California Community CollegesNOVA Fund Management
Project BriefCalifornia’s network of 115 Community Colleges (CCC) is the largest system of higher education in the nation with more than 2.1M active students at any one time. In 2016 productOps partnered with the CCC State Chancellor’s Office to help them realize their vision of a cutting-edge grant management platform that would standardize their systems across all campuses and for the first time make possible the ability to quickly and accurately tie specific dollars invested to specific student outcomes. NOVA has become the gold standard of a project that delivers exactly this.
What They NeededThe Chancellor’s office needed a statewide system that would streamline their annual grant issuance, review, and fulfillment process while offering data insights that enabled the state to align college programmatic offerings with local workforce development needs.
The SolutionThe solution was clear but getting there was anything but. The story of NOVA is not a technology story. It’s a people story. Transforming highly political and heavily siloed organizations is art more than science. Over the course of four years, productOps quietly built the underlying NOVA software platform one separate piece at a time while never losing sight of the goal to one day connect the dots.
The NOVA Fund Management platform tracks $2B in state-wide investment against 2,100,000 student outcomes.
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