Vocational Program Faculty Involvement in Decision-Making for Alternative Calendars

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Vocational Education Committee
Career Technical Education
Status Report

Local Senates Committee included CTE issues in survey conducted this last year.

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