West Hills College Lemoore

West Hills College Lemoore is a community college located in the heart of California's Central Valley. Though WHCL is located in a small, rural town, WHCL serves a very diverse population of students and has institutional goals of providing equal access to all students despite socioeconomic background, location, disability, and/or ethnic background. The institution has a wide-ranging approach to improving success, increasing access and credential attainment of under-served, low-income populations. WHCL has been designated a Hispanic-serving institution with about 59% of the 6,386 students enrolled during the 2016-2017 academic year identifying as Hispanic. In addition to equity, access, and student success goals, the institution also has a long-term goal of reaching 504 transfers annually by 2020. In order to reach institutional goals, WHCL Academic Senate assigned a sub-committee with the charge of developing an open educational resources grant proposal in California (AB 798) and several key faculty have voiced their desire to move forward with this.