Wave 1 Kickoff meeting, take 1

Peninsula College President Luke Robins, far left, joined ctcLink college team members and many, many subject matter experts (SMEs) from across the college for the ctcLInk Wave 1 kickoff meeting Oct 9.

Peninsula College President Luke Robins, far left, joined his ctcLink college team members and many, many subject matter experts (SMEs) from across the college for the ctcLInk Wave 1 kickoff meeting Oct 9. (Click for a close-up!)

Colleges in the ctcLink Wave 1 implementation cycle are getting together with the ctcLink project team this month to learn more about what activities will be coming up for them, what they need to start thinking about and planning for, and even what they can be doing now to better prepare for their new system ‘go-live’ date, which will be in May 2015 (or, as ctcLink project team member Reuth Kim put it: in about 600 days).

Other topics included the difference between global data and local data, what data colleges will be (and are being) asked to clean up in the legacy system, data cleanup timelines, identifying and analyzing current college applications that aren’t part of the legacy core functionality, college team and SME structure, communication tools, and how training will be provided for each college.

Wave 1 Kickoff meeting in LCC's Rose Center auditorium

Wave 1 Kickoff meeting in LCC’s Rose Center for the Arts auditorium

Clark, Lower Columbia, Peninsula and Pierce colleges attended this web meeting. Columbia Basin, Grays Harbor and Green River teams and SMEs will attend a second Wave 1 online meeting on October 21.

But, we aren’t stopping there. Every college is important, whether they are implementing ctcLink first (Spokane and Tacoma) or they are in Wave 1, 2 or 3. So, we are planning Wave 2 kickoff meetings for December and Wave 3 kickoff meetings in early 2013. This will give all colleges a chance to start the planning (and doing) process early.


(Click the pics above to see the captions.)

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ctcLink is a single, centralized system of online tools for student services and administrative functions for all 34 community and technical colleges in Washington. In the next several years, ctcLink will be implemented on every campus, providing online tools for everything from admissions to graduation. The first three ("FirstLink") colleges came online in August 2015. A wave of 8 more colleges (cleverly named "Wave 1") will switch over to the new ctcLink system in August 2016, followed by Wave 2 in 2017 and Wave 3 in 2018.
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