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  1. El Centro College 5th Year Activity Summary Bette Plog, Co-PI February 12, 2009

  2. Goal 1 Curriculum We offer the following approved awards: AAS Network Administrator & Support with Convergence Technology Specialization Track 71 credit hours Certificates Convergence Technology Intern 24-29 credit hours Convergence Technology Technician 53-59 credit hours

  3. Goal 1 CurriculumOnly minor revisions have been made over the life of the grant. The latest include: Adding one IT Essentials I as an option to two Hardware/Software courses Adding four new CCNA Exploration courses Adding Vista Op Systems as an option to an XP Professional course Adding three new capstone course choices Adv. VoIP SOHO Case Study Enterprise Case Study

  4. Majors & Graduates • CT Intern Certificate • 40 declared majors 4 graduates • Several students need 1 or 2 courses to complete • CT Technician Certificate • 14 declared majors 2 graduates • Network Administrator & Support AAS • 10 declared majors 2 graduates

  5. Curriculum Improvements Julian Carranza is developing online DHTI modules, using Soft Chalk to move to a web-based format incorporating more pictures, charts, & diagrams using Flash animation to show processes videotaping step by step procedures for lab completion Eliazar Martinez is working with Pete Brierley to develop online modules for VoIP Juanita Marquez is offering hybrid CCNA courses for the first time spring 2008 • Microsoft Networking course enrollments more than doubled when hybrid sections were added • Several faculty use Tegrity, Camtasia, Winba Live Classroom, Podcats and YouTube to enhance convergence technology courses • TestOut software used to monitor student performance, track statistics for viewing video, lab simulation grades and exam prep for certification

  6. West Campus Case Study DevelopmentEl Centro opens a new location in West Dallas summer 2009 Juanita Marquez received permission for CCNA students to interview key project individuals and design a suggested infrastructure for the campusTours of the site & District Service Center were madeVideo recordings captured the interviewsVisio was used to create diagramsWord was used to write up the case studyA podcast is being developed for use in other classesSummary of the case study will be presented after lunch Student showcase used at ATE PI conference is on display

  7. New Software Used in LabsPacket Tracer v5.1(creates virtual network topologies) TestOut (hands-on simulated labs, practice exams for cert prep)Skype (demos basics of VoIP)Mead Map (defines Peer to Peer networks, types of cable, diagrams connectivity, assists in gathering info)Eagle Server (reinforces concepts to accessing servers and applications in a live network)Solar Winds Calculator (calculates subnets for Class A, B, C networks)

  8. New Software Used in Labs • Solar Winds TFTP Server (uploads/downloads router & switch IOS images/config files to TFTP) • TeraTerm (emulates command line interface router/switch configurations) • Wireshark (network protocol analyzer) • NetLab (allows students to perform labs remotely) • Dia (utility for network diagrams with industry icons) • puTTY (telnet utility which makes service connections to specific address/port/service specs)

  9. New Software Used in Labs • Kiwi Logger (receives Kiwi Syslog messages • SMNP trap (notifies significant events via SNMP messages) • Cisco VPN Client (interface for working with virtual private networks) • Labsim multi-user license for remote access to Testout

  10. New Hardware Used in LabsCisco 2811 Routers & 2960 SwitchesNetLabEagle ServerDell Quad Core Computer WorkstationAironet Wireless Access Points/Antenna/PCI AdapterLinksys Wireless N RoutersCisco Wireless LAN Controller 3 Way Motion SensorsWireless B USB 2.0 adaptersSata removable hard drives

  11. Articulation Agreements • Tech Prep agreements with 12 area ISDs for Network Administrator & Support AAS and Network Associate Certificate • Fall 08 dual credit in IT Essentials I (A+ prep) and Cisco CCNA 1 and 2 for 55 DISD students • Dallas CAN, Pegasus Charter School and students at 5 DISD HS also receive dual credit for IT courses • DCCCD has signed articulation agreements with 19 colleges/universities to transfer technical course credit toward Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciencesdegrees (BAAS)

  12. Articulation AgreementsDCCCD Director of Transfer Services/Articulation andUniversity Relations is working on the following:BAAS articulation with Texas A&M at Commerce (still pending)BA in Information Technology articulation with UNT (in early stages of development) One student has enrolled in the UNT BA-IT program

  13. Incumbent Workforce A large number of students enrolled in CT courses are incumbent workers who return for retraining and/or preparation for certification and job promotions. Many have received raises and job promotions as a result of knowledge and skills gain through their courses. Some of the companies where students have been employed over the past year include AT&T DGFastchannel DCCCD TXU Mesquite ISD CompuCom JPS Health Network City of University Park Dallas County Auditor’s office

  14. Goal 2 Professional Development Faculty/Staff Participation Events • Joint Faculty Meetings • Synergy 2008 • Cisco State Instructor Meeting • Working Connections 2008 • Cisco Academy 2008 Annual Conference • Network World IT Roadmap • Green IT Summit • Mentored College Workshop

  15. Goal 3 Recruiting Under- Served Populations Faculty & Staff have participated in 28 recruitment events from March 4, 2008 – January 9, 2009 (Total of over 150 events since the grant began Fall 2004) • High School College & Career Fairs • Campus tours for Middle School/High Schools • State and National Leadership Conferences • Hispanic, Black & Asian Expos and Festivals • Women’s Conferences, Community-based Events • eXtreme Techno Camp • Student Success Fairs & New Student Orientations

  16. Partnerships • Urban League of Greater Dallas & North Central Texas • Todd Wagner Foundation/YMCA Miracles After School All-Stars • Dallas County Commissioner’s Court – Jail Education program • Black Data Processing Association (BDPA) • Dallas County Youth Village • Preservation LINK

  17. Enrollment in CT Courses % Increase from Fall 2004 Fall 2004 162 Base Sp 2005 258 59% Fall 2005 203 25% Sp 2006 228 41% Fall 2006 241 49% Sp 2007 240 48% Fall 2007 274 69% Sp 2008 258 59% Fall 2008 321 98%

  18. Enrollment vs Completers

  19. Enrollment 3 Major Ethnicities (Males & Females)WhiteBlackHispanic2004Fa 41 Base 64 Base 40 Base2005SP 72 76% 132 106% 40 0%2005FA 52 27% 73 14% 52 30% 2006SP 78 90% 78 22% 45 13%2006FA 68 66% 90 41% 55 38%2007SP 68 66% 110 72% 40 0%2007FA 68 66% 106 66% 80 100% 2008SP 83 102% 72 13% 81 103%2008FA 70 71% 99 55% 110 175%

  20. Enrollment 3 Major Ethnicities (Males) WhiteBlackHispanic2004Fa 53 Base 69 Base 35 Base2005SP 67 26% 83 20% 31 -11%2005FA 58 9% 52 -25% 37 6% 2006SP 81 53% 68 -1% 38 9%2006FA 74 40% 82 19% 45 29%2007SP 56 6% 72 4% 29 -17% 2007FA 64 21% 82 19% 60 71% 2008SP 73 38% 55 -20% 62 77%2008FA 55 4% 64 -7% 78 123%

  21. Enrollment 3 Major Ethnicities (Females) WhiteBlackHispanic2004Fa 7 Base 16 Base 15 Base2005SP 5 -29% 50 213% 9 -40%2005FA 6 -14% 28 75% 19 27% 2006SP 5 -29% 20 25% 12 -20%2006FA 12 71% 19 19% 16 7%2007SP 14 100% 36 125% 11 -27% 2007FA 4 -43% 24 50% 20 33% 2008SP 10 43% 17 6% 19 27% 2008FA 15 114% 35 119% 32 113%

  22. Gender ECC Headcount CT Enrollment Male FemaleMaleFemale Fall 04 30.2% 69.8% 71.1% 28.9% Fall 08 30.4% 69.6% 70.6% 29.4% 29% 80% 20% 71% 80%

  23. Additional Recruitment Events Planned for Year 5 • Microsoft Minority Student Day 2009 • Girls are IT Workshop • Adult Resource Center’s SURGE program (for women interested seeking degrees in Networking ) • New Student Orientation IT Breakout Sessions • Counselor/Advisor Update • eXtreme Techno Camp 2009

  24. Goal 4 Dissemination and Involvement Dialogue & Presentations at the following: League for Innovation 2008 AACC Annual Convention 2008 Synergy 2008 ATE Principal Investigators Conference 2008 Green IT Summit 2008 Joint Faculty Meetings Mentored College Workshops eXtreme Techno Camp 2008 BDPA / El Centro Technology Job Fair

  25. News Articles & Marketing • Dallas Morning News Ads • Quick Newspaper • Class Schedule Ads • eXtreme Techno Camp Brochure • Convergence Technology Awards Brochure • CT Course and Program Flyers

  26. Recognition of Faculty in the ProgramJuanita Marquez is serving as Co-Chair of the Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee and represents all technical occupational programs. The committee is developing a College Assessment Plan to be used by the instructional units and support service areas and will also assist with defining Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) at the course, program and college level to specify knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain as a result of their involvement in a collegiate experience.

  27. Recognition of Faculty in the Program • Tracking student outcomes and documenting evidence of achievement for SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) compliance is vital to achieving re-accreditation. • El Centro’s next re-accreditation will be in 2012 • Juanita will take the lead in helping us with the CT curriculum mapping and defining SLOs that focus on mastery of core competencies needed in one course in order to be successful in a sequential course, degree, certificate and/or CT job.

  28. Reflection & High Points from Grant Involvement Opportunity to partner with neighboring institutions Involvement in creating curriculum & awards representing emerging technologies and jobs for the future Upgrading faculty/staff knowledge & skills through professional development events Developing a strong team of faculty & staff to support & promote the CT program Networking opportunities with business & industry reps on Regional Business Advisory Committee

  29. Reflection & High Points from Grant Involvement Acquisition of new hardware, software and materials needed for CT courses Continued support from college administration for our IT programs Monetary support for the CT program ($40-$50K each grant year) with funds from Carl Perkins, Title V, and the Marketing Department Enthusiastic faculty & staff who willingly participate in recruitment/retention, professional development and curriculum revision

  30. Reflection & High Points from Grant Involvement Sharing resources and information and mentoring others Increased enrollment of under-represented populations A feeling of pride and sense of accomplishment in doing our part to reach the goals of the grant It has been a privilege to serve as a Co-PI over the past 4 ½ years

  31. College Commitment • El Centro College continues to be committed to sustaining and institutionalizing the Convergence Technology program and we look forward to continued involvement as a partner in the future.

  32. Questions and Contacts • Dr. Bette Plog, Co-PI • El Centro College - DCCCD • bplog@dcccd.edu This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0402356. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation