CCC Technology for Student Success News
Volume 1, Issue 6 - October 17, 2014
In This Issue
EPI Update
OEI Update
CAI Update

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Welcome to the October issue of CCC Technology for Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Online Education Initiative (OEI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Common Assessment Initiative (CAI).


In "Teams Work To Simplify Education Planning," EPI Project Manager Robyn Tornay provides an overview of work accomplished at EPI meetings held in early October.

In "OEI Peer Online Course Review Training A Success," we get a look at how a group of 30 online education professionals from across the state recently came together for a highly productive and exciting two-day workshop in San Diego.

In "Common Assessment, But Not For Common Placement," readers are given an alert about the true aim and intent of the CAI. In addition, faculty from colleges statewide are invited to provide feedback on the CAI assessment competency maps for English and Math.

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Teams Work To Simplify Education Planning


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?

What if processes could be streamlined or students could be more interactive with their student portals? What if students could be alerted with messaging and sent reminders about appointments? What if departments were able to reach out to students with more information ahead of time, and help students reach their goals in a more successful manner? That might help resolve some of the impact in the office, right?  


OEI Peer Online Course Review Training A Success

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.


Thirty distance education professionals from across the state, representing 28 community colleges, were chosen from more than 300 applicants to be the first group of course reviewers to participate in the training that was held Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at the Sheraton Marina Hotel in San Diego.

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Common Assessment, But
Not For Common Placement 


The 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.