Caring Campus


“Developing a culture of meaningful connections with students”

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Learn About Caring Campus

The Caring Campus Initiative, developed by the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) and funded through a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), is designed to create a college environment that increases students’ sense of connectedness and belonging and, in turn, completion of each student’s education goals.

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Summer Coaching

What we did to develop a Caring Campus

In Summer 2020, Skyline College’s Caring Campus team, made up of classified professionals from various campus programs and service areas throughout the campus, participated in 4 coaching sessions with IEBC. The team identified and developed implementation, monitoring, and communication plans for traditional (face-to-face) and virtual behavioral commitments. A behavioral commitment is a promise to employ a specific action, language or visual signal to make a student feel welcome and cared for at Skyline College.

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Next Steps

Learn the results and what’s next

The Caring Campus team and campus leadership agreed to an implementation and monitoring plan. The team recognizes students who feel valued and connected to their colleges are more likely to be successful each semester and more likely to achieve their educational goals. The team in collaboration with the leadership team, faculty and classified Professionals will continue implementation.