CAREER TECHNICAL & EXTENDED EDUCATION DIVISION MEETING
August 21, 2009
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Sandra Andre, Steve Bertram, Mark Coppedge, Eric Duval, Russ Filbeck, Michael Finton, Bruce Fried, Nancy Galli, Lori Graham, Sergio Hernandez, Paul Kelly, Carl Lofthouse, Dennis Lutz, Bruce McDonough, Jay Miller, Pete Ordille, Morgan Peterson, Mollie Smith, Jack Stone, Ken Swift, Cristina Tejeda, Dave Thomsen, Debi Workman, Yesenia Zermeno
Dean Owens welcomed everyone to the new academic year.
Wilma distributed recommendations from the ACCJC Commission related to accreditation.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
Wilma reminded everyone that disciplines must have at least one advisory committee meeting during each academic year. It is preferred that meetings occur during the fall semester for planning purposes. This still allows time for curriculum changes during the spring semester.
Wilma stated that Palomar remains in a hiring freeze. No new faculty were hired except the transfer from ROP. An inquiry was made as to the process which will be used when the college begins hiring in the future. Wilma explained that last year’s faculty hiring priority list will stay firm when the freeze is removed.
PLANNING AND BUDGETING:
Wilma stated that planning and budgeting must be outlined in Institutional Review. Also, all Perkins information should be included in Institutional Review. She stated that the Perkins plan is set for 09-10 and reminded everyone that she needs their 08-09 final report.
Wilma discussed the new IT building and remarked that the architectural drawings are very impressive including the remodel portion of the T building.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT - GREEN CAREERS:
Wilma spoke about green collar careers and stated that new funds are coming into colleges in this area. She suggested that everyone who is interested in learning more about greening their college curriculum to attend a symposium at Cuyamaca College on October 16, 2009. A flier was distributed with details.
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Wilma discussed stimulus funds and explained that they are very restricted and are grant related. In order to receive stimulus funds, one must apply for the grant. Many are through Workforce Partnership and community based organizations. Information related to these funds is posted on the Chancellor’s Office website and the San Diego Workforce Partnership’s website.
Wilma asked that everyone watch their short term and student payroll accounts very carefully, being cautious to stay within budget. She stated that there won’t be funds available to assist departments if they run short at the end of the fiscal year. She also reminded everyone to be very frugal with their supply accounts due to the bleak budget. She stated that due to the budget reductions our division must cut classes. She said that the CTEE division cancellation quota is a total of 20 classes for Fall 2009, Spring 2010 and intersession. She stated that all intersession classes (January and May 2010) will be canceled. She explained that we will attempt to not cancel any beginning and advanced classes, but rather choose deletions from the middle sections of programs. Another option is to extend rotations of some courses.
COUNSELING DEPARTMENT LIAISONS:
Wilma informed the division of their new Counseling Department liaisons. She encouraged everyone to invite counselors to their classrooms to inform and assist their students. Assignments are as follows:
Design & Consumer Education – Gloria Kerkhoff
Occupational and Noncredit Programs – Lisa Romain
Public Safety/Emergency Medical Education – Tom Ventimiglia
Trade and Industry – Rosa Antonecchia
FALL 2009 SEMESTER:
Wilma stated that enrollment for the CTEE division for the Fall 2009 semester is very good.