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November 2021

Tech Center Announces New Executive Director

November 18, 2021

Jennifer Coleman, executive director of the California Community Colleges Technology CenterThe California Community Colleges Technology Center at Butte College is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Coleman is its new executive director, effective November 1.

As the Tech Center’s first new executive director since 2007, Coleman assumes her leadership role as the organization enters its historic 25th year of partnership serving the nation’s largest system of higher education. She replaces Tim Calhoon, who retired.

Tech Center to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

November 18, 2021

25th anniversary message in silver on dark blue backgroundWhile the coming year will see the current five-year grant cycle winding down and preparations begin for the next phase of proposals, we want to also recognize this time as a major milestone for the California Community Colleges Technology Center, which in 2022 will notch a quarter-century of operations.

Workshops Promote Info Security, Accessibility Practices

November 18, 2021

Interlinking cogs with words training and developmentThe California Community Colleges Information Security and Accessibility Winter Workshops are just around the corner.

Taking place January 10-11, 2022, the 2022 Winter Workshops are a professional development opportunity for college and district personnel whose role directly relates to information systems or electronic learning materials. Subject matter is geared toward information technology, disability services, faculty training, and procurement professionals, but all CCC personnel are welcome to attend.

eTranscript CA Gets a National Audience at AACRAO Meet

November 18, 2021

Conceptual image of electronic filesCalifornia’s electronic transcripts system received a national audience earlier this fall during a virtual gathering of U.S. higher education admissions officials.

PBS TV Series Highlights California Community Colleges

November 18, 2021

Antelope Valley College Aeronautical and Aviation Technology students, image courtesy of CCC Chancellor's OfficePublic television series Inside California Education has begun airing two new episodes that feature California community colleges and students.

BOG Approves $100M for Tech Infrastructure in 2022-23

November 18, 2021

Smiling African-American woman and Caucasian man examine computer server equipmentThe shift to a largely virtual environment during the pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in higher education technology infrastructure, as institutions around the world have become a common target for a type of cyber attack known as ransomware.

In light of this growing threat and the increased technology costs colleges are bearing as a result, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved a request for $100 million in statewide technology investment to be included in the 2022-23 budget.

HELLO? Is It a Slideshow You’re Looking For?

November 18, 2021

Meme based on Lionel Richie's "Hello" album cover with words: "Hello, is it my photos you're looking for?"

Welcome to the Fall 2021 Tech Central slideshow, capturing all things Fall-ish and highlighting the recent family events, outings, and Halloween creativity of California Community Colleges Technology Center personnel.