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Systemwide Technology Initiatives

Systemwide Technology InitiativesThe California Community Colleges Technology Center provides project management, operational, and technology support to CCC Chancellor’s Office technology grants including the Common Assessment (CAI), Education Planning (EPI) and Online Education (OEI) initiatives.

The Technology Center’s middleware CCC Glue architecture will ensure seamless integration of applications developed by these and other systemwide technology initiatives, and allow data to be effectively shared between colleges to improve administrative decision making and student outcomes.

Common Assessment Initiative

The CAI is developing a common assessment system (CCCAssess) for the benefit of all California Community Colleges and students. CCCAssess will contain informational, test preparation, test delivery, test administration, data collection, and course placement guidance. The system will use centralized and integrated technology solutions to support assessment and placement, and it will include a significant expansion that will improve access to data regarding assessment for students, faculty, and staff. More information: CCCAssess.org.

Education Planning Initiative

The EPI is developing the transcript, articulation, and curriculum inventory elements necessary to facilitate existing college Education Planning and Degree Audit Systems. For those colleges without these systems, a low/no-cost Education Planning and Degree Audit solution is being made available. The initiative will use centralized and integrated technology solutions to better guide students to define and achieve their educational goals, while streamlining the process and providing support to faculty and staff that use the system. More information: CCCEdPlan.org.

Online Education Initiative

The OEI is developing an online course exchange that enables students from any participating college to enroll in and complete a course from another participating college and easily apply that course toward completion of a degree at their home college. It includes student support services to address retention and faculty support for course development and conversion. The goal of the OEI is to increase the number of college associate degree graduates and transfers to four-year colleges and improve the retention and success of students enrolled in online courses offered through the exchange. More information: CCCOnlineEd.org.