ERIC Number: ED476329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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"We Could Do That!" A Guide to Diversity Practices in California Community Colleges.
Gabriner, Robert; Schiorring, Eva; Waldron, Gail
This document describes three different programs at three California Community Colleges, each of which has as its aim to improve their ability to serve an expanding and increasingly diverse student population. The programs are: (1) Project MATCH (Mentors Act To Change History) at the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD); (2) The Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) at Riverside Community College (RCC); and (3) The Listening Sessions at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF). Project MATCH was launched in 1991 to increase and diversify the faculty applicant pool in the LACCD. MATCH recruits and prepares individuals from historically underrepresented groups for careers as community college instructors. The retention rate for the program is more than 95%, and the annual cost of the program is about $57,000. RCC's DSPS has been at the leading edge of technology, and provides students with a range of adaptive technologies that can be accessed from labs on three college campuses. These technologies facilitate and enhance learning opportunities for students with physical disabilities, as well as assisting students with learning disabilities. CCSF's Listening Sessions invited local constituents to provide input on the future development of CCSF. Two hundred and fifty community leaders, public officials, educators, students, and others attended meetings with the Chancellor. (NB)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Development, Research, and Planning.