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February 10, 2016
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Article1This Week's Webinar: Trailer Billing Prepping for 2016-17, Data Collection, Effectiveness Measures Report
This week's webinar will focus on updates on funding, data collection, use of funds, reporting expenses, and 16-17 plans. It's this Friday, February 12, from 12-1 p.m. and will be recorded and posted to the  AEBG Webinar series page. Visit that page or see below for directions on connecting to the webinar.  

  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 314393
  • Go to http://www.cccconfer.org/
  • Click the Meetings tab at the top of the screen or the Join a Class or Meeting Button at the bottom of the screen
  • Locate your meeting and click Connect
  • Fill out the form using passcode 314393 and click Connect
Please note that some participants have been having trouble connecting to CCCConfer webinars possibly due to a system upgrade to Windows 10. If you are having trouble connecting, or have in the past, please contact CCCConfer Client Services so that they can provide assistance. You can contact them by phone at 1-760-744-1150 ext. 1537 or 1554, or by email at clientservices@cccconfer.org.

Article2AEBG Effectiveness Measures Report
AB104 requires that the Chancellor and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction identify the measures for assessing the effectiveness of consortia that will be used in the report that, pursuant to Section 84917, is to be submitted by Sep 30, 2016. The report includes measures for assessing consortium & member effectiveness, and performance outcomes.


Article3Funding Opportunities
Below is information on new funding opportunities that may interest Adult Education Consortia.  Visit our resources page to find information on these and other funding opportunities that are still available or CLICK HERE

Enrollment Growth and Retention Grants for Associate Degree Nursing/Registered Nurse Education Program

On February 4, the CCCCO announced the release of RFA 16-199: 2016-17 Enrollment Growth for Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Program and/or RFA 16-200: 2016-17 Assessment, Remediation and Retention for Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Program. The intent of these funds is to respond to the nursing shortage by increasing the capacity of community college nursing programs and, ultimately, increasing the number of licensed nurses. The funds allocated to colleges because of this program will provide the opportunity for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs to expand and/or maintain prior expansion of the number of students enrolled in their programs for a twoyear period (pending availability of funds for the second fiscal year) and to provide funds to assist students to succeed. CLICK HERE for the memo released by the CCCCO regarding this opportunity. 

CTE Data Unlocked RFA

In the recommendations put forward by the Board of Governor's Task Force on Workforce and a Strong Economy (also called the Strong Workforce Task Force), 1 CCCCO was urged to help colleges improve the quality, accessibility, and utility of student outcome and labor market data to support career and technical education (CTE) program development and improvement efforts. The CTE Data Unlocked initiative offers the California Community Colleges and Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy grantees a suite of tools, training, technical assistance, and funding to support this goal.

The objective of this RFA is to obtain a fiscal agent to process and fund the subcontracts and subgrants necessary to support the activities of the CTE Data Unlocked initiative, as described in the RFA Specifications. CLICK HERE for the memo release by the CCCCO regarding this opportunity. 

Article4Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program Workshops
Please consider sending a team from your AEBG Consortium to one of the four CCCCO Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative hosted Basic Skills regional workshops occurring throughout the state.  

The 2015-16 state budget provides the California Community College system with $60 million in one-time funds for campuses to adopt or expand evidence-based practices that boost student success. These funds are available to colleges that articulate a compelling plan for adopting or expanding two or more high-impact strategies that transform basic skills outcomes. The Chancellor's Office released a Request for Applications on January 21. Applications are due back to the Chancellor's Office by March 25. 

To assist colleges in the development of their funding application (plan), the Chancellor's Office's Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is sponsoring four (4) workshops featuring practitioners and other experts who will provide information on a variety of evidence-based and nationally recognized principles and practices related to basic skills (such as contextualizing instruction and offering statistics-based remedial pathways to students). The goal is for attendees to leave these highly interactive workshops with a set of high-impact strategies to incorporate in their college's funding application. Once grants are awarded, IEPI intends to provide additional training and support to colleges on implementing their plans.

The San Diego East Region Adult Education Consortium (SDERAEC) is comprised of Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges and the Grossmont Union High School District Adult School. 

Many students at Grossmont Adult Education are somewhat unfamiliar with placement and assessment tests but want to complete short-term academic goals such as passing the HSE math exam quickly. The San Diego Eastern Region Adult Education Consortium's extensive gap analysis identified the need for reducing remediation and accelerating transition to postsecondary education. The analysis indicated that students have insufficient math, English, and test taking skills, and often lack a general understanding of the structure of college math courses and their methods of instruction and assessment. Students also felt that when taking the exam, they tested below what they were prepared for.

One of the consortium's Project Area Councils designed a 24-hour preparation course to provide a basic math review aligned with Accuplacer content and Grossmont College math courses 80, 88, and 90 in terms of content, instruction, and assessment.

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Article7Practices with Promise: An Overview for Those Who Have Yet to Submit
The AEBG Practices with Promise site is a tool that allows regional consortia to share promising practices in adult education that are currently in use and proven to work across the state. These practices include current initiatives, pilot programs, or strategies employed in your region for any or all of the program areas as well as practices that have helped your planning process be a success.
We want to hear your stories and we want you to share your promising practices with your colleagues in adult education. Visit AEBGpracticeswithpromise.com to submit your story today!

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