The California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative (OEI) and Campus Technology Events invite you to attend the OEI Town Hall, co-located with Campus Technology Forum, April 8-9, in Long Beach, CA—at no charge!
If you are unable to make it to Long Beach, the OEI Town Hall will also be simulcast from the Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center. If you plan to attend from Sacramento, choose this option during the registration process; then join us at Sacramento City College on April 8 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (PT) to participate in the live event.
Please note: The Town Hall meetings were recorded and are available on the OEI website.
Join your peers and colleagues from leading colleges and universities for an exciting day-and-a-half-long investigation of the major issues facing administrators, educators, IT support managers and directors to meet modern challenges by developing collaborative strategies to coordinate, integrate and support the educational pipeline. Discuss best practices, get practical advice and explore the latest tools, applications and services that can help drive student retention, academic excellence and cost-effective management on your campus.
Town Hall Part 1: Advancing Technology for California's Community College Students
Wednesday, April 8 • 10:20 am – 11:00 am
Moderator: John Ittelson PhD, Professor Emeritus, CSU Monterey Bay
The following presenters are expected to speak during the Town Hall Part 1:
- Pat James, Executive Director, CCC Online Education Initiative
- Jennifer Coleman, Statewide Program Director, CCC Common Assessment Initiative
- Sandoval Chagoya, Communications Director, CCC Technology Center
Join us as we explore three California Community Colleges initiatives that will integrate, improve, and evolve existing technology services for the benefit of all California community college students and colleges. The Online Education Initiative (OEI) will increase the number of students who obtain college associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges each year by providing online courses and services within a statewide CCC Online Education learning environment. The Education Planning Initiative (EPI) 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. The Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) will develop a Common Assessment System that will contain: test preparation; test delivery; test administration; data collection and course placement guidance.
The directors of the OEI and CAI as well as the Communications Director for the CCC Technology Center will speak about the goals of the initiatives, the history that led to their creation and current status. A Q&A session will follow the talk.
Town Hall Part 2: The California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative
Wednesday, April 8 • 11:10 am – 11:50 am
Moderator: Pat James, Executive Director, CCC Online Education Initiative
The following presenters are expected to speak during the Town Hall Part 2:
- Jory Hadsell, OEI Chief Academic Affairs Officer
- John Makevich, OEI Director of Strategic Planning and Operations
- Bonnie Peters, OEI Chief Student Services Officer
- Michelle Pilati, OEI Chief Professional Development Officer
- Steve Klein, OEI State Program Director and Common Course Management System Committee Chair
Join our panel of experts to discuss the current status of the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. This comprehensive, statewide initiative will increase the number of California community college students who obtain college associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges each year by providing online courses and services within a statewide CCC Online Education learning environment. Special attention will be given to ensuring retention and success through student support services and faculty resources. Ultimately the initiative is expected to increase ease of use and convenience of the online experience, as well as provide access to online courses students need to complete their educational goals.