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College Brain Trust (CBT)

 

The College Brain Trust, now known as Collaborative Brain Trust, is a comprehensive University and Community College consulting firm able to customize expert teams to meet client college needs.

In August of 2011, College Brain Trust consultants visited the college campuses and district office, met with the college leadership team, and attended a meeting of the board of trustees.

According to Chancellor Tim Meyer, the college was facing a budget shortfall of a little under $40 million per year due to anticipated declines in millage income through 2025. This represented about one-third of the College’s operating budget.

The College went through a year of self-study with committees reviewing academics, student services, and administrative services. The review revealed the need to clarify the roles and responsibilities of campus and district leadership and to strengthen the college’s governance structure.

The College leadership recognized the importance of building a strong culture of evidence in which decisions are informed by data, and hired the CBT to assist the college in an institutional reorganization. **

**Collaborative Brain Trust (2017). http://collaborativebraintrust.com/community-college-results/oakland-community-college-2

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  • College Brain Trust; Oakland Community College (2012-02-10)
    In this proposal the College Brain Trust (CBT), a consulting subsidiary of McCallum Group Inc., describes the consulting services CBT will undertake to help Oakland Community College (OCC) strengthen its operations and ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    Operating under the guidance of George Boggs, the CBT team members who were on site for these tasks were Mike Brandy, Rocky Young, and Bob Jensen. The team prepared for this visit by analyzing district policies, Board of ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    The goals of Phase II of CBT’s work to support OCC’s data capacity focused on the development of a clear plan of action for enhancing the College’s culture of evidence. This work builds on the recommendations from CBT ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    CBT was charged with developing a performance evaluation system for administrators at OCC. The most important purpose of administrator evaluation is to measure performance against expectation. In order for that to happen, ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    CBT’s goal was to facilitate development of a continuous assessment, planning, and improvement structure for OCC by June 30, 2013. OCC leadership was able to establish some foundations for a continuous assessment and ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    The College Brain Trust (CBT) under contract with Oakland Community College to provide consulting services to “strengthen college operations and organizational, academic and financial structures in order to improve student ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    OCC has taken initial steps toward the creation of academic program review and now needs to build on those steps to develop a comprehensive program review process supported by formal policies and procedures. Martin ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    Drs. Eleanor Brown, Bob Jensen, Diane Troyer and Jan Lyddon reviewed Student Affairs/Services and assessed the quality and consistency of student services within each campus and across all five campuses. The team reviewed ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    An experienced team from the College Brain Trust (CBT) was asked to review how the College operated, how it was governed, and how administrators were held accountable at the campuses and College. The CBT team found that ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    This report is submitted in response to the contract signed September 5, 2012, between Oakland Community College (OCC) and Mike Brandy (consultant). This contract identified seven tasks to be completed reviewing budget ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    Diane Troyer completed the review of the OCC Data Capacity with the assistance of multiple CBT team members. The review and subsequent recommendations focus on the effective application of data and clear evidence in strategic ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    This report prepared by the College Brain Trust is based upon the consultants observations and interviews at OCC and includes: specific recommendations which deal with organizational structure, workforce and economic ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    College Brain Trust (CBT) is operating under contract with Oakland Community College (OCC) to provide consulting services to “strengthen college operations and organizational, academic and financial structures in order to ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    In the fall of 2011, CBT consultants met with faculty groups and academic administrators over the course of two visits, facilitating a workshop on planning for the college community and providing the Vice Chancellor of ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    This report was prepared by the College Brain Trust on OCC's Benchmarking and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    OCC initiated a process to review major areas of the college for cost savings, revenue generation and work efficiencies. The accountability for preparing these reports fell along organizational lines. In the administrative ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    Oakland Community College is undergoing a fundamental transformation, consciously moving away from a decentralized operation based at the campus level to a more centralized operation through which planning, budgeting, and ...
  • Oakland Community College; College Brain Trust (2017-02-15)
    Oakland Community College is a proud institution with an excellent reputation. It serves approximately 74,000 students at five campuses, and offers a wide array of services and programs for student pursuing transfer, CET ...
  • Oakland Community College (2017-02-15)
    Entitled: Project Report- Strengthening college operations and organizational, academic and financial structures in order to improve student success; this College Brain Trust presentation includes: Project Components, ...
  • Oakland Community College (2017-02-15)
    Entitled: Foundation for the Future- Governance and Administration, Policy, Procedure, and the Educational Master Plan; this College Brain Trust presentation includes: Politics vs. Policy Planning, CBT Report, Governance ...

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