Funded primarily by two-year grant from Kresge Foundation. • Housed in Foundation for California Community Colleges. • Tightly integrated into CCC Chancellor’s Office operations. • Kresge-funded Centers in six other states.
Kresge’s Goal for Centers—To increase the coordination, effectiveness, and scale of student success programs and initiatives. • Provide support, data, shared venue for community colleges to develop and implement completion agenda. • Our Mission—To help the CCC system continue to advance the Student Success Initiative and continue to make gains on student achievement.
Key focus on professional development—To expand learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators and increase ease of access to best practices throughout the state and country. • Vision: For CCC to have the best system of professional development in the country.
Projects/Programs • Develop online professional development portal (clearinghouse) for faculty, staff, and administrators. • Six upcoming regional summits. • Leverage Institutional Effectiveness program for on-site professional development. • Partner with system advocates to influence state-level policy change related to student success. • Adopt a few other potentially high-impact issues.
Advisory Board • CCCCIO (Craig Justice!) • Academic Senate • The League • CSSO Association • Classified Staff • Student Senate • RP Group • Department of Finance • Legislative Analyst’s Office
The Center needs your help! • Input on clearinghouse’s functionalities and content. • Identification of best practices. • Participation in beta testing. • Your program expertise and insights.
Instructional Services and Program Unit Update LeBaron Woodyard Dean, Academic Affairs
Basic Skills and ESL Initiative • Monthly Webinars Scheduled • 2nd Friday of the month (12:00 Noon -1:00 PM) • Basic Coordinator Certification • New Basic Skills Staff • Funding formula basics • Prior Year Carry-over Limitations • Basic Skills Advisory Committee
Stand-Alone Courses • Sunset of statutory authority for local districts to approve courses that are not a part of a program • These courses are now required to be approved by the Chancellor’s Office
Professional Development Program • AB 2558 Chaptered • Professional Development Committee • Title 5 Regulations • $25 Million Budget Change Proposal • Professional Development Summits
Noncredit Programs • Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) funding levels for 2015 will be equal to credit levels • Eligible categories are: • Basic Skills • ESL • Short Term Vocational Education • Workforce Preparation
Distance Education • Online Education Initiative • State Authorization • Distance Education Monthly Meetings • 3rd Friday of the month (12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM) • DEC 101 • (DE Coordinator Professional Development Course) • Distance Education and Educational Technology Advisory Committee
Flex Calendar Program • Release date of Certification Forms for 2015-16 is February 2, 2015 • Submission date: June 1, 2015 • Expansion of the number of days form/submission process
Library and Learning Resources Programs • Annual Survey Release: November 15, 2014 • Due date: January 12, 2015 • Title 5 requirement
Institutional Effectiveness Presented by: Theresa Tena, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness
Agenda Unique Opportunity Student Success Initiative Statutory Language Request for Application: timeline / activities Question and Answer
Unique Opportunity Student Success Initiative Evidence Based Decision Making Administration and Legislative Support State and National Focus ACCJC Standards Stable Fiscal Environment
Student Success Initiative Student education planning System-wide enrollment priorities Common Assessment Refocusing student support services under the SSSP Student Success Scorecard Student Equity Associate Degree for Transfer Online Education Initiative Adult Education Reform Community College Baccalaureate Degree Education in state prisons
Statutory Language Higher Education Trailer Bill – SB 860 (Ch. 34, Statutes 2004) signed June 20, 2014 CO in coordination w/stakeholder group, fiscal and policy committee, DOF – develop and BOG adopt “a framework of indicators” to measure the ongoing condition of CC operational environment: Accreditation status Fiscal viability Student performance and outcomes Compliance w/state and federal guidelines BOG ADOPT MARCH & MAY 2015 MEETINGS
INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS Research & Workforce Econ Dev Fiscal Academic Affairs Student Services
Statutory Language Higher Education Trailer Bill As a condition of receipt of SSSP funds – colleges, develop, adopt, post goals framework that addresses the four categories REMINDER: SYSTEMWIDE GOALS ADOPTED BY BOG – JULY 2014 Student success Equity Student services Efficiency Access Before start of 2015-16 district to send to CO for posting – locally developed and adopted college/district goals and target
RFA: Timeline & Activities Solicitation of Interest released Aug 4 – Due Sept 5 Request for Application released Sept 5 - Due Oct 24 Intent to Award and Notification Oct 30 (Thursday) BOG award contract Nov 17/18 meeting @Foothill-DeAnza CCD Support the Chancellor’s Office in its work Technical Assistance Infrastructure Content Experts Site Visits and Local Assistance Classification Professional Development and Training Services Program Evaluation
Students Student Success Center Academic Senate Trustees Independent Audit RP Group CEO’s CSSO’s DOF/Leg CBO’s ACCJC FCMAT CIO’s Chancellor’s Office Institutional Effectiveness Partner District Exemplary Institution STUDENT SUCCESS
CCCCO Curriculum Update Cris McCullough - Academic Affairs, CCCCO Dean, Curriculum & Instruction Chief Instructional Officers’ Conference October 29, 2014
The Immediate Goal Improve alignment of local curriculum and CCCCO review and approval process
The BIG Issues • ADTs – SB 1440 and SB 440 • C-ID approval (June 30, 2015) • Associate Degrees (Traditional) • PCAH rewrite • Stand Alone Courses
The Next Wave • Adult Basic Education, Noncredit, and Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) • Block SB 850 Bachelor’s Degree Programs • Student Success Initiative – Basic Skills and Scheduling • Online Education Initiative
Just Over the Horizon • Concurrent (Dual Enrollment) • TOP and CIP codes • Integration of ASSIST, C-ID, and Curriculum Inventory • Veterans Prior Learning Assessment (2015)
Tools to Help • Hours and Units Worksheet • Course and Program Approval Checklists • Worksheet on Kinesiology and Physical Education TOP code assignment