AP 4102 Occupational/Vocational Technical Programs - Administrative Procedures, Chapter 4 Academic Affairs

  • References: Title 5 Sections 55600 et seq.; U.S. Department of Education regulations on the Integrity of Federal Student Financial Aid Programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended; 34 C.F.R. Part 600.]
  1. Establishment of an appointment process for related advisory committees.

    Faculty in vocational and occupational programs are responsible for establishing and maintaining advisory committees and meeting with them at least once each year.  Advisory Committee members are submitted to the Board of Trustees through the President, each year for Board approval.  Advisory committee membership is published each year in the college catalog.  Faculty submit advisory committee meeting minutes to their Deans at least once per year.

  2. Provisions for documenting the competence of students completing vocational and occupational programs.

    The Official Course Outlines of Record for each course in all vocational and occupational programs have clearly stated Student Learning Outcomes, which are communicated directly to students by faculty as part of their course syllabus.  Evaluation and assessment of learning are linked directly to the Student Learning Outcomes.  Each vocational and occupational program has stated Program Student Learning Outcomes that are regularly assessed through the Program Review Process.

  3. Compliance with United States Department of Education Gainful Employment Requirements

    The Vice President of Academic Affairs, in collaboration with the Vice President of Student Services, Director of Financial Aid, and appropriate Deans and faculty, ensures that the District complies with the disclosure requirements for each of the District's gainful employment programs, by disclosing federally-mandated information about the programs to prospective students.  The required disclosures are available to prospective students in promotional materials and on its website.  The Vice President of Academic Affairs, in collaboration with the Vice President of Student Services, Director of Financial Aid, and appropriate Deans and faculty, ensures that the District meets these reporting requirements whenever the District intends to add a new gainful employment program.

Faculty Senate Approved: November 7, 2012
Adopted: January 2013