Las Positas College Caring Campus Initiative
What is Caring Campus?
The Caring Campus Initiative, developed by the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) and funded through a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), is designed to create a college environment that increases students’ sense of connectedness and belonging and, in turn, completion of each student’s education goals.
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) embraced the power of Caring Campus to support Guided Pathways statewide and the Vision for Success with funding for IEBC’s Caring Campus work with 18 colleges in 2018 and an additional 18 colleges in 2020.
For 2021-2023, the CCCCO has expanded its IEBC Caring Campus support with funding for an additional 30 colleges. The new funding will empower almost two-thirds of all California community colleges to be Caring Campuses over the next two years. The objective of IEBC’s Caring Campus program is to increase student retention and success in community colleges by creating and cultivating caring environments through the intentional inclusion of all staff in student success efforts.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with IEBC’s Caring Campus program, integrating classified professional colleagues into student success strategies at 30 additional California Community Colleges,” said California Community Colleges Executive Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Support Marty Alvarado. “Investing in this targeted support for our classified colleagues benefits all students and continues to be an important strategy for advancing the Vision for Success and Guided Pathways.”
Creating a Caring Campus
Las Positas College Employees can have a great impact on students’ feelings of connectedness to the college.
Caring Campus is a proven method for engaging with professional staff that ensures their deep involvement in student success.
Definition of Caring Campus at Las Positas College
Increase student persistence and success in community colleges by creating and cultivating caring environments through the intentional inclusion of all staff in student belonging and success efforts.
- Caring Campus Kick Off - Slide Deck 3/3/2022
- Caring Campus Engaging Professional Staff
- Caring Campus and Guided Pathways CA 2022
- Caring Campus Fortifies the Vision for Success 2021
- Community College Research Center - Research Brief 3/2021
- Caring Campus Toolkit
- Caring Campus - College Day Presentation 8/16/2022
Caring Campus Ambassadors