A promising 2024!
Greetings and welcome to 2024 from the CVHEC Team,
We are excited about what the new year holds for our member Central Valley colleges and universities and the thousands of students they serve in this part of California.
As we find ourselves halfway through the 2023-24 Academic Year, you will find in this first newsletter of the new year updates on the exciting initiatives and projects that we undertook during the fall semester and will continue into the spring of this year.
In the fall, our Board of Directors introduced the CVHEC Strategic Plan that will guide the consortium for the next three years. One way to plan your future ventures is to take stock of where you have been. Please enjoy the blog by team member Stan Carrizosa who has masterfully laid out the collective efforts and accomplishments of the CVHEC team, its colleges and universities and its contributing partners this last year as a guide into 2024.
Also, to help carry out that plan, we will soon be rolling out our 2024 CVHEC Campaign which will serve as the umbrella under which our higher education and K12 partners will do their work. We have found that the talent and insights of our Central Valley higher education professionals are reflected in the collaborative approach to developing and implementing innovative strategies to addressing student success challenges the Central Valley way.
These efforts will include work from CVHEC’s Math Task Force, English Task Force, Online Educational Resources/Zero Textbook Cost Task Force and the CVHEC Dual Enrollment for Equity and Prosperity (CVDEEP) Task Force. Keep an eye out for more details about our campaign!
We are also delighted you will read about the continued support for the consortium from the College Futures Foundation as well as new federal funding awarded College Bridge, one of our partners working with us to deliver the innovative Math Bridge intervention in partnership with regional community colleges and their feeder high school partners in the valley. This includes new Math Bridge collaborations with our Central Valley Transfer Project as well.
Last but not least, our member institutions were engaged this month in their annual local efforts to bring community members to their campuses for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations and activities in observance of the contributions and sacrifices of this great American leader of civil rights and next month for Black History Month.
Thanks for joining us in kicking off a great 2024!!