Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action

Bob Franco's "Pathways to Student Success in the Community College"

Monday & Tuesday,
September 15th & 16th, 2008
9:30 AM-2:30 PM
CD 110

*Wear your favorite Aloha attire*

Open to all community college faculty, community service learning coordinators and administrators. Register (53K PDF) by September 1, 2008. $75 fee required.

No fee for De Anza faculty and staff. RSVP is required with your summer contact information at 408.864.8349 or

Join researcher and practitioner Bob Franco from Kapi'olani Community College for two days of service learning and civic engagement training, sponsored by De Anza's Institute of Community and Civic Engagement and the Office of Diversity. Dr. Franco is author of The Community's College: Indicators of Engagement at Two-Year Institutions.

Learn about how Service Learning and Civic Engagement supports:
  • Basic Skills and Retention and Academic Success for developmental, pre-college students
  • Improved Student Development outcomes in relation to Community development outcomes
  • Improved Retention and Academic success for New Americans
  • Closing the Student Equity gap in undergraduate education.
Franco is the Senior Faculty Fellow for Community Colleges at Campus Compact ( having provided service-learning and civic engagement training in 35 states and three U.S. territories over the last 12 years. He was a lead researcher and author for the Campus Compact publication, The Community’s College: Indicators of Engagement at Two-Year Institutions. He has other publications posted at He also has published in five major works from the Community College National Center for Community Colleges, contributed to “Civic Engagement in a Diverse Democracy,” from AAC&U, and to “Every Student a Citizen” from the Education Commission of the States. He is currently completing a Campus Compact publication on Service-Learning Course Design for Community Colleges.

The Kapi’olani Service-Learning program highlights and celebrates the many traditions of service that have shaped the American experience. The College has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and American Council on Education for its commitment to intercultural and
international education and to social and civic responsibility locally, nationally and globally. The College also participates in the National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research.

On his campus, Franco currently provides collaborative leadership on three NSF consortium grants (SENCER, EPSCoR, LSAMP), two NSF direct grants (TCUP, STEP-UP), two international education grants from the U.S Department of Education, one grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, and one project funded by HUD-Office of University Partnerships.

Please visit our Web site at or come by our office in Seminar 11 at De Anza College.

You may contact us at 408.864.8349 or email us at


Building: East Cottage

Director: Cynthia Kaufman
Phone: 408.864.8739

Program Coordinator: Angelica Esquivel
Phone: 408.864.8993

Student Staff: David
Student Staff: Cadence
Student Staff: Dylan


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