The South Bay Consortium for Adult Education is a collaboration of four colleges and five adult schools in Santa Clara County, California. We are working together to build pathways for adult learners so they can achieve economic self-sufficiency in an area with one of the highest costs of living in the nation. Our consortium is committed to having a positive collective impact on the local workforce, building a just economy and healthy community.
SBCAE STEERING COMMITTEE
On Friday, 8/24/2018, the SBCAE Steering Committee is holding its regularly scheduled meeting at 12:30. The meeting will be held at San Jose City College (Room T-415) 600 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, 95128. Here is the Agenda:
Governance Meeting, August 10, 2018 (Friday) The SBCAE Steering Committee is hosting a public governance meeting: San Jose City College (Room T-415) 600 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, 95128. Here is the Agenda:
The 2018-2019 Annual Plan is aligned to our current Three Year Regional Plan, and has been developed through several months of meetings with our faculty workgroups, community partners, and our Steering Committee (with representatives from our Consultation Council). It builds upon the project areas of 2017-2018, and those work plans in the document below have informed the Annual Plan that will be presented in final draft form to the Steering Committee on August 10. Please send any comments to the draft to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018-2019 Annual Plan Goals and Activities is further detailed in nine project areas. Each of the project work plans is summarized in the follwoing:
In line with AEBG legislation, South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) continues to work hard in the South Bay region to have a positive impact in our community for the delivery of adult education. Per State guidance, all Consortia across the State, including SBCAE, are expected to develop a new three-year adult education plan and ongoing annual plans.
To achieve that, we will host the SBCAE governance meeting with all community partners and stakeholders this Friday, June 29, 2018 at 12:30pm to receive your valuable feedback. Here is the Agenda:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018,the Steering Committee is meeting at: CET Multipurpose Room (8:30am-9:30am), 701 Vine Street, San Jose, CA 939110. Here is the Agenda:
This Friday, the SBCAE Steering Committee is meeting at Independence Adult Center, 625 Educational Park Dr., San Jose. Here is the Agenda:
On Friday, May 25, at SJCC Tech Center, the Steering Committee will meet to give an update on the timeline and process for the three year regional plan along with a progress report on the Immigrant Integration project and much more. Public is always invited. Here is the Agenda:
ATTN: The Public Governance meeting originally scheduled for Monday, May 21 is rescheduled to Friday, June 29.
In line with AEBG legislation, South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) continues to work hard in the South Bay region to have a positive impact in our community for the delivery of adult education. Per State guidance, all Consortia across the State, including SBCAE, are expected to develop a new three-year adult education plan and ongoing annual plans. To achieve that, we will host the SBCAE governance meeting with all community partners and stakeholders on June 29, 2018 at 3pm to receive your valuable feedback. The meeting will be held:
Technology Center (4th floor Room T415), San Jose City College, 600 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128.
The leadership of SBCAE will send a reminder along with agenda closer to that time. Thank you and looking forward to see you.
On Friday, April 27, at Workforce Institute, the Steering Committee will meet to consider the timeline and process for the three year regional plan. Public is always invited. Here is the Agenda:
On April 13 we reviewed and approved the proposal to distribute allocations to SBCAE members.
Additionally, our progress this year will determine both our Annual Plan for next year and the process for developing the next Three Year Regional Plan for Adult Education. If you think adult education needs to continue to be supported, but also needs to be innovative, your participation in our planning process is critical.
The plan, and the more detailed work plans in nine project areas, are the result of multiple conversations with consortium faculty work groups, an online survey sent out to more than 500 community partners and consortium faculty, a two day retreat in June with the Steering Committee and the Consultation Council.
NINE PROJECT AREAS FOR 17-18 (.pdf)
Implementing Immigrant Integration in 2017-18
The Alliance for Language Learners' Integration and Educational Success (ALLIES) has worked with the SBCAE to develop a framework for Immigrant Integration. The framework has just been released here. The 2017-2018 school year will see more work in using the framework to support students and measure their success.
In February, 2018 the Legislative Analyst's Office released a report on adult education with recommendations for continuing the reform in 2018-2019: http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3752
Also, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has released an important report on the progress of California's adult education reform - the AEBG initiative that was responsible for the founding of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education. The report, Prosperity Through Partnership: Opportunities for AEBG to Strengthen Systems and Communities, makes important recommendations about how the reform can best be achieved. Required reading for those who care about public adult education in California.
ARCHIVE (Past Meetings, Documents, and Activities):
On August 10, 2016, we presented the 2016-2017 Annual Plan in a Public Governance Meeting for input and approval (plan link below). The annual plan was developed with input from faculty and staff of all nine institutions, and community partners. We invite your continued response and advice on what we need to focus on for this next year.
Our Transition Specialists are meeting regularly. Our Faculty Workgroups met on September 23, and continue the work to align curriculum and assessments between the two systems. Bridge programs are offered at multiple campuses, colleges are co-locating classes at adult school, our adults with disabilities specialist is reaching out to all members, we have begun to enhance the SBCAE Transition Center with firm plans open a SparkPoint at the Workforce Institute site. An Immigrant Integration Framework is being developed in partnership with our community-based friends - ALLIES and Working Partnerships USA.
As we move through the second year of our reform, the Regional Plan that was developed with our community, is making a significant difference for the adult learners who come to our programs.
ARCHIVE: This site provides an archive of documents for our stakeholders to review. These are the frameworks which have guided our work the last three years.
Expenditure reports for 2015-2016 for all seven AEBG districts. It should be noted that a good portion of the funds were not released to the districts until well into the school year. The consortium continues to assess unmet needs and gaps in our region, and, following our Regional Plan, will work to fill those gaps.
Summary AEBG Consortium Expenditures 2015-2016 (.pdf) On Tuesday, July 19, at 1:00 at the Workforce Institute (networking at 12:30), the SBCAE, in partnership with ALLIES, held a meeting of partners of over 30 community-based organizations to review our progress and provide direction to the development of an Immigrant Integration Pathway.This will continue as an important project of our consortium for the 2016-2017 year.
Annual Plan Summary (updated 10/26/15) (.pdf)
Organization Chart for SBCAE (.pdf)
SBCAE 16-17 Annual Plan
Through the spring and summer of 2016 the members of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education reviewed our activities for 2015-2016 school year, including evaluating student data on our outcomes, in order to identify our priorities and activities for the 2016-2017 school year. Our faculty, in their program area Work Groups, and as represented by the faculty Chairs, provided critical input. Our continued communication with our community partners informed our plan, including the important meeting held on July 19 with community partners to discuss our Immigrant Integration Pathway project. The Annual Plan was made available on this website on August 3, and presented to the public for comment on Wednesday, August 10. SBCAE 16-17 Annual Plan (.pdf)
Archived information follows:
The State has released the regional consortia allocations for 2015-16 for the remaining funds (after MOE allocations) from the Adult Education Block Grant.
Download the Schedule for Regional Consortia Allocations (.xls)
The CCCCO and CDE, with the advice of the executive director of the State Board of Education (SBE), worked together to establish a formula to allocate funds to the regional adult education consortia. The formula followed the guidance set forth in Assembly Bill (AB) 104, Section 39 (Chapter 13, Statutes of 2015), which established the Adult Education Block Grant. The Governor's Budget Item 6870-201-0001 appropriated $500 million in total funding for this program.
Previously, the CCCCO and CDE, with the advice of the executive director of the State Board of Education (SBE), certified $336,867,867 as Maintenance of Effort (MOE) allocations, which were posted previously.
Download MOE Allocations (.xls)
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