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Today, 37% of post-secondary education students are over 25. JFF asked Calbright president Ajita Talwalker Menon what policies can best support them. To meet the students’ needs, she says, Calbright offers asynchronous academic coursework coupled with an array of high-touch services. “Academic success relies on proactive and reactive supports for students,” she explains. Read the […]

Read more about New JFF Podcast Asks Calbright President How Government Policy Can Support Adult Education

“When you see some of the programs that we’ve launched recently since I’ve taken the helm of the college, they are very focused on supporting those (career) transitions. So, when we look at who’s the most economically displaced right now, we look at restaurant workers, we look at folks who are in low-wage customer-service roles. […]

Read more about Calbright President Ajita Talwalker Menon Explains Calbright's Plans for New Growth to the Silicon Valley Business Journal

Calbright College, the state’s only exclusively online community college, is one of nine institutions in the country selected to participate in a national research program to examine how technology can improve students’ skills for managing learning on their own. Read more here!

Read more about California’s Calbright College part of $10 million national grant to study self-directed learning

Calbright president Ajita Talwalker Menon appeared on this week’s EdSource podcast — you can listen here! President Menon began by talking about “the urgency of the moment” in both education and California. In under a half-hour they covered topics ranging from what makes Calbright’s model unique to how to protect people on the economic margins from […]

Read more about "The Urgency of the Moment" - Calbright's president on the EdSource Podcast

“California’s online-only community college bets big on new programs and partnerships to prove its value “ A new article from Ed Source summarizes the debate in the state legislature about Calbright. As it notes: “Without Calbright, these students may be left with the more costly for-profit education or no college at all.”

Read more about "For many Calbright students, the college is already doing precisely what they need."