Whereas, Vocational programs have specific curriculum that is mandated by external agencies;
Whereas, Outside accrediting agencies mandate specific hours of practical application; and
Whereas, Compressed calendar schedules force students to remain in classes for unreasonably long periods of time (e.g. 6 hours and 40 minutes per day), which is not conducive to learning;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly urge local academic senates to communicate with vocational faculty to understand their unique needs under a compressed calendar and to advocate for their interests.MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Local Senates Committee included CTE issues in survey conducted this last year.