2016 CTE Curriculum Academy

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

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Sponsored by the Chancellor's Office through Perkins Leadership Funds, the California Community College Association of Occupational Educators (CCCAOE) and the Academic Senate will again host the CTE Curriculum Academy titled Doing What Matters for CTE Students: A Collaboration of CTE Faculty with EWD and Regional Leaders on January 14-15, 2016 at the Napa Valley Marriott.  


This event will build on the 2015 CTE Curriculum Academy and is geared to help all participants better navigate state and local curriculum processes.  Attendees will receive information and training on topics such as curriculum basics, effective practices for curriculum development, the Program and Course Approval Handbook, C-ID, and other aspects of curriculum development and approval.  This event is only for Sector/Deputy Navigators, CTE faculty, and curriculum chairs.  Registration is open now and is limited.  



Registration Deadline: December 15, 2015

This program has reached capacity.  If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email curriculum [at] asccc.org.

We do have cancellations coming in, so if you are interested in attending, please email to be added to the list!


Registration is free for those selected to attend and includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, two nights hotel accomodations (January 13th and 14th), and conference materials. If you are approved to attend this event, hotel accommodations will automatically be reserved for you. Please note the specifics for each registrant classification.  

  • Sector and Deputy Navigator Registration:  Only current Sector and Deputy Navigators can attend this event.  
  • CTE Faculty Member Registration:  CTE faculty interested in leadership positions in their senate, on their campus, or in their discipline are encouraged to apply to attend this event but per college membership will be limited to one or two members per college. 
  • Curriculum Chair Registration:  Curriculum chairs interested in understanding the challenges of CTE faculty in the curriculum process, searching for ways to improve the curriculum processes in responding to industry, or are willing to help improve local curriculum processes are encouraged to attend.   


While this event is free to those who register and are accepted, a cancellation fee of $50 will be charged for those who register but do not cancel before the cancellation date. The cancellation deadline is Tuesday December 15, 2015. For questions, please contact Edie Martinelli - Event Planner - edie [at] asccc.org or 916-445-4753x102.

Hotel & Travel


Napa Valley Marriott

3425 Solano Avenue

Napa, CA 94558 

(707) 253-8600


The Napa Valley Marriott is located at the start of the Napa Valley Wine Country. Guests will appreciate such amenities as a large well lit desk, wireless and high speed Internet access, voice messaging, cable with pay-per-view programming remote-controlled televisions, iron & ironing board, coffee/tea maker, room service and dry cleaning service. Guests can work out on state-of-the-art exercise equipment or relax in the outdoor pool and whirlpool. The Napa Valley Marriott also has a full service spa on site.  Please contact the hotel directly for spa information, times and pricing.

If you are approved to attend this event, a room will be reserved for you for Wednesday January 13th and Thursday January 14th by the Academic Senate. However, if you wish to reserve additional room nights outside of the conference dates, the hotel will honor our group rate 3 days pre/post event pending availability at the rate of $129+tax.

Please note that since ASCCC is covering the cost of Wednesday and Thursday should you be interested in arriving early or extending your stay, you need to make a separate reservation. You can either make a reservation online:https://aws.passkey.com/g/52061271 or call: 1-866-263-1462 and reference ASCCC. If you would like to make both a pre event and post event reservation you will need to make two reservations. For example if you would like to attend the meeting Tuesday – Saturday you will need to make a reservation for Tuesday night and then a different reservation for Friday night.


We will reach our room capacity at the Napa Valley Marriott.  We have booked a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn, located directly next door to the Marriott. We will randomly select folks, based on order of registration and let you know which property you have a reservation.  

Hilton Garden Inn
3585 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558



Napa is easily accessible through Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento Airports.

Shuttle Service is provided by Evans Transportation Services. Reservations are required.  707-255-1559. The estimated fare is $45 USD (one way) from Oakland and San Francisco International Airports.  Please contact them directly to make your reservation.  If you have questions or need more specific transportation information, please contact Edie Martinelli at edie [at] asccc.org or 916-445-4753x102.


Guest rooms will have complimentary Internet access.


Parking is complimentary at the Napa Valley Marriott.



Presentation Materials


Click here to download the program

Thursay, January 14, 2016

8:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast: Vintner-’s Ballroom

8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Dianna Chiabotti, Technical Assistance Provider, Doing What Matters
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development

In November, the Board of Governors unanimously approved 25 recommendations developed by the Task Force on Workforce, Jobs, and a Strong Economy. In this opening session, Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development Division, will provide background on the work of the task force and briefly describe the planned steps for implementation of the recommendations.

9:00 a.m.  10:00 a.m. Opening Session

Joyce Johnson, President, CCCAOE
David Morse, President, ASCCC

Presidents Johnson and Morse will provide the objectives of this event, review the basic flow of each day, and identify the outcomes for each of the working groups.

California Community College Curriculum Roadmap
Eva Jimenez, Vice President North/Far North, CCCAOE

Eva Jimenez will explore a visual roadmap associated with curriculum development for career technical education in the California community colleges. Key landmarks on the roadmap will be highlighted to provide insight on how to efficiently navigate the path.

10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:15 a.m.  1:20 p.m. Stop One: So You Want to Create a Program

Grant Goold, CTE Leadership Committee Chair, Facilitator

Grant Goold will assist the groups in understanding and appreciating the important elements to consider when moving a new program from concept to completion. Members of the ASCCC’s CTE Leadership Committee will facilitate group discussions within each working group throughout the entire conference.

10:15 a.m.  11:00 a.m. Idea/Exploration

Paul Wagner, Industry partner
Teri Munger, SB 1070 Director and TAP

Presenters will provide participants with ideas and topics to consider when developing a new program. Each group will be given 15 minutes to discuss among their team topics presented.

11:00 a.m.  12:00 noon Preliminary Review

Laura Coleman, Centers of Excellence
Theresa Milan, Centers of Excellence

Presenters will demonstrate how to access labor market data required in submitting a program.

12:00 p.m.  1:00 p.m. Working Lunch: Courtyard

During lunch, groups will discuss the preliminary review, particularly the labor market data and complete that section of their proposal.

1:00 p.m.  1:20 p.m. Notice of Intent

Participants will discuss the regional consortium process and post their Notice of Intent.

1:20 p.m.  3:30 p.m. Stop Two: Proposal Development

Julie Bruno, ASCCC Vice President

Julie Bruno will facilitate a panel of presenters representing the various stakeholders generally involved in the development of a new program proposal. Each presenter will briefly share their role in the development process. After the panel presentation, each group will have time to meet and strategize on how each stakeholder group will be involved in their respective program proposals.

1:20 p.m.  2:15 p.m. Roles and Responsibilities

Irene Malmgren, CCCCIO President
Eva Jimenez, Dean of Economic Workforce and Development, Shasta College
David Morse, ASCCC President

Presenters will describe the roles of key individuals in the proposal development process. Each table will be given 10 minutes to discuss roles and responsibilities.

2:15 p.m.  2:30 p.m. Snack Break

2:30 p.m.  3:30 p.m. Credit, Noncredit, and Not for Credit

Diana Hurlbut, Curriculum Chair, Irvine Valley College
Patti Morgan, Dean, Financial Aid Director, EOPS, TRIOS, Napa Valley College
Sandra Sisco, Contract Education, Technical Assistance Provider

Colleges may offer courses and programs through credit and noncredit options. Furthermore, contract education credit courses and community services courses (also known as not-for-credit courses) provide viable fee-for-service options that give CTE programs the flexibility to work directly with industry partners. When considering which curricular options to use when developing your CTE curriculum, it is also important to think about the effect decisions may have on student financial aid. Your presenters will guide you through these various options for curriculum development so that you can make the best choices for your students, industry partners and your community.

3:30 p.m.  5:15 p.m. Stop Three: Writing a Proposal

Joyce Johnson, CCCAOE President

Joyce Johnson will discuss the impact of local board policy/procedures on new program development. Representatives from the Chancellor’s Office will then review the curriculum inventory form and common errors found after submission, as well as describe the Curriculum Inventory System. Each group will begin completion of the required Curriculum Inventory Form.

3:30 p.m.  4:30 p.m. Curriculum Inventory

Jackie Escajeda, Chancellor’s Office
Njeri Griffin, Chancellor’s Office
Leslie LeBlanc, Chancellor’s Office

Chancellor’s Office staff will describe the Curriculum Inventory System and other related topics. Participants will continue filling out the Curriculum Inventory Form.

4:30 p.m.  5:15 p.m. Gainful Employment

Kevin Fleming, CTE Dean, Norco College

Since all CTE programs are now required to report data on gainful employment, participants will be provided with the tools available to comply with new federal and state regulation.

5:15 p.m.  5:30 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m.  7:30 p.m. Napa Valley Viticulture Program Student Showcase

Location: Syrah and Merlot

In the world-famous Napa Valley, you can train for a career in the wine industry at Napa Valley College (NVC). Courses prepare students for entry-level positions and help current industry employees to advance in their careers. Based on a core of viticulture and wine-making classes, the program offers a variety of options for careers in the industry. Students learn to apply viticulture and winemaking theory for decision-making in actual production situations. College facilities include classroom and laboratory buildings, vineyards, and a teaching winery. All program instructors are experienced wine industry professionals. The Napa Valley College Teaching winery was the first bonded winery in the California Community College System, and we released our inaugural 2008 vintage in the spring of 2009. Through the support of the college, and the local business community, VWT has built a state-of-the-art program where students can explore all aspects of the industry. Participants will learn more about Napa Valley’s Program and taste some of the program’s fine wines.

Friday, January 15, 2016

8:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast: Vintner’s Ballroom

8:30 a.m.  9:30 a.m. Launchboard

Kathy Booth, WestEd

Kathy Booth will provide attendees with a summary on the development of Launchboard, the general benefits of Launchboard for CTE programs, and exciting changes to Launchboard 2.0. Attendees will be provided with visual examples of actual data demonstrating CTE program effectiveness.

9:30 a.m. Stop Three: Writing a Proposal (Continued)

Under the watchful eye of your group facilitator, groups will continue to work on their new program proposals focusing on learning outcomes for the student, the program, and the institution. Groups will be required to complete and submit their curriculum inventory form at the close of this session.

9:30 a.m.  10:30 a.m. Learning Outcomes—Student, Program, Institution

Diana Hurlbut, Irvine Valley College
Erik Shearer, Napa Valley College

Your facilitators will review the three levels of student learning outcomes – student, program and institution. Then, with the assistance of their facilitators, groups will continue to work on their new program proposals by focusing on learning outcomes for the student, the program, and the institution. Groups will be required to complete and submit their curriculum inventory form at the close of this session.

10:30 a.m.  10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.  2:00 p.m. Stop Four: Approvals

Eva Jimenez, Vice President North/Far North, CCCAOE

Eva Jimenez will lead a discussion reviewing the wide variety of approvals involved in developing a new program submission. Effective practices will be presented for consideration by each group.

10:45 a.m.  11:45 a.m. Local Curriculum Committee

Diana Hurlbut, Irvine Valley College
Joyce Johnson, Dean of CTE, Mt. San Antonio College

Presenters will discuss the local curriculum committee discussions and decisions.

12:00 noon  12:45 p.m. Lunch: Courtyard

12:45 a.m.  2:00 p.m. Debrief, Recap, and Presentations

Dianna Chiabotti, Technical Assistance Provider, Doing What Matters
Grant Goold, CTE Leadership Committee Chair, Facilitator

The attendees will debrief to ensure the learning process has achieved the stated outcomes. Data will be gathered and archived for later analysis. In this final session, groups will present their new program and share their success.