The Academic Senate for California Community College is actively seeking to build a stronger CTE faculty voice in response to the 2015 Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy recommendations. During the 2015 Spring Plenary, the statewide Senate body approved Resolution 17.02 S15 establishing the CTE Faculty Liaison position.
In response to Resolution 17.02 S15, the ASCCC Executive Committee approved the following expectations for CTE faculty liaisons appointed by local senate presidents. These expectations are only suggestions that local senates should consider when selecting a faculty member. The Executive Committee understands that many local senates, and faculty in general, have limited resources and time; thus, liaisons can do as little or as much as they have time and resources.
There are, however, two most basic expectations for the CTE Faculty liaison: 1) sign up for the ASCCC CTE listserv -- here; and 2) communicate with their local senate, local campus CTE faculty, and noncredit faculty regarding statewide CTE conversations relevant to his/her college.
Additional CTE Liaison Expectations
- Attend local senate meetings and report as needed about statewide issues of concern in CTE
- Facilitating local and regional CTE discussions
- Identify CTE issues of concern locally or regionally
- Communicate opportunities for CTE faculty to participate in CTE related statewide initiatives, workgroups, committees and taskforces to ensure that CTE interests are represented
- Communicate the Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy recommendations and participate in conversations to implement system-wide policies and practices that may significantly affect career technical education programs
- Create a mechanism to communicate with CTE faculty on your campus around issues of common concern
- Serve as a conduit between the local CTE faculty and the CTE Leadership Committee representatives in your area
- Identify CTE faculty at your college and in your region to serve locally and statewide on committees and taskforces
- As funding permits, attend state-level events (CCCAOE, ASCCC) and regional consortia meetings
Note: We strongly recommend that a member of the CTE LC not be a CTE Liaison
Looking for more information on CTE data and tools that you can use to support local processes like program planning, program review, and student advising? Check out the CTE Data Unlocked resource library, which includes dozens of infographics, short videos, briefs, and step-by-step guides. CCC Strong Workforce Program.