating Classified Staff and Caring Campus

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“On March 22, Irvine Valley College held a contactless caring drive-thru for our IVC Classified Professionals. The event drew Classified from their off-site home office locations and those who remain on the campus supporting our remote operations. The drive thru was so greatly appreciated by our Classified as they saw their fellow colleagues and our Caring Campus team, meet our new president and vice president of student services for the first time (both hired remotely at start of the pandemic), receive swag bags and materials for our virtual professional development days (happening this week), receive recognition of our Caring Campus team’s great work with a presentation of the IEBC Caring Campus plaque, and some received their employee service pins for the year. It was a great day filled with so much care, love and excitement for our Classified Professionals.

From all of us at Irvine Valley college to your IEBC Caring Campus team, thank you so much for providing the coaching sessions and support for this outstanding program we have incorporated at our campus.”

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Mendocino College and the Caring Campus Initiative

Read the latest Mendo Cares newsletter, here.

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Skyline College: CARING CAMPUS

Developing a culture of meaningful connections with students.

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Sacramento City College

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San Diego City College and Caring Campus

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