The consortium provides ongoing development opportunities for consortium colleges and their educators. These benefits of membership include the following:
The NCCMC host monthly webinars that occur during the academic year. These webinars are open only to NCCMC member colleges and their educators. Each webinar last 45 to 60 minutes in length and provides a series of questions to facilitate group dialogue. Most member institutions broadcast the webinar in a large rooms. All webinar topics focus on strategies and practices for supporting college men of color. Prior topics have included designing early alert systems, program-level assessment of minority male initiatives and programs, counseling men of color in the community college, men and masculinities in community colleges, fostering welcoming campus climates, etc. Webinars are recorded and available to members who are unable to attend the live viewing. Webinars are free of charge to members.
Information Sharing Sessions
In recent years, numerous efforts to improve outcomes for college men of color have been launched. These efforts include initiatives, symposia, programs, and activities. Some of these efforts have become evidences of promising practices. As such, NCCMC supports live streamed information sharing sessions where member colleges and their educators can discuss promising practices that have a documented record of success in advancing outcomes for men of color. These sessions provide an opportunities for virtual engagement with presenters. Similar to NCCMC webinars, information sessions are closed to member colleges and are recorded for those who are unable to attend the live viewing. Information sharing sessions are free of charge to members.
Annual Convening - "The Working Group"
NCCMC hosts an annual working group meeting in San Diego, California. The working group brings together member college educators to "work" collectively on strategies and practices for redressing disparate outcomes facing college men of color. The convening features a diverse array of speakers, working sessions, sharing of promising practices, and cutting edge resources. The consortium also has separate sessions for student leaders and a pre-conference for newly formed programs and initiatives serving men of color. Working group registration is discounted for members. Each individual from a member college is $250 and $400 for individuals from non-member colleges.
Institutional Assessment Package (IAP)
The Institutional Assessment Package (IAP) is a service of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL). The IAP is compromised of three assessment tools, including the Community College Success Measure (CCSM), the Community College Instructional Development Inventory (CC-IDI), and the Community College Staff Development Inventory (CC-SDI). These instruments have been used at over 200 colleges throughout the nation. Collectively, these instruments are designed to assess factors that influence success for students who have been historically underserved in community colleges. Thus, the instrument measures experiences, perceptions, and outcomes with a focus on men of color as well as other underserved students of color. The instrument was subjected to a rigorous, three-year validation process. To learn more about the IAP package, go to: www.cceal.org. NCCMC provides a 10% discount on the IAP for member institutions, districts, and systems.
Male Program Assessment for College Excellence (MPACE)
The M-PACE is an outcomes based assessment tool designed to assess and improve the effectiveness of programs and initiatives serving men of color. The instrument was developed to serve as a standardized outcomes assessment tool to determine the efficacy of minority male initiative (MMI) interventions and enhance program models. The instrument was subjected to a rigorous validation process and is designed to assess outcomes such as: service use, sense of belonging, faculty student engagement, self-efficacy, positive racial regard, resilience, collaborative leadership, personal self-confidence, self-esteem, and socio-emotional intelligence. The MPACE is free of charge to members.
Community College Student Success Inventory (CCSSI)
The Community College Student Success Inventory (CCSSI) is a self-assessment inventory used by college educators to assess their institutions’ efforts and readiness to facilitate student success for men of color. The instrument was subjected to a rigorous validation process to enable self-assessment of six overarching categories of institutional action and support. These categories include: 1) financial aid, 2) student support services, 3) teaching and learning, 4) institutional research, 5) minority male initiatives and programs, and 6) early alert systems. Within each category is a set of statements or indicators that campuses may find helpful in identifying institutional strengths and areas needing improvement or attention. The CCSSI is free of charge to members.