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April 2021

Tech Center by the Numbers: 24 Years of Systemwide Technology Innovation

April 29, 2021

California Community Colleges Technology Center on the Butte College campusIn the years since its initial grant award in fiscal year 1996-97, the California Community Colleges Technology Center has won numerous competitive, multi-year grants — many of which continue today. In our continuing look at systemwide services “by the numbers,” our focus this month is on the Tech Center and its myriad projects through the years.

Summer Workshops To Advance Security, Accessibility Practices

April 29, 2021

online group meetingThe Summer Workshops will be back this June for two full days of online presentations delving into the whys and hows of ensuring the security and accessibility of all forms of electronic information used in the California Community Colleges.

Accessibility Center Supports Systemwide Goals of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

April 29, 2021

Santa Monica College student, photo provided by California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

Under the direction of Dawn Okinaka, the California Community Colleges Accessibility Center is intensifying its efforts to help California’s community colleges create a culture of accessibility that supports the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion outlined in the Chancellor’s Vision for Success.

Okinaka, who has led the Accessibility Center in an interim capacity since August, officially became Director on April 1, following the customary competitive hiring process.


Tech Center Product Highlights, Q4 2020-21

April 29, 2021

Finish line ahead, hang in thereHeading into the final stretch of the 2020-21 fiscal year, California Community Colleges Technology Center product teams are showing no signs of slowing down.

The fourth quarter looks to be a busy one on all product fronts. Summarized here are highlights from the Q4 Quarterly Milestone Plan Presentations, held March 31.

It's 2021 and Spring Has Sprung!

April 29, 2021

Allergies, allergies everywhereSpring 2021 looks a lot different than it did just a year ago: In 2020 we were hunkered down in our homes, wondering how the world was doing outside, and desperately searching for toilet paper.