CAEP eNewsletter

CAEP eNewsletter
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TODAY! CASAS Data Dive Series – Part I
CAEP Reminder: 2021-22 CFAD
CCCCO: Black Student Success Week – April 26-30, 2021
PPIC: Recovery in Los Angeles is Tied to Hospitality and Hollywood
PPIC: Farms, Freight, and Retail Support the Recovery in Central California
Upcoming Webinars
Deadlines and Deliverables
TODAY! CASAS Data Dive Series – Part I
Join Jay Wright of CASAS as he addresses common data management concerns from CAEP agencies that will help CAEP consortia prepare for performance-based goal setting activities in the new CAEP three year plan. This first workshop will provide a review of CAEP outcomes and services, updates to the CAEP reports in TE, identify different ways to review learner performance and persistence, and detail some student driven examples of activities that generate outcomes.
CAEP Reminder: 2021-22 CFAD
The CFADs are due in less than a week! By May 3, 2021, each consortium is to certify the 2021-22 CFAD. There will be no extensions granted.
CAEP TAP have contacted a number of consortia who have either not started the CFAD process, or have submitted the CFAD, but members have not approved.
If you have questions or are experiencing difficulty, there are a couple of options available. Review the March 26th CFAD webinar for a live demonstration on how to complete the CFAD, or contact CAEP TAP at tap@caladulted.org for assistance.
CCCCO: Black Student Success Week – April 26-30, 2021
Join the Community College Chancellor’s Office and a number of other organizations for Black Student Success Week. Throughout the week, The Black Hour webinar series will share insights and approaches for improving student success among Black and African American students at California’s community colleges. There is still time to register and attend the following sessions:
PPIC: Recovery in Los Angeles is Tied to Hospitality and Hollywood
In the first post of a series analyzing how job sectors will affect economic recovery in five California regions, PPIC addresses the Los Angeles economy. A year ago, COVID-19 caused California’s economy to shut down, putting 3 million people out of work. The Los Angeles economy declined faster than in many other regions, driven by shocks to hardest-hit service sectors and the movie and film industry. Although Los Angeles was the hardest hit, they have bounced back quicker. As of March 2021, employment in Los Angeles has recovered 64% of losses during the first three months of the pandemic, compared to 59% statewide. However, unemployment is still 10.9%—much higher than the statewide 8.2%. Read the blog post to learn more about the Los Angeles county economic recovery.
Farms, Freight, and Retail Support the Recovery in Central California
In the first post of a series analyzing how job sectors will affect economic recovery in five California regions, PPIC addresses the Central California economy. The labor market in Central California exemplifies the striking differences in COVID-19’s impact on regional economies. Over the past year, employment in the Central Valley from Bakersfield to Stockton and along the Central Coast from Santa Barbara to Monterey fared slightly better than other regions. A lower reliance on hard-hit industries buffered Central California from the severe declines in places like Los Angeles. However, unemployment levels remain high in every Central Valley county, with Kern, Merced, and Tulare above 11% as of March 2021, significantly higher than the 8.2% statewide. This reflects above-average unemployment rates in the region from before COVID hit, which could challenge long-term recovery. Read the blog post to learn more about economic recovery in Central California.
CAEP State Priorities’ Webinars
In March 2021, the CAEP Office introduced the CAEP State Priorities. California adult education state priorities are aligned with the CCCCO’s Vision for Success goals and CDE’s Adult Education Office State Plan. The state priorities are: Learner Transition, Program Development/Curriculum/Classroom, Equity, Leadership, Technology & Distance Learning, Program Evaluation, and Marketing. To continue to message and address the CAEP state priorities, the CAEP Office and CAEP TAP have invited local practitioners whose program currently align with a state priority to share their practices. Register to attend the CAEP state priorities’ webinars.
Utilizing SB 554 to enroll nonresident and resident HSE and HSD students in credit college courses (Learner Transition)
Friday, May 7, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
Fall 2020 marked Chaffey College’s implementation of a structured SB 554 program in collaboration with the adult schools in its district. This presentation, featuring presenters from Chaffey Adult School and Chaffey College will review elements of the “special admit” designation, E-forms used for enrolling HSD/HSE students in credit courses, onboarding, ed planning, and fee waivers for nonresidents. The presentation will also discuss some of the barriers that occur as students move from dual enrollment HSD/HSE to “first-time” or “returning” college students.
Recruitment of Adult Learners During COVID-19 (Marketing)
Friday, May 14, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
The pandemic has created the necessity for workforce and education providers to re-evaluate traditional outreach methods (community events, office walk-ins) that are no longer effective in reaching adult learners, especially those vulnerable and underinvested population. This session is designed to help participants understand why a new recruitment lens is required during COVID-19. Participants learn 1) a formula to create personas and effective messages that engage adult learners; 2) the best outreach mediums to maximize exposure for your programs; and 3) how to tailor a newly launched communications toolkit that is part of the national campaign #MoveAheadWithAdultEd to meet your local enrollment goals.
California’s Post-Pandemic Recovery – Deeper Dive (Program Development)
Friday, May 21, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
At the October 2020 CAEP Summit, High Road Alliance presented on the important role adult educators can play in California’s post-pandemic recovery. In this “deeper dive” webinar, come hear reflections on the urgency of this work six months later, learn about several promising practices among California’s adult education consortium, and participate in an engaging discussion about the work ahead. A “peer learning circle” format will be used to hear from you about what you are learning, what is working, and what questions you have of each other.
Beyond Emergency Remote Teaching: Strategies and Resources to Promote Collaboration and Equity for Effective, Sustainable, Technology
-driven Instruction (Curriculum)
Friday, June 4, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
Description and registration coming soon!
Upcoming Webinars
CASAS Data Dive Series – Part I
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
CAEP TAP announces three workshops from CASAS that address common data management concerns from CAEP agencies, and that will help CAEP consortia prepare for performance-based goal setting activities in the new CAEP three year plan. This first workshop, will provide a review of CAEP outcomes and services, updates to the CAEP reports in TE, identify different ways to review learner performance and persistence, and detail some student driven examples of activities that generate outcomes.
Understanding and Using the Adult Education Pipeline (AEP) Dashboard for Continuous Improvement
Friday, April 30, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
This webinar will overview the unique features of the AEP Dashboard, how to navigate and interpret the data, and how to use the data to inform continuous improvement. This webinar will spotlight consortia that have used AEP Dashboard data to inform evaluation and Continuous Improvement efforts.
Three-year Consortium Planning Using the AEP Dashboard
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST
This webinar will identify how the AEP Dashboard can help you develop your 3-year plan. We will identify key data points, help you understand the data, including issues of data integrity and validity, other data or resources that you may want to bring to the process, and how to use these to set goals and steps to achieve these goals.
Why Do My Data Reports Look Different: AEP Dashboard and CASAS TOPSpro Enterprise
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
This webinar will walk through the reported outcomes on the AEP Dashboard and the CAEP Summary Reports and identify where and why your program outcomes may differ. We will visit metric definitions, self-reported and matched data elements, and why some metrics are lagging. We will discuss the importance of and use for the different reports.
CASAS Data Dive Series – Part II
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
CAEP TAP announces three workshops from CASAS that address common data management concerns from CAEP agencies, and that will help CAEP consortia prepare for performance-based goal setting activities in the new CAEP three year plan. This second workshop, will address ways to identify strengths and needs, and review barriers and equity. Review some new reports and report features that help identify outcomes and expectations for targeted priority groups of students. It will also address how to incorporate these identified priorities and create concrete performance goals. The session will give several examples of how goal setting is used in NRS federal reporting, how to apply this process for CAEP reporting.
Deadlines & Deliverables
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  • Apr 30: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q3)
  • May 2: CFAD for 2021-22 due in NOVA
  • Jun 1: 19/20 and 20/21 Member Expense Report due in NOVA (Q3)
  • Jun 30: 19/20 and 20/21 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q3)
  • Jun 30: End of Q4
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