CAREER TECHNICAL & EXTENDED EDUCATION DIVISION MEETING
November 2, 2009
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Debbie Allen, Steve Bertram, Rita Campo Griggs, Nancy Galli, Paul Kelly, Wilma Owens, Teri Safranek, Mollie Smith and Debi Workman
Wilma introduced Debbie Allen; she will be replacing Teri Safranek when she retires in December.
PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS:
Wilma stated that Public Safety is being reorganized. A request was submitted to the PFF to give Kevin Barrett 20% release time to serve as department chair for the certificate programs. She stated that we’re presently waiting to receive that approval. Shanon Dreyer will assume formal direction for the Police Academy and Brett VanWey will assume formal direction for the Fire Academy.
Wilma spoke about proposed changes to minimum qualifications for career technical faculty. She indicated that a resolution from the State Academic Senate eliminates equivalency and proposes minimum quals as an AA degree with 6 years of experience for any discipline. Mollie and Wilma stated that this issue was discussed at a recent CCCAOE conference. They are suggesting that faculty contact our College Academic Senate and request that they send a resolution to the State Academic Senate to oppose this resolution.
Debi Workman reported on the last IPC meeting and explained the new process to better tie Institutional Review and Planning to budget. A new draft form was distributed and she indicated that the due date to IPC is February 1. She stated that the process will be explained at the next Chair/Directors’ meeting.
1 ON 1 MEETINGS:
Wilma stated that this semester we’re scheduling 1 on 1 meetings on an as needed basis. She asked everyone to call if they wanted or needed to meet individually.
Wilma asked that departments check with their ADA prior to scheduling a part-time faculty member to substitute to ensure that the person has received HR approval. Wilma also reminded everyone that temporary and student workers cannot start work until the department has received approval from Human Resource Services.
Wilma stated that the System expects mid-year cuts and mid-year could mean June 30. She reminded everyone to continue to conserve and also to continue to follow the practice of getting permission before purchases. Wilma reminded everyone to watch their 230010 and 240010 accounts. She indicated that Perkins funds are secure, so anyone receiving an allocation from that source can utilize those funds.
Wilma pointed out an upcoming change in purchasing procedures in that Purchasing will no longer be sending paper copies of purchase orders or purchase requisitions back to the departments. Also, they plan to move to on-line requisitioning in the near future.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
Wilma reminded everyone to hold regular advisory committee meetings and the importance of having industry representatives in attendance. Departments should keep expenses for advisory committee meetings at or below $150.00.
Wilma reminded everyone to keep their website information up-to-date. She stated that division meeting minutes are now being posted on the division website.
HIRING PREFERENCES FOR PART-TIME FACULTY:
Wilma explained that per the current PFF contract, every department should have a system set up for the hiring of part-time faculty and also giving part-time hiring preference.
NEW PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:
Wilma stated that she went to a breakout session at the CCCAOE conference related to new Title 5 changes. A copy of the power point presentation will be forwarded to everyone.
Rita indicated that she has funds available from a grant to cover the cost of outreach cards. She explained that Tech Prep has designed a specific outreach card related to articulated courses. If anyone is interested, they should contact her.
Minutes submitted by Donna DeYarman.