Whereas, As a condition for receiving funding from the Strong Workforce Program, as defined in Education Code §§88820-88826, regional consortia must develop plans that enact the requirements of the Strong Workforce Program, including the establishment of governance models;
Whereas, The role of faculty in governance is an academic and professional matter under the purview of local senates, and thus local senates must be centrally involved in identifying faculty to serve on regional consortia governance bodies;
Whereas, Career technical education (CTE) faculty participation in governance bodies established in the regional consortia governance models is essential to effective development and implementation of regional consortia plans, including regionalization of curriculum, and allocation of resources such as funding to cover the cost of travel and paid substitute instructors may be needed to allow CTE faculty to fully participate in the work of regional consortia governance bodies; and
Whereas, Information regarding CTE programs is often disseminated by the regional consortia to CTE administrators, resulting in the exclusion of faculty from regional consortium conversations, information, and decisions;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges assert that the career technical education (CTE) regional consortium governance models required by the Strong Workforce Program must include faculty as active and voting members;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges assert that local senates should recommend the faculty identified to be potential members of CTE regional consortium governance bodies; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge that the CTE regional consortia provide sufficient resources to enable faculty appointed by the local senates to participate fully in the activities of their governance bodies.
2017 - 18: This work is ongoing and the chair of CTELC has had a number of conversations with the regional consortia chairs on engaging faculty. The Chair will provide an update on this work.