Mission and Goals
In the Peralta District shared governance structure, the District Wide CTE Committee — an advisory committee— is a sub-committee of the District Wide Education Committee (DEC). The District Wide CTE Committee represents CTE instructors, administrators, and students throughout the Peralta District.
The mission of the District Wide CTE Committee is to assist the DEC to enrich the community through providing well-trained, self-directed workers with rewarding careers and develop well-educated lifelong-learners with fulfilled educational goals.
The District Wide CTE Committee’s role includes but is not limited to advising the Peralta District community by analyzing community workforce needs, providing leadership in developing institutional systems and programs to meet those needs, and promoting quality CTE Program practices.
The District Wide CTE Committee analyzes and recommends improvements to general population student services as pertaining to CTE students, CTE Student Success policies, procedures and systems, also assures quality recruitment, enrollment, assessment, retention, persistence, placement, and safe educational practices and promotes innovative and up-to-date program development.
The District Wide CTE Committee advises the Peralta District Shared Governance Committees on CTE budget needs, technology needs, laboratory and classroom furniture, facilities, equipment and maintenance needs.
Members of the CTE Committee will be appointed as follows:
|CTE Committee Members||Appointing Authority|
|A representative of the Office of Educational Services||Vice Chancellor of Educational Services|
|A college president or their designee||Chancellor|
|College Vice Presidents of Instruction, CTE Deans, or designee(s) – One per College (4 total)||College Presidents|
|College Faculty Representatives – Two per College (8 total)||College Faculty Senate Presidents(candidate nomination process for appointment to be determined by each college’s CTE faculty)|
|A faculty representative from Student Services (1)||Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Services|
|Student representatives (4) – One per College, CTE students preferably||Peralta Student Body President from each campus|
The District Wide CTE Committee adopts Peralta’s Planning and Budgeting Integration Model (PBIM) “Implementation Roles” with the following exceptions – (see the Planning and Budgeting Integration Handbook, Section1 Overview, 2013-2014):
- The District Wide CTE Committee will be led by the Co-Chairs and supported by a facilitator. The Co-chairs and Facilitator are intended to work collaboratively.
- The Co-chairs will share the duties of the Chair and Co-chairs as described in the PBIM.
- The administrative Co-chair will “Provide status reports to Strategic Management Team (aka, Chancellor’s Cabinet).”
- The Co-Chairs shall, at the end of each academic year, prepare and submit an annual report to DEC Co-Chairs on the committee’s activities, progress and accomplishments. Said report will be forwarded to the DEC membership for review and integration into DEC’s annual report to the Planning and Budget Council.
- One College President or College President’s designee will serve on the District Wide CTE Committee
- The facilitator works with the Co-chairs to design meeting agenda and discussion/decision tools to develop the committee’s recommendations. The facilitator’s specific role includes:
- Work with the Co-chairs on a timeline of meetings and activities to deliver recommendations
The responsibilities of the CTE Committee members include the following:
- Advise the District Wide CTE Committee of the needs and concerns of CTE programs at their college.
- Represent and support the decisions of the District Wide CTE Committee throughout the Planning and Budget Integration Model process especially to the District Education Committee.
- Inform the administration and faculty of the colleges which they represent about the proceedings of the District Wide CTE Committee.
- When necessary represent and support the decisions and actions of the District Wide CTE Committee at district, college and community meetings.
- Promote, cultivate and sustain a regionally recognized and student-friendly environment for CTE.
The responsibility of the CTE Committee is to advise the District Education Committee of the needs and concerns of CTE programs and services, which include but are not limited to the following:
Aligning District policies and procedures to meet the needs of CTE programs and services, including but not limited to those that involve:
- Human resources and personnel recruitment and management
- Grant applications, monitoring, and compliance reporting
- Information Technology systems and support
- Student support
Planning and implementing short-term and long-range goals for district-wide CTE
Assuring that quality marketing of CTE programs is resourced and executed in a timely manner, which includes but is not limited to the following:
- Development and maintenance of a dedicated, District-wide CTE Web site, including up-to-date information on articulation agreements
- Design and production of dedicated CTE print materials
- Community outreach to attract CTE students
- Coordination with and leverage of other CTE marketing initiatives such as those pursued by the Deputy Sector Navigators and the Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC)
Making recommendations for improving the quality of CTE programs District-wide, which includes but is not limited to the following:
- Input on program review and annual program update process
- Advocacy and support for state-of-the-art CTE curriculum, pedagogy, professional development, and facilities
- Advocacy and support for a full range of CTE programs
- Advocacy and support for effective approval processes for new CTE programs and curriculum through curriculum committees and Planning, Budgeting and Integration, including adequate consultation between colleges
- Develop, monitor, and maintain quality articulation agreements between the Colleges and K12 and 4-year partners
Ensuring that CTE students receive the same student support services as general population students, as well as that CTE students get additional student services unique to CTE programs such as career counseling, job placement services, placement tracking and monitoring, and other services.
For more information about this Committee, contact Dr. Karen Engel, Interim Director of Economic and Workforce Development, firstname.lastname@example.org