On its opening day, nearly 700 people submitted applications to enroll in California’s new online-only two-year institution — Calbright College. The college was created to serve an entirely new adult and underemployed population of students who are working part-time jobs or stuck in positions that don’t pay a living wage. The California Community College system described […]
Calbright College President & CEO Heather Hiles talks about launch day on NPR’s Take Two, a program serving the greater Los Angeles region. Click here to listen.
“No students are enrolled yet. No faculty is hired. But Calbright is set to open Tuesday, and college officials say the state’s first fully online, free community college is off to a great start. “We had a little high-five moment here in the office” when visitors to the websiteexpressing interest in enrolling recently surpassed 1,000, said […]
New Chief of California’s Virtual Community College Wants to Help Solve the State’s Work-Force Problem
Heather Hiles will be the new chief executive of California's fledgling virtual community college, the California Community Colleges system announced on Wednesday. The state's ambitious first online community college hopes to test its first cohort of students in late 2019.
Heather Hiles, an entrepreneur and Gates Foundation alum, will lead the new institution, launching this fall with competency-based certificate programs for the state's adults.
California’s community college system has chosen an entrepreneur with a background in technology and philanthropy to lead its controversial new online college, as system leaders push to meet a fall deadline to have the school up and running.
Heather Hiles, a former deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and technology entrepreneur, was named the first CEO and president of California’s one-of-a-kind online community college.
Timeline for new California online college ‘aggressive’ but doable, says community college chancellor
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Board of Governors President Cecilia V. Estolano at the Aug. 6 inaugural meeting of the California Online Community College District Board of Trustees.
California’s bold experiment in online education took steps Monday to progress beyond the idea stage, but it faces a tight timeline to be up and running by the last quarter of 2019.
Plans for college blend influences from universities, companies and for-profit colleges
Daunting and impersonal as online education seemed more than a decade ago, there’s no question now that it has a place at the learning table.