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Published on September 26th, 2018 | by Anthony

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Wright College joins the National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC)

Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, is pleased to join the first consortium dedicated specifically to advancing success of men of color in community colleges.

We are excited to announce that Wright College has joined the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) of the National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC). Participation in the NCCMC will enhance our commitment to improving the success of historically underrepresented and underserved students, including men of color.

Despite programs designed to enhance outcomes for men of color, in the United States only 17% and 15% of Black and Latino men, respectively, earn a certificate or degree, or transfer from a community college to a four-year institution in six years. Figures for men from other ethnic groups (e.g., Native American, Southeast Asian) also indicate a great need for improvement.

To change this, the NCCMC facilitates an exchange of ideas between community colleges across the nation on how best to serve men of color in our educational institutions. Wright’s engagement in the NCCMC will enhance professional development for faculty and staff, enable informed interventions for our current programs serving men of color, and inspire new initiatives addressing challenges facing these men.

As a NCCMC member, Wright College will receive:

  • Access to monthly webinars
  • Participation in information sharing sessions
  • Discounted rate to participate in the annual working group meeting
  • Free access to assessment tools (Male Program Assessment for College Excellence, Community College Student Success Inventory)
  • Discounted rate for CCEAL’s flagship institutional assessment package (Community College Success Measure, Community College Instructional Development Inventory, and Community College Staff Development Inventory)

Launched in February 2015, the CCEAL has already seen much success in information-sharing between community colleges. An average of more than 1,000 consortium members participates in each webinar.

“It is inspiring to see educators collaborate and openly share innovative ideas for serving men of color,” said Frank Harris III, co-director of CCEAL. “We look forward to the future of CCEAL and the future success of men of color.”

More information about NCCMC is available at https://consortium.cceal.org/.




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