San José – Evergreen CCD Names chancellor
(San Jose, Calif.) —The San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) board of trustees appointed a new chancellor during its November meeting, unanimously selecting Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland for the position. Clift Breland has been serving in the role in an interim capacity since July 2018. Read the full press release.
Opportunity. Equity. Social Justice.
These are the guiding principles of the San José-Evergreen Community College District.
Student Success is the heart of our mission and we've hired the best and brightest faculty and staff to ensure that our students are well prepared when they transfer to a university, enter the workforce, or embark on a path of lifelong learning.
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Evergreen Valley College, San Jose City College Accreditation Fully Reaffirmed
(San Jose, Calif.) — The San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) learned in early June 2018 that both of its Colleges, Evergreen Valley College (EVC) and San José City College (SJCC), received reaffirmation of their accreditation status until 2023 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
The reaffirmed accreditation comes after ACCJC reviewed follow-up reports and evidentiary materials submitted in March 2018 after ACCJC accreditation site visits to both colleges in October 2016.
In letters to College presidents Keith Aytch and Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland of Evergreen Valley and San José City Colleges, respectively, ACCJC President Richard Winn expressed his appreciation to both presidents "for the diligent work and thoughtful reflection" both Colleges took in preparing their accreditation reports and materials.
"ACCJC accreditation is a hallmark of excellence and we are grateful for ACCJC's work in ensuring that we continue to meet their high standards for institutional effectiveness," said Dr. Deborah Budd, SJECCD chancellor. "The fact that both Colleges have had their accreditation fully reaffirmed reflects the hard work taking place on our campuses, our commitment to continuous improvement, and the dedication of our faculty and staff to serving students."
"Our accreditation is critical to ensuring that our students and the public are aware that we provide engaging, high-quality curriculum and student support services and it indicates to employers that we produce graduates who are emerging from programs that meet the very high standards set by ACCJC," said President Aytch. "The fact that the evaluation process is peer-led confirms that community college educators and administrators from throughout the region have recognized the value of a degree or certificate from EVC."
While the accreditation process was time consuming and required many resources at both Colleges, President Clift Breland indicated that it was very much a team effort that involved all constituency groups at the College. "It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain ACCJC accreditation. This is a milestone in San José City College's history and I am proud of our faculty, staff, and students for their efforts in making SJCC a great institution of higher learning," Dr. Clift Breland said. "It's important that we always work to improve upon and adapt the programs and services of the College to meet the needs of today's learners as well as the education and job training requirements of the new economy."
Prior to the Colleges' next comprehensive review in fall of 2023, the institutions will provide midterm reports in October 2020.
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2018-2025
San José-Evergreen Community College District's (SJECCD) 2018-2025 Strategic Priorities describe our emphasis on institutional excellence and continuous improvement over the next seven years. These priorities are in line with our mission, vision, and values of opportunity, equity, and social justice. They allow us to build upon the foundation we have established with our Board of Trustees' Ends Policies of student success and community impact, and will provide the path by which we strive to accomplish the goals set forth in the Board's Global Ends Statement, which indicates that the District "exists to ensure all students, especially those with educational and/or socioeconomic challenges, will have the skills and capabilities to be successful in the next stage of their life..." (Click here to read more...)
SJECCD NAMES NEW PRESIDENT FOR Evergreen VALLEY College
(San Jose, Calif.) — Following a months-long, nation-wide search, Keith Aytch has been named president of Evergreen Valley College (EVC). Aytch, who has served as interim president at EVC since July 2017 and vice president of academic affairs at the College since 2011, was approved by a unanimous vote of the San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) board of trustees during its April 24 meeting. "President Aytch has been committed to Evergreen Valley College and the community we serve since he was hired as an instructor at the College 25 years ago," said SJECCD Chancellor Dr. Debbie Budd. "EVC has a strong history and a bright future that will only be made brighter through Keith's visionary leadership, expertise, and experience."
(Please click here for full press release)
San José – Evergreen CCD Takes Stand to Support DACA Students
(San Jose, Calif.) —The San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) board of trustees took action during its regular meeting this week to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other vulnerable students.
A resolution passed by the board Tuesday indicates that SJECCD "will assure that no confidential student records will be released without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order" and that "all students feel welcome and safe on our campuses, regardless of immigration status."
(Read more about SJECCD's DACA support...)
SJECCD ANNUAL REPORTs FOR 2017
The hard work and dedication of our students for their education and of our faculty and staff for their programs and services to increase student success are reflected in the following Annual Report 2017 for the San José-Evergreen Community College District.
SJECCD Annual Report 2017(click here to view prior Annual Report)
2017 Evergreen Valley College Annual Report
2017 San Jose City College Annual Report
2017 Community College Center for Economic Mobility (Formerly Workforce Institute) Annual Report
For over 96 years, San José City College has been providing education and workforce opportunities to our district residents in San José; and for more than 42 years, Evergreen Valley College has educated our citizenry in south San José and Milpitas.
Our Workforce Institute, established in 1988, is a training partner with many corporations as we work to develop and maintain a vital economy in the “South Bay”. To better serve our Colleges and community, Workforce Institute is Repurposing, Rebranding, and Relocating to become the Community College
Center for Economic Mobility.
Demographic changes, economic conditions, educational reforms, and the need for preparing students for postsecondary education prompted Measure G Bond funded initiative to build the San José-Evergreen Community College Extension (formerly "Joint Use 21st Century Post-Secondary Education Center") in Milpitas. This is a joint project between SJECCD and Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) which began holding its first classes in spring 2017 with the following goals:
1. Promote a seamless system of higher education services2. Expand access to higher education in underserved areas of the District3. Improve regional economic development opportunities by providing
access to career and technical education
Educating more than 26,000 students each year, our colleges are hubs of teaching, learning and innovation in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
SJECCD Global Ends Statement
The San José-Evergreen Community College District exists to ensure all students, especially those with educational and/or socioeconomic challenges, will have the skills and capabilities to be successful in the next stage of their life, sufficient to justify the use of available resources. Please click HERE for Ends Policy Dashboards.
The San José-Evergreen Community College District will improve student success (EVC,
SJCC) through enhanced educational services and programs (EVC,
WI) and strengthened
Included in Student Success:
* Transferability (All students, especially under-prepared students, will achieve academic success sufficient to transfer (EVC,
SJCC) to a four-year post-secondary institution.)
* College Readiness (Students will develop the language skills to succeed in college, the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information, and will be able to effectively communicate with others and successfully work collaboratively in culturally diverse settings.)
* College Experience (Enrichment opportunities (EVC,
WI) will exist to enhance the learning environment and support student success.)
* Degree and Certificate Completion (Students will complete degrees and certificates to enter the workforce.)
As a leader in the Silicon Valley, the San José-Evergreen Community College District will be an active partner with civic and other community leaders to create a strong economy and foster social-economic equity and social justice.
Included in Community Impact:
Career Development (Students will acquire skills sufficient to get, keep and progress in jobs with local employers, particularly in high wage/high growth areas, for all students, especially for: under-prepared students; older displaced students; and young people at the start of their careers.)
Community, business, industry and trades partnerships/collaborations (The District will collaborate with business, industry, and the trades for high employment in quality jobs through job placement, internships, mentorships and philanthropic development.)
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San Jose Promise
Master Plans (Facilities, Education for
Notice of Nondiscrimination and Contact Information for the Title IX Coordinator
Business Opportunity Workshops & Current Bids
Measures X and G-2010 Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
Injury & Illness Prevention Program
Governing Board Meeting
December 11, 2018 at 6:00 PMDistrict Office Board Room40 S. Market St.San Jose, CA 95113
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