Friday, April 13, 2018

Transformation Posts New Jobs

32 Academic Advisor Positions to Hire by July 2, 2018

The Transformation Hiring Team is looking to fill 32 positions for the new advisor title of Student Services Analyst. These positions will be located throughout all ten Colleges in the Maricopa system.  

If you're interested, or want to refer a friend, just visit the website at careers.maricopa.edu and click on the "view job listings" link to apply.

Got Questions about Advisement? Just email transformation@domail.maricopa.edu

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Design Principles for Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support, and Industry Partnerships

Design principles to guide our work.

A common set of Design Principles was developed to guide our work with Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support, and Industry Partnerships. The Design Principles for the six topics listed below highlight elements that will guide our work system-wide for a seamless student experience.

  • Fields of Interest (Meta Majors)
  • Program Maps
  • Advising Models
  • Intake Processes
  • Career Exploration
  • Developmental Education Models

For questions, comments, ideas, email transformation@domail.maricopa.edu.

Friday, March 23. 2018

Overview of Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support

Watch the new video featuring our faculty and students

Click here to view the latest video of the Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support approach as discussed by our administration, faculty, and students. This video tells the story about Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support by relating the challenges our students currently face and why the Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support approach is important to our students, faculty and District.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Academic Advisement Conference 

We had another successful MCCCD Academic Advisement Conference at Mesa
Community College on February 23, 2018. There were more than 250 employees in
attendance.

The Chancellor and Provost provided opening remarks, and Rob Johnstone (National
Center for Inquiry and Improvement, NCII) and Nathan Venske (Assistant Dean of
Student Services, Jackson Community College) shared critical best practices and
findings from the field. You can find the recording here.

Questions?

  • Sarah Banner, MCC
  • David Hall, RSC
  • Ray Ostos and Felicia Ganther, District Office 

For more Transformation information and updates, please visit
https://transformation.maricopa.edu. You can also send your questions, comments, and
ideas to transformation@domail.maricopa.edu.

 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support Overview

Definition – Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support
  • Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support is based on structured educational experiences that guide students from connection to graduation.
  • This model helps clarify paths to student end goals, monitors student progress and intervenes to ensure students stay on track, and learn what they need to be successful. 
Why the Need for Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support?

Students face many challenges:

  • Too many choices and little guidance
  • Unclear path to end goals
  • Excess/unnecessary credits earned
  • Taking too much time to complete program

Click here to view a video on Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support

Friday, March 2, 2018

How To Get Involved 

  • Implementing transformation will require the skills and efforts of e v e r y o n e  at MCCCD.
  • This is not an initiative. It is a change in how Maricopa leads students and operates.
  • To succeed, we will need the expertise, support, and input from every department within our organization.
  • The foundation has been set and it is now up to all of us to build on that foundation, as we transform to better serve the needs of our students.

 You can also send your questions, comments, and ideas to transformation@domail.maricopa.edu.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Transformation Overview

The Transformation ensures we are meeting the economic, workforce and educational needs of Maricopa County employers and residents:

  • Transformation is focused on student success, alignment with industry, and enhanced operations and infrastructure.
  • Shifting our culture to a system of colleges ensures that we are more entrepreneurial, increases accountability, efficiency and collaboration, and better leverages resources.

Friday, February 16, 2018

First NCII Workshop is a Huge Success

We recently held the first in a series of six workshops with the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement (NCII). This two day session on “Leadership for Transformational Change: Implementing Pathways at Scale” was held on February 1  ̶  2 at Estrella Mountain Community College. The workshop was attended by the Chancellor, executive leadership, all college presidents, along with representation from faculty and support staff from all colleges and District.

NCII helps colleges launch and execute strategies to implement guided pathways. Much of their work involves providing consultation, training, workshops, and support. Dr. Rob Johnstone (founder and president of NCII) and his team presented and led discussions/breakout sessions during this two day event. Rob served as a director, dean, and provost in the California community college system for more than a decade. He also has worked on the ground with more than 350 colleges around the country on initiatives.

 

“The NCII team is very excited about the energy and commitment by MCCCD to transform the student experience and grow on the strong foundations that exits throughout the District.”  ̶̶   Rob Johnstone, Founder, and President, NCII

 

Click here to view the presentations, recordings, and materials from this first event.

The next NCII workshop (by invitation only) will be held on May 3 – 4 at South Mountain Community College.

NCII will also be conducting 44 site visits (2 per college and district) in 2018 and 2019  ̶  one each in the Spring and Fall.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Transformation Q&A

Q. What are the Transformation goals and vision?
A. Our vision for Transformation is to transform the student experience to meet the education and employment needs of the community. Click here to view the goals for the three key areas of focus – Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support, Industry Partnerships, and Enterprise Performance.

For more Transformation information and updates, please visit the homepage of this site. You can also send your questions, comments, and ideas to transformation@domail.maricopa.edu.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Upcoming Event

The CTE (Career and Technical Education) Faculty Conference, sponsored by the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction and Workforce Development, invites Maricopa's occupational/career and technical education residential and adjunct faculty, deans, department chairs, skill center instructors, and industry partners to participate in a frank discussion designed to highlight challenges, opportunities and priorities facing career and technical education. Attendees will participate with their colleagues from across the district to identify challenges and solutions to program growth and keeping their programs current with industry trends, exploration of best practices, and case studies.

Register here

Friday, January 26, 2018

Transformation Q&A

Q. Why is there a need for Transformation?
A. The goal is to bring the necessary changes to our system that will allow us to better meet the educational and employment needs of the community through more effective deployment of resources, increased responsiveness, and collaborative innovation. The Transformation will allow us to improve how we bridge the gap between education and the job market. The result will be collaborative learning that benefits not only students, but also businesses and the community.

Our Transformation is focused on student success, alignment with industry, and sustainable operations and infrastructure.  In an effort to support employers and enhance our students’ success, Maricopa Community Colleges is building a new model for engaging businesses and assisting students on a pathway to reaching their goals.  Our vision is to transform the student experience to meet the education and employment needs of the community.

In order to be a national leader in higher education and a driving economic force in Arizona, we must embrace change, align our college system with current community needs and expectations, and “transform” the student experience.

Friday, January 19, 2018

On January 16, you should have received an electronic survey with ten questions regarding Transformation. If you did not receive this survey by email, you can access it here. The information provided from the results of your completed survey, will help us provide Transformation communication that you want and need to hear. The survey results are starting to come in and we will begin to provide answers to some of the questions you have asked in the survey. Moving forward, we will have a column in The Maricopan every week that will provide updates regarding Transformation.

Transformation Q&A

Q.  What is Transformation?
A.  Our vision for Transformation is to transform the student experience to meet the education and employment needs of the community. The Transformation will focus on three key areas:

  1. Guided Pathways and Integrated Student Support:
    Fully mapped out programs that align with career advancement or further education will be provided to students, with proactive academic and career advising at each stage of the student experience.
  2. Industry Partnerships:
    Employer alliances will foster economic growth in key sectors of our community, while providing students with hands-on workplace experience. Regional industry “institutes” will be launched with single industry boards and a single point of entry by sector.
  3. Enterprise Performance:
    Resources, efficiency and collaboration among colleges will be leveraged, and a comprehensive talent acquisition and management system will be implemented to support a culture of accountability and employee development.