Extending the Class at State Center Community College District

Extending the Class (ETC) is an academic support program offering free, regularly scheduled study sessions for students enrolled in historically difficult courses. ETC targets courses, not students. Attendance is voluntary and study sessions are peer-facilitated. ETC study sessions use collaborative learning strategies that integrate what to learn (content) with how to learn (study skills). ETC leaders attend class lecture/lab and provide deliberate, active involvement in class to help students and assist the instructor. ETC is intrusive, integrated, and planned. The Challenge In creating a...

Integrated Planning: Adapting Best Practices for your College

Integrated Planning: Adapting Best Practices for your College – January 22, 2016 at Orange Coast College Demands on colleges for creating more and more plans continue to increase. For our colleges to be effective, these plans need to be integrated with each other and with resource allocation, facilities development, student services, curriculum development, course offering plans, hiring and technology procurement. During this workshop, several leading colleges with integrated planning will share best practices they developed and problems encountered in the process. Then, teams from each...

Canvas Resources for Faculty

Thinking about Canvas? @ONE and the Online Education Initiative (OEI) provide a wealth of resources to assist in your exploration of Canvas, an overview of the support available to you, and resources to facilitate your move. Why Canvas? Everything you ever wanted to know about Canvas – visit the Canvas Community Canvas FastTrack Video Series – a quick video guide for instructors to help with the alignment of Canvas tools with SAMR and increase engagement Canvas Interface Overview (Faculty) Canvas Instructor Getting Started Guide Canvas Overview (Students) Canvas Student Getting Started Guide

Resources for Underprepared Students

The Basic Skills Work Group of the Online Education Initiative is currently focused on identifying “just in time” modules that can be embedded into online courses. Many of our students arrive on campus not yet academically prepared to succeed in courses. These students often lack the mathematics, reading, writing, English second language, and information competency skills that college faculty expect of incoming “freshmen.” Faculty do not always have the time, nor the discipline expertise, to assist these students while still fulfilling the content requirements. Faculty are often left with two...

Canvas Community

A component of the Online Education Initiative (OEI), the CCC Canvas Community provides a forum to share ideas on using Canvas and to leverage our collective voice to ensure that Canvas resources effectively serve our students. All CCC faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to join the CCC Canvas Community and share their experiences with others on their campus and throughout the CCC system. For more information, visit the Canvas Community.

Pathways at Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College (PCC) leverages district and federal resources to operate "PCC Pathways," a comprehensive approach designed to ensure that students identify and complete their academic goals in a timely manner. The program guarantees students full schedules -- including difficult-to-get English and math courses -- in the fall and spring semesters of their first year and provides them with the critical support they need outside of the classroom. PCC Pathways goes beyond merely a "first-year experience," however, by offering to students a second-year component as well. In 2015-16 more...

The Express to Success Program at Santa Barbara City College

The Express to Success Program (ESP) offers accelerated learning communities in developmental (basic skills) math and English for students who assess at one to two levels below college level. ESP counselors work with instructors and students, both inside and outside of the classroom. ESP students complete two levels of accelerated math or English in one semester and do so at a 40% to 50% higher rate than students taking traditional courses over a two semester period, with Latino and low-income ESP students making the largest gains of all when compared to their peers. Long-term data show...

Education Planning Initiative (EPI) 101 Webinar

[caption id="attachment_62156" align="alignnone" width="300"] Educational Planning Initiative 101[/caption] This video contains an informational webinar, given by members of the Education Planning Initiative (EPI), regarding the tools and services of the EPI program. In addition, the recording includes a brief question and answer session. For detailed responses to the questions and to continue the discussion, please visit: https://www.ccctechnology.info/ccctc/category_sets/epi

Freshman Seminar at Cosumnes River College

The Freshman Seminar at Cosumnes River College (Interdisciplinary Studies 313) started as a 1 unit experimental course, and then became a 3 unit CSU/UC transferable course. It was designed to help new students have a smooth transition to the college environment. The Freshman Seminar received the 2008 John Rice Diversity Award and the 2011 State Academic Senate Exemplary Programs Award. It was also mentioned in the 2008 Practices With Promise Report, and highlighted at the 2010 CLASS Institute’s “Spotlight on Effective Practice” facilitated by Byron and Kay McClenney. The Challenge The...

Career Advancement Academy at El Camino College

El Camino College's Career Advancement Academy has created supportive, short-term training programs and learning communities to engage low-income adults in higher education. This model provides opportunities to students for employment in high-growth industries in the South Bay region. The Challenge The Career Advancement Academies (CAA) establish pipelines to college and high-wage careers for low-income adults who face academic and personal barriers to post-secondary education and employment. Approach/Strategies The Career Advancement Academy is funded through the California Community...