Higher Education Innovation

Norco: A Student-Centered College

  From her first visit to campus, Maria Barragan says that Norco College “felt like home.” As a recent transplant from Los Angeles County, Maria had no friends or former classmates on campus. But when another student saw her looking for the room Read more >

What is Guided Pathways?

  Community colleges are the primary gateway for California’s high school graduates to enter higher education. This is especially true for low-income and first-generation college students. Last year 246,000 students enrolled in California’s community colleges as first-time freshmen—compared to 66,000 at the California Read more >

A Bold Vision for Supporting Innovation in Higher Education

When Governor Jerry Brown earmarked $50 million of his state’s 2014 budget for the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education, it was a bold move, one that hadn’t been tried before. The rationale for the awards was simple: rewarding state colleges, universities, and Read more >