Thursday, June 4, 2020
The RP Group

 Program & Schedule

We develop each year’s goals and strands, and theme to allow participants to choose topics and areas of focus that are most relevant to their work.

Day 1: 

Time Event
Breakfast on your own
8:30 – 6:00  Conference Registration
8:30 – 6:00  Exhibitor Displays
9:30 –11:00 Welcome and Keynote Address
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Breakout Session 1
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:45 – 3:05 Breakout Session 2
3:05 – 3:35 Coffee & Cookies Break
3:35 – 4:55 Breakout Session 3
5:00 – 6:30 Reception

Day 2: 

Time Event
8:30 – 9:20 Morning Plenary
9:40 – 10:40 Breakout Session 4
10:40 – 11:10 Coffee Break 
11:10 – 12:10 Breakout Session 5
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch 
1:30 – 2:50 Breakout Session 6
2:50 –  3:20 Coffee & Brownies Break
3:20 – 5:00 Closing and Keynote Address

Day 3: 

Time Event
Breakfast on your own
8:00 – 9:00 Workshop registration (separate fee, includes lunch)
9:00 – 2:00 Half-Day Topical Post-Conference Workshops

 Theme, Goals, & Strands

A paradigm shift is taking place in California’s community colleges, one that asks how we can put students’ experience at the heart of decision-making, effectively close equity gaps, and significantly increase outcomes. The 2020 Strengthening Student Success Conference will lift up ways colleges are achieving this transformational change through “Caring. Commitment. Community.” — fostering campus ecosystems that recognize and holistically address the needs of each and every student.

Living out this year’s theme asks that we demonstrate an interest in the success of our students and each other, acting with curiosity and compassion. It requires us to value and build on the knowledge and assets that students bring with them and strive to meet their varying needs for resources and support while holding them to high expectations. It necessitates providing spaces for students to learn, grow, and succeed and contribute to the achievement of others. It compels all of us to make direct connections between our individual work and our students’ well-being. It demands that we intentionally act to interrupt structural inequities that have historically privileged some students over others.

The wide-ranging and varied work shared at this year’s conference will provide insight into how educators across the state are realizing equitable, healthy community college ecosystems, and how those systems support students, college personnel, and their surrounding communities.

  • Deepen understanding of critical issues that shape student success in California Community Colleges

  • Learn about practical, evidence-based examples of how colleges advance student success

  • Apply concepts highlighted at the conference to our own work to create student-ready, equitable institutions

  • More deeply engage students in the work of our colleges to designthe student experience

  • Develop and strengthen networks with colleagues and other stakeholders

  • Increase our collective capacity to lead change at our colleges

  • Collaborating Across Sectors and Segments: External Partnerships and Networks

  • Advancing Equitable Institutional Transformation

  • Fostering Equitable Placement, Support, and Completion

  • Ensuring Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

  • Building a Culture of Improvement for Equitable Outcomes: Professional Learning and Leadership Development

  • Working at Scale: Strategic and Integrated Planning

  • Emerging Issues

  • Open Format