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.

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The CCCCO expanded its Caring Campus support in 2020 with funding for an additional 18 colleges.

“Investing in support for our classified colleagues continues to be an important strategy for advancing Guided Pathways,” said California Community Colleges Executive Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Support Marty Alvarado. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with IEBC’s Caring Campus program and look forward to learning more about how our colleges are shifting practices to create supportive environments for all students.”

Vision for Success

Vision for Success 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 the Vision for Success

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Vision for Success

Vision for Success 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 – 2021

  1. Barstow College
  2. Cañada College
  3. Cerritos College
  4. Chaffey College
  5. College of the Canyons
  6. College of the Desert
  7. College of the Redwoods
  8. Contra Costa College
  9. Crafton Hills College
  10. Cuyamaca College
  11. Cypress College
  12. Diablo Valley College
  13. Evergreen Valley College
  14. Gavilan Community College
  15. Grossmont College
  16. Imperial Valley College
  17. Irvine Valley College
  18. Los Medanos College
  19. Mendocino College
  20. MiraCosta College
  21. Miramar College
  22. Mission College
  23. Moreno Valley College
  24. Mt. San Jacinto College
  25. Napa Valley College
  26. Norco College
  27. Oxnard College
  28. Palomar College
  29. Reedley College
  30. Riverside College
  31. Sacramento City College
  32. Saddleback College
  33. San Bernardino Valley College
  34. San Diego City College
  35. San Diego Mesa College
  36. Skyline Community College
  37. Southwestern College
  38. Ventura College
  39. Victor Valley College
  40. West Valley 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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