The Rising Scholars Advisory Committee adopts the following principles to guide colleges as they exercise their local control to serve formerly incarcerated students in prison.
The guide is designed to support students as they learn how to navigate their CDCR laptop and Canvas course.
Memorandum of Understanding between CDCR and local community colleges providing face-to-face instruction.
This toolkit contains recommendations for colleges transitioning to correspondence packet delivery during the pandemic.
Free interactive toolkit created by Bank of America in partnership with Kahn Academy to help student save money and manage finances.
This memorandum provides information regarding available funds for colleges teaching students that are currently incarcerated in state prisons. A total of $3 million is available to colleges to provide textbooks or digital course content to students under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) who are enrolled in one or more California community college course.
Equity and Excellence in Practice: A Guide for Higher Education in Prison by Tanya Erzen, Mary R. Gould, and Jody Lewen documents the key characteristics of high-quality prison higher education programs, and informs stakeholders in the field, including new and experienced practitioners seeking to achieve equity and excellence in their work, policy leaders, philanthropy, and others. This study is a joint project of the Prison University Project and the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison.
The Chancellor’s Office Advisory Committee for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Students suggests that colleges focus on specific ADTs and the Golden Four to better serve incarcerated students.
The Imperial Valley College Board of Trustees passed a resolution to waive student health fees for incarcerated students on July 19th, 2017. This is being shared as an example for other colleges.
Watch a panel discussion on the issues of providing college opportunities for currently and formerly incarcerated students. The panel is moderated by Larissa MacFarquhar, a staff writer at The New Yorker.