Initial Assessment: Los Rios colleges currently use the iSEP, a district custom modification in PeopleSoft, as their electronic student education plan tool.  The iSEP can be used to create abbreviated or comprehensive plans.  Comprehensive plans may include, but are not limited to addressing students’ educational goals and course of study requirements such as major, transfer, certificate, program, course pre- and co-requisites, basic skills needs, assessment for placement results, and referral to other support and instructional services as appropriate.  Students may access their personal iSEP through eServices. The action of finalizing the plans automatically populates the MIS data element for a student education plan.  The current iSEP tool meets the state requirements for a student education plan but would benefit from enhancements to provide additional information, ease of use, and a more dynamic visual experience for students.  Since the iSEP was created more vendors have student plan tools available and the state is working to develop its own student education plan tool for use by California community colleges.

Plans:

  1. Interim: Continue to develop key enhancements to maintain currency and relevance of iSEP requested by the colleges which have a high return on investment, factoring in the resources needed for expected benefit: strengthen interface with assessment, degree audit, and student planner; auto-populate assessment results; develop interface with Project ASSIST.
    1. Lead(s): Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Services (AVC-SS) and DOIT Application Services
    2. Funding Resources: SSSP funds as appropriate
    3. College and District Roles: AVC-SS and DOIT Application Services for project and technical leadership.  District iSEP Implementation Work Group (includes college representatives) and other college stakeholders as appropriate.
  2. Mid to Long Term: Continue annual assessment of cost/benefit ratio of adopting a student education planning tool developed by an outside vendor or by the state through its Education Planning Initiative. If continued use of iSEP is considered the best alternative, add enhancements to automatically populate majors from degree audit; interface with degree applicability software; connect iSEP to eServices Shopping Cart.
  1. Lead(s): AVC-SS and DOIT Application Services
  2. Funding Resources: SSSP funds as appropriate
  3. College and District Roles: AVC-SS and DOIT Application Services for project and technical leadership.  District iSEP Implementation Work Group (includes college representatives) and other college stakeholders as appropriate.

Indicators of Success:

  1. Increased number of iSEPs created for students as measured from 2016.
  2. Colleges use iSEP results to inform development of class schedules.
Colleges receive increased SSSP funding due to increase in completed iSEPs.