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LPC Selected to OEI Consortium
May 02, 2018

Las Positas College joins OEI

LPC is one of 33 colleges selected to participate in the Online Education Initiative's 2018 Online Equity Cohort. The OEI, according to its web site, is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to, and success in, high-quality online courses.

The 2018 cohort will initially have a special focus on student equity, including:

  • Culturally responsive teaching with a community of practice around online equity.
  • Name/gender identification for instruction and student support services, including counseling, tutoring, health services, etc.
  • Pilot additional online resources integrated into Canvas for community building, student engagement, and collaboration.
  • Faculty engagement in collaborative course development using OER materials in Canvas.
  • Support for the development of a local, peer-faculty course review process to support equity and student success in online courses.
  • Programmatic and technical preparation for Course Exchange participation.

LPC is expected to begin working with the OEI in July, and over the coming years, our students who cannot get the classes they need to earn a degree or certificate will be able to take those classes online from other colleges in the consortium. Conversely, students from other colleges will be able to take LPC online classes.