The Los Rios Community College District is comprised of four colleges, American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City colleges, including their education and outreach centers; District Office; Facilities Maintenance; and the Ethan Way Center for Workforce and Economic Development. Together, the colleges serve over 75,000 students.
The District Technology Plan provides the framework to implement technologies to better support on-going district-wide technology needs.
Establish effective pathways that optimize student access and success
Ensure equitable academic achievement across all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and gender
Provide exemplary teaching and learning opportunities
Lead the region in workforce development
Foster an outstanding working and learning environment
Technology Related Strategies for the 2016 District Strategic Plan GoalsTop of Page
The following technology related District Strategic Plan Goal strategies are addressed in various
sections of the District Technology Plan:
Goal 1, Strategy 2: Implement improved class scheduling system to better meet student
Goal 1, Strategy 3: Promote communication channels to create greater access to course
offerings, deadlines, services, programs, resources and events.
Goal 1, Strategy 4: Monitor student progress and proactively engage with at-risk students
prior to key milestones (first semester, 30 units, 70 units, etc.)
Goal 3, Strategy 2: Increase professional development opportunities related to teaching
methods, equity, instructional technology, discipline-specific knowledge and student
Goal 3, Strategy 4: Ensure that all classroom personnel, with a focus on new and adjunct
faculty, have the necessary resources needed to engage in improvement of curriculum,
teaching and learning.
Goal 3, Strategy 6: Provide resources to enhance student learning outcomes, development
Goal 3, Strategy 7: Improve the assessment-for-placement process through diagnostic
assessment, multiple measures and increased preparation prior to assessment.
Goal 5, Strategy 1: Increase staff and manager participation in professional development
Goal 5, Strategy 4: Coordinate and communicate college sustainability efforts to further
implement best practices across the District.
Goal 5, Strategy 5: Complete and implement a District Technology Plan.
Goal 5, Strategy 6: Streamline business processes, including appropriate use of technology
to improve workforce efficiency and better serve students.
Accreditation Standard III.C: Technology ResourcesTop of Page
The District Technology Plan is also written to ensure that district and college technologies meet the
requirements of Accreditation Standard III.C Technology Resources, Sections 1 – 5, as excerpted from
ACCJC 2014 Accreditation Standards [Ref 2]:
ACCJC Standard C.III, Sections 1-5:
Technology services, professional support, facilities, hardware, and software are appropriate
and adequate to support the institution’s management and operational functions, academic
programs, teaching and learning, and support services.
The institution continuously plans for, updates and replaces technology to ensure its
technological infrastructure, quality and capacity are adequate to support its mission,
operations, programs, and services.
The institution assures that technology resources at all locations where it offers courses,
programs, and services are implemented and maintained to assure reliable access, safety, and
The institution provides appropriate instruction and support for faculty, staff, students, and
administrators, in the effective use of technology and systems related to its programs, services,
and institutional operations.
The institution has policies and procedures that guide the appropriate use of technology in
teaching and learning processes.
Technology support services are provided by the District Office Information Technology Department
(DOIT) and college technology personnel and supported by district and college budgets, as described in Appendix A of this plan. The development of the Los Rios District Technology Plan was informed by ACCJC Standard III.C regarding technology resources, the 2016 District Strategic Plan [Ref 1] and a district-wide assessment by CampusWorks, Inc. consultants in spring 2016 focusing on the student
experience. The CampusWorks assessment process involved reviewing multiple district and college documents, as available, including district and college strategic plans, technology plans, and technology related program reviews, including DOIT 2016 Program Review and Unit Plan [Ref 3 and 4]. The document reviews along with visits to each site to meet with students, faculty, classified staff and
administration stakeholders resulted in a comprehensive Second Opinion Technology Assessment
Report [Ref 5] completed in May 2016. This District Technology Plan is designed to address the
technology needs and interests resulting from the assessment process with a focus on resolving the
5 most urgent issues first. In addition, the creation of this plan addresses the first portion of the 2016
District Strategic Plan Goal 5, Strategy 5: “Complete and implement a District Technology Plan.”
Although not addressed specifically in this plan, the district has in place Board Policies and administrative Regulations regarding computer use [Ref 6] which include user rights, responsibilities and ethics; privacy and confidentiality; information security; copyright requirements; and distance
education. These policies and regulations are regularly reviewed and updated as necessary to address
changing internal and external requirements.