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California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) recently selected Link-Systems International Inc. (LSI) as best suited to provide online tutoring services for the CCC.

EPI team presents at Student Senate for CCC Fall 2014 General Assembly.What happened to November? Since our last update, there have been a number of positive developments in the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI).

A solicitation for proposals from test developers and vendors has begun for a Common Assessment System (CCCAssess), the main component of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI).

CCC Online Education Initiative Town Hall 2015The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) will hold its second-annual Town Hall on April 8, in Long Beach, CA, in conjunction with the Campus Technology Forum 2015.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center will host a one-day workshop on Jan. 15 for information technology staff within the CCC.

The workshop will be held at San Jose City College from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will explore tried-and-true methods for securing campus networks and

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CENIC Completes 100-Gig Upgrade of CalREN NetworkAn upgrade to the main data pipe supporting the California Research & Education Network (CalREN) has been completed, boosting network speed for education communities that use the system to 100 Gigabits per second.

CISOA, 3CBG to Present March 2015 Conference for CCC IT ProfessionalsThe California Community Colleges’ Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and the California Community College Banner Group (3CBG) have teamed up once again to present a 2015 annual conference, running March 8 through March 11 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

Online Teaching Conference 2015Mark your calendards for the Online Teaching Conference 2015, to be held in Southern California, June 17 to June 19.

While the conference venue has not yet been announced, organizers said it will likely be in the San Diego area, which proved to be a popular location for last year’s sold-out event.

CCC Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) is seeking nominations for a new Professional Development (PD) Work Group to augment existing groups focused on specific disciplines and processes.

CCC Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is looking for your contributions or ideas. Our IdeaScale campaign launched Oct. 24 for faculty and staff and we are steadily receiving input.

CCC Online Education InitiativeExecutives past and present of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) shared the program’s goals and hurdles with a receptive audience at the recent Campus Technology Fall Forum.

CCC Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has been busily creating requirements and prioritizing work items within the Education Planning Tool/Degree Audit System (EPTDAS) and Student Services Portal (SSPSC) steering committee work groups.

CCC Online Education InitiativeA formal process has begun to solicit proposals from qualified vendors for a Common Course Management System (CCMS) that is the main thrust of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI).

Education Planning Initiative{jcomments off}The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is asking faculty and staff for input into the development of Education Planning, Degree Audit and Student Services Portal applications.

CCC Professional Development Clearinghouse SummitsThere’s still time to register for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Professional Development Clearinghouse Summits on Nov. 7 (One day left to register!) in Los Angeles, Nov. 12 in Pasadena, Nov. 17 in Sacramento and Nov. 19 in San Francisco.

CENIC Members Can Access Cloud ServicesMembers of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), including the California Community Colleges, can now take advantage of cloud services from CenturyLink, FireHost and Verizon without going through a local proposal process.

CENIC 2015 Annual ConferenceDo you have insight to share about applications and research that benefit from access to broadband network technologies? The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) is calling for presenters for its 2015 conference.

CCC Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA)Monterey will be the host city for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) Annual Conference in March 2015.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) system is taking a critical and complicated step to develop a common assessment that can help colleges determine whether students should take basic skills courses. One important distinction about this effort is how the results will be used. While the test and the

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Victor DeVore of Cuyamaca College leads the Dashboard workgroup in an engaging discussion about predictive analytics and momentum prompt requirements during the Oct. 2 EPI SSPSC meeting in Los Angeles.Fall is in the air, the leaves are changing color, students are back on campus and everyone is slammed at the office. But what if there was a way to make the start of a new academic term a little simpler—for everyone?

Distance Educators attend the inaugural Peer Online Course Review Training for the California Community Colleges Online Education Initaitive.The recent two-day, inaugural California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) Peer Online Course Review Training was a huge success, according to the event’s organizers.

California Community Colleges Research & Planning GroupThe text of this article was originally published in the September 2014 issue of Perspectives, a monthly enewsletter of the Research & Planning Group for California Community Colleges.

California Community Colleges Sidekick, www.ToolsThatInspire.comCreating engaging online content for a diverse student body amid budget constraints and ever-changing regulations can be a challenge. A new California Community Colleges (CCC) web portal called Sidekick is designed to make the task easier.

CCC Education Planning InitiativeFollowing on the recent release of a software development request for proposal (RFP), work groups of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) are drafting three additional RFPs to be released later this fall.

WCET Connect Annual Meeting, Nov. 19-22, 2014The upcoming WCET Connect conference in Portland, OR, will highlight discussions related to e-learning and student success, areas of intensive focus for the California Community Colleges (CCC).

Online Learning Consortium, Formerly Sloan ConsortiumThe Online Learning Consortium, formerly the Sloan Consortium, will hold its 20th annual international conference Oct. 29 to Oct. 31 in Orlando, Fla., along with streamed sessions for virtual attendees.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) reports a positive start to communication and collaboration with the 24 pilot colleges, and a smooth transition to new Steering Committee leadership.

Matt Combs presents at the CCC Education Planning Initiative Steering Committee meeting in Sacramento.Steering committees of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) recently met to discuss the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) and the development of additional RFPs that fit within the initiative’s goals.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) project team is stepping up communication efforts to ensure faculty and staff voices are heard throughout the common assessment development process.

{jcomments off}The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) is seeking input from the field on what a systemwide Common Course Management System (CCMS) should look like.