Student Success & Equity with Rebecca Kaminsky
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2w ago
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE:   Learn about inquiry and action teams and how they help college educators continually improve their craft. In this episode, I interview Rebecca Kaminsky, English Faculty and former Guided Pathways Coordinator at Irvine Valley College.  (Scroll down to access the transcript.) This podcast is part of an inquiry & action teams series, starting with how Santa Barbara City College implements their teams per career & academic community, program, and discipline (check out SBCC's podcast episode with Margaret Prothero). This episode focuses on Irvine Valley Co ..read more
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Student Success & Equity with Margaret Prothero
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1M ago
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE:   Learn about inquiry and action teams and how they help college educators continually improve their craft. In this episode, I interview Margaret Prothero, English Faculty and Guided Pathways Coordinator at Santa Barbara City College.  (Scroll down to access the transcript.) Focus of the episode: Inquiry & Action Teams (fully explained in this video, which shows the contrast between this type of team and a case management team). We cover the following key topics: 9:21:25: The first inquiry & action team launched and why: Arts Career & Acad ..read more
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African American Transfer Tipping Point Study with Dr. Darla Cooper
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2M ago
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE:   Learn about factors that increase the likelihood of African American students transferring to four-year universities. In this episode, I interview Dr. Darla Cooper, Executive Director of the RP Group, a nonprofit research and planning organization focused on supporting California community colleges to increase student success and equity. (Scroll down to access the transcript.) Note: While the RP Group is California-based, the research findings and resources are applicable to all U.S. community colleges and open access universities. Focus o ..read more
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Foundational Ingredient For Successful Equity Work
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5M ago
(A. Solano) The ability of faculty to change—from external to internal attributions—is a foundational ingredient in student success, particularly for Latina/o/x students. External attributions assign blame for something that is beyond a faculty's control. The primary factor that faculty have control over is their internal attributions--the ability to consistently improve their craft. Let's consider a longitudinal study conducted by my colleagues Dr. Bill Saunders of UCLA and Dr. Claude Goldenberg of Stanford, guided by their mentor, UCLA Professor Emeritus Dr. Ron Gallimore.[1] In their s ..read more
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Transformational Change: Challenges & Opportunities
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6M ago
(A. Solano) After more than two decades of coaching, keynoting, presenting, and conducting trainings, these high frequency asked culture-related questions from college educators have risen to the top. I address them in a Q&A format. What is the most significant challenge to improving student success and equity? Culture. By far. Exacerbated by an unproductive committee structure and my three-month rule. How do you define culture? Perhaps sociologists and cultural anthropologist will correct me, but in my coaching work to help colleges improve their practices—real implementation work, not ..read more
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Equitable STEM Transfer Pathways with Dr. Xueli Wang
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7M ago
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE:   Learn about the challenges and opportunities of improving equitable outcomes for STEM transfer students. In this episode, I interview Dr. Xueli Wang, Professor of Higher Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Scroll down to access the transcript.) We discuss the following topics: 6:42:25: The "Why": Impetus for writing the book, On My Own: The Challenge and Promise of Building Equitable STEM Transfer Pathways 11:34:00: The research process and general themes: No clear STEM pathways and uncovering structural barriers to transfer student success. 15:38:5 ..read more
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Critical Role of Classified Professionals with Amparo Medina
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9M ago
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE:   Learn why classified professionals play a critical role in student success and college operations. In this episode, I interview Amparo Medina, Classified Senate President, Oxnard College, California. (Scroll down to access the transcript.) We discuss the following topics: 7:38:00: The role of classified senate & the tri-chairs (administrator, faculty, classified) model in key committees. - AB1725 - 10+1 14:05:50: Example classified professional roles. 20:03:50: A significant barrier: the required or preferred doctorate to move up the organizational ladder.- Mo ..read more
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Holistic Student Supports with Dr. Melinda Karp
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10M ago
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE:   Learn about research on student success team implementation. In this episode, I interview Dr. Melinda Karp, Founder & Principal at Phase Two Advisory, and former Assistant Director at the Community College Research Center, Columbia University.  The episode focuses on Phase Two Advisory's Student Success Team Guide.  (Scroll down to access the transcript.) We discuss the following topics: 8:30:00: The rationale and process for creating the student success team guide. 16:01:00: Student success team findings: three types of teams. 21:25:5 ..read more
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The Policy, Research, & Practice Disconnect
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1y ago
(A. Solano) The disconnect between policy, research, and practice is extraordinarily real for college practitioners. The intersection of policy, research, and practice at the center of this Venn diagram is often an illusion. Too many university researchers and policy makers simply lack a deep understanding of how colleges work to ensure their efforts land in the Venn diagram sweet spot.  The unfortunate reality is better depicted by the visualization below, where research and policy often intersect and practice is aloof. For example, some university researchers have convinced themselves ..read more
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Scoping, Connecting, & Shepherding
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1y ago
(A. Solano) A setting is a time and place for educators to get important work done. Committees are not the ideal setting to accomplish work. They're filled with arcane, time-wasting procedures such as Robert's Rules, they're the place where obstructionists plant themselves with endless "concerns," and where politics is in full display. Therefore, it's committee sub-workgroups and/or independent workgroup settings that are better equipped to help the institution create change toward improved equitable outcomes and student success. It doesn't matter what your title is at the campus. If you're he ..read more
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