IEPI's Change Leadership Summit - October 2017

IEPI convened a Change Leadership Summit in October 2017 for colleges looking to capitalize on their local talent and foster leadership development to take student achievement to a higher level. Colleges were encouraged to gather a cross-functional team of experienced and emerging leaders to explore new concepts about leading large-scale change. The summit included discussions, shared ideas, and provocative questions to enhance our collective capacity to further address student achievement and equity gaps. Guided team conversations supported application of system leadership concepts and tools...

Board of Trustees' Meeting Ground Rules and Code of Conduct

The effectiveness of Trustee Board meetings can depend significantly on trustees’ conduct. Adopting and enforcing a set of ground rules and policy on the Board’s Code of Conduct can help to mitigate behaviors and attitudes that can hamper a Board’s ability to have constructive meetings. The below document lays out a list of suggested items to include in a set of ground rules, as well as some samples of sections to potentially include in a Code of Conduct policy.

The Ventura College Promise Leverages Private Donations to Increase Student Success

The Challenge The Ventura College Promise (VC Promise) was designed to encourage students to enroll in college the fall semester after graduating high school and enable them to attend full-time. Data indicates that these two factors — transitioning directly from high school to college and having at least one semester of full-time experience — significantly increase the likelihood of students succeeding in and completing college. Approach/Strategies VC Promise covers the full costs of tuition, as well as health and student center fees for the first year of up to 1,000 Ventura College students...

Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars Program

The Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars Program was inaugurated when key community and education leaders came together in October 2011 to address barriers to college and career access and success. At this event they signed an agreement creating a universal PK-16 pipeline and guaranteeing a place in college for all students in the community. Today, Promise Scholars is the initiative leading Ontario and Montclair towards the college-going culture needed to create long-term change with partners from all sectors, serving 10,000 students each year. In 2016, the City of Ontario deepened its...