The Faculty Inquiry Network is comprised of community college faculty from across California, working in teams to investigate a complex problem in basic skills education – a thorny, difficult question we need to grapple with to better understand how students learn, what’s getting in their way, and how to reach them.


Over the two years of the project, the 18 faculty teams receive grants to support their Inquiries; extensive resources, training, and coaching; and the chance to learn from colleagues around the state. The project also supports campuses to “go public” with their findings by developing compelling multimedia representations of what they are learning about students. Through these windows into teaching and learning, participants will enrich the state-wide effort to improve outcomes for students who arrive at the open doors of the community college system under-prepared for the demands of college.