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November FocusCommunity Colleges and Curriculum Review

Innovation Express and Curriculum Review Resources:
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)/ National Center on Assessing the General Curriculum: A series of responses and ideas to barriers that effect general curriculum developments in higher education.
Center for Occupational and Research Development (CORD):  A series of publications and research reports on community college workforce education and curriculum developments.
Governet: The technology partner with SDCCD in the development of CurricUNET and a leader in Business Process Reengineering (BPR).

Innovation Express and Baccalaureate Degree Resources:
Lorain County Community College/University Partnership:  An innovative collaboration that brings baccalaureate and master degree programs from eight of Ohio's universities to LCCC's campus.
Macomb Community College/University Center:  A partnership with four-year colleges and universities providing county residents increased access to advanced education
Oregon Network for Education/ONE: A statewide collaboration to develop a common website for information on college level distance education courses, degree programs, and services.
City College of San Francisco/National Articulation and Transfer Network (NATN): A coalition of more than 100 urban-based high schools, community colleges, and select culturally enriched 4-year colleges and universities dedicated to serving at-risk populations. 

Innovation Express and Nontraditional Student Service Program Resources:
PBS/ACCESS Project:  An Interactive, Web-based Student Advising and Decision-Making Service
Campus Pipeline Research Report: Higher Education Technology Objectives: The Practitioners' View .
IBM e-Learning Services: Higher Education overview, resources and Case Studies in e-Learning. 

Innovation Express and Community College Collaborative Program Resources:
Community College Research Center: Community College and Secondary School Collaboration on Workforce Development and Education Reform.
Campus Compact--National Center for Community Colleges:  A collective resource of The National Collaboration Awards in Higher Education from 1998-2000.
Utah Valley State College: Executive Summary of Institutional Research on concurrent enrollment in English 110--1995.

Innovation Express and Accelerated Degree Program Resources:
College of DuPage, IL:  The Adult Fast Track Program offers a flexible accelerated format towards an A.A. Degree. 
Florida Community College Transfer Guide: Why should I complete my A.A. before transferring:  Reasons and rationale for the investment and value of an A.A. degree articulated towards the baccalaureate.
The Fast Track and Weekend A. A. Degree Programs at Palm Beach Community College, FL:  Three accelerated learning tracks that allow students to get an associate in science degree in one year.
PACE: Program for Accelerated College Education:  PACE is designed to meet the needs of working adults and satisfies the general education transfer requirements for the California State University Systems.

Innovation Express and Women's Resource Center Connections:
The Center for the Study of Women & Society CUNY:  An online network of CUNY Women's Studies Programs and Women's Centers. 
Portland Community College/Women's Resource:  A centralized web link for PCC District Women's Resource Centers.
The Women's Resource and Action Centers List/Dartmouth College:  A national listserv and discussion forum for sharing resources and issues significant to women's centers.
National Women's Studies Association:  Supports and promotes Women's Studies through publications, conferences, and membership.

Innovation Express and Online Writing Resource Connections:
Tidewater Community College, VA--The Write Place:  An online service with instructional media, resources, and references to help students learn anytime/anyplace and succeed in their writing endeavors. 
The Student Writer's Web, MA:  TA series of writing guides, research guides, and online news, books, and film combined with learning forums and tutorial services.
International Writing Centers Association:  A comprehensive list of writing centers, websites, and OWL sites listed by organization or educational institution.

Innovation Express and Teacher Preparation Resource Connections:
NSF--DUE (Divsion of Undergraduate Education) Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation:  A National Science Foundation Directory of Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation.   
NASA Glen Research Center:  Teacher Programs and Science Education Resources correlated with national science and mathematics standards.
SERVE Publication on Community Colleges and K-12 Teacher Preparation:  A policy brief on the advocacy of community colleges and K-12 teacher preparation.

Innovation Express and Community Health Resource Connections:
Project Scope and Community Voices:  As a national partnership among 13 counties and their community colleges, Project Scope is designed to bring together health care resources and providers in the review of best practices and development of program models.
Mott Community College:  Senatorial press announcement allocating $1 million dollars in FY 2002 funding for community health initiatives and program development.
Global Health Action (GHA):  A non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of community-based health and development programs.

Innovation Express and New Faculty Resource Connections:
Microsoft IT Academy Regional Centers:  During the first two weeks of February 2002, Microsoft is introducing the Microsoft IT Academy Program and the new Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator certification. Learn about the the newest training programs for IT faculty.
New Faculty Network at Penn State:  A collection of university, student, and community resources to acclimate new faculty in new learning environments.
Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction:  Initiatives and ideas for faculty convocation and new faculty orientation.
The Learning College Project: A network of community colleges targeting learning-centered principles with model programs and best practices. 

Innovation Express and Online Course Development Resource Connections:
IRIS/Internet Resource Instructional System:  A collaborative between Dallas County Community College District TeleLearning, Coastline Community College District, and Seattle Community College District to develop and distribute over 30 telecourses through streaming media.
ION/Illinois Online Network:  MVCR--Making the virtual classroom a reality: An Online Series for Online Educators.
PBS: A Team Approach to Developing Online Courses: Anne Arundel Community College's Online Academy. 
Maricopa Community College District/Web Central: Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction dedicated to supporting and advancing teaching and learning through collaboration.

Innovation Express and Developmental Education Resource Connections :
National Center for Developmental Education Reading Reserves: Current references and resources for developmental educators.
National Association for Developmental Education: Website and online resources to improve the theory and practice of developmental education. 
Evaluating Developmental Education Programs/UC Berkeley: From Black Box to Pandora's Box: State of Affairs in Developmental Education Programs .
The League for Innovation Remediation and Implementation Project: Phase II of the National Study of the Community College Remediation Program focused on supporting change in policy and practice.

Innovation Express and Community Development Resource Connections :
Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, on Community Collaboration: Support for the 'open-door' of community colleges and collaborative initiatives.
Higher Education Networking and Collaboration: Program and Project success through the collocation of The University of Washington, and Bothell and Cascadia Community Colleges.
Community College Research Center: The impact of collaboration on workforce development and education reform.

Innovation Express and Transfer Education Resource Connections :
Improving Transfer and Articulation Policies/ERIC: Research references including recent literature about transfer education in the community college.
The League Alliance Articulation Project: Articulation agreements open to League Alliance Member Colleges that facilitate the transfer of students from 2-year to 4-year institutions.

Innovation Express and Learning-Centered Resource Connections :
Center for Institutional and International Initiatives: A division of the American Council on Education dedicated to recognizing and rewarding innovative strategies that impact educational reform.
Columbia University/Community College Research (CCRC) Brief: A Faculty View of Institutional Reform.
The Learning College Project: A Network of Community Colleges focused on becoming more learning centered and changing the traditional architecture of education.

Innovation Express and Online Conferencing Resource Connections :
Office of Learning Technology/Canada: A Guide to Organizing and Moderating Online Conferences~Lessons Learned with Resource List.
Illinois Online Network: ION Tips and Strategies for Successful Online Conference Participation.
MOOSs & MUDs: Descriptions and New Developments in Educational Technology Online Conference Connections.
Texas A&M Student Projects in Educational Technology: A compendium of selected Internet, Computer Conferences, and Video Conference Resources.

Innovation Express and Summer Enrichment Resource Connections :
2001 ELI: The Executive Leadership Institute is an intensive, week-long summer experience designed for potential community college presidents and those transitioning to college leadership.
E2E Summer IT Institute Schedule: Educational Opportunities and Professional Development Sessions for IT educators and administrators.
Gurl Power Camp: A national award-winning program supported by Montgomery College, MD to encourage technology exploration for middle school students.
Horizon Live Summer Webcast Series: Desktop lectures and virtual professional development presentations focused on technology and learning initiatives. 

Innovation Express and Distance Learning Student Support Resource Connections :
Best Educational E-Practices (BEEP): Comprehensive Directories and Student Handbooks for Distance Learning Services in Higher Education.
Rio Salado Successful Start Services: Orientation and introduction to online information access, faculty contact, and support services.

Innovation Express and Student Mentoring Resource Connections :
National Education Association: New developments and ideas for developing student mentoring programs in higher education.
Brother to Brother: An outstanding community college initiative, (B2B) provides mentoring support, services, and activities designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of African-American men.
ERIC Database References: Research and developments in mentoring programs and results for community college students.

Innovation Express and Adjunct Faculty Resource Connections :
Adjunct Nation: News, employment, grants, and professional development resource links for part-time college faculty.
The National Adjunct Faculty Guild: The National Professional Association for Adjunct, Part-Time, Full-Time Temporary and Visiting College Faculty.
Stranger Things Have Happened: The update to one of most comprehensive studies on adjunct faculty~Strangers in Their Own Land: Part-Time Faculty in the American Community College.

Innovation Express and Virtual College Resource Connections:

Illinois Online Network: Promoting the effective use of technologies for developing, delivering, and supporting online courses.

Ready2Net: A free series of National Satellite Broadcast and Web Cast Programs focused on "What's Real & What's Not--and What really matters to Higher Education in the Internet Age".

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning & Online Teaching (MERLOT): With a continually growing collection of online learning materials, assignments and reviews, MERLOT helps faculty enhance distance delivery instruction and connections.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC): An established educational clearinghouse and database sponsored by the Department of Education, ERIC now offers articles, information, and references accessible in German & Spanish.

Microsoft Education: Supporting the interests of community and technical colleges from online course development to faculty training and workforce developments.

Community College Resource Links:

Northwest Center for Emerging Technology (E2E): Educator to Educator courses that bridge the gap between industry and education.

American Association for Community Colleges (AACC) Headlines: Current news and national issues surrounding community college agendas.

Net@edu: Advancing the evolution of networking environments that best support the Transformation of Higher Education through Information Technology.

IBM Global Education: Education in This New Millennium: The IBM Education Industry will conduct two Webcasts per month on Higher Education and School Environments. You will hear from education leaders, practitioners and experts on the trends and issues affecting education in this new era.