Gender & AB620 Issues
Currently reviewing the 2013 implementation of AB620 questions in CCCApply Standard Application. Sub-committee last met in October 2015 with members of the Academic Senate, CCC LGBT community, and CCCApply Steering Committee, to discuss issues and change requests that have been submitted for review.
Proposal has been drafted and presented to the state legislature for additional guidance interpreting the bill and better understanding of how CCCApply can and should be updated to meet the changing needs of the LGBT student population.
CCCApply Residency Algorithm Review
Suggestions have been made to review the CCCApply residency logic to ensure it is up-to-date, accurate, and meeting the Ed Code and CACCRAO standards for residency in the CCC system. A request was made to have an outside expert review the algorithm; however, due to budget constraints, Steering voted to do an internal sub-committee review first. Based on the findings of the internal review, a second request for external will be presented for approval.
NEW. This committee was just approved to begin during the March 3, 2016 steering meeting. Members have not yet been finalized; however a preliminary list of names was taken during the meeting. The issue will be placed on the agenda for the May meeting where the sub-committee members will be confirmed.
Ed Goal Alignment to Programs of Study Projet
This project has been discussed many times over the last few years; however it continues to be deferred due to differences of opinions on how it should be approached across the colleges and the Steering Committee. Within the sub-committee itself, several votes for incorporating the CCCCO POS list into the Majors field in the Standard Application versus opposing votes for not incorporating the Chancellor's Office feed and allowing colleges to have more functionality within the Administrator.
Stalled. This project has been stalled for several months due to differing opinions and needs across the Steering Committee and the colleges in general.
MIS Code / Data Field Alignment Matrix
This project would produce a matrix aligning each question and data field on the CCCApply Standard Application to corresponding MIS codes and reporting requirements. The purpose of this alignment is to ensure that the questions and data fields being presented in the Standard Application are accurate and compliant with MIS reporting requirements, including response values aligning to MIS reporting values.
In-Progress. This is a labor intensive project that requires extensive research and ongoing updates. According to the last update from the sub-committee, it is slowly reaching completion but currently only being worked on as time permits.
Develop Non-Credit Application
This project included a review of the technical and legal requirements for developing a separate "non-credit" version of the Standard Application that is shorter and less time-consuming for non-credit students, seniors, and students who are not computer literate. The objective was to create a "short form" type electronic application to better serve this student demographic.
DECLINED. Per the CCCCO residency expert, Elias Regalado, and CCCCO Legal opinion, a non-credit application would not be functionally or fiscally recommended because non-credit students still have to be classified for residency when applying to a California Community College. According to Elias, every question on the Standard Application, save for the Needs & Interests, and some other supplemental questions, are required for ALL applicants, regardless of their education goal or non-credit status. Colleges should be classifying all students based on the CCCApply residency algorithm or equivalent before admission to their college.
Document Gathering Tool (Workflow Engine)
The purpose of this committee is to gather requirements to add a document gathering tool to the CCCApply Administrator.
This committee deferred this enhancement to the new Student Services Portal (MyPath).