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Convergence College Network Reporting & Documents

This page contains documents that are related to CCN activities, reporting, levels and points, and templates for CCN member schools.

Status Report

“CCN Yearly Report” Template
revised Fall 2020, due February 1, 2021
Changes from previous version are in red
PDF 2020_yearly_report_final_-_due_feb_2021_draft_for_ccn.pd
Word 2020_yearly_report_final_-_due_feb_2021_draft_for_ccn.docx
“Clean” blackline 2020_yearly_report_final_-_due_feb_2021_blackline_for_ccn.pdf

“CCN Points” Grid
revised Fall 2020, measuring Jan-Dec 2020 activity and helps determine “Level 1” eligibility for 2021
Changes from previous version are in red
PDF ccn_points_grid_-_due_feb_2021.pdf
“Clean” blackline ccn_points_grid_-_due_feb_2021_blackline.pdf

CCN “Degrees and Certificates”
Updated March 2021

CCN “Leaderboards”

April 2021
May 2020

September 2019
December 31, 2018

CCN Points and Benefits

CCN Benefits Grid
This flyer provides a quick overview of the CCN's mission, benefits, and scope. Created spring 2021.

CCN Benefits Grid
This document explains the difference of benefits for being a Level 1 or Level 2 member of the CCN.

An updated version of this document was created Spring 2021. ccn_overview_and_benefits_mar_2021.pdf

“How to Become Level 1”
This short video (May 2020) offers specifics on how CCN member colleges can become classified as “Level 1.”

Grant support

The National CTC can provide some support and assistance to those CCN members schools submitting an NSF ATE proposal for an IT-related project or center. But please note the following deadlines:

April 1 – deadline to notify CTC of intent to apply for ATE grant
June 1 - deadline to submit to CTC a value proposition/outline (must align the NSF solicitation)
Sept 1 – deadline to send us full draft of ATE proposal
Sept 1 – deadline to notify CTC of request for letter of support (need to submit full copy of ATE proposal)
Oct - ATE deadline for proposal submission


BILT Guide


This 16-page “Implementing the BILT Model of Business Engagement” toolkit covers the basics to planning and implementing a Business and Industry Leadership Team for your program. Updated summer 2019. bilt-toolkit-092518_elements-compressed.pdf

Additional resources:
An updated tri-fold brochure updated in 2019 that reflects BILT essentials and why the process works: bilt_brochure_11_14_18.pdf
April 2018 “BILT Basics” (one hour) video:
Spring 2020 “Seven Essentials of the BILT Model” (4 minutes):

KSA How-To

“Your Annual Job Skills Validation Vote” webinar (October 2019)

Fall 2019 “Using Google Tools to Tally and Average Your KSA Vote” video (revised December 2020):

A process document complimenting the “Using Google Tools to Tally and Average Your KSA Vote” video (revised December 2020): setting_up_google_form_and_spreadsheet_for_ksa_voting_dec_2020.pdf

KSA List

This spreadsheet - developed by our National BILT group - is a general overview of major knowledge, skills and abilities that should be covered in a convergence program. Use this spreadsheet as baseline to guide (and customize) your local BILT job validation discussions. Revised August 2020.

And a summer 2020 “Understanding the KSA Worksheet” video to help explain the list:

Other Resources

Social media sharing

CCN faculty questions for spotlight blog post (Oct 2020)

CCN student questions (and directions) for showcase video testimonial (Oct 2020)

Email string Q&As

Below are summaries of 2019 “off-line” CCN e-mail strings in which the community responds to specific member questions.

2019 email Q&As 2019_ccn_email_string.pdf
Eight week courses eight_week_courses_april_2019.docx
PLC plc_april_2019.docx
Data analytics data_analytics_april_2019.docx

Graduate Survey

This is a tool you can adjust as needed to help survey your exiting students and track employment impact,

“Prime” Directory

A listing of all CCN member schools and the primary point of contact for the CCN. Updated Feb 2021.

Resources Overview

Intended as a primer for new CCN member schools, this guide to the CTC and CCN resources may be valuable to all members.

CCN “Logic Model”

Developed for the October 2014 “FAS4ATE” workshop, this spreadsheet explores the CCN “community of practice” process in terms of a logic model that lists Needs, Inputs, Activities, Outputs, and Outcomes. Logic models help show connections between needs and outcomes. It's a good tool to create an educated prediction about project success, such as when you're developing a new project.

The CTC updated its logic model for the October 2016 ATE grant renewal proposal.

CCN Prospect Tools

For those interested in recruiting new member schools to the CCN, please see below. In addition to some documents CCN prospects might like to see, we're also including an e-mail/cover letter template for you to customize as needed.

Infographic Sheets - CCN and Working Connections

To help promote and discuss the value and impact of CCN membership and Working Connections training. Updated summer 2017.

A “one-page report” version of the Working Connections flyer created summer 2018 (“Working Connections is worth your budget dollars”):

Guest Speakers and Instructors

A list of past Working Connections instructors and BILT members who have agreed to consider guest speaking requests.past_wc_instructors_and_contact_info_-_aug_2020.pdf

“CCN 101” webinar

In September 2018, the CTC hosted a one-hour webinar discussing all facets of the CCN - resources, events, benefits, responsibilities, the “yearly report,” the points. Viewing this webinar is a great way to learn more about the CCN: who we are and what we do.
View it here.

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