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Data and Research Task Force


Data and Research Task Force

This standing committee switched to a task force format effective July 1, 2010. ACTE members interested in serving should complete the interest form and return it to Lauren Lessels. To sign up for a policy task force (Perkins, Workforce Investment Act, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, School Reform), please complete the information listed on the Policy Task Force Web site.

The mission of the Data and Research Task Force is to identify priorities and provide support that will position ACTE as the leader related to quality career and technical education data and research.

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  1. To make recommendations about research and data sources that should be added to ACTE’s clearinghouse of information.
  2. To identify potential partners and sources of quality data and research that would support ACTE’s data and research agenda.
  3. To advise ACTE staff about the ways that information and data should be delivered and communicated to members in order to be most useful for practitioners.
  4. To communicate information available from ACTE to research institutions, educators, business and industry, and other organizations so that ACTE is recognized as the leader related to quality career and technical education data and research.

The Task Force will consist of not less than six and not more than 12 members. Criteria for membership include experience in a research capacity or strong background related to collection, dissemination and communication of data related to CTE or workforce development issues. Members must have the ability and time to actively engage in the work of the Task Force.

The Data and Research Task Force will provide an annual set of recommendations related to the task force objectives which will be reported to the ACTE staff and Board of Directors.

Current FY11 Data and Research Task Force Representatives

Chair Neil Knobloch
Vice Chair Mary Self
Staff Liaison Catherine Imperatore
Board Liaison Luke Steinke

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