Caring Campus Initiative
Caring Campus’s purpose is to create a college environment that increases students’ sense of connectedness and belonging, and, in turn, completion of each student’s education goals. This sense of connectedness is especially important for underrepresented student populations who complete at lower rates than majority students. Research indicates that student support staff and other employees can contribute considerably to enhancing student connectedness, thereby increasing the likelihood students will attain their educational goals. (More information about Caring Campus can be found on http://www.iebcnow.org.)
Mission College as a Caring Campus
Danielle Ramirez-King was selected as Classified Co-Lead in August 2020 joining Manuel Salazar, Administrator Co-Lead.
Twenty (20) Classified Professionals were selected to participate to start the Caring Campus Initiatve work in Fall. These classifieds attended four coaching sessions with the IEBC Caring Campus Coach. Sessions included orientation, identifying behavioral commitments, develop implementation plan, monitoring plan and communication plan. Caring Campus team presented their findings and work to administration on November 16th.
Caring Campus Kickoff to the campus was held during Spring 2021 All College Week on Tuesday, January 26th. The session was led by Danielle Ramirez-King, Jorge Murillo, Vianey Topete and Zita Melton.
The work continues on our campus
Fall 2021 Update
Jorge Murillo and Zita Melton has taken on as co-leads in addition with Manuel Salazar.
Our College Caring Campus Commitments
Caring Campus Leads
- Jorge Murillo, Classified Co-lead (2021-Present)
- Zita Melton, Classified Co-lead (2021-Present)
- Manuel Salazar, Administrator Co-Lead (2020-Present)
- Danielle Ramirez-King, Classified Co-Lead (2020-Sept 2021)
Mary Ann Medrano
Moving toward a True Community
This graphic above illustrates the role of Caring Campus in the Mission College student lifecycle.