Whereas, Career and Technical Education (CTE) faculty have unique professional development needs that non-CTE faculty may not; and
Whereas, CTE faculty may have more contact hours per student per unit than non-CTE faculty, are often part time faculty, and have less time to collaborate with colleagues in CTE programs and maintain currency in their disciplines, and in the changing dynamics of CTE and Economic Workforce Development (EWD) within California, which directly impacts funding, programs sustainability, and student success;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reinstate the Vocational Education Leadership Institute; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office to secure funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE) faculty professional development to ensure that CTE faculty are able to actively engage in statewide efforts related to CTE and Economic Workforce Development.
MSR: Referred to Executive Committee for perfecting and to be returned to the body by Spring 2014 plenary.
The intent of this resolution was to reinstate the Vocational Education Leadership Institute. The Executive Committee deemed this resolution moot because at its February 28/March 1, 2014 meeting, the Executive Committee voted to reinstate the Vocational Education Leadership Institute or equivalent. The institute is currently planned for May 2015.