Whereas the Board of Governors has approved the allocation of Title II-A State Leadership funds to districts utilizing the same formula as is used to determine the Title II-C allocation, and the purpose for allocating Title II-A funds to Districts is to enable them to develop local and regional collaboratives to implement pending federal legislation regarding block grants and to move forward in implementing state legislation and planning efforts to improve economic development and workforce preparation programs, and
Whereas it is the purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act to make the United States more competitive in the world economy by developing more fully the academic and occupational skill of all segments of the population, and this purpose will principally be achieved through concentrating resources on improving educational programs leading to academic, occupational, training, and retraining skill competencies needed to work in a technologically advanced society, and
Whereas professional development activities for vocational and academic faculty working with vocational students, including corrections educators and counselors, and educators and counselors in community-based organizations, including in-service and pre-service training of faculty in state-of-the art programs and techniques, including integration of vocational and academic curricula, with a particular emphasis on in-service, and pre-service training of minority faculty, and
Whereas development, dissemination, and field testing of curricula, especially curricula that integrate vocational and academic methodologies and provide a coherent sequence of courses through which academic and occupational skills may be measured, and statewide projects for staff development and curricula improvement are no longer available through the previous application process,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Chancellor's Office to set aside a portion of the Title 11-A State Leadership funds to be used for statewide staff and curriculum development for vocational and technical faculty to enable them to upgrade their instruction during the 1996/97 school year and every year thereafter, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Chancellors Office to support the continuation of the use of VATEA funds for staff development and curriculum development for the one or two years they are still available. M/S/U Disposition: CCCAOE, Chancellor's Office, Executive Committee, Joint Advisory Comm on Voc. Ed
Voc. Ed. Committee develop a recommendation for staff development funds for Voc. Ed.