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Joint Board Committee on Noncredit and Adult Education Collection at the California Adult Education Archives
OTAN FA 001  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Indexing Terms
  • Scope and Content of the Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Joint Board Committee on Noncredit and Adult Education
    Date (inclusive): 1997-2001
    Identifier/Call Number: OTAN FA 001
    Creator: California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Office
    Physical Description: One file storage box
    Repository: Sacramento County Office of Education. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
    P.O. Box 269003
    Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
    Abstract: The California GED Academy was originated by the California Department of Education in the mid-1980s as an in-service and networking opportunity for GED teachers working in adult education programs. Its purpose was to improve student learning and to build a peer support system among GED teachers. The collection consists of papers and flyers collected by a participant and leader in the GED Academy and covers the period 1984-2006. Of particular interest are copies of memos to the field from the California Department of Education proposing to plan for an academy and announcing the first academies. Several documents relate to the evaluation of the first year of the academy.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: The materials are in the California Adult Education Archives maintained by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network at the Sacramento County Office of Education. For current information on the location of the materials, please consult the OTAN Web site at http://www.otan.us.

    Access

    The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.

    Publication Rights

    California Adult Education archival materials are publically funded and not subject to copyright restrictions. Publications should properly reference the Archives and the specific collection that contains the quoted materials. See Preferred Citation.

    Preferred Citation

    Guide to the Joint Board Committee on Noncredit and Adult Education Collection at the California Adult Education Archives. OTAN FA 001. Adult Education Archives, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA

    Acquisition Information

    In 2004 the California Department of Education, Adult Education Office, transferred the working files of the Joint Board Committee to the CA Adult Education Archives at the Sacramento County Office of Education.

    Administrative History

    The Joint Board Task Force on Noncredit and Adult Education was established in 1997 as a result of Governor Pete Wilson's veto message of Assembly Bill 824 which proposed the establishment of a joint working group composed of representatives of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the California State Board of Education to address mutually important and recurring issues. The Joint Board Task Force which came to be known as the Joint Board Committee (JBC) held five field public meetings for experts to present testimony on four policy areas: scope of instruction, funding issues, quality and accountability, and collaborative planning. The members that staffed the committee were known as the Interagency Coordinating Team (IACT). In December 1998 the committee produced a report detailing 12 recommendations to promote quality learning opportunities for student success. The committee communicated with the field via a comprehensive Web site.
    Beginning in 1999 a Work Group of the JBC continued to work on recommendations and proposed actions. Meetings of the Work Group continued through March 2000. Several subgroups were established. The recommendations and actions items in the Joint Board report received minimal attention because funding was lacking for the Joint Board to continue to hold meetings and staff the subsequent work; consensus between the Legislature and the Governor on solutions was also lacking. Work did begin on cooperative review and update of model standards in five program areas: English as a second language; adult basic education, adult secondary education, parent education, and older adult education.

    Indexing Terms

    Corporate Names

    California Community College. Board of Governors
    California Community Colleges. Chancellor's Office
    California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Office
    California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Unit
    California. State Board of Education
    Joint Board Committee on Noncredit and Adult Education

    Personal Names

    Rita Cepeda
    Joan Dailey Polster

    Subject (ERIC Thesaurus)

    Academic Standards
    Community Colleges
    Noncredit Programs
    Public School Adult Education
    State Planning
    State Standards

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    The collection includes the files of the Joint Committee including rosters, timelines, agendas and minutes of meetings, preliminary and final reports, print and electronic versions of presentations, mailing lists and correspondence, and background resources. There are two audiotapes of the October 13, 1999 JBC Task Force meeting. The committee Web site includes the final report of the committee, the recommendations of the work group, correspondence, policy issue papers, meeting agendas and minutes, charts, and the IACT roster as of May 16,1999.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is organized into six series: products and reports, 1997-98; meetings and correspondence, 1997-98; meetings and correspondence, 1999-2000; sub-groups and initiatives, 1999-2001; Web site printouts; committee resources. The items are arranged in labeled file folders according to the following table of contents.