Joint Board Committee on Noncredit and Adult Education Collection at the California Adult Education Archives

Print finding aid created by Linda L. West.
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Sacramento County Office of Education
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Phone: (916) 228-2580
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Email: library@otan.us
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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.

Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1

Series 1 Products and Reports 1997-1998

Physical Description: Ten folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 1. Letter to Gov. Pete Wilson re establishment of Joint Board Committee (JBC) Task Force, 1997 Nov 6
  • Folder 2. Four Policy and Issue Papers: Scope of Instruction; Funding: Quality and Accountability; Collaborative Planning
  • Folder 3. Progress Report, 1998 Jan
  • Folder 4. Progress Report Presentation, with 1997 Nov and Dec drafts, 1988 Jan
  • Folder 5. Progress Report Presentation, PPT printouts with notes and Mac formatted diskette, 1998 Jan
  • Folder 6. Field input meetings; summary of testimony received
  • Folder 7. Field input matrix
  • Folder 8. Action plan and recommendations
  • Folder 9. Final Report, findings and recommendations, 1998 Dec
  • Folder 10. Report cover graphic, unused
Box 1 : 2

Series 2 Meetings and Correspondence 1997-1998

Physical Description: Ten folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 11. Joint Board Committee Calendar and Timelines
  • Folder 12. Interagency Coordinating Team (IACT) meetings and correspondence
  • Folder 13. Joint Board Committee Task Force meetings, 1997 Feb 26
  • Folder 14. Joint Board Committee Task Force meetings, 1997 July 1
  • Folder 15. Joint Board Committee Task Force meetings, 1997 Sept 23
  • Folder 16. Joint Board Committee Task Force meetings, 1997 Oct 21
  • Folder 17. Joint Board Committee Task Force meetings, 1998 Feb 26
  • Folder 18. Joint Board Committee Task Force meetings, 1998 Mar 30
  • Folder 19. Joint Board Committee Task Force meetings, 1998 May 5
  • Folder 20. Joint Board Committee Task Force meetings, 1998 Jun 1
Box 1 : 3

Series 3 Meetings and Correspondence 1999-2000

Physical Description: Ten folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 21. Rosters
  • Folder 22. JBC IACT Meetings
  • Folder 23. JBC Work Group meeting agendas & minutes, 1999 July 23
  • Folder 24. JBC Work Group meeting agendas & minutes, 1999 Sept 27
  • Folder 25. JBC Work Group meeting agendas & minutes, 1999 Oct 13
  • Folder 26. JBC Work Group meeting agendas & minutes, 1999 Nov 10
  • Folder 27. JBC Work Group meeting agendas & minutes, 2000 Jan 12
  • Folder 28. JBC Work Group meeting agendas & minutes, 2000 Mar 15
  • Folder 29. Correspondence
  • Folder 30. Secretaries' electronic files
Box 1 : 4

Series 4 Subgroups and Initiatives 1999-2001

Physical Description: Seven folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 31. Funding Subgroup/Fiscal Policy Task Force
  • Folder 32. Collaboration Subgroup
  • Folder 33. MIS Subgroup/Quality and Accountability Task Force
  • Folder 34. Teacher reciprocity efforts
  • Folder 35. Model Program Standards, 2000-2001
  • Folder 36. Model Program Standards Committee, Rosters, 2000-2001
  • Folder 37. Model Program Standards Committee, Correspondence and meeting agendas, 2000-2001
Box 1 : 5

Series 5 Joint Board Committee on Noncredit and Adult Education Web site 2001

Physical Description: One folder

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 38. Printouts of Web site pages, http://www.otan.us/webfarm/jbtf/
Box 1 : 6

Series 6 Committee Resources 1981-1998

Physical Description: Fifteen folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 39. California Education Code (sections)
  • Folder 40. Scope of Community College and Non-credit Programs, unknown source and date
  • Folder 41. Report of the Adult Education Policy Commission to the California Legislature, (Behr Report), 1981
  • Folder 42. Mutual agreement litigation, Orange USD v. Rancho Santiago CCD, 1997
  • Folder 43. Adult Education for the 21st Century: Strategic Plan.... CDE, 1989
  • Folder 44. Designated Subject Teaching Credentials, adult ed and vocational ed, 1998
  • Folder 45. "Employment, Training, and Literacy Enhancement Act of 1997", Part A. Sec. 101, State Plan, Title III, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
  • Folder 46. CDE adult program, profiles: adult education, state; adult education, federal; GED services; ROPs; JTPA
  • Folder 47. California School Accounting Manual, Index, 1992 edition
  • Folder 48. One Stop Centers, 1998 June 8
  • Folder 49. Noncredit Adult Education in California Community Colleges; a report to the Committee on Educational Policy, Board of Governors, California Community Colleges, 1995 Sept 13
  • Folder 50. The New Basic Agenda; Policy Directions for Student Success. Board of Governors, California Community Colleges,1996
  • Folder 51. CA Community College non-credit student enrollment, worksheets, 1996-1997
  • Folder 52. CA Community Colleges, Board of Governors, miscellaneous items, 1997-1998
  • Folder 53. CA Community Colleges, budget planning, 1998-1999