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Lessons from the LEARN Network Webinar, May 2023

In this webinar, faculty and researchers describe insights and reflections from LEARN (the Learning for Equity Ascend Research Network). LEARN convened faculty from multiple colleges as they used Ascend to improve the quality and equity of their students’ classroom experiences.

As faculty engaged in these collaborative, student-centered improvement efforts, their experiences were documented in the report Toward Belonging in the Community College Classroom by Dr. Claudia Escobar from the Wheelhouse Center for Community College Leadership & Research at UC Davis. The College Futures Foundation generously hosted this webinar so that Dr. Escobar could share insights from her research and so that participating faculty could discuss their own experiences and insights.

A special thanks to the presenters and organizations involved in this work:

  • Susanna Cooper, Executive Director at Wheelhouse

  • Michal Kurlaendar, Professor of Education Policy and Department Chair at UC Davis

  • Eric Felix, Associate Professor at San Diego State University

  • Claudia Escobar, Research Associate at MDRC

  • Kathy Wada, Professor of ESL at Cypress College

  • Norman Lorenz, Professor of Education Studies at Sacramento City College

  • Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership & Research at UC Davis

  • CSU Fullerton

  • Cypress College

  • Sacramento City College

  • College Futures Foundation

  • The Raikes Foundation

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