California Adult Education Program: San Diego Adult Education Regional Consortium

San Diego College of Continuing Education is part of a regional consortium with San Diego Unified School District called the San Diego Adult Education Regional Consortium (SDAERC). The SDAERC is responsible for the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) funding allocated to the region and is a designated governance body per state legislation AB 86 (2013) and AB104 (2015). Note: CAEP is now formally branded by California State Legislature as the California Adult Education Program (CAEP).

The purpose of the SDAERC is to oversee the development and implementation of the CAEP plans within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego and to address adult education needs of the region. The SDAERC is charged with improvement of adult education service integration, improvement in student transitions to post –secondary education and workforce, alignment of adult education services in the region amongst adult education providers and the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (“WIOA”) programs, and engagement of providers and stakeholders in the development of adult education plans. For more information about:

  • The California Adult Education Program, visit the state website at www.caladulted.org.
  • The San Diego College of Continuing Education's CAEP work with SDUSD through the SDAERC, contact Kelly Henwood, Special Projects Manager and Consortium Lead at San Diego at KHenwood@sdccd.edu.
  • The SDUSD Adult School, visit The SDUSD Adult School website.

Membership

The SDAERC has “Designated Representatives” which are appointed by each Member Agency (SDCCE and SDUSD) via the approval of the respective District Governing Board.

There is equal representation from each Member Agency and includes at least: three (3) Administrators, and one (1) Faculty/Instructor for a minimum required number of eight (8) Designated Representatives with voting responsibilities.

Member Agency Representative Title Email
San Diego College of Continuing Education Shakerra Carter Vice President of Student Services scarter001@sdccd.edu
San Diego College of Continuing Education Lorie Crosby Howell Dean, Fashion, Culinary Arts, Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education and West City Campus lhowell@sdccd.edu
San Diego College of Continuing Education Michelle Fischthal Vice President of Instruction mfischthal@sdccd.edu
San Diego College of Continuing Education Leah Gualtieri Faculty, Adult Basic Education lgualtie@sdccd.edu
San Diego Unified School District Nate Sachdeva Program Manager, College, Career and Technical Education nsachdeva@sandi.net
San Diego Unified School District Kirsley Tate SDUSD AE Counselor ktate@sandi.net
San Diego Unified School District Megan Timmons Adult Education Instructor mtimmons2@sandi.net
San Diego Unified School District Sarah Vielma Director, College, Career & Technical Education and Adult Education svielma@sandi.net

Calendar

Meetings are proposed to continue to take place on the same schedule of bi-monthly meetings, every other month, for a total of 6 Regular Meetings a year on the third Thursdays from 3:00 PM-4:30 PM.

Date Meeting Title Meeting Materials
Thursday, May 18th, 2023 Regular Session
Thursday, March 16th, 2023 Regular Session
Thursday, January 19th, 2023 Regular Session Agenda Recording
Thursday, November 17th, 2022 Regular Session Agenda Minutes Recording
Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 Special Meeting- Cancelled Agenda Special Meeting Zoom Link; Password: SDAERC
Thursday, September 15th, 2022 Regular Session Agenda Minutes Recording
Thursday, July 21st, 2022 Regular Session Agenda Minutes Recording

Archive of Past Meeting Agendas/Minutes and Recordings »

Location

Consortium meetings shall take place in accordance with the Public Meetings Act as described by the State CAEP Office to comply with legislative requirements of AB 104.

PY 22/23 Regular SDAERC Meetings shall be publicly accessible via an online format as well as in-person. Face-to-face meetings will occur when reopening has occurred and is permitted by both SDAERC member agency institutions. Locations to be determined.

Remote Access

As allowed by bylaws, all meetings will be accessible via teleconference: Join from PC through the following link: https://sdccd-edu.zoom.us/j/92053716869

Password: SDAERC
Or Telephone:
+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 920 5371 6869

Special Meetings

SDAERC shall hold regular meetings with the option of adding Special Meetings as needed. Special Meetings may be planned as requested by the SDAERC, including meetings needed to accomplish tasks and deadlines as determined by the State CAEP Office.

Workgroups and Committees

The SDAERC has in the past, and may in the future, choose to form committees and workgroups either as ongoing and/or adhoc groups based on a need to accomplish a particular objective or task. All committees and workgroups are advisory to the SDAERC only and shall have reporting authority to the SDAERC. Committees and workgroups are not able to make decisions or take action on behalf of the SDAERC.

Mission: San Diego College of Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college. read more »