CACTE Committees

Are you interested in sharing your time, talents and skills with CACTE?  Join a CACTE Committee and meet new people, make a difference for Colorado CTE and give back to your professional association!

Complete this application to indicate your interest in getting involved on a CACTE Committee.

Refer to the CACTE Gov Docs section of the CACTE website for more information about the CACTE Committees, their missions, and tasks outlined in the following governing documents:

  • Bylaws - Article IX

  • Policies & Procedures Manual - Governance: CACTE Committees

AWARDS COMMITTEE

 

MISSION: 

Recognize outstanding achievements by individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the career and technical education field in Colorado

 

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Follow ACTE’s awards criteria and selection process for ACTE/CACTE Excellence Awards

  • Develop, review, and update criteria and applications for CACTE Excellence Awards (specific to CACTE)

  • Solicit nominations for the ACTE/CACTE awards

  • Encourage Divisions to submit nominees

  • Be sure nominator enters all materials needed on CACTE awards portal by deadline

  • Review applications and select award winners for each category, using awards portal

  • Notify all award winners and nominators of results and invite them/their guests to the awards presentation(s) at the CACTE CareerTech Summit

  • Arrange for the purchase/engraving of awards

  • Arrange for the presentation of awards at the CACTE CareerTech Summit- suggested to invite nominator to do presentation

  • Ensure that ACTE/CACTE Excellence Awards winners are moved on to Region V Awards through the awards portal, after reviewing their application

BYLAWS/POLICIES & PROCEDURES COMMITTEE

MISSION:

  • Keep the Bylaws and Policies/Procedures Manual (PPM) current, reflective of desires and needs of members, and inclusive of changes needed in CACTE Bylaws and/or PPM necessitated by changes in ACTE Bylaws

 

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Co-chaired by the Past President and Secretary

  • Evaluate Bylaws and Policies/Procedures Manual (PPM) for any necessary revisions

  • Receive and make proposed Bylaws changes; discuss and submit to the CACTE Board as described in Bylaws Article XI

  • If the CACTE Board approves Bylaws changes for presentation to the membership, write summary sheet of changes and post/distribute according to timeline in Article XI, section 2

  • If approved by the membership, arrange for the posting/distribution of revised CACTE Bylaws, including to ACTE

  • If there are approved ACTE Bylaws changes, make necessary automatic updates to CACTE Bylaws

  • Receive and make proposed PPM changes; discuss and submit to the CACTE Board for approval as described in the PPM

  • If approved by Board, distribute revised PPM to Board members

  • Work closely with president, executive director and Board during this process

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

MISSION:

Ensure that Colorado CTE and CACTE information is visible to members and to the public.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Convey to public and membership the mission, purposes and function of the association

  • Share CTE public relations materials via website, social media, e-newsletters and other appropriate means

  • Promote the desirability of becoming a career and technical education professional

  • Encourage CACTE members to submit articles for CACTE and/or ACTE publications

  • Make internal communications with CACTE Board members available through electronic means

CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

MISSION:

Provide CACTE members and other CTE professionals access to high quality professional development in a face-to-face setting.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Refer to Conference Planning section of the Policies/Procedures Manual (PPM) for more details

  • Oversee planning of annual conference by executive director

  • Make decisions regarding broad scheduling changes

  • Provide insight into possible conference locations

  • Review call for presentation proposals document

  • Evaluate calls for presentation proposals; select sessions to be presented; help slot into program

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

MISSION:

Safeguard the assets of the association

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop appropriate financial oversight process for the finances of the association

  • Create and maintain a culture of honesty and high ethics

  • Review association resources and determine a percentage of annual operating budget to set aside as a reserve/contingency fund

  • Arrange for annual financial review of records

  • Arrange for an audit at the end of an executive director’s tenure

  • Prepare proposed CACTE budget and submit to the CACTE Executive Committee

  • Monitor investments for appropriateness and return on investment

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

MISSION:

Advise CACTE Board and members on legislative issues impacting career and technical education and develop an effective network for the dissemination of information regarding legislative issues.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • With the assistance of the CACTE/CACTA Legislative Specialist and/or ACTE:

    • Keep members informed of legislation at the local, state and national levels which impacts CTE

    • Develop and distribute annual CACTE Legislative Priorities document

    • Establish and maintain good relationships with state and national legislators

    • Keep legislators informed of accomplishments and concerns of CTE throughout the year

    • Work closely with the Colorado Community Colleges System and ACTE on state/national legislation

    • Organize and maintain a communications network among committee members so that immediate action can be set into motion

    • Be prepared to contact legislators by most appropriate method

    • Ensure posting of legislative information/updates as needed

  • Coordinate statewide legislative activities, such as Day at the Capitol or advance preparation for National Policy Seminar activities

  • Adhere to Legislative Committee Operating Norms

    • Participate in biweekly committee calls during Legislative Session and other calls as needed

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

 

MISSION:

To promote and position Colorado ACTE as a desired organization for teachers, administrators and professionals to join and become engaged, active members.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Increase membership in the association through retention of existing members and recruitment of new members

  • Identify new markets for membership growth

  • Create, promote and enhance member benefits and services

  • Prepare CACTE membership promotional materials for distribution

  • Provide and maintain avenues for communication from members about concerns regarding both ACTE and CACTE

  • Continuously update communications list

  • Follow up with lapsed members, encouraging them to renew membership

  • Recognize years of membership at CACTE CareerTech Summit

CACTE Committees

  • Awards

  • Bylaws/Policies & Procedures

  • Communications

  • Conference Planning

  • Finance

  • Legislative

  • Membership

  • Outreach/Advocacy