CAI Product Manager John Hadad explains plans for field testing CCCAssess.The California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) will begin field testing CCCAssess at 12 colleges in early 2016. The first version will be a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to evaluate user experience and functionality.

The CCC Education Planning Initiative team visits app developer Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI).The fall term is quickly coming to a close and students and faculty in the California Community Colleges (CCC) are ready for a much-needed break. The past couple weeks have been steadily busy for the CCC Education Planning Initiative (EPI).

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center will host a one-day workshop for information technology professionals on Jan. 11, 2016, at San Jose City College in San Jose, Calif.

Register for the Online Teaching Conference, June 16-17, 2016 in San Diego.Registration is open for the Online Teaching Conference (OTC’16), being held in San Diego, June 16-17, 2016, with pre-conference workshops on June 15, 2016. Reserve your seat and book your hotel today!

Dr. Linda Thor, Chancellor Emeritus, Foothill-De Anza Community College DistrictDr. Linda Thor, chancellor emeritus of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, was recently honored with the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies' (WCET) top award recognizing lifetime contributions to the field.

Kelly Kilby of Hobsons presents the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform at the California Collaborative Academic Advising Conference in October.In November, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) team presented at various events and meetings, conducted its first webinar, and issued an Intent to Award for a career exploration tool.

Andrew LaManque, Associate Vice President of Instruction at Foothill College and Chair of the CAI Steering Committee, discusses assessment portability.Portability of student assessment results has been a goal of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) since the initial 2011 legislation, AB 743, mandated the development of a common assessment system.

Educational technology consultant Phil Hill facilitates discussion at the first meeting of the Online Education Initiative Consortium.Representatives from 23 of the 24 Online Education Initiative (OEI) pilot colleges met in Sacramento Oct. 21 to begin the consortium that will focus on increased access to online education for California Community Colleges (CCC) students.

California Community Colleges Join InCommon FederationParticipation in the InCommon Federation has more than doubled in the California Community Colleges (CCC) since a grant from the CCC Chancellor’s Office made the single sign-on technology free to all colleges in the system.