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
Sacramento City College
College Futures Foundation
The Raikes Foundation