November 18, 2021
Another week completed the fall 2021 semester, and winter/spring 2022 registration has begun. It is critical we remind the students in our classes and in our programs/departments to register now for the upcoming winter term and the spring semester. The enrollment for winter is very encouraging; however, we need to continue our recruitment and retention efforts for the upcoming term. Also, we must remind students about the Compton College student vaccination requirement.
This week the Compton Community College District and the Compton Community College Federation of Employees, Classified Unit, Local 3486A, finalized a Tentative Agreement on a new contract for the period of July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023. The plan is for the Tentative Agreement to be presented to the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees at their December 2021 board meeting, with my recommendation for approval. A special thank you to all that were involved in the negotiations process.
On November 17, 2021, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) released the annual publication, California's Fiscal Outlook, including the revenue summaries for the first quarter of the fiscal year as well as a five-year fiscal forecast. The 2022-2023 Fiscal Outlook for Schools and Community Colleges is available here. The good news is the state revenue is ahead of the 2022 California Budget Act assumptions. In total, the LAO estimate nearly $20 billion may be available to allocate in the upcoming budget cycle to Schools and Community Colleges. We will continue to monitor the development of the 2022-2023 California State Budget.
The President/CEO Message - November 18, 2021, includes COVID-19 information and other campus-related updates.
Compton College COVID-19 Update
Los Angeles County's Daily COVID-19 Data webpage reports 1,284 newly recorded confirmed cases in Los Angeles County as of 6 p.m. on November 14, 2021. For more information, go to publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/data/. As of November 15, 2021, 81% of Los Angeles County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; and 73% are fully vaccinated. For detailed vaccine information, including individual city data, go to publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/vaccine/vaccine-dashboard. Compton College is operating at Level 3 - Moderate Infection Rate according to the Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan.
Winter 2022 Enrollment Update
As of today, November 18, 2021, Compton College has generated 109 FTES for the winter 2022 term. Our fill rate is currently 37%, and our seats filled is 945. Click here to view today's enrollment snapshot.
Please encourage interested students to check the Searchable Class Schedule, which can be found online at www.compton.edu/studentservices/admissionandrecords/ClassSchedule, for the most up to date information on open sections. Students may complete up to 7 units in five weeks.
Turkey Giveaway November 23 for Compton College Students
On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, all Compton College students are invited to campus to pick up a free turkey, courtesy of the Associated Student Government and Office of Student Development. This is a drive-thru event; students should enter campus from Greenleaf Boulevard (between Santa Fe Ave. and Long Beach Blvd.). Turkeys will be available for pickup between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Pre-registration required. Students may reserve their turkey online at comptontartars.com/Online_Tickets.
Compton College Virtual Tartar Talks
I will host a special virtual Tartar Talks on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom Meeting. The focus will be on enrollment and recruitment, accreditation, and COVID-19. To participate, please use this link to register in advance: November 23, 2021, Tartar Talks Online Registration.
This week, I participated in the California Guided Pathways Project 2.0 Virtual Institute, an excellent opportunity to learn how colleges implement and utilize guided pathways to address racial equity. A special thank you to the Compton College employees who are also participating in the virtual institute.
In October 2021, the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, released the following reports, which might interest many of you.
- Using Guided Pathways to Build Cross-Sector Pathways Partnerships
- Patterns of Community College Use Among Working Adults
- Toward a Practical Set of STEM Transfer Program Momentum Metrics
- The Implementation and Outcomes of Lesson Study in Community College Mathematics
In closing, thank you to everyone who reached out to me regarding the special gift that was sent to all Compton College full-time faculty, Classified staff, and managers/supervisors. I hope everyone enjoys their treats.
Please have a fantastic Friday and a great weekend. Next week is a short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday break.
Keith Curry, Ed.D.
(preferred pronouns: he/him/his)