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The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named College of San Mateo as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in learning, completion rates, employment rates and earnings, and equity—15 percent of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply for the Aspen Prize.

DIAG makes funds available to support and encourage events, activities and other endeavors that promote, educate, celebrate and integrate diversity on a campus-wide level. Apply now!

It’s time to RSVP for CSM’s next Flex Day, October 9. View the detailed Flex Day Schedule to check out the inspiring learning opportunities scheduled, including an opening keynote address from Dr. Gina Garcia, a leading scholar on Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).

As part of its work to identify career paths for students, the Division of Business and Technology has created a new certificate program in facilities management. With nearly 800 job openings in the Bay Area in the past year, and average salaries over $90,000, there is an opportunity to bring more students into this growing field.

Beginning in June 2018, Bay Area Pathways Academy launched yet another successful six-week summer program at the College of San Mateo, serving more than 400 students in grades 6 through 9 from both near and far, including from San Mateo County, a cohort of middle school students from Japan, and a cohort of scholarship-support students from East Palo Alto.

Students in CSM’s Digital Media department have created a brand new digital radio station. The new station, KDOG (a play off CSM’s Bulldog mascot), is streaming online, 24/7, at collegeofsanmateo.edu/kdog.

A total of nine College of San Mateo honors students have been accepted to present their research at this spring’s Bay Honors Consortium Symposium, May 5, at UC Berkeley. CSM has more students accepted than any other participating college.

CSM’s first-year experience program, Year One, seeks to ease the transition from high school to college by providing students with a simple transition path paired with a supportive community.

Educators, juvenile justice professionals and community organizations gathered on January 26 in Sacramento to at the Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education Conference.

California Community Colleges are adopting Guided Pathways system-wide. CSM began its Guided Pathways planning process with meetings and a student survey in the 2016-17 academic year. CSM has established a Guided Pathways Steering Committee that will oversee this multi-year project and begin to engage the campus community.