Many California Community Colleges (CCC) are seeking guidance on how to implement new approaches designed to increase institutional effectiveness. To support these efforts, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), the RP Group, and a diverse array of strategic partners are teaming up to create the Applied Solution Kit (ASK). Current topic areas included in the ASK include Change Leadership, Data Disaggregation, Guided Pathways, Integrated Planning, and Strategic Enrollment Management. New ASK topic areas are anticipated and will be developed based on evolving challenges and opportunities facing CCC.
Integrated Planning ASK Summary
Developing, implementing, and sustaining an effective integrated planning process is essential for institutional effectiveness and a critical element in the accreditation process. The Integrated Planning (IP) Applied Solution Kit (ASK) provides a variety of tools, resources, and examples designed to help colleges and districts strengthen planning and integration efforts.
The IP ASK includes a specific integrated planning model that includes five components — Discover, Develop, Implement, Evaluate, and Report. Each component of the IP Model has associated resources and examples that users can adapt for use at their campus. As with all ASK topic areas, IP ASK tools and resources continue to evolve and expand into fresh focus areas based on community input.
The RP Group's Work
The RP Group's role in this project has been to align the IP ASK with other ASK topic areas and current CCC system resources and initiatives. All IP tools and resources are subjected to a continuous improvement process designed to advance, expand, and elevate IP ASK into the forefront of CCC improvement efforts. At present, the IP ASK is focused on aligning accreditation standards to best support CCC with evolving accreditation standards being implemented by ACCJC.
All ASK resources are hosted on the Professional Learning Network. Go here to view the Integrated Planning ASK.
ASK Topic Area Leads
Al Solano, The RP Group
Barbara McNeice-Stallard, Mt. San Antonio College
Aimee Myers, Sierra College
Hayley Solano, The RP Group
Jane Saldana-Talley, Santa Rosa College
Jessica Cristo, East Los Angeles College
Jose Rodriguez, Mt. San Antonio College
Maria Narvaez, Mt. Saint Mary’s College
Mark Akiyama, Diablo Valley College
Micheline Pontious, City College of San Francisco
Sharyn Eveland, Taft College
Wheeler North, Miramar College
Funders and Partners
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO)
Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD)