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Broadening Access to Transfer-Level Courses at California’s Community Colleges

October 8, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

The California Community Colleges are undertaking a range of efforts to boost the number of students earning degrees and transferring to four-year universities. Assembly Bill (AB) 705, which focuses on getting students into transfer-level courses, is an especially important reform. What kind of changes might we expect to see in the AB 705 era? Marisol Cuellar Mejia will outline the findings of a new report that addresses this question, and an expert panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of AB 705 implementation.

This event is supported with funding from the Sutton Family Fund. This research was supported with funding from the California Acceleration Project and the Sutton Family Fund.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Marisol Cuellar Mejia, senior research associate, PPIC Higher Education Center

12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Olga Rodriguez, research fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center
Julianna Barnes, president, Cuyamaca College
Laura Metune, vice chancellor for external relations, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
John Stanskas, president, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Theresa Dang-Lozano
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