SBCTC Advisory Group Monday, March 17, 2014
Agenda: • 2014 Meeting Schedule: goo.gl/Y882i • State Authorization • Blackboard Collaborate Check-in • Lecture Capture RFP • Tegrity Check-in • ANGEL Check-in • Canvas Check-in • Project I-DEA Check-in Next meeting – March 31– same time, same place
State Authorization • SARA presentation at Winter IC. • News: Department of Ed negotiated rulemaking to revive federal state authorization begins again next year. General belief is DOE intends to reinstate federal regulations that require institutions to be authorized in each state in which the institution has a presence. http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/ • Remember: All colleges are required to provide information to ALL students on the complaint process in their home state. You can use a link to the SHEEO list, available here: • http://www.sheeo.org/stateauth/Complaint%20Process%20Links.pdf • http://www.wiche.edu/sara • HB 1736 will allow WSAC to enter into reciprocity agreements. • More information on this wiki: http://stateregulations.wikispaces.com/
State Authorization • Military programs: • 76% of military who are seeking a degree (while in service) are working fully at a distance • The Dept of Defense is drafting language on tuition assistance policies that will ask colleges in what states the students in their military programs reside and whether the college is authorized to deliver instruction in those states. DOD assumes the DOE will re-instate federal rules that colleges must comply with state authorization in order to get access to federal funds (although this has not yet been reinstated), and it appears DOD plans the same policy. • There is a general belief that DOD funds for tuition assistance will be reduced in the future • DOD is very interested in “swirling” students who take courses but do not get degrees—they want to fund for completion
State Authorization • WCET State Authorization Network: • They plan to continue next year, and SBCTC plans to continue buying a system membership. Very soon they will send their work plan for the next year, and we can approve that before signing on. We’ll send it out to you. • WCET plans to continue with the same work as this year, plus do more work on state licensure issues (If you are serving students who intend to get a professional license in another state—nursing, etc.)
Blackboard Collaborate Collaborate is developing a small downloadable utility that can be used instead of the most recent version of Java. Available now for Macs; soon for Windows.
Lecture Capture RFP • Panopto, Inc. has been selected as the Apparent Successful Vendor for this RFP
Tegrity Check-in • Mark Carbon email@example.com • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvTOq2D38H61dFRhV0k4X25LTjBXZVZSOG9nalFLT0E&usp=drive_web#gid=0
ANGEL Check-in • Contract for ANGEL ends 6-30-14 • Get ANGEL help at: http://www.waol.org/help
Canvas Update • Demo on Zendesk • Ready to add more colleges • Must make Zendesk change before trusts can be turned on
Project I-DEA • 3 year grant from Gates to use flipped model for lower level ES. Students work 50% online; colleges supply devices and connectivity • 10 pilot colleges this year • Big Bend, IEL, Lake Washington, North Seattle, Pierce St. Steilacoom, Renton Technical, Seattle Central, Shoreline, Tacoma , Walla Walla • Add 10 colleges next year, add 14 the final year • Grants open for next 10 colleges. Application through ABE office
Next meeting March 31, 11:00 to noon on Blackboard Collaborate information on this web site: http://waol.org/faculty_and_staff/WAOLAdvisory.aspx Recordings on WAOL Blog: http://waol.org Please forward invitations to others on your campus who might be interested.