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California Community Colleges Information Security CenterColleges in the U.S. are being held to the same legal standard for information security as banks and brokerage houses because they collect student financial data, making them financial services organizations in the eyes of the law.

CCC Tech Center Sunday is happening March 18, 2018, at the CISOA & 3CBG annual conference in Ontario, Calif.Seats are almost filled for CCC Tech Center Sunday, a special half-day, pre-conference event being held in conjunction with the CISOA & 3CBG 2018 conference. The sessions will focus on systemwide technology programs.

California Community Colleges launches Metrics Simplification InitiativeDear Colleagues: We are all aware of the many initiative/performance metrics at play in the California Community Colleges (CCC). Understanding, tracking, responding to, and reporting these various metrics have been difficult at best.

cccapply workshop 280x230 1With guided pathways reform as the centerpiece of the California Community Colleges’ (CCC) approach to student success, the 2018 CCCApply Annual Workshop will devote a significant portion of its programming to this topic.

California Community Colleges 2017-18 Awards for Innovation in Higher EducationCalifornia community colleges and districts are invited to apply for the annual Awards for Innovation in Higher Education, which support breakthrough models to close the achievement gap for underrepresented students that can be applied statewide.

otc 2018 logo 280x183Join us for the 2018 Online Teaching Conference, running Monday, June 18, through Wednesday, June 20, in Anaheim, Calif. Register now to take advantage of the early-bird rate of $300, good through April 15.

CollegeBuys logoCommunity colleges statewide will be able to get discounted pricing on financial aid software and video remote interpreting services through CollegeBuys, under two new technology agreements executed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges.

The 1st Annual CCC Starfish Users Group Summit was held Dec. 11-12, 2017, at Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, Calif.Just before winter break last December, colleagues from 29 campuses across the California Community Colleges (CCC) convened for a two-day summit on education planning tools from the CCC Education Planning Initiative (EPI).

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) is proud to announce the creation of 30 sample course shells with Open Educational Resources (OER) embedded directly into the OER-enabled Canvas course shells.

California Community Colleges announced a plan to create an online-only college.Sacramento, Calif – The California Community Colleges (CCC) will establish a new online community college tailored to provide working learners with skills and credentials they need to move ahead in today’s economy.

CCC Tech Center Sunday at CISOA, March 18, 2018, from noon to 4 pm.The California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center will have a dedicated half-day of sessions at the CISOA & 3CBG 2018: Pathways to Student Success conference, being held March 18-21, 2018, in Ontario, Calif.

California Community Colleges Online Course ExchangeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has released Course Exchange Version 2.0 into production. This major release includes an improved student-user experience and back-end financial aid automation.

CCCApply Annual Workshop, March 28, 2018, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CARegistration is open for the 2018 CCCApply Annual Workshop, being held March 28 at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. The one-day event is geared toward California Community Colleges (CCC) participants from admissions, student services, financial aid, information technology, research and

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California Community Colleges Accessibility CenterFeedback can be a valuable opportunity for a college to understand what students, faculty and staff find beneficial and what areas of the campus may require additional improvement. Feedback from individuals encountering web or information technology (IT) accessibility barriers can be critical in

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Submit nominations for the 2018 System Technology Awards by Feb. 2.Nominations for the 2018 System Technology Awards are being accepted through Feb. 2. The California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office and the Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) have partnered to solicit nominations in three distinct categories:

otc 2018 logo 280x183The deadline to submit a speaker proposal for the 2018 Online Teaching Conference (OTC’18) has been extended to Feb. 16. Don't miss the opportunity to address the online teaching community. Submit your proposal today.

collegebuys logo 2017The Foundation for California Community Colleges, through its CollegeBuys program, continues to expand opportunities for continued cost savings for technology projects statewide.

CENIC 2018 The Right Connection, March 5-7, 2018, Monterey, CACENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, will hold its 21st annual conference, The Right Connection, March 5-7, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, Calif. Registration is open and the full program is now live.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeIn a resolution passed by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), faculty statewide officially endorsed the CCC Education Planning Initiative (EPI) tool suite for use as part of colleges’ guided pathways frameworks.

Jory Hadsell, Executive Director of the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative (OEI), presents at an OEI Consortium meeting in November.Since the inception of the Online Education Initiative (OEI), many California community colleges have collaborated to increase student access to fully resourced online courses that address achievement gaps and propel them toward completion.

2018-19 CISO Certification program announced by the Chief Information Systems Officers Association of the California Community CollegesThe Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) for the California Community Colleges is currently accepting applicants for the year-long Chief Information Systems Officers Certification Program, which will begin in March 2018.

CCC Tech Center Sunday at CISOA & 3CBG 2018, March 18, 2018, from noon to 4 pmFor the second year in a row, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center will be featured at the annual CISOA & 3CBG conference with an exclusive, half-day event focused on systemwide technology programs.

Vulnerability Assessment & Management Services Through CCC Information Security CenterInformation security attacks are a real threat, with more network breaches occurring every year — and colleges are frequent targets. A single breach can expose the personal information of thousands of people, and could leave the college district liable.

CCC Information Security & ICT Accessibility Workshops, Jan 8-9, 2018Registration is open for the winter IT workshops, presented by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security and Accessibility centers. The workshops will be held January 8-9, 2018, at Evergreen Valley College, San Jose.

CENIC Annual Conference, March 4-7, 2018, Monterey, Calif.Registration is open and speaker proposals are being accepted for The Right Connection: CENIC 2018, the annual conference of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC). The conference will be held March 4–7, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, Calif.

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Two technology vendors are hosting free webinars to help California’s community colleges gain a deeper understanding of their products’ functionality. On Nov. 29, Dropbox will discuss data security in the cloud, and on Dec. 7, Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise will cover named user deployment.

at one logo 2017**Deadline extended to Dec. 1** The Online Network of Educators (@ONE) is providing a select number of scholarships for California Community Colleges (CCC) faculty, staff and administrators to attend the first annual Global Society of Online Educators (GSOLE) International Online Conference.

otc 2018 logo 280x183Registration is open for the Online Teaching Conference (OTC'18), happening June 18-21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. In addition to two full days of conference programming, several full- and half-day pre-conference workshops are also available, with topics including designing and teaching courses in

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California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeDevelopment of CCCAssess, a common assessment test for math, English and English as a Second Language for the California Community Colleges (CCC), has ended, according to a recent announcement from the Chancellor’s Office.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) continues to be recognized for its groundbreaking work of creating an online ecosystem for student success, completion, and faculty professional development.