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February 2022

Student Success Suite Release Wrap-up

February 25, 2022

Bakersfield College Commencement 2016, courtesy of California Community Colleges Chancellor's OfficeFrom Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer Coleman:

With the Student Success Suite (SSS) release delivered the weekend of January 28-30, the California Community Colleges Technology Center moved closer to our goal of a singular, quality user experience within our student-facing applications. This was the biggest release we’ve ever attempted and we are now in a position to continue modernizing and securing the technology stack that supports these core products.

I want to acknowledge the hard work of our team members over the past few years, and most especially the past few months to get this release out the door.

CENIC to Celebrate 25 Years of Connecting California

February 25, 2022

CENIC 25: Connecting California 1997-2022CENIC — one of the first projects of the California Community Colleges Technology Center — will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an online celebration on March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pacific Time.

Office Hours Provide Accessibility Guidance for CCC Personnel

February 25, 2022

Asian female student using assistive technology to access course materialsAmong the wide array of services available to California Community Colleges personnel through the CCC Accessibility Center is near-year-round training in the form of Office Hours web sessions.

Approximately twice a month from August to April, presentations, demonstrations, and open discussions offer techniques and strategies to ensure electronic information is accessible to people of all backgrounds and abilities. The information is applicable for those who work with students as well as those who produce documents or websites that will be accessed by the public.

Tim Bonnel Memorial Scholarship

February 25, 2022

Timothy Patrick Bonnel Memorial PostcardIn January, the California Community Colleges lost a true champion of higher education access for students.

Timothy Patrick Bonnel died January 26. “Tim” to his colleagues, Bonnel was a long-time student financial aid advocate who worked tirelessly to ensure that all students had access to the benefits of a college education.

Leadership Changes at CVC

February 25, 2022

Students using laptop computers while sitting on lawnThe California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC) announced a series of top-level personnel changes prompted by the impending retirement of Joe Moreau, who has served as Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s executive sponsor for the CVC-OEI grant since 2013-14.

Napa Valley College Winemaking Program Highlighted

February 25, 2022

Napa Valley College winemaking programA promotional video featuring Napa Valley College’s winemaking program is the latest in a series highlighting educational and career pathways offered by California’s 116 community colleges.