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CCCCO Memo – COVID 19 Guidance on Apportionments, Withdrawals, and Student Fee Refunds

March 20, 2020 – This memo provides further guidance for California Community College staff, faculty, and students on temporarily suspended regulations related to apportionments, withdrawals, and student fee refunds.


CCCCO Memo – Temporary Suspension of Student Withdrawl Regulations During COVID-19 Emergency

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is taking immediate action to ensure community college districts, campuses, and students are adequately supported through the COVID-19 crisis. This memo provides guidelines around refunding enrollment fees, suspension of districts requesting a waiver in writing, and assigning an ‘excused withdrawal’.

Striving for Success

Justice impacted students in California community colleges are succeeding academically across multiple dimensions. In particular, justice impacted students are achieving greater success and similar if not higher grades compared to their main campus counterparts. For a rundown on this data and more, read our new report by Rebecca Silbert and Debbie Mukamal.

Spring 2019 CDCR Face to Face Course Catalog

The course catalog is organized by college and lists the institution, course offering, class meeting time, number of students enrolled, whether the course leads toward a degree, and whether the course units are transferable. 

Equity and Excellence in Practice

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.

Application for Bay Area System Impacted Consortium Board of Directors

The Consortium supports student post-secondary success by promoting campus-based programs that provide positive support services that are sustainable and advancing systems-change through collaboration between post-secondary educational and criminal justice systems.

Unlocking the Bar Report

Unlocking the Bar: Expanding Access to the Legal Profession for People with Criminal Records in California by Caroline Cohn, Debbie A. Mukamal, and Robert Weisberg identifies and examines the barriers to joining the California State Bar for individuals with criminal records and provides recommendations for expanding access for qualified applicants. This study is a joint project of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center and the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School.

Textbook Reimbursement for Community Colleges Teaching in State Prisons Certification Form

AA 19-26 made $3 million available to community colleges to provide textbooks or digital course content to students in state prisons. This Certification Form must be completed in order to apply for reimbursement.

Textbook Reimbursement for Community Colleges Teaching in State Prisons

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.

California Community Colleges Fair Chance Hiring Policy Guidance FAQ for Students

The FAQs were developed for community college students with an arrest or conviction record to learn about their rights and responsibilities when seeking employment with a local California community college.