Education Planning Pilots Enter New Phase

Education Planning pilot kickoff team at State Center Community College District (SCCCD), left to right: Kelly Fowler, Clovis Community College; Renee Craig-Marius, Fresno City College; Doris Griffin, Clovis; Pedro Avila, SCCCD; Mirna Duarte, SCCCD; Scott Olds, SCCCDIt has been an eventful summer for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI). Fall terms are beginning across our system, and the hustle and bustle on campuses is engaging students, staff and faculty in a number of ways.

 

Colleges that are participating in EPI pilot programs will begin their phases of implementation throughout the academic term after having pre-planning and kickoff events all summer long.

Student Portal Pilot Begins

Continued progress has been made on the systemwide student services portal. Functionality for ease of use, app launchers, portlets and pin boards are all being created with students in mind. Mt. San Jacinto College is a student portal pilot college and will start testing features and functions with its students.

The student usability group is also still engaged in providing feedback from 10 colleges across California on likes and dislikes related to design features and content. This will assist in the overall preferred elements that will go into the final design release.

Education Planning Tools Moving Forward

The pilot programs engaged with the education planning tool and student retention products from Hobsons have been progressing throughout the summer months. Seven of the nine pilot college districts have completed kickoffs and two are in Phase One: Planning and Assessment, with their Hobsons Implementation Specialists.

Each college is at a different stage in implementation and, as more colleges come into the fold, they will be able to share and collaborate for best practices in the field.

Next College Cohorts

The EPI will soon be sending out a letter of interest to all colleges in the system. The letter will provide a basis of information about the education planning tool, portal, project requirements and considerations for involvement.

The next cohort of colleges that will be selected to participate will take place before the end of the Fall 2015 term and we will begin collaboration prior to the start of the Spring 2016 term.

Implementation Contacts

For up-to-date information on implementation questions, please visit the ccctechnology.info site under Ed Planning/Degree Audit or Portal.

Contact information for pilot program product managers is as follows:

Student Services Portal:
Mike Caruso
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Education Planning:
Robyn Tornay
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barbara Fountain
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information on being part of the next cohort of colleges, please contact:
Keith Franco
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 


Robyn Tornay is a project manager for Education Planning and Student Services at the
California Community Colleges Technology Center.


 

Add comment