Announcements

Thank You to everyone for your participation in the in-person or online DECO retreat during OTC! Above are the results of our Brainstorm Activity.

DE Retreat Slides 

FS 22-07 2022-23 COVID-19 Emergency Conditions Allowance

Don’t forget to join us for our 2022-2023 DECO meetings beginning August 19th

Add to your calendar 2022-2023 scheduled meetings

CCCDECO Retreat

We at DECO are looking forward to seeing everyone in person or online for the DECO retreat during OTC, June 29, from 12-2 pm. There is space to attend virtually – please register online prior to the retreat to receive the Zoom link for the retreat.

Proposed Bylaws Changes

Please review CCC DECO’s proposed bylaws updates prior to the meeting. They are significant! 

Nominations Request and Election Information (Assuming the changes to the bylaws are approved the vote will happen prior to Officer elections)

DECO members are encouraged to nominate themselves or others for these offices on our CCC DECO Executive Committee Nominations 2022 Form. Please contact Kandace or Joanna if you have questions about DECO service.

Retreat Agenda

  • 11:45 – Grab lunch if you’re in person
  • 12:00-12:10 – Welcome
  • 12:10-12:30 – CVC Message to DE Coordinators (Marina Aminy)
  • 12:30-1:00 Student Voices for Equity with Breakout Groups (LBCC students with Hussam Kashou and Laura Rantala)
  • 1:00-1:20 – CCC Accessibility Center – Transforming to Focus on Supporting Campuses (Dawn Okinaka)
  • 1:20-1:35 – How institutions are scaling for Accessibility (Cheryl Chapman / Tim Van Norman)
  • 1:35-1:55 – CCC DECO Business meeting -Organizational Updates, Bylaws Changes, and Officer Elections
  • 1:55-2:00 – Conclusion

May Meeting

Please join us from noon to 1 pm on Friday, May 20, for the monthly online meeting of the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Org.

Our program this month focuses on the experiences of DE Coordinators involved in recent accreditation processes. Guest speakers will be:

  • This spring, Lisa Beach, Director of Distance Education at Santa Rosa JC, had a virtual site visit from an accreditation team.
  • Anne Kingsley, Distance Education Coordinator and Professor of English at Diablo Valley College, is currently serving on an ACCJC peer review team.

As always, our meeting will also include general updates from our partners at the CCC Chancellor’s Office and the California Virtual Campus.

AGENDA for Friday, May 20, 2022, 12-1 pm

  • 12:00 – 12:10  Welcome and Update from CCC DECO – President Kandace Knudson
  • 12:10 – 12:20  Update from CCC Chancellor’s Office – Specialist Erin Larson
  • 12:20 – 12:30  Update from CVC-OEI – Interim Executive Director Marina Aminy
  • 12:30 – 12:55  DE and the Accreditation Process – Lisa Beach & Anne Kingsley
  • 12:55 –  1:00  Conclusion

April Meeting

Please join us from noon to 1 pm this Friday, Apr. 15, for the monthly online meeting of the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Org.

This month, our program focuses on a perennial concern of the DECO community, heightened over these last couple of years: the intersection of academic integrity, online assessment, and equity. Guest speakers will be:

  • Cynthia Dewar, Dean of Online Learning and Educational Technology at the City College of San Francisco, focuses on issues associated with online proctoring
  • Suzanne Wakim, Faculty and DE Coordinator at Butte College, focuses on issues associated with assessment and the rise of “homework help” sites such as Chegg and Course Hero

As always, our meeting will also include general updates from our partners at the CCC Chancellor’s Office and the California Virtual Campus.

AGENDA for Friday, April 15, 2022 12-1 pm

  • 12:00 – 12:10  Welcome and Update from CCC DECO – President Kandace Knudson
  • 12:10 – 12:20  Update from CCC Chancellor’s Office – Specialist Erin Larson
  • 12:20 – 12:30  Update from CVC-OEI – Interim Executive Director Marina Aminy
  • 12:30 – 12:55  Academic Integrity/Online Assessment/Equity – Cynthia Dewar & Suzanne Wakim
  • 12:55 –  1:00  Conclusion


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

9:00 am-12:00 pm

No cost | Limited to California Community Colleges’ Distance Education Coordinators only

The Distance Education Coordinators Retreat is hosted by the CCC Distance Education Coordinators Organization (CCC DECO) and is part of the pre-conference activities of the Online Teaching Conference. Registration for this Retreat is limited to the Distance Education Coordinator(s) at each California community college. Please email membership@cccdeco.org with any questions.

Register CCC DECO Retreat

March Meeting

Please join us from noon to 1 pm this Friday, Mar. 18 for the monthly online meeting of the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Org.

Based on recent concerns raised among the DECO community, this month’s program features VC Aisha Lowe from the CCC Chancellor’s Office, who will discuss articulation of CCC online classes and labs and other topics of interest DECOs.  As always, our meeting will also include general updates from our partners at the CCC Chancellor’s Office and the California Virtual Campus

AGENDA for Friday, March 18, 2022, 12-1 pm

  • 12:00 – 12:10  Welcome and Update from CCC DECO – President Kandace Knudson
  • 12:10 – 12:20  Update from CCC Chancellor’s Office – Specialist Erin Larson
  • 12:20 – 12:30  Update from CVC-OEI – Interim Executive Director Marina Aminy
  • 12:30 – 12:55  Articulation of CCC Online Classes and Labs, and additional topics important to DE Coordinators  – CCCCO Vice-Chancellor Aisha Lowe
  • 12:55 –  1:00  Conclusion

We hope you can join us live, but as always, the meeting will be recorded and archived.

February Meeting

Please join us from noon to 1 pm this Friday, Feb. 18 for the monthly online meeting of the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Org.

Based on your input about topics of interest, this month’s program focus is non-credit distance education, and we’ll feature two expert practitioner-leaders from our system. As always, our meeting will also include general updates from our partners at the CCC Chancellor’s Office and the California Virtual Campus (from its new leader, Dr. Marina Aminy!).

AGENDA for Friday, February 18, 2022 12-1 pm

  • 12:00 – 12:10  Welcome and Update from CCC DECO – President Kandace Knudson
  • 12:10 – 12:20  Update from CCC Chancellor’s Office – Specialist Erin Larson
  • 12:20 – 12:30 Introduction and Update – CVC-OEI – Interim Executive Director Marina Aminy
  • 12:30 – 12:55 The Present and Future of Non-Credit DE
    Ingrid Greenberg – ESL Professor & SDCCE Online Faculty Mentor Coordinator – San Diego College of Continuing Education
    Janet M. Cagley – Distance Education Faculty Coordinator & Professor, High School Diploma Program – North Orange Continuing Education
  • 12:55 –  1:00. Conclusion

We hope you can join us live, but as always, the meeting will be recorded and archived.

January Meeting

Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 21 for the monthly online meeting 

Knowing that we all have advocacy to undertake and decisions to make this spring about instructional technology budgeting and purchases, this month’s program focuses on information on the newly released state budget plan, as well as an update on the technologies available through the Foundation for California Community Colleges. As always, this meeting will also include general updates from our partners at the CCC Chancellor’s Office, and the California Virtual Campus.

AGENDA for Friday, January 21, 2022 noon to 1 p.m.

  • 12:00 – 12:10  Welcome and Update from CCC DECO – President Kandace Knudson
  • 12:10 – 12:20  Update from CVC-OEI – Executive Director Jory Hadsell 
  • 12:20 – 12:40  The Proposed State Budget – What it Means for California Community Colleges – Erin Larson, Specialist, CCC Chancellor’s Office
  • 12:40 –  12:55  Foundation for California Community Colleges, Programs, and Benefits – JC Sales, Vice President of Program Development, CCC Foundation 
  • 12:55 –  1:00 Conclusion

We hope you can join us live, but as always, the meeting will be recorded and archived online.  

December Meeting

Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 17 for the monthly online meeting of the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Org.

This month’s program focuses on how our campuses vet instructional technology for desirability and functionality as well as accessibility and equity. As always, this meeting will also include updates from our partners at the CCC Chancellor’s Office, and the California Virtual Campus.

AGENDA for Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 noon to 1 p.m.

  • 12:00 – 12:10  Welcome and Update from CCC DECO – President Kandace Knudson
  • 12:10 – 12:15  Update from the CCC Chancellor’s Office – CO Specialist Erin Larson
  • 12:15 – 12:25  Update from the CVC-OEI – Executive Director Jory Hadsell
  • 12:25 –  12:55  Vetting Instructional Technology
    Presenters to be followed by Q&A from the field
    Jodie Steeley, 
    Director of Distance Education & Instructional Technology, Fresno City College
    Jessica DrawbondDistance Education Coordinator, Los Angeles Community College District; Associate Professor of English, Los Angeles Southwest College
    Kristin Hargrove, Instructional Technologist & Systems Specialist, Southwestern College
  • 12:55 –  1:00. Conclusion

November Meeting
Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 19 for the monthly online meeting of the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Organization.

This meeting will focus on State Authorization with updates from the Chancellor’s Office on title 5, and the CVC on the Exchange and other items.

AGENDA for Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 noon to 1 p.m.

    12:00 – 12:10: Welcome and Update from CCC DECO – President Kandace Knudson
    12:10 – 12:20: Update from the CCC Chancellor’s Office – CO Specialist Erin Larson
    12:20 – 12:30: Update from the CVC-OEI, Executive Director, Jory Hadsell
    12:30 -1:55: State Authorization and where we are now –
    Cheryl Dowd, Senior Director, Policy Innovations – WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
    1:00: Conclusion

October Meeting

Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 for the monthly online meeting of the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Organization

This meeting will focus on extended updates from our partners at the CCC Chancellor’s Office and the California Virtual Campus.

AGENDA for Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 noon to 1 p.m.

12:00 – 12:10: Welcome and Update from CCC DECO President Kandace Knudson

12:10 – 12:25: Update from the CCC Chancellor’s Office – CO Specialist Erin Larson

12:25 – 12:55: Update from the CVC-OEI, including a demonstration and discussion of the Course Finder/Course Exchange – Executive Director Jory Hadsell

12:55 -1:00: Conclusion

Monthly Meeting

Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 for the monthly online meeting of the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Org

This month’s program focuses on proposed and partially approved revisions to California’s title 5, Sections 55200 – 55210 on Distance Education.

As always, this meeting will also include updates from our partners at the CCC Chancellor’s Office, and the California Virtual Campus.

AGENDA for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 noon to 1 p.m.
12:00 – 12:10: Welcome and Update from CCC DECO – President Kandace Knudson
12:10 – 12:15: Update from the CCC Chancellor’s Office – CO Specialist Erin Larson

12:15 – 12:25: Update from the CVC-OEI – Executive Director Jory Hadsell
12:25 –  12:55: Panel Discussion on title 5, with overview from CCCCO, comments from ASCCC and CAPED, followed by Q&A from the field.

12:55 -1:00: Conclusion. 

Monthly Meeting

As we begin our 2021-2022 academic year, your DECO Board Members wish you all good health and success in the year ahead!

Please join us for our first meeting of the year from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 for the monthly online meeting of the California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Org. 

AGENDA for Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 noon to 1 p.m.
12:00 – 12:10: Welcome and Update from CCC DECO – President Kandace Knudson

12:10 – 12:20: Update from the CCC Chancellor’s Office – CO Specialist Erin Larson

12:20 – 12:30: Update from the CVC-OEI – Executive Director Jory Hadsell

12:30 –  12:55: Discussion on Important Topics in Distance Education for 2021-22

12:55 -1:00: Conclusion. 

Download the DE Coordinators Meetings for 2021-2022 iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Joining the DE-All List Serve

Joining the DE-All Listserv To join the DE-ALL Listserv, each participant must contact their individual college’s Chief Information System Operator or IT department. No one can be added by the Chancellor’s Office or any other central location. The DE-all distribution list is an alias listserv that is ultimately populated by each of the colleges. The CCC Chancellor’s Office has designated one alias identifier for every college. The college may point their alias identifier to any e-mail address within its domain. They can point it to one person or more than one person. The number of people added to the listserv from each college is a local decision. The individual responsible for this at the local level is the Chief Information System Officer (CISO). All request to be added to the DE-ALL list should be made to the CISO and should follow established local procedures.

For membership questions – membership@cccdeco.org

For all other inquiries – deco@cccdeco.org