Whereas the Occupational Education Committee of Academic Senate for California Community Colleges conducted the first Vocational Education Faculty Leadership Seminar in May 1994, funded by a grant from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, and
Whereas the Seminar has been co-sponsored by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the Bay Region Consortium since Spring 1995 with over 700 faculty attending (with the Senate's Occupational Education Committee planning the program and Bay Region Consortium taking care of the logistics), and
Whereas the Seminar has offered a variety of topics, including information on national and state initiatives; techniques for revitalizing occupational programs and curricula; current systemwide occupational education issues; technology mediated instruction; economic development, strategies for being an effective leader; decision-making processes; problem-solving; the roles of the Chancellor's Office, Board of Governors, and the Academic Senate; and networks for personal and program support, and
Whereas the Senate's Occupational Education Committee has used evaluations from the previous Seminars and current vocational education issues to select topics and presenters for the next seminar,
Resolved that the Academic Senate reaffirm its role in the planning of the Vocational Education Faculty Leadership Seminars using the success of the previous seminars as a guide, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate work with the Bay Region Consortium in planning these seminars to ensure all vocational faculty are informed of these seminars, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate adopt as an ongoing goal the sponsorship and planning of the Vocational Education Faculty Leadership Seminars.
The 2003 Vocational Leadership conference was successful and had over 100 participants. See the annual report for details on the conference.