Thursday, January 23, 2020
The RP Group

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 Membership

Collaboration is fundamental to our organization and woven throughout nearly all aspects of our work. We invite colleges, districts, and other stakeholders to join our vibrant network of dedicated individuals and organizations. 

You’ll be connected and engaged with a wide cross-section of California Community College professionals and will have the opportunity to discover best strategies for building institutional effectiveness, supporting student learning, and increasing equitable outcomes.

Membership offers discounts on professional learning, activities, immediate connection to resources for approaching day-to-day research and planning issues, results from pioneering research and evaluation projects, and access to our highly qualified staff who can assist you with your student success initiatives.


Who can join the RP Group? 

We welcome individual California Community Colleges and district offices to become members of our organization. Once your college or district office joins, any number of employees may access the RP Group’s services. If a district office joins the RP Group, individual institutions within the district must still pay membership fees in order for its employees to access member benefits (and vice versa).

Individuals who are not employed at a California Community College and organizations working in support of community colleges may also join the RP Group at the associate level. 

Individuals and organizations that join as associates have access to the RP Group’s network and will receive information on our numerous professional development opportunities, research and evaluation projects, tools and resources for practitioners, etc.

Associates do not have voting rights and do not receive discounted member rates at RP Group sponsored conferences, academies, or institutes.

What does membership cost?

Current membership fees (July 2019 - June 2020) are $500/year. This fee applies to both individual community colleges and community college district offices.

Associate level memberships are $150 for organizations and $75 for individuals.

What do my membership fees support?

RP Group dues contribute to providing affordable professional development to members. These funds also enable us to keep our website resources up to date, cover regional research group costs, facilitate our work on SLOs, give the RP Group Awards, and in part, support a variety of conferences and institutes.

With questions...

Please contact membership@rpgroup.org.

We welcome the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with you!

Those new to the RP Group should fill out and mail or email the contact form and submit payment. Current members and associates renew their memberships at the beginning of each academic year and should mail or email an updated contact form with their dues.

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Membership Options:
Member - District Office:  $500/year  
Member - College:  $500/year
Associate - Organization:  $150/year  
Associate - Individual:  $75/year

Payment Options:
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As a member you have access to a wide-range of free or discounted professional development and training opportunities (e.g., regional research groups, the RP Conference, the Strengthening Student Success Conference, Leading from the Middle Academy, webinars, and Perspectives newsletter). 

These events, activities, and resources offer a chance to grow relationships with peers, build skills, test new tools, design change initiatives, and reflect on improvement efforts. Members can also vote for RP Group board representatives.

Members are able to tap a vast community of practitioners through the organization’s listservs, offering immediate connection to specific resources and insights on how to approach day-to-day research and planning issues. 

Members are often the first to receive findings from pioneering research and evaluation projects conducted by the RP Group on issues of critical importance to California’s Community Colleges. 

Additionally, members have access to our highly qualified staff and consultants who can provide assistance on issues associated with planning, professional development, research and evaluation.

Ultimately, membership places you in a vibrant network of dedicated individuals and organizations focused on helping colleges ensure the success of all students and the effectiveness of every institution across California’s Community College system.

We invite anyone interested in growing their own professional development and helping to make a difference in the state, to please complete an RP Group Volunteer Application for Statewide Service.

Your responses are confidential and will not be shared outside the RP Group.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Representing IRPE field on statewide committee or workgroup. (Please see attached RP Group Statewide Committee Representative Job Description.)

  • Serving on one of the RP Group’s Professional Development Planning Committees listed below: (Please see attached RP Group Professional Development Planning Committee Descriptions.)

    • RP Conference

    • Community Engagement Planning Committee (e.g., webinars, workshops, regional research groups)

    • Summer Institute and Newcomer Resources Planning Committee

    • Providing support for RP Group professional development events (e.g., conference room host, workshop host)

    • Serving as a reviewer of Strengthening Student Success Conference or RP Conference session proposals

When an opportunity arises that matches your interests and experiences, we will contact you to determine if you are interested and able to serve. Please note that we may receive more applications than opportunities available. Therefore, submission of this application is not a guarantee of appointment. We will keep submissions for up to five years and you can remove yourself from consideration or update your application at any time.

Please contact Sandra Morales, Executive Assistant.

RP Group Membership Contact Information:

membership@rpgroup.org
510.527.8500