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Upcoming Professional Development Activities:

Student Success Conference:
October 12-14, 2011, San Francisco, CA
The Strengthening Student Success conference provides a unique opportunity for a wide cross-section of people to gather and brainstorm ways to strengthen institutional effectiveness and student learning.

National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE) Conference:
October 22-25, 2011, St. Louis, MO
The National Council for Workforce Education is committed to promoting excellence and growth in workforce education. The focus of the upcoming conference is: Growing the Workforce for a New American Economy

CCCAOE Conference:
October 19-21, San Diego, CA
NOW is the time to work for major changes within CTE and Economic Development programs in California Community Colleges.The Fall CCCAOE Conference will be the perfect setting for you to share your experience with others. The focus of the upcoming conference is: Analyze, Innovate, Integrate: Revitalizing CTE and Economic Development

Relevant Reports and News:

1. Certificates Count:
An Analysis of Sub-baccalaureate Certificates executive summary and data appendices
Certificates Count Executive Summary and Data

2. The RP Group Report:
Improving Transfer for Engineering Students
Introduction: Engineering drives innovation critical for California’s economic growth and productivity. Yet a recent Governor’s Office report projects a shortfall of 40,000 engineers in the state by 2014. One way to address the demand for engineers is to increase the number of community college students who successfully transfer into and complete baccalaureate programs in Engineering. However, research produced by the Research & Planning Group (RP Group) suggests that the current Engineering transfer pipeline is long and leaky—offering several opportunities for improvement
Read the full report: Improving-Transfer-for-Engineering-StudentsRP

3. Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy Report:
The Road Less Traveled:
Realizing the Potential of Career Technical Education in the California Community Colleges

Introduction: Potential of Career Technical Education Mission is Not Fully Tapped
The Career Technical Education (CTE) mission of California’s community colleges is not well understood by policymakers in comparison to the transfer mission of the colleges. This exploratory study, to be followed by a more comprehensive research agenda, is motivated by the belief that CTE is a vital piece of the college completion agenda but is not receiving sufficient attention. While students can be successful in CTE in ways besides earning a certificate or degree, the issuing of workforce-related credentials is an undeniably important function of the colleges.
Read the full report: R_Road_Less_Traveled_02_11.pdf

Other Resources:

1. Find comprehensive research on learning assessment at

2. California Resource Center (CRC):

3. Occupational Interest Survey: ESL Curriculum:

4. SCANS (Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) Curriculum Project:

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