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This video provides an overview of the work happening in Southern California to explore a collective impact model across 4-year colleges, universities, and community colleges to enhance the development of future faculty interested in the career pathway to a 2-year college. UCLA is part of the CIRTL INCLUDES pilot, which aims to improve outcomes for the significant percentage of underrepresented groups who start their STEM experience at a 2-year college. Additional collaboratives in Iowa and Texas are also working to learn about the potential impact of this initiative within their own regions through the CIRTL INCLUDES pilot. Together we will assess challenges and opportunities unique to regional needs as well as those that should be considered for any national programming. 

The first step is gathering information from the faculty and instructors in community colleges in the Southern California region on their career pathway experiences and potential opportunities to enhance faculty development initiatives. We will also explore how to best collaborate in a collective impact framework, and what types of specific training approaches would most benefit future faculty interested in this career pathway. 

This video will share an overview of what we have been working on in Southern California, lessons learned, and possible applications for the future.

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Discussion from the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase (5 posts)
  • Icon for: Alexander Rudolph

    Alexander Rudolph

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 13, 2018 | 04:47 p.m.

    It sounds like you have done some great work building collaborations between UCs, CSUs, and community colleges in SoCal. The Cal-Bridge program (http://stemforall2018.videohall.com/p/1277) has developed similar partnerships statewide focusing on helping underrepresented students achieve PhDs in physics and astronomy. It sounds like there is a lot of potential for our two programs to support each other! Please take a look at our video and let us know if talking about collaboration going forward makes sense to you.

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    Daniel Damelin

    Senior Scientist
    May 14, 2018 | 02:57 p.m.

    In the video and description it looks like you are targeting both faculty and graduate students who may become faculty. Is that correct? 

    Can you expand upon what kinds of supports you have been developing at various levels?

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    Kris Morrissey

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 15, 2018 | 01:06 p.m.

    Interesting example of collective impact.  You mentioned in your video that you had identified some other models in your preliminary planning.  What are those models and what did you learn?  I'm particularly interested in any models of community colleges and 4 year colleges working together towards equity goals. 

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    Carrie Willis

    Technology Director and Teacher
    May 16, 2018 | 10:06 p.m.

    I like the idea of collaborating with many local colleges. It seems you are in the beginning stages of your project. Has there been success in reaching grad students that may be interested in the program? 

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    James Diamond

    Research Scientist
    May 18, 2018 | 11:49 a.m.

    Hi Jessica and team‚

    thanks for sharing this. What a terrific idea. I'm not a faculty member myself, but I can imagine that many interested in teaching in higher ed are less aware of the potential for teaching in community colleges because they seem to be less talked about (at least in my experience). I wonder if you'd ever consider extending this partnership to include high school advisors, such that those young people have more exposure to the possibility for academic work in community colleges.

    Thanks again for sharing this.

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