February 7, 2018



As a result of your interest in the three-year plan, the AEBG Office wants to provide you with some details regarding the AEBG three-year planning process. At a minimum, the plan will align with the requirements laid out in Section 84906 (items 1-10) of AB104 . The Field Team will meet March 6 to discuss any additional requirements that should be included in the planning guidance. Also, AEBG partners will develop tools to assist you with the planning process. 

As you know, your current three-year plan has been extended to June 2019, at the end of next school year. The new/updated three-year plan will be submitted in NOVA by May or June 2019 to be ready for the 2019-2020 school year. Look for more updates on planning guidance this spring.


A new state law took effect Jan. 1 that makes qualified adult educa tion/noncredit students eligible for an exemption to nonresident tuition when enrolling at a community college. The Office of the General Counsel Legal Advisory 18-02 provides guidance on this legislation expandi ng the scope of the AB 540 nonreside nt tuition exemption in SB 68 and a revised version of the exemption application form
This advisory notice , from the California Adult Education Administrators Association (CAEAA) and the California Council for Adult Education (CCAE), provides additional information about SB68.
The AEBG Office encourages adult education administrators to distribute these documents to counselors or any other school personnel who help students transition from adult education to community college.


You can now watch two-minute videos attached to many careers on Salary Surfer. Just select a program of study from the pull-down menu to be taken to a page that has career videos at the top and curriculum and median annual salary information below the videos.

Salary Surfer provides an estimate of the potential wages to be earned two and five years after graduates receive a certificate or degree in certain disciplines; the estimate is based on aggregated earnings of graduates from a five-year period. Salary Surfer also provides information about which colleges offer programs in those specific disciplines. The videos enhance this tool and feature students and faculty discussing their programs.


If you missed the AEBG Data Collection and Accountability Regional Trainings last fall, two opportunities are coming up (see below). At each event, join Neil Kelly of the AEBG Office and Jay Wright of CASAS to cover the 2017-18 AEBG policy changes, data and accountability, program metrics, community college-specific changes and more.
Oroville Adult Education Center, Oroville
Thursday, March 15
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino
Thursday, March 22
9 a.m.-12 p.m. 


Wednesday, Feb. 21 Webinar: Community Asset Mapping: A Tool to Support Program Success

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Description:  How can adult education programs involve communities in strengthening adult learners' success? Every community has a tremendous supply of assets that can be used to strengthen their program and solve problems. This webinar presents community asset mapping as a method for connecting with a community's multitude of individual, organizational and institutional strengths. Learn about and understand how to implement community asset mapping strategies from experts Jana Carp and Shileste Overton-Morris, in a conversation facilitated by Debra Jones. They will share stories of their work in facilitating collaborations that meet shared goals and concrete strategies that adult education providers can use to identify and harness the resources in the community that support student success.


Thanks to the consortia that are promoting  the statewide adult  education campaign, Educate & Elevate California . Among those helping to spread  the word are the Contra Costa County Adult Education Consortium, which h as designated a page  on its website to the campaign, and the State  Center Adult Education Consortium, which  features the campaign video  o n its website .
If you have not already posted campaign information to your website,  below is a template to make it easier. You can access the Educate & Elevate logo in the Media Room on the Educate & Elevate website . About mid-way down on the page, click the "Logo" link to download the campaign logo pack.


[Insert the name of your organization]  is a proud partner of the  Educate & Elevate California campaign  comprised of California adult educators in K-12 and community colleges who work synergistically with workforce and education partners, community stakeholders and industry through the Adult Education Block Grant's (AEBG) 71 consortia to ensure that students are prepared for life, for work and to support their families and strengthen communities, no matter where they are in their educational journey. Learn more about our innovations and efforts to enhance adult education at www.EducateandElevateCA.org.


The final Math Crosswalk Committee Meeting was held Jan. 16. You can find notes from the meeting here.

The purpose of the meeting was to conduct a final review of a crosswalk between the current and updated math Educational Functioning Levels (EFL) associated with the National Reporting System (NRS) and for CB21 levels, which are associated with California community college levels below a transfer-level course, based on specific skills identified in the Common Assessment Initiative competency maps. 

The meeting was attended by math faculty from K-12 adult education providers, community college noncredit programs and community college credit programs.