Long Beach, Calif. – Five new California community colleges will participate in the Fall 2023 cohort of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) Caring Campus partnership.
ECMC Foundation Awards Grant to the Institute for Evidence-Based Change To Support Rural Community Colleges
IEBC will expand Caring Campus to rural community colleges through a new $748,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation. The expansion will target students who face obstacles in accessing post-secondary education.
The IEBC Caring Campus Toolkit Webinar on August 2 included an outstanding presentation by Dr. Kelly Becker on the use of data in understanding impact. Dr. Becker, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning at Oakton College in Illinois, shared their experience collecting, analyzing and using data to understand the impact of their Persistence Project, aka Caring Campus.
New: Introducing the Caring Campus Toolkit: A Guide for Monitoring and Assessing Implementation and Impact
Created By IEBC and CCRC, this new ‘Caring Campus Toolkit – Monitoring And Assessing Implementation and Impact’ has been designed as a guide with tools you can use to monitor and assess the implementation and impact of Caring Campus at any stage of implementation.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Bola King-Rushing as the Associate Vice President for Caring Campus and a Caring Campus Coach,” announced IEBC President Brad Phillips. His experience, expertise, commitment and more, are already a tremendous asset to the program and those we serve. “
Caring Campus Toolkit – To support the continuous improvement of Caring Campus, this document has been created by IEBC and CCRC with tools you can use to monitor and assess the implementation and impact of Caring Campus at any stage of implementation.
Caring Campus is featured in this case study, “Redesigning the Early College Experience to Maximize Student Success.” Behavioral commitments from faculty and staff members are key to the creation of a Caring Campus that fosters student success.
This Community College Research Center (CCRC) blog, “Student Perspectives on What Makes a Caring Campus: A Little Goes a Long Way” sheds light on the significance of Caring Campus’s efforts to improve outcomes for underserved students.
At the Hinds Community College Raymond Campus in Mississippi, Chief Evans “Caught in the Act of Caring”
Recently, Raymond Campus Police Chief Bart Evans was featured in the Hinds Community College newsletter for being “Caught in the Act of Caring” as a part of their Caring Campus initiative.
ICYMI: Top 10 Strategies to Better Serve Californians: High-impact Practices to Bring Back Underrepresented Students to California’s Community Colleges
Identified by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, this is a good read outlining the top high-impact practices deployed by California Community Colleges over the past three years.