Higher Education

Priority 3
Recommendations: Two-year and four-year institution collaboration to increase student transfer rate; Establish Central Valley higher education policy and advocacy; Encourage Valley higher education to provide programs that meet workforce needs of employers; Support collaborative initiatives including professional development and data collection analysis.

CONTACT

Central Valley Higher
Education Consortium

Dr. Benjamin Duran
Acting Executive Director
(559)292-0576

UC Merced Center-Fresno
550 E. Shaw Ave., Ste. 100
Fresno, CA 93740

2016 Report

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) is the partner for the Partnership’s Higher Education Priority. Its focus is: Partner with Complete College America to increase college completion rates and reduce remediation time. Develop policy reform regarding foster care/transitional youth and college completion. Work on Central Valley GOAL 2025 with partners in all four sectors – higher education, K-12, nonprofit, business for profit. Work on education advocacy with Partnership Board. Below is their report for 2016.

Compete College America
The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) was selected as the Complete College America (CCA) California partner, joining a cohort of 14 states to scale to a co-requisite remediation process through CCA by 2018. CVHEC is engaged with CCA to increase college completion and reduce remediation and is participating in the national program of block schedules and co-requisite remediation for career technical students. The co-requisite model focuses on placing students directly into college-level English and math with just-in-time mandatory tutoring, labs, or additional course time support.

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Focus

  1. Enhancing cooperation between two-year and four-year institutions to increase student transfer rate
  2. Establishing an effective policy voice and effective advocacy for higher education in the Central Valley
  3. Encouraging Valley higher education institutions to provide programs that meet the workforce preparation needs of Valley employers
  4. Supporting effectiveness of member institutions through appropriate collaborative initiatives including professional development and data collection analysis