The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) is in the process of updating the District Strategic Plan and the Educational Master Plans (EMPs) for Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College. As part of this effort, the District hosted a Community Forum known as a Charrette. The Community Forum aka Charrette featured a presentation describing the current state of education within the District, along with information on employment and community trends that will likely influence our decision-making. We also had a series of facilitated discussions that allowed for active participation by all attendees.
For a glance at what we've achieved this past year, check out the Peralta Colleges 2021-2022 Annual Report. This document provides a review of the accomplishments of the colleges and the district over the past fiscal year.
- 8:00am - Coffee and Networking
- 9:00am - Welcome & Introductions
- 9:30am - Peralta Colleges Environmental Scan and Equity Gap Analysis
- 10am-Noon - Group Discussions see below for topics
- Noon - Lunch
- 12:45pm - Presentations from Group Discussions
- 1:15pm - Questions and Discussion
- 1:45pm - 2pm Closing
- Developing Sustainable and Healthy College Communities (housing, basic needs, environmental sustainability)
- Growing Strategic Workforce Partnerships that Strengthen Career Education Pathways (workforce partnerships, economic development, career services)
- Strengthening K–16 Partnerships in Alignment with Guided Pathways (K12, dual enrollment, Linked Learning, Guided Pathways, transfer partnerships)
- Improving Community and Campus Public Safety (Campus climate and safety, alternative policing)
We held two rounds of approximately 50-minute sessions for each of the four Group Discussion Topics during the 10am to Noon time period. The idea was that participants were able to attend 2 of the 4 topics during the Charrette.