Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) is the Partnership’s Higher Education Priority partner. Its focus is: Partner with Complete College America to increase college completion rates and reduce remediation time. Develop policy reform regarding foster care/transitional youth and college completion. Work on Central Valley GOAL 2025 with partners in all four sectors – higher education, K-12, nonprofit, business for profit. Work on education advocacy with Partnership Board.
Central Region / Mother Lode Consortium
CVHEC partnered with the Central Region/Mother Load Consortium to bring regional CTE practitioners and educators together to deliver CTE training and education at member colleges. CVHEC convened a meeting of presidents to discuss regional legislation and funding.
Central Valley Advocacy Policy Summit
Planned for October 2-3, 2016, the summit will occur annually. Participating college/university leaders, policymakers, advocates, and philanthropists will:
- Highlight unique needs of first generation, low-income underserved students
- Discuss innovative changes in academic learning focused Valley students.
- Support faculty to pilot new approaches in learning.
- Support academic programming that enroll, retains more at risk students.
- Support innovative programming that increases student graduation rates.
- Serve as advocate for educational policy reforms at local, regional, state levels, and discuss higher education challenges facing California and the nation.
The CVHEC Strategic Plan is committed to
- More students completing remediation and finishing academic programs on time.
- More students improving their educational outcomes.
- More institutions implementing proven-effective strategies.
Central Valley Higher Education Policy Summit
The 2016 summit is scheduled for October 2-3 and will take place at Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite National Park. College presidents/chancellors from the 26 CVHEC colleges and universities plus Valley legislators, philanthropy partners, higher education policy partners, and K-12 partners will be in attendance. The summit will focus on the Lumina-funded Fresno Compact work groups which were formed to improve college going and completion rates, and on scaling up these efforts from Bakersfield in the south to Stockton in the north.
Lumina Foundation Community Partnership for Attainment
CVHEC partnered with the Lumina Foundation to reach its goals of inclusion, by making college more accessible to more students. The partnership will showcase a Lumina Foundation leadership role in:
- Inclusion of at risk students.
- Improving retention and completion rates for all students.
- Improving the number of degrees and certificates awarded annually.
- Striving to have students graduate within two years (community college) and four years (university).
CVHEC Joined Lumina Foundation Goal 2025 Campaign to
- Leverage a Lumina Foundation initiative toward this goal.
- Increase proportion of residents with high-quality degrees, certificates and credentials by 2025.
- Commit to an outcomes-based approach.
- Focus on designing and building an accessible, responsive, accountable higher education system.
- Foster a regional sense of urgency to achieve Central Valley Goal 2025.