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The 2015 Online Teaching Conference was well attended.We invite you to submit a speaker proposal for the next Online Teaching Conference, to be held June 16-17, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center. First deadline for submissions is Nov. 20.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeIt’s been a busy fall for all involved with the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI), and in November several events will take place that will have a significant impact—both in person and online.

CCCAA officers at the 2015 Fall Conference, left to right: Eric Hoiland, Mandy Liang, Kitty Moriwaki and Parveen DennisOver 120 people from more than 60 colleges attended the recent California Community Colleges Assessment Association (CCCAA) conference. Participants represented IT, faculty, research, counseling, administration and assessment center staff.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeAs one would expect with an initiative as ambitious and complex as the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), we have had to make many changes as we move forward in developing its various components.

California Virtual Campus 2015 Distance Education CatalogThe California Community Colleges (CCC) added nearly 800 courses to the California Virtual Campus (CVC) 2015 catalog, which now lists 19,970 courses and 1,433 degree programs offered online by 169 accredited higher education institutions.

CCC Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application Available OnlineOne quarter of California's community colleges now offer an online enrollment-fee waiver request to qualified students applying for community college using the online admissions application known as CCCApply.

Members of the Platform & Administration Work Group meet regularly to review plans and give input on CCCAssess. Left to right: Jennifer Coleman, Irina Marsant, Eileen Ross, Tim McCarthy-Smith, Sherri Goldberg, Sonja Nilsen, Josh Corbin, William Duxler, Robert Kelly, Gary Thompson, Virginia Moran, Ranell Holmes, Alison Dubose and John HadadTo ensure the new statewide Common Assessment has input from community colleges throughout California, the Platform & Administration Work Group is reviewing every stage of information technology planning and providing feedback from the field.

CENIC 2016 Annual ConferenceCENIC announced that its next annual conference will be held March 21-23, 2016, at the University of California at Davis. Registration will open in November.

2016 CISOA/3CBG Annual ConferenecThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) will be descending on the Hyatt Orange County in February for its 2016 Annual Conference. With the theme, “The Future is Now,” the conference is designed with a broad range of offerings appealing to

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CCC Confer Webinar: Simple Ways to Dramatically Improve Your VideosWith just a bit of imagination and some creativity, you can be on your way to sharing video content that your students will appreciate.

To help you get started, CCC Confer and 3C Media Solutions will host a webinar titled, “Simple Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Videos."

San Diego Convention Center, site of the 2016 Online Teaching ConferenceA Call for Proposals is open for the 2016 Online Teaching Conference, to be held June 16-17, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Proposals will be accepted through Nov. 6, 2015. Please submit your proposal here.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeImplementation of the Canvas common course management system (CCMS) in the California Community Colleges (CCC) continues to spread well beyond the pilot group that is currently testing this aspect of the Online Education Initiative (OEI).

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeWilliam P. Fisher Jr., Ph.D., has joined the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) as lead researcher for the test development and validation process, announced Jennifer Coleman, CAI Statewide Program Director.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeWith pilots and portal development throttling up, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has a busy fall schedule of conferences and meetings with colleagues from all facets of college operations.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeEvery week brings new developments in the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI). Steering committee members are participating in engaging discussions, guest speakers are attending meetings, portal developments are emerging and education planning is progressively moving

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Robert Kelly of Sacramento City College at the Common Assessment Platform Work Group meeting in Sacramento, Sept. 14, 2015.With just two meetings completed, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) Platform & Administration Work Group—comprised of more than two dozen participants—is fully engaged.

2015-16 Technology Conferences, California Community CollegesMark your calendars—it’s going to be an eventful year. Several important technology-related California higher education conferences are coming soon that community college personnel won’t want to miss.

WCET Annual Meeting, Nov. 11-13, 2015The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) will address an interstate audience this fall, as a participant of the WCET 27th Annual Meeting, being held in Denver, Colo., Nov. 11-13.

3C Media SolutionsWith the fall term now underway at all 113 California Community Colleges (CCC), it’s helpful to know that the media services of 3C Media Solutions and CCC Confer are available for free to CCC faculty and staff.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeSix Full-Launch pilot colleges of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) are now offering OEI courses in Canvas, while 10 colleges across the state are also in the process of adopting Canvas campuswide.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) continues to move forward with providing a streamlined and structured pathway for California’s community college students, staff and faculty.

CCC Assessment Association Fall 2015 ConferenceA statewide conference of community college assessment professionals will focus on issues facing assessment centers, including an update on developments within the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI).

Online Student Readiness Tutorials, California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeA new series of online learner readiness tutorials is being readily embraced by community colleges, as momentum continues to build around the effort to better prepare California’s students for the realities of online learning.

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.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) is seeking volunteers to participate in a work group that will focus on delivery of the new assessment tool being created exclusively for the CCC.

InCommon Shibboleth Installation WorkshopTo help California’s community colleges get the most from participation in the InCommon Federation, Internet2 is offering a workshop for IT staff focused on installation and support of the latest Shibboleth software.

Foundation for California Community Colleges: CollegeBuys

The Foundation for California Community Colleges has redesigned its website, foundationccc.org, as part of continued efforts to streamline access to valuable resources for colleges. Visitors to collegebuys.org can expect to see some welcome improvements.

Online Learning Consortium 21st International ConferenceKeynotes and conference sessions have been announced for the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) 21st International Conference being held Oct. 14-16 in Orlando, Fla.

California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Online Student Readiness TutorialsA new tool to support online student success is now available free to all 113 California Community Colleges (CCC), made possible as part of the systemwide Online Education Initiative (OEI).

Members of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) during the recent Hobsons University event in San Antonio, TXCapping off a busy July that included finalizing a contract for education planning tools, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) team was treated to a fun and informative event, where we learned a lot more about what is possible using the Hobsons products.