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California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) has created new resources to help colleges implement CCCAssess, the new assessment tool that was custom designed for the CCC.

Skyline College, photo courtesy of CCC Chancellor's OfficeThough the school year is ending, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is not slowing down. With many projects moving into new development phases, communication with stakeholders remains a priority.

EdExchange Open Data StandardA group of higher education organizations has begun piloting EdExchange, an open standards-based way to securely exchange real-time data—such as electronic transcripts—between academic institutions and their service providers.

CCC Common Assessment InitiativeWith nearly 45 colleges scheduled to activate CCCAssess during the Fall 2016 term for Spring 2017 placement, college Information Technology (IT) departments are eager to understand what will be involved in converting to the new system.

CCC Information Security & IT Accessibility EventThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center and Accessibility Center are joining together to present a two-day workshop event for CCC IT professionals, July 25-26, 2016, at Mt. San Antonio College.

Veterinary Technology students at Foothill College. Photo courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's Office.The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is ready to provide the education planning toolset—aka Hobsons Starfish Enterprise Success Platform—to colleges beginning in July 2016.

Seaport Village, San DiegoCome to the Online Teaching Conference 2016 and find out what all the buzz is about the California Community Colleges’ newly launched Professional Learning Network, your one-stop site for effective practices, trainings and other resources.

OLC CollaborateOLC Collaborate is coming to Las Vegas in June to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to address the opportunities and challenges we all face in online higher education.

CCC Online Education InitiativeHow do national consortia use common course management systems (CCMS)? The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) worked with a leading higher education consulting firm to find out.

Janet Fulks, Bakersfield College, shares multiple measures data with representatives from African-American Success Through Excellence and Persistence (ASTEP).At Bakersfield College, 1,600 students were placed in classes this year based on their high school transcript information rather than a single placement test. The approach is already showing promise for future student placements.

College of the Sequoias Police Academy students; image courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's OfficeAs graduation season approaches, California Community Colleges (CCC) students are increasingly focused on their next steps. Determining how they will use the skills they have learned during their academic careers becomes a priority.

Ohlone College Student Services, photo courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's OfficeAmong financial aid offerings for community college students around the country, the California Community Colleges (CCC) fee waiver program does the most to provide access to students who need help with college costs, a new report shows.

CAI Implementation Team at Chaffey College, Row 1,  left to right: Valeen Gonzalez, Amy Nevarez, Amy Beadle (CAI), John Hadad (CAI) Deidrey Feeney; Row 2,  left to right: Damien Esquibel, Yubel Svennsson, Kris Konecny, Jim FillpotAn official schedule for colleges to implement CCCAssess, the statewide assessment designed for the California Community Colleges (CCC), was announced by the CCC Chancellor’s Office on behalf of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI).

Left to right: Open Education Consortium board members James Glapa-Grossklag and Barbara Illowsky, and Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources board president Quill WestDr. Barbara Illowsky of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) was elected to the board of directors of the Open Education Consortium, a global organization promoting free access to educational resources.

An Instrumentation Technology student at Los Medanos College; photo courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's OfficeAddressing a projected shortage of 1.1 million educated workers by 2030, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) launched a center to identify higher education policies that improve student success and institutional effectiveness.

Learning wordcloudThe @ONE Project has announced a slate of summer courses designed to keep California Community Colleges (CCC) faculty and staff up to date on technology to enhance student learning.

Courses are already filling, so don’t wait to register.

confer logoThe CCC Confer website and MyConfer portal recently underwent a redesign to make it easier for California Community Colleges staff, faculty and students to use its online collaboration and web-conferencing services.

2016 wow logoNominations are being sought for the 2016 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts in applying an innovative, technology-based solution to a challenging educational need.

A Butte College student takes the common assessment.CCCAssess, the common assessment tool developed for the California Community Colleges (CCC), was put into the field in March as the 12 CCC Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) pilot colleges started using it with students.

College of the Desert, Palm Desert, Calif., is not a pilot site for the Online Education Initiative, but has opted to use OEI resources to improve its distance education program.The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has been working with 24 pilot colleges for well over a year to implement the variety of Distance Education (DE) resources that the initiative has produced.

El Camino College, image courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's OfficeAs spring finally arrives in the Golden State, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) will be participating in several conferences in order to promote its products and services to key audiences.

pescdatasummit te032416The California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center will announce the launch of an education-centric electronic data exchange during the upcoming PESC Spring Data Summit in Washington, D.C., April 13-15.

TechHire InitiativeRiverside Community College District (RCCD) will take part in the TechHire initiative, a national effort to train and hire workers for high-demand technology jobs through regional alliances of education, government and businesses.

Online Teaching ConferenceThe Online Teaching Conference 2016 is proud to announce that three statewide technology initiatives of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office will have representatives attending as well as offering sessions this year.

Education Planning Initiative presents at the 2016 CCC Student Success Conference, March 14-16.The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) presented an overview and product demonstrations to a large statewide audience attending a recent student success event hosted by the CCC Chancellor’s Office.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) began field-testing the initial version of CCCAssess with students in mid-March at pilot colleges to collect data and validate the instrument, in preparation for releasing the platform to the larger field in Fall 2016.

cai impgrants t4ss031016To facilitate systemwide implementation of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), grants will soon be available to all 113 colleges, announced Jennifer Coleman, Statewide Director of the CAI.

OEI ConsortiumThe idea of balancing of enrollments through seamless registration across the California Community Colleges (CCC) was born of an economic recession that saw colleges having to severely limit course offerings and turn away over 400,000 students.

orientation t4ss031016The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) hosted a webinar on Feb. 23 that provided an overview of the Online Orientation content which will be offered across the community college system.

cai securityplan te022516Security is a top priority for the CCCAssess platform that is being developed by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) and will be used as an assessment tool throughout the system.