Curriculum Resources

Upcoming Professional Development Activities:

2014 Strengthening Student Success Conference: Crossing Boundaries
October 8-10, 2014
Orange County/Costa Mesa, CA

National Career Pathways Network (NCPN)
October 12-14, 2014
Orlando, FL

Building collaborations between our K-12 partners and CCSF in order to better serve students with pathway models
October 22, 2014
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

National Council for Workforce Education Conference: Casting Relationships, Forging Partnerships
October 30-31, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA

Silicon Valley Internship Summit 2014
November 6, 2014
Mountain View, CA 

League for Innovation in the Community College STEMtech Conference
Nov 9-12, 2014
Denver, Colorado

CareerTech VISION 2014 (formerly the ACTE Annual Convention) - Association for Career and Technical Education
November 20-22, 2014
Nashville, TN

Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee
CA Perkins Conference

December 2-3, 2014
(Pre-Conference Dec 1st)
Sacramento, CA

Get Focused...Stay Focused!™ Conference
Effective practices for transitions from high school to college to career
January 8-9, 2015
Santa Barbara, CA

Relevant Reports and News:

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

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
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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.
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Other Resources:

1. Find comprehensive research on learning assessment at

2. California Resource Center (CRC):