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  Welcome to the Oregon Community College Association

 Upcoming Events

Visit the conference webpage view the conference schedule.  


Oregon Student Success Center - Growth Mindset Institute

The Cultivating a Growth Mindset Institute presents strategies to implement research-based growth mindset practices to improve student learning for community college students. Over a series of studies, these practices have been shown to improve student learning strategies and help students respond to challenge. Although research demonstrates that growth mindset changes student behavior and improves student success, scant research examines specific practices and approaches for the classroom and beyond.


Th Institute is provided in a sequence of three drive-in, all-day meetings during Spring 2017 to be held at Lane Community College in Eugene. The application deadline is November 10, 2016. Visit the Oregon Student Success Center webpage for the application and more information. 

FALL 2016 Conference
November 18, 2016
Hilton Vancouver, WA

The Art and Architecture of ChoiceLeveraging the Principle of Decision Science in a Guided Pathways Approach

REGISTER NOW  for the 3rd Conference in the CTCLDA’s Guided Pathways Series.

Join your community and technical college colleagues from around the state for an interactive day of learning about the fascinating field of decision science facilitated by WENDY DE LA ROSA of Irrational Labs!

Every day we make decisions, without giving it much thought, such as deciding whether we’re going to have eggs or cereal for breakfast. But the stakes are much higher when it comes to more complex decisions, and we may overlook important considerations and possibilities if we rely solely on intuition or past experiences.

As our colleges begin exploring, developing or implementing guided pathways, we must consider how decision-making impacts the success – or failure - of our students.

As one example, guided pathways seeks to move us away from the ‘cafeteria-style’ model, in which students face an almost dizzying array of program choices, to a more manageable set of options to consider – these are meta majors.

For practitioners looking to design meta majors that work for students and educators, understanding the art and science of decision making will greatly and positively impact our work and how we serve our students.

Registration Fee: $175 for participants from member colleges; $275 for non-members.

Conference begins at 8:30; concludes at 3:30. Lunch and all materials are included in registration fee.

Don’t miss out!  REGISTER now.

Questions? Contact Kati Hays:


Upcoming Meetings

      • October 27-28, 2016 - AAWCC Conference, Portland
      • November 2, 2016 - OPC Meeting/Joint OPC & CAO Meeting
      • November 2-4, 2016 - OCCA Annual Conference, Sunriver
      • November 5, 2016 - Community College Board Chair/Vice Chair Training, Sunriver
      • November 17-18, 2016 - OPC Meeting, Oregon Coast Community College