Whereas statewide vocational education services delivered through VATEA titles are now based on a regional model consisting of 10 regions (recently combined into 4 single regions and 3 double regions) each of which has a host college to serve as fiscal agent for a local grant of $73,000 ($146,000 for double regions) to provide some state-level workshops ($23.000 total for projects such as vocational leadership development) with the remaining $50,000 for other Perkins title activities (gender equity. etc.) which will be provided by the host college with a maximum of 4% to be used for administrative costs, and
Whereas regions are facilitated by Chancellor's Office staff persons who are now "generalists" rather than specialists" in a given area such as health sciences or agriculture, resulting in no connection for the corresponding statewide discipline organizations, and
Whereas each region has a steering committee which must "utilize CEOs. CIOs, Economic Development and Vocational Administrators, faculty and Academic Senate representatives" and which must "conduct monthly meetings of appropriate staff from each college in the region to coordinate programs and services" [from Board of Governors Request for Application specification].
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges seek faculty appointments to Regional Consortia steering committees, as representatives to consortia meetings, and for any programs coordinated or planned by the host colleges, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request that the Chancellor's Office reestablish relationships with discipline organizations assign a regional staff person as liaison, have the state discipline organizations work with regional steering committees as resources, create opportunities for statewide or north/south collective workshops in subject matter areas in much the same way that the present regional system sets aside funding for statewide leadership training workshops use these statewide subject matter organizations to review statewide policy recommendations affecting that subject matter area, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, in cooperation with the Chief Instructional Officers, conduct an evaluation of the regional consortia/host college system during the 1994/95 academic year. that the outcome of this evaluation be the basis for a recommendation for modification of the funding criteria for regional host colleges in the future, and that the grant evaluations be modified to include significant criteria identified in the study. M/S/U Disposition: Board of Governors. CIOs. Chancellor's Office. Executive Committee, Local Senates, CCCAOE
A breakout was held at the Spring 1999 Plenary Session on occupational education committees on campus in which the document was distributed, a panel spoke on the issues involved with occupational education committees.