ZTC Acceleration Grant Collaboration Cohort Information

Collaboration Cohort FAQs and Updates
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ZTC Collaboration Cohort Process

Background

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The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI) is facilitating the ZTC Acceleration Grant Collaboration Cohorts. Although this process was introduced to prevent the duplication of effort, it also provides a means to ensure the awareness of available open educational resources (OER) and other sustainable means of achieving ZTC status, share OER development plans, and identify opportunities for collaboration. Participation in a Collaboration Cohort is not a commitment to collaborate, but rather an indication of a willingness to share and learn. The outcome of the process would only be a collaboration if representatives from some or all of the participating colleges agree on a project that would benefit from collaboration. Ideally, the cohort process will decrease the work necessary to achieve a ZTC pathway for all who are involved. At the conclusion of the cohort process, the OERI will provide a report to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) that will document the work of the cohort, verify the absence of duplicative plans, and/or delineate how duplication will be prevented or minimized. A flowchart depicting an overview of the Collaboration Cohort process is available.

The Collaboration Cohort process is intended to address the following components of California Education Code §78052:

  • The chancellor’s office shall ensure that a grant does not result in the development or implementation of duplicate degrees for a subject matter to avoid duplication of effort and ensure the development and implementation of the greatest number of degrees for the benefit of the greatest number of students. (Note: this does not mean that working on the same degree is prohibited, but that “duplication of effort” is avoided. In other words, a process is needed to verify that the same work is not happening at multiple colleges.)
  • As a condition of receiving funding appropriated in the annual Budget Act to develop and implement degrees, a community college district shall
    • prioritize the development and implementation of a degree from an existing associate degree for transfer and, to the extent possible, prioritize the adaptation of existing open educational resources through existing open educational resources initiatives, or elsewhere, before creating new content.
    • develop degrees with consideration for sustainability after grant funding is exhausted, including how content is updated and presented.
    • Ensure compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 104-197) and the federal Copyright Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-553).
    • Develop and implement a degree that other community college districts can use or adapt, and post each degree, and the contents of the degree, on the online clearinghouse of information established pursuant to Item 6870-101-0001 of the Budget Act of 2016, or a successor internet website.
    • All open educational resources used as learning materials for a degree developed pursuant to this section shall be added to the California Digital Open Source Library established in Section 66408.

Current Status of Collaboration Cohorts

If you are a contact for your college and have not received information on your collaboration cohort, please contact us at oeri@asccc.org.

ZTC Collaboration Cohort Office Hours – May 2024

If anything about the ZTC Collaboration Cohort is unclear, we want to provide you with the clarification you need. Please feel free to email us your questions or attend a ZTC Collaboration Cohort Office Hour. A ZTC Collaboration Cohort Office Hour will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays during the month of May. Access the ZTC Collaboration Cohort Office Hour. The ZTC Collaboration Cohort Office Hour can also be accessed using tinyurl.com/OERIOH.

DisciplineStatus
Administration of JusticeFirst convening was held April 26. Subgroup identification and scheduling are in process.
AnthropologyFirst convening was held April 26. The working subgroups are: Archaeology; Linguistic Anthropology; Sexuality and Gender; Global health/Medical anthropology; Biological Anthropology Lab; Forensic Anthropology; and Prehistoric Cultures.
Art HistoryFirst convening was held March 25. The working subgroups are: Women in Art; Fundamentals of Drawing; and Art of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas.
BiologyFirst convening was held March 19. The working subgroups are: Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology.
BusinessFirst convening was held April 25. Subgroup identification and scheduling are in process.
ChemistryFirst convening was held April 5. Subgroup identification and scheduling are in process.
Communication StudiesFirst convening was held March 21 and a follow up meeting was held April 29. The working subgroups are: Public Speaking; Interpersonal Communication; Argumentation or Argumentation and Debate; Small Group Communication; Intercultural Communication; Intro to Communication Theory; Oral Interpretation of Literature; Intro to Persuasion.
Data ScienceFirst convening was held April 22. The working subgroups are: Phython Level 1; Phython Level 2; and Statistics.
ECE/CDFirst convening was held April 16. The working subgroups are: Abuse and Maltreatment; Admin and Supervision; Child, Growth, and Development; Child, Family, and Community; Guidance and Discipline/Classroom Management; Inclusion; Infant and Toddler; Introduction to Curriculum; Observation and Assessment; Practicum in Early Childhood Education; Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children; School Age; and Teaching in a Diverse Society.
EconomicsFirst convening was held April 3 and a follow up meeting was held May 20. Project identification is in process.
Education (Teacher Ed)First convening was held April 22. The working subgroups are: Introduction to Education; Survey of Chemistry and Physics; and Math for Elementary Teachers.
EnglishFirst convening was held April 23. The working subgroups are: Composition; Creative Writing; Literature; and Multi-Ethnic Literature
GeographyFirst convening was held April 22. The working subgroups are: Physical Geography; Human Geography; World Regional Geography; California Geography; Intro to GIS; Weather and Climate; Regional Field Studies; and Environmental Geography.
GeologyFirst convening was held April 15. The working subgroup is Historical Geology Lecture and Lab.
HistoryFirst convening was held April 2. The Women’s History subgroup met on May 9. Additional subgroup identification and scheduling are in process.
HumanitiesFirst convening scheduled was held April 24.
JournalismFirst convening was held March 20 and a follow-up meeting was held May 2. The working subgroups are: Introduction to Public Relations; Introduction to Photojournalism; and Student Media Practicum II.
LibraryFirst convening was held April 22. Subgroup identification and scheduling are in process.
MathFirst convening was held April 1 and a follow-up meeting was held on April 30.
Multimedia/FTVEFirst convening was held April 25.
PhilosophyFirst convening was held April 8.
PhysicsFirst convening was held April 24. The working subgroups are: Homework Systems; Images; and IDEAA in STEM.
Political ScienceFirst convening scheduled for March 21. The working subgroups are: Introduction to American Government and Politics; Intro to Political Theory and Thought; Introduction to Comparative; Government and Politics; Introduction to International Relations; and Introduction to Politics of Race and Gender.
PsychologyFirst convening was held April 16. The working subgroups are: Intro Pysch; Psych of Personal and Social Adjustment; Intro to Abnormal Psych; Bio Pysch; Social Psych; and Research Methods
Social Work and Human ServicesFirst convening was held April 23.
SociologyFirst convening was held April 24. The working subgroups are: Intro to Gender; Social Problems; Race and Ethnicity; Marriage and Family; and Social Psychology.
SpanishFirst convening was held March 22 and a follow-up meeting was held May 9. The working subgroups are: Elementary Spanish II; Intermediate Spanish I; Intermediate Spanish II; Spanish Literature; Heritage; Conversational Spanish; Civilization; and Spanish for the Professions
Studio ArtFirst convening was held March 20 and a follow-up meeting was held on April 12. Cohort participants were formally added to the Art History cohort due to overlapping degree requirements.

Collaboration Cohort Data Collection

This page last updated May 21, 2024.