The New World of Noncredit
Conference on Building and Expanding Programs in Community Colleges

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October 6 & 7

San Diego, California

The path towards work and college transition often begins with our students’ enrollment in noncredit programs. Noncredit education is growing in California Community Colleges. Faculty, administration and staff need resources to plan, develop and grow their services, instructional programs and operations in support of our students’ success.

This conference will present best practices from our colleagues across the state in the areas of instruction, student services, institutional effectiveness and research, along with policy, finance and administration. Sample breakout sessions will be in the areas of: noncredit distance education, noncredit student services, assessment, and the Adult Ed Launchboard.

In addition, we are working with WestEd on a pre-conference workshop around data collection and reporting for noncredit.

Call for Proposals

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institutional effectiveness and research

Institutional Effectiveness and Research
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Policy, Finance and Administration

Policy, Finance and Administration
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Student Services

Student Services
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Report cover: The Past, Present and Future of Noncredit Education in California

Many colleges have begun intensive noncredit program development and expansion to determine how noncredit can meet their students’ needs. Due the equalization of funding for noncredit, Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) programs and a statewide decline in FTES, growth for California community colleges will increasingly center upon the expansion of adult education.

In order to support our colleagues across the State, San Diego Continuing Education concluded that exploratory research would be critical in providing insight into adult education in California and support noncredit advocacy work. The result of that research is the report, The Past, Present, and Future of Noncredit Education in California.

The 2017 Noncredit Survey was distributed to all colleges VPI’s (or equivalent) on April, 24, 2017 and is due back by May 22, 2017.

Venue / Hotel

North City Campus

8355 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego

8110 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

The conference will be held at SDCE’s North City Campus and across the street at the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego.

North City Campus
Sheraton Hotel
Sheraton patio

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