The Advocate

State funding process widens divide

By The Advocate, Editorial Staff

March 16, 2016

Equity does not mean equality. Equity is giving people who need the most help a chance to live a better life than the one they were born into. In American society that need is unfortunately determined by gender, culture, religi...

Online tutoring resource aids equity

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor

March 16, 2016

While Contra Costa College’s Equity Plan attempts to increase the overall course completion rate for students, the Campus-Wide-Tutoring program continues helping students improve their academic performances. “We have prov...

Inadequate system obstructs progress

By Marci Suela, Art Director

March 16, 2016

When marine biology major Musa Khan arrived at Contra Costa College in 2011, he was assessed into an English 1A course, but placed elsewhere after meeting with his counselor. Despite his familiarity with English concepts, a counselor co...

Plan designs path, allocates basic skills funding

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

March 16, 2016

The Equity Plan created objectives for English as a second language students to meet in order to create a pathway to their academic success. In one year, the objective for Contra Costa College is to provide equal academic succ...

Objective identifies flaws, addresses drawbacks

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

March 16, 2016

One of the main functions of the Equity Plan is to identify student populations that experience the greatest adverse outcomes and then it addresses the specific needs of the groups which have been narrowed into seven key indica...

Transfer rate data pinpoints targets

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor

March 16, 2016

Contra Costa College has outlined several different tactics to increase the transfer rate of certain demographics based on data collected by the district. CCC’s Equity Plan data on transfer completion consists of student information ...

Access indicators see low enrollment from feeder high schools

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016

With Contra Costa College located in San Pablo, it is the go-to institution for those living in West County. But as it is reflected in the 2014-15 Equity Plan, that may not always be the case, as the number of incoming high sc...

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