Vision 2030: Noncredit Summit

Access and Inclusion: Transforming Communities through Noncredit Education

October 3 – 4, 2024

Anaheim, CA

Overview of Vision 2030

Higher education is changing quickly. Today’s students and future learners expect more from their education experience. Communities need a skilled workforce across fast-growing career fields. Addressing rapid disruptions to our climate requires new approaches to our operations and programs. The way we do teaching and learning has been forced to evolve by new circumstances and challenges like the pandemic. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to advance practices that serve the students of today and tomorrow more equitably and efficiently, but we must act now.

  • Vision 2030’s actions will use existing and new technology to address gaps and simplify processes that unnecessarily slow students down.
  • Vision 2030 continues the long-standing legacy of commitment to actions that care for our communities and planet. Across our 116 colleges and their adjacent locations, we are leaning into strategies that will build the next wave of climate solutions and climate leaders.
  • We recognize that many students have learning opportunities that go outside the classroom, which is why Vision 2030 initiates strategic actions that will help students gain credit for prior learning.
  • Vision 2030 prioritizes skill building for jobs that pay living wages while recognizing that a baccalaureate degree is a powerful predictor of higher wages. All Californians must have a viable path to completing a bachelor’s degree if they choose to do so.

This is the second Adult Education Summit in the Vision 2030 series, showcasing the profound impact of noncredit education on adult learners. The day-and-a-half summit will begin with a Vision 2030 update from the California Community College Chancellor, Dr. Sonya Christian and a student panel facilitated by North Orange County Community College District’s (NOCCCD) Chancellor, Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland.

Presentations will delve into regulations governing noncredit education, available financial resources, outreach and marketing strategies, data for informed decision-making, and data-reporting requirements. Participants will receive practical information on establishing and expanding noncredit programs and services at community college campuses. They will also learn about innovative and effective noncredit programs designed to meet the needs of local communities.

Intended audience: Campus leadership teams including the CEO, CIO, CSSO, PIO, Research and Planning, and faculty leadership.