CCCAOE’s Spring 2023 Conference focused on Belonging, Connectedness, Student-Centered Strategies, Work-based Learning, Community Partnerships, hearing the voices of those who aren’t being heard, and highlighting the tremendously innovative work that is happening all across the state. This conference will bring learning to transform the model of career development around sustainable calls to action. To learn […]
On Thursday, March 16, 2023, The Graduate! Network and California Competes facilitated an interactive discussion that delved into research on the experiences of comebackers and its implications for adult college access and completion in every state and community across the nation. Participants had the opportunity to engage with peers and share their own valuable insights […]
California Competes hosted its third annual California Higher Education Policy Institute for Legislators on January 19-20, 2023 in Sonoma, CA. This two-day event focused on creating an engaging space for policymakers to explore new strategies on how to move higher education forward in uncertain economic times. Together, we engaged in in-depth discussions and activities […]
On December 8-9, Advance CTE brought together thought leaders and institutional partners in the CTE data space for their annual Postsecondary CTE Data Quality & Use Initiative National Summit in Washington, D.C. California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Jez participated in the opening panel to share how California got to where it is today […]
On November 15, California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Jez joined Godfrey Gibbison, Dean of Extended Learning and Global Programs at CSU San Marcos and Sabrina Sanders, Director, Toro Reengagement Program at CSU Dominguez Hills to present the session “Student Success for ALL Students – Re-engaging Students with Some College, No Degree to Degree […]
California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Jez provided a Stark Talk at the Student Parent Ecosystem Convening. This event was hosted by Ascend at the Aspen Institute and Imaginable Futures and took place on August 25-26 in Virginia. This two-day convening brought together the leading thinkers and voices on student parents for thought-provoking discussion, […]
Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Jez delivered a keynote address on the use of data systems to improve equitable outcomes in postsecondary education at the State Higher Education Executive Officers association (SHEEO)‘s 2022 Higher Education Policy Conference in Indianapolis, IN, on August 11. The conference offered leaders from state higher education policy agencies, national higher education […]
On May 10, 2022, California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Jez presented her keynote on the adult demand for higher education at Western Governors University’s Adult Learner Symposium in Los Angeles.
On April 19, California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Jez provided public testimony in support of AB 2881, which would provide priority registration for student parents as well as increase access to basic needs resources. To view her testimony, click here. To learn more about ways to strengthen pathways for student parents, check out […]
California Competes hosted its annual California Higher Education Policy Institute for Legislative Staff on Friday, March 11, 2022. This two-hour event educated and engaged legislative staff on key higher education issues that are crucial to informing state policymaking.