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

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Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Sacramento County Office of Education
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
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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 Joint Board Task Force on Noncredit and Adult Education, which came to be known as the Joint Board Committee (JBC) was established in 1997 as 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 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 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.
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.

Related Material

Related materials about the characteristics of noncredit education in California Community Colleges and adult education in California public schools in the 1990s may be found in the California Adult Education Archives located at the Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, California.

Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1

Series 1 Products and Reports 1997-1998

Physical Description: Ten folders
Box 1 : 2

Series 2 Meetings and Correspondence 1997-1998

Physical Description: Ten folders
Box 1 : 3

Series 3 Meetings and Correspondence 1999-2000

Physical Description: Ten folders
Box 1 : 4

Series 4 Subgroups and Initiatives 1999-2001

Physical Description: Seven folders
Box 1 : 5

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

Physical Description: One folder
Box 1 : 6

Series 6 Committee Resources 1981-1998

Physical Description: Fifteen folders