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CVC-OEI Pathways grant at Peralta

What is the CVC-OEI Online CTE Pathways grant at Peralta?

In 2019 the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) Improving Online Career & Technical Education (CTE) Pathways grant program provided competitive grants to California Community Colleges (CCC) and districts to develop online programs and courses that supported either of the following:

  • Lead to short-term, industry-valued certificates or credentials, or programs.
  • Enable a student in a pathway developed by the California Online Community College to continue his or her education in a career pathway offered by an existing community college.

The Peralta Online Equity Initiative applied for and received a grant to support integration of the equity rubric and training into online Career and Technical Education courses throughout the district. The grant also funded the first research on outcomes related to redesigning courses with the online equity rubric. The final grant report is linked below.

Why did the district apply for a Pathways grant?

The overall goal of the Peralta CTE Online Equity Initiative is to improve educational equity and outcomes for online CTE students, both at Peralta and at other California community colleges (CCCs). To that end, the Peralta Pathways project had three objectives:

  • Objective 1: Redesign the Peralta Online Equity Training (OET) with a CTE focus and make available for statewide use.
  • Objective 2: Incorporate equity principles into online CTE courses at the Peralta Colleges.
  • Objective 3: Extend the impact of the Peralta Online Equity Rubric and Online Equity Training (OET) to 300+ CCC CTE instructors within the Peralta Colleges and statewide through offering a variety of training and workshops.

The Peralta Pathways grant project accomplished all three objectives, and in some cases exceeded them (also see Peralta’s final grant report below). Some grant funds were used to increase the number of equity trainers. In turn this increased the team’s diversity and led to even stronger versions of the rubric and training.

How do you learn more about the Peralta Online CTE Pathways grant?

Below, you may either download Peralta’s final grant report or directly review it in your browser.

If you have comments or questions about Peralta’s Pathways project, contact Didem Ekici (dekici@peralta.edu) or Inger Stark (istark@peralta.edu).

Below, please find links to related resources: 1) Peralta’s final grant report, including results of research about the impact of redesigning courses with the equity rubric on student retention, success and grade distribution; and 2) a brief summary of the project on the CVC-OEI Pathways grant website.

Peralta’s final Pathways grant report

CVC-OEI Pathways grant website

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