Merritt College, which was a leader in moving away from assessment tests that wrongly placed students of color in remedial classes, and Barstow College, which has enhanced its student success rates through numerous support services, are the winners of the 2021 John W. Rice Equity and Student Success awards.
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Angélica Garcia, President of Berkeley City College, is one of 25 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship. This program supports community college presidents in the early years of their tenure as they aim to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success. The Fellowship’s philanthropic partner is JPMorgan Chase.
Congratulations to Berkeley City College student Davon Crawford, the winner of the 2021 CalWORKs award! Davon is a mother of four children and is studying to become a nurse. Her inspirational story and strong application helped her to win the award at a statewide level on February 25th. In March of 2021, Davon was invited by the CalWORKs Associate Board to perform as the keynote speaker on the student panel.
Laney College Hosts Welcome Event for African-American Community
Fall Flex President’s Presentation to Faculty and Staff Focuses on Priorities for 2021 - 2022
Despite the challenges of the last academic year and the uncertainty of what lies ahead, College of Alameda’s faculty and staff have done some amazing work; from individual accomplishments of faculty, to the tireless and compassionate ways that faculty and staff have helped students both academically and personally.
Merritt College Latest Update
Much has happened at Merritt College in the several weeks that have passed since the last President’s Report. Among other things, Merritt initiated the process of bringing students, classified professional staff members, faculty, and administrators back to campus safely. Merritt worked with our sister colleges and with the Chancellor’s Office to make great progress on the college’s ACCJC Follow-Up Report and the Teach Out Plan. And Merritt continues to support students and the institution in the face of the pandemic by utilizing HEERF funding to address pressing needs.
Berkeley City College Enrollment Overview
BCC is offering 418 sections in fall 2021. As of today, 6,098 students have enrolled in 11,268 classes, generating a total of 1,311 FTES (1,182 resident and 139 non-resident FTES). The resident FTES represents 79% of BCC’s fall 2021 FTES target of 1,489. The average productivity rate is 13 (our goal is 17.5).
The Peralta radio station (KGPC) is offering work opportunities to students. The District station is in search of a few enthusiastic students to support the production and broadcast of its daily schedule. Interns will assist with content creation, recording, and simple board operations of the Peralta Community College District radio station.