The CVC offers a variety of events throughout the year which can be found on our calendar below. If you missed an event, many past events are available on-demand on our YouTube channel. Both self-paced and facilitated courses may be found in our course catalog.
NEW FOR SPRING 2022! Join the CVC and the Online Network of Educators (@ONE) for our Equitable Online Teaching workshop series featuring community college faculty from across the state.
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The Science of a Diverse Community, Dr. Claude Steele
September 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Drawing on stereotype threat and social identity threat research, this talk will address the why, what and how of diverse learning communities: why they are important, a working hypothesis about what is critical to their success and what research reveals about how to achieve that success. The talk’s practical aim is to identify features of diverse learning communities—schools, universities and academic disciplines—that while good for all students, are especially helpful for minority students generally, and for women in STEM fields. The talk will also explore the psychological significance of community and its role in learning.