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Practices with Promise

May 31, 2017
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Article4Adult Ed Block Grant Technical Assistance Project Announcing NEW Webinar Series
Join us for the first Technical Assistance Project webinar today, May 31, at noon. The webinar will provide an update about the Consortia Fiscal Administration Declaration (CFAD) approval process, release of the annual plan template as well as an overview of the AEBG Technical Assistance Project.
AEBG Technical Assistance Project webinars will use the Adobe Connect System. After you register for the webinar at the link provided below, you will receive an email with directions about how to access the webinar. For those who cannot attend the live webinar, an archived recorded version will be made available.

REGISTER HERE: register.aebg.org

Support: If you need help registering for or accessing the webinar, please call AEBG TAP at (916) 228-2355. You also can e-mail your questions in advance of the to tap@aebg.org If questions arise at the time of the webinar, please call instead, as your email likely won't be seen once the webinar is underway.

Article4Noncredit Community of Practice First Friday Webinar June 2
The CCCCO Academic Affairs Division is hosting the first of a monthly series of webinars June 2 from 12 p.m to 1:30 p.m. The webinar will focus on noncredit topics. This first webinar will feature a 60-minute presentation, a noncredit-at-a-glance update, and 20 minutes of Q & A.  

As colleges look to noncredit instruction, there are many factors to consider and many questions to ask.  For example, it is important to understand that there are different ways to structure a class to ensure optimal student enrollment and participation. Two of the predominant methods for structuring a class are open entry/open exit and managed enrollment.
Topics to be covered in the 60-minute presentation include:
  • Overview of open entry/open exit and managed enrollment in noncredit (presented by Liza Becker, Mt. San Antonio College, and Jan Young, Glendale College)
  • Teaching in an open entry/open exit classroom (presented by Maria Czech, Glendale College, and Donna Necke, Mt. San Antonio College)
  • Teaching in a managed enrollment classroom (presented by Dana Miho, Mt. San Antonio College)
Following the presentation, Chantee Guiney from the Chancellor's Office will provide an update on the noncredit-at-a-glance document, and noncredit administrators and faculty will be available to answer your related questions.
The first Friday webinars are part of the Noncredit Community of Practice effort that launched with the inaugural noncredit conference held in May. 

To participate, use the instructions below:
  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 869133
  • Go to www.cccconfer.org or CLICK HERE for the meeting link.
  • 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 869133 and click Connect
Article4Upcoming Deliverables
A reminder that the following items are due soon:
  • Due June 20 in the AEBG expense and reporting system.
    • Budget revision for 2015-16 (online certification required) and
    • Budget revision for 2016-17 (online certification required).
  • Due Aug. 1 in TOPSproŽ Enterprise: final year end data submission for the 2016-17 PY. 
  • Due Aug. 15 in AEBG web portal: 
    • 2017-18 annual plan: The Annual Plan Toolkit will be out soon. Stay tuned for guidance and upcoming webinars.
Important Links:

Article4Hanover Report on AEBG Work Plans Released
Hanover Research conducted an analysis of the 2017 AEBG Data and Accountability Allocation work plans of 70 regional consortia to identify key trends in proposed activities across consortia under each required objective included in the plans.  Some key findings from the report include:
  • Aligning and upgrading student information management systems is the most prominent priority across consortia objectives.  
  • To respond to short-term data reporting needs (Objective 1), most institutions plan to purchase technology and software as well as align and upgrade student information management systems. 
  • To achieve integration efforts pertaining to assessment and adult student intake (Objective 2), most consortia prioritize professional development opportunities and alignment of information management systems.
  • To support data sharing efforts (Objective 3), most consortia plan to focus on establishing and evaluating data sharing opportunities across membership to improve accountability. 
  • To align efforts under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Objective 4), many consortia report plans to integrate student information systems, participate in regional events, and establish data-sharing practices.

Review the Hanover Report and accompanying data analysis.  

Article4AEBG Office Launches Field Teams
The AEBG Office has established three field teams: the Data and Accountability Committee, the CTE Assessment Committee and the ABE/ASE/ESL Committee. The committees are made up of select representatives of K-12 adult schools, community college credit programs and community college noncredit programs. These members will be joined by representatives from the California Department of Education and from the Chancellor's Office. 

The Data and Accountability committee will develop recommendations regarding metric definitions, data tracking, assessment, and accountability reporting for AEBG. The CTE Assessment and the Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education/English as a Second Language (ABE/ASE/ESL) committees will examine issues pertaining to how each program area should be assessed for AEBG. The committees' recommendations will be presented in a summary paper. The recommendations also will be included in comprehensive documentation of data and accountability requirements for AEBG grantees, and it will be used to develop the assessment and accountability report due to the legislature Aug. 1.

The committees will meet between May and July. Below are links to the white paper prepared for the first meeting as well as the meeting agenda. For more information and future updates, visit  aebg.cccco.edu. 

Article4Save the Date: Consortium Director Event Oct. 12 & 13
Save the date for a special AEBG event for consortia directors. The event will take place Oct. 12 & 13 at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. Stay tuned for more details.  

Article7Have Questions or Comments?

Send them to AEBG@cccco.edu.
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