Dale Dougherty, Chair of the CCC Maker Advisory Committee, graciously hosted the groups’ first meeting at Maker Media, Inc. in San Francisco on October 27, 2016.
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development, explained her vision for the project and how it fit within the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework. Then advisory committee members shared what fires them up about the potential impact of the CCC Maker project.
CCC Maker Statewide Project Manager, Carol Pepper-Kittredge, gave an overview of the structure, timeline, progress to date and the expected outcomes. You can review the presentation slides.
Next, Dale Dougherty, Founder and CEO, Maker Media, Inc., outlined the opportunities and challenges of applying the maker movement to the community college environment. Sonja Lolland, Vice President, Academic & Student Services, Yuba College provided her thoughts on innovating for student learning and success.
The group primarily spent time brainstorming and compiling ideas to drive the success of the project. To start the discussion, they focused on three audiences: students, faculty and the business community, seeking compelling reasons for each to be involved with community college makerspaces. The CCC Maker team is honored to be working with such insightful advisors and appreciates how they are contributing to this project.