About the Program
California’s community colleges are in the midst of a major transformation of developmental education. Several colleges have been experimenting with placement and curricular reforms for some time. PPIC researcher Marisol Cuellar Mejia will outline a new report on the efforts of these early implementers and the potential impact of reforms on student outcomes. A panel of experts will then offer a range of perspectives on key aspects of placement and curricular reforms.
This event is supported with funding from the PPIC Corporate Circle and the PPIC Donor Circle. This research was supported with funding from the California Acceleration Project and the Sutton Family Fund.
11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available
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
12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jacob Jackson, research fellow, PPIC Higher Education Center
Roanna V. Bennie, interim president, Las Positas College
Katie Hern, co-founder, California Acceleration Project and English instructor, Chabot College
Laura Metune, vice chancellor for external relations, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn