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 […]
“Higher education is again being transformed — this time to serve the needs of a global, digital, knowledge economy.” Calbright is cited as part of that process, using new approaches to bring college to underserved populations. Read the article at Inside Higher Ed
JFF, a national non-profit supporting transformation in workforce and education systems, asked Calbright President Ajita Talwalker Menon what innovations adult education needs to help support 21st century workers and the 21st century economy. Read the article and listen to the podcast here!
Calbright President Ajita Talwalker Menon Explains Calbright’s Plans for New Growth to the Silicon Valley Business Journal
“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. […]
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!
An interview with Calbright’s Vice-President for Learning and Instruction, Pamela Sanborn.
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 […]
“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.”
Calbright is not only California’s only all-online community college, it’s the only entirely competency based community college. That is a unique approach to higher education, built to serve working adults. Calbright President Ajita Talwalker Menon discusses what this means with CCC Chancellor Eloy Oakley in this new podcast!
““They only offer a handful of programs focused on high-demand, high-wage fields,” Jez says. “Even though it’s only a fraction of the students statewide, we think this investment in Calbright College can pave the way and demonstrate how the state can serve this population better.””