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Common Assessment System RFP Released

Last Updated on 12 December 2014 11 December 2014 in News by Dr. Jennifer Coleman

A solicitation for proposals from test developers and vendors has begun for a Common Assessment System (CCCAssess), the main component of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI).

EPI Answers Question: Why Do We Exist?

Last Updated on 12 December 2014 11 December 2014 in News by Robyn Tornay

EPI team presents at Student Senate for CCC Fall 2014 General Assembly.What happened to November? Since our last update, there have been a number of positive developments in the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI).

OEI Updates: A Herculean Task

Last Updated on 11 December 2014 10 December 2014 in Opinion by Pat James

OEI Executive Director Pat James at WCET Annual ConferenceThe last few weeks saw members of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) traveling all over, discussing the OEI with interested folks. The week of Nov. 14 was packed!

Save The Date: OEI Town Hall, April 8

Last Updated on 12 December 2014 10 December 2014 in News by Crista Souza

CCC Online Education Initiative Town Hall 2015The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) will hold its second-annual Town Hall on April 8, in Long Beach, CA, in conjunction with the Campus Technology Forum 2015.

CENIC Completes 100-Gig CalREN Upgrade

Last Updated on 10 December 2014 09 December 2014 in News by Janis Cortese

CENIC Completes 100-Gig Upgrade of CalREN NetworkAn upgrade to the main data pipe supporting the California Research & Education Network (CalREN) has been completed, boosting network speed for education communities that use the system to 100 Gigabits per second.

CCC Information Security Workshop

Last Updated on 10 December 2014 10 December 2014 in News by Crista Souza

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center will host a one-day workshop on Jan. 15 for information technology staff within the CCC.

The workshop will be held at San Jose City College from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will explore tried-and-true methods for securing campus networks and educating CCC students and employees about safe online practices.

Presentations at the workshop will cover free, open-source tools that can be used, as well as the resources and services provided by the CCC Technology Center—both now and in the future, according to Jeff Holden, Chief Information Security Officer for the Technology Center, located at Butte College.

CISOA, 3CBG Team Up For March IT Conference

Last Updated on 10 December 2014 08 December 2014 in News

CISOA, 3CBG to Present March 2015 Conference for CCC IT ProfessionalsThe California Community Colleges’ Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and the California Community College Banner Group (3CBG) have teamed up once again to present a 2015 annual conference, running March 8 through March 11 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

Online Teaching Conference Set For June 2015

Last Updated on 11 December 2014 08 December 2014 in News by Crista Souza

Online Teaching Conference 2015Mark your calendards for the Online Teaching Conference 2015, to be held in Southern California, June 17 to June 19.

While the conference venue has not yet been announced, organizers said it will likely be in the San Diego area, which proved to be a popular location for last year’s sold-out event.

CAI To Form Professional Development Group

Last Updated on 13 November 2014 12 November 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

CCC Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) is seeking nominations for a new Professional Development (PD) Work Group to augment existing groups focused on specific disciplines and processes.

Cloud Services Now Available For CENIC Members

Last Updated on 30 October 2014 27 October 2014 in News by Crista Souza

CENIC Members Can Access Cloud ServicesMembers of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), including the California Community Colleges, can now take advantage of cloud services from CenturyLink, FireHost and Verizon without going through a local proposal process.

OEI Updates: Building What’s Never Been Built

Last Updated on 30 October 2014 30 October 2014 in Opinion by Pat James

Pat James, Executive Director of the CCC Online Education InitiativeIt’s hard to believe it’s already November. I am wondering where the last two months have gone! It seems like just yesterday we were figuring out the colleges that would make up the pilot groups for the Online Education Initiative (OEI), and that we had time to get things together before spring. Just like when you are teaching, the semester passes before you know it. Allow me to catch you up on what we’ve been doing.

IT Leaders Head To Monterey For 2015 CISOA Conference

Last Updated on 30 October 2014 27 October 2014 in News by Crista Souza

CCC Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA)Monterey will be the host city for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) Annual Conference in March 2015.

EPI Groups Work To Streamline Processes

Last Updated on 30 October 2014 29 October 2014 in News by Robyn Tornay

CCC Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has been busily creating requirements and prioritizing work items within the Education Planning Tool/Degree Audit System (EPTDAS) and Student Services Portal (SSPSC) steering committee work groups.

OEI Peer Online Course Review Training A Success

Last Updated on 16 October 2014 15 October 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

Distance Educators attend the inaugural Peer Online Course Review Training for the California Community Colleges Online Education Initaitive.The recent two-day, inaugural California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) Peer Online Course Review Training was a huge success, according to the event’s organizers.

CCC Stakeholders Unite For Student Success

Last Updated on 02 October 2014 30 September 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

California Community Colleges Research & Planning GroupThe text of this article was originally published in the September 2014 issue of Perspectives, a monthly enewsletter of the Research & Planning Group for California Community Colleges.

Common Assessment, But Not For Common Placement

Last Updated on 16 October 2014 16 October 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) system is taking a critical and complicated step to develop a common assessment that can help colleges determine whether students should take basic skills courses. One important distinction about this effort is how the results will be used. While the test and the assessment platform will be the same across the state, and colleges will receive multiple measures information, placement is still a local decision.

CCC Marshals Resources For Online Courses

Last Updated on 02 October 2014 30 September 2014 in News by Crista Souza

California Community Colleges Sidekick, www.ToolsThatInspire.comCreating engaging online content for a diverse student body amid budget constraints and ever-changing regulations can be a challenge. A new California Community Colleges (CCC) web portal called Sidekick is designed to make the task easier.

Statewide eTranscript Program Free to California Community Colleges

Last Updated on 04 September 2014 04 September 2014 in News by Patricia Donohue

eTranscript CaliforniaeTranscript California, the statewide electronic transcript exchange developed under the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office, is now being offered free to all CCCs, with funding becoming available in the 2014-15 state budget.

California Virtual Campus 2014 Catalog Update

Last Updated on 30 October 2014 03 September 2014 in News by CCC TechEDge Staff

California Virtual CampusAn update to the California Virtual Campus distance education catalog for 2014 lists 19,431 courses and 1,421 programs offered online by 167 accredited higher education institutions in California.

The total includes 10,726 courses and 676 degree programs offered by the California Community Colleges.