● Merlot Repository Services
● CC BY
● Round 3 Breakout Session
3. Round 3 Breakout Session
● Critical efforts for Project Management
o How invested is your leadership?
o “It’s a grant requirement”
● General Tips
o Faculty involvement in professional development
o Student interest - building from bottom up
o Sustainability - thinking ahead to the end
● Success Stories
4. Round 3 Breakout Session - continued
o Clear plan of implementation
o Project Lead
Strong relationships with others working on the grant
● Exciting Parts of the Grant
o Mobile Labs
o Industry excitement/buy-in to pipeline
o Potential to impact lives
o New buildings, equipment
5. DOL Speaker
Things the DOL is most excited about:
● Evidence-based approach
● Enabled online technology
● Credit for Prior Learning
● Strategies for “non-traditional” students
7. OER Management and Delivery
● Ensure the content is OPEN
o Awareness of open licensing requirements
o Copyright expert, copyright folder
o Use of original or open sources
● Ensure the quality of the materials
o Professional Instructional Design review
o Divide course development into stages
o Multiple reviews with rules for support
8. OER Management and Delivery
● Provide a deliverables list
o Clear Expectations and consequences
o Specific due dates
o People in charge
o Manage Openly
● Plan for sustainability
o Select a delivery system open to changes
o Avoid completely relying on LMS
o Make a plan for maintenance
9. OER Management and Delivery
● Check on accessibility
o Have a professional accessibility expert review
content (ADA compliance)
o Provide guidelines and training at beginning
● Plan for data collection
o Create a clear research plan
o Notify project participants of research at beginning
10. OER Management and Delivery
● Faculty and Administrative Support
o Share the benefits of using OER
Saving student money, instructional responsiveness, active and
wide collaboration, diverse course content, reflective teaching,
convenience of use
o Set up encouraging climate for use of OER
o Provide easy pathways to access OER
o Projects, initiatives & mini-grant opportunities
o Have a local expert
o Provide basic ground level trainings
11. Online Curriculum and Labs
● National Convergence Technology Center
o Revitalize IT, reactive to layoffs
o Addressing lack of teamwork in educational system
● Virtual Labs
o NetLab platform
o Intuitive for students, enhance the learning process
o http://connectedtech.org (42+ courses & growing)
12. Evidence-based Course Design
● Flipped classroom online course feedback
guides in-class activities/focus
o Student centered
o Component skills
o Use action verbs
o Observable or measurable
● Skills mapping
o Scaffold necessary skills to achieve main objective
o Identify skills from prior knowledge/objectives
13. Evidence-based Course Design
● Instructional activities
o Metacognitive questions have students assess
themselves on the component skills required
● Assessments (summative/high stakes)
o Feedback Hints:
Where do students struggle?
What are common misconceptions?
What are appropriate hints?
o Faculty/Instructors are essential for this
14. Business & Industry Leadership Team
● Building engagement
o Quarterly Meetings
o No HR representatives
● Business LEADS the work
● Identify trends before the need
o Forecast the need for future
o Allow time to develop curricula
● Involvement in recruitment
o Interview workshops
o Resume review
● Postcards to share information
● Solid process to determine
● BILT provides:
o Shadowing (for faculty)
o Business Mentoring
o Guest Speakers
o Hire graduates
● Recently retired community
15. TAACCCT Promotion and
● Focus of outreach and promotion
o Student awareness
● Integration with College/University efforts
● Who are you addressing?
o Administration - leverage grant through inclusion
o Prospective students -Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
o Potential employers/Industry Partners
16. TAACCCT Promotion and
● Sharing non-quantifiable success
o Find someone who writes with passion
o Make them feel good OR give them purpose
● Website promotion:
o Individual success stories (website or promotional)
o Develop messages that potential students will be
susceptible to (TRAC7: “Don’t settle, succeed”)
17. TAACCCT Promotion and
o Establish relationships and trust upfront
Make contact with Veteran Representatives
Officers can be your door in
o Education and Job Fairs
o Recruiting Offices
o National Guard - Recruit sustainment program
o Veteran’s Affairs Office on campus/VA Center
ALWAYS THANK PEOPLE FOR THEIR SERVICE
18. Military Transition Program
● Consortium Program Awareness & Relationship
● Military Outreach Efforts
● Continuous Research, Improvement & Training
● Collaboration with Industry, Business, Educational
Institutions & Employment Agencies
● Support and Veteran Questionnaire
19. Military Transition Program
● Outcomes are vital
o Share statistics
● Grant doesn’t cover tuition; however we will:
o Work with students for financial aid needs
Federal Pell Grant (not coordinated with GI Bill)
FAFSA, assistance with questions/concerns
o Assess and provide Credit for Prior Learning
● Job Pathway
o Jobs are out there and this is the educational path
20. Military Transition - CPL
● Process Guide/Comprehensive Database
o Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC)
o Military Operation Specialty (MOS)
o Navy Enlisted Codes (NEC)*
● Present process, turnaround time
o Always follow up within 12-24 hours
o Nothing official until signed (SHOULD v. WILL)
o Process Status updates
21. Military Transition - CPL
o Institutional support - back up your word
Collaborative assessment, not random application
o Numerous Specialty Codes
o Constant change
o Education and Training
22. Data Management
● Consortium Management System
o College Management System
o Employment Security Validation
o Student Records
● Access front end, Excel spreadsheets
● Reports to track program success
● Report cards
23. Participant Tracking
o Model questions that DOL asks
o Allows parent tables
o Everything you need to report
● Texting Service
o Employment/Wage - self-reported data
24. Participant Tracking
● Social Media
o Not only promotion, but post-graduation contact
● Incentivize students to participate
o Practice Interview Days for CHAMP
o Congratulatory Meals for completion of certificates
o Private tours with Industry Partners
● Document Collection
o Participant forms online
o Campus Partnerships
25. Recruiting TAA-eligible participants
● Workers must petition for eligibility
● Stress WHERE the jobs are
o List Key Employers
o Outreach with employer partners
o Outreach to Workforce Centers
o Send employment opportunities to students
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Tile slide: TAACCCT On!. Highlights from the Topeka Conference
Highlights from pre-conference meetings.
Merlot repository services – websites links for skillscommons.org website and the email address for David Walker at Cal State University.
CreativeCommons.org website information with links to creative commons website as well as the web address for the TAACCCT Grant repository of courses.
Finally, bullet point about Round 3 Breakout Session with other grantees.
Round 3 Breakout Session key takeaways. Critical things for Project Management: get the leadership at the college level invested in the project. And force the necessary issues by referring to the signed Statement of Work documents.
General Tips: Get faculty involved in professional development around the gran. Also, build student interest from the bottom up. And think about sustainability as soon as possible.
Success Stories: highlight success stories from students to faculty to administration. Get people noticing the work of the grant.
Round 3 Breakout Session continued.
These two bullets exemplified how much Colorado and CHAMP are doing well in overall grant management.
Communication: have a clear plan of communication, much like we do from the system office to all of the partner institutions in the consortium. Also, make sure to higher project leads as soon as possible and make sure they are full-time positions dedicated to the grant.
Exciting Parts of the Grant: Things that COETC and other grantees have been doing successfully are Mobile Labs, Industry buy-in, impacting students’ lives and getting new buildings and equipment for the partner colleges.
The DOL Speaker Sharon Leu talked to the entire conference, giving an overview of the DOL goals and requirements for the grant. They want Evidence-based approach to redesigned courses and programs. They wan to use online technology to reach a wider group of potential students. The want to enable credit for prior learning. And finally, they want to implement strategies to reach “non-traditional” students, particularly vets.
Title slide for Concurrent Session and Round Tables
OER Management and Delivery.
Make sure that the content used in the course builds is OPEN and train faculty and SMEs on licensing requirements, copyright, and use of original and open sources. It is also recommended that consortia retain a copyright expert to oversee content.
Ensure the quality of the materials being included in the courses. Have an instuctional design review or instructional design team help with the content. Divide course development into stages so that faculty and adminstrators are not overloaded. And facilitate multiple review with avenues for support to improve courses.
OER Management and Deliver con’t.
Provide a deliverables list to all member institutions and people working on the grant. Give specific due dates, have designated people in charge on project management, and conduct all management openly.
Create a plan for sustainability. Select a redesigned delivery system that works. Avoid comple reliance on an LMS, especially if it does not support common cartiridges. And make a plan to maintain courses on OER.
OER Management and Deliver cont.
Check accessibility requirements and have a professional accessibility expert review the content for ADA compliance.
Plan for data collection and create a clear research plan that is both quantitative and qualitative. Make sure to let all partner institutions and faculty know what data is being collected and how it will be used.
OER Management and Deliver cont.
Faculty and Administrative Support – get people to buy in to using OER for highlights to long-term benefits. Have adminstration create an encouraging climate for OER use and provide easy pathways for faculty and students to access OER. Look for other projects, initiatives and mini-grants that might benefit from OER. Reach out experts in the field and look to have someone in charge of faculty trainings on OER
Online Curriculum and Labs
National Convergence Technology Center created to Revitalize the IT industry and be reactive to industry layoffs.
Virtual Labs utilizing NetLab platform create an intuitive experience for students to enhance the online learning process. Websites are listed that link to virtual labs.
Evidence-base Course Design
Kim Larson from OLI at Stanford University showed how education research impacts course design as they look for ways to develop courses that have key points to measure student learning. Flipped classroom models are a prime example of this type of work as students interact with instructors while doing the work that shows learning.
This method also uses skills mapping to scaffold necessary skills to achieve main learning ojective and helps identify necessary prior knowledge and skills.
Evidence-base Course Design cont
These strategies also encourage instrunctional activities that get at metacognitive questions to get students assessing their own outcomes. Finally, this method uses assessment not only for summative assessments for the students, but for the course delivery and instructor.
Business and Industry Leadership Team
This presentation focused on how to build useful alliances with industry.
Quarterly Meetings without HR reps
Have business lead work in some capacity
Identify trends in the emerging or existing fields
Involve business in recruitment events
Create postcards and other media to share information with business partners
Create a process for determining the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by industry
BILT provides internships, externships, shadowing for faculty, business mentoring, guest speakers and a pathway for students to get hired.
TAACCCT Promotion and Successes
Successful grantees have focused on outreach and promotion of grant activities to industry, students, and constituents/partners.
They have also integrated with overall mission and vision of college/university/system
Suggestions for grantees to think about who they are addressing when promoting activities – administration can leverage the grant, but only if they are included. Reaching out the prospective students should be done in their familiar media spheres. And never forget to included potential employers and industry partners who are not currently involved.
TAACCCT Promotion and Success
Successful grantees have had success in sharing non-quantifiable success stories and have used college and consortia websites to promote these individual stories.
TAACCCT Promotion and Success cont
Focus on the Vets! Open pathways and existing partnerships/avenues to vets and built trust immediately. Make sure to include them at job fairs with specific activites/tables for vet services. And reach out to recruiting offices, national guard, and veteran’s affairs office to get them involved in bringing Vets to the opportunities provided by the grant.
Military Transition Program
Five stages to transition vets:
Continuous Research, Improvement and training
Collaboration with industry that has their own need/connection to vets
Support questionnaire and Veteran questionnaire
Military Transition Program cont
Make sure to share outcomes and statistics on how well you are serving vets
Work with vets to make sure they are connected to all of the assistance and benefits that they qualify for.
Assess and provide credit for prior learning
Promote the jobs that are out there and show them the pathway to those jobs.
Military Transition – CPL
There is an existing guide and comprehensive database for:
Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC)
Military Operation Specialty (MOS)
Navy Enlisted Codes (NEC)
And more guidance and examples of accessing/crosswalking military experience can be found at the link to the Washburn University website
Make should to follow procedures and follow up on a regular basis. Get forms signed and ask for process status updates.
Military Transition – CPL cont
Institutional Support can be difficult – make sure to have this lined up so that you can back your work
There are numerous specialty codes for military service
Constant change with the military priorities and skillsets
All of this requires education and training for administrative and student support staff.
This presentation show how successful round 1 grantees were handling the data requirement of the grant. Building a consortium management system was seen as critical for maintaining a college management system, employment security validation, and student records. Some grantees use Access, others use Excel, but make it consistent for the consortium. Reports generated to track program success and overall constortium success
This covers the difficulty of tracing wage data beyond graduation or exit from the grant program. Survey Monkey is a tool that can be used to help with this, as can TrackVia. A texting service could also be employed to get self-reported date from students.
Participant Tracking cont
Use social media not only as a promotional tool, but as alumni contact list
Incentivize students to participate with practice interview days, celebrations for cert. completion, private tours and contact with industry partners to facility job acquisition
Finally, document collection of all this data and use online participation forms.
Recruiting TAA-eligible participants
Current Workers must petition for eligibility at the DOL website given on the slide
It is also advisable to stress where the jobs are in qualifying fields:
List key employers
Outreach with employer partners
Outreach to workforce centers
Send employment opportunities to students.
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