Creating a Sense of Belonging in the California Community Colleges

Fresno City College is one of the many California community colleges that makes consistent efforts to create and maintain student equity on campus. Be it online, in-person or hybrid classes, they have successfully been creating an equitable environment for their racially and socio-economically diverse students coming from 45 different countries.  NameCoach was adopted at Fresno City College earlier this year as a way of strengthening their inclusion and [...]

2019-11-18T01:16:54+00:00October 4th, 2019|Case Study, Diversity & Inclusion|

Wish We’d Had NameCoach

The last school I taught at had a high percentage of immigrant and refugee students. This meant that many graduation ceremonies were cringe-worthy. Despite practice and notecards with phonetic hints, the administrator butchered the names of the majority of students. One year was particularly heinous. Not only did the announcer butcher most names, he did so multiple times in an attempt to get them right. That year, I [...]