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Project VISTA

Professional Development

Faculty-Student Research Learning Communities

Latina/o students are severely underrepresented in institutions of higher education at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral degree levels, evidencing an opportunity and equity gap in America's education pipeline. Project Vista exists because of this reality. Currently, less than 6% of CI's credential and graduate students identify as Latina/o, consistent with national patterns. Given that Latinas/os make up two-fifths of the population in our service area (40% of Ventura County and 43% of Santa Barbara County) and more than half of all students in California's P-12 schools (52%), the project of promoting Latina/o leadership through post baccalaureate education is a clear and compelling imperative for our campus. Project Vista, a $2.84M Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education, works to promote post baccalaureate access and graduation for members of all under-represented populations (e.g., Latina/o and other students of color, low income students, first generation college students).

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Guest lectures

  • Dr. Tara Yosso
  • Dr. Patricia Gándara
  • Dr. Kenneth Magdaleno
  • Dr. Anne Chan

High-Impact Classroom Practices discussions

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Faculty Mentoring Project (focus on promoting faculty success in understanding and effectively supporting URM students)

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Hiring Diverse Faculty

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  • Video Screenings
  • Webinars

Library Open House

Credential and Graduate Studies Library Workshop series

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