Appendix B: Completer Support and Follow-Up Practices

Agricultural Specialist Credential Program

Event/Activity Meeting/ Event Date 
(if applicable)
Purpose Person 
Responsible
Evidence 
Collected
Next Steps
Current Practices:
New Professionals Conference Early November (held annually)  Provide new California teachers in year 1-3 of service with specialized in-service training and support Sandy Dale, Fortuna Unified (contracted with Calif. Dept. of Education - Ag Education) Conference organizers conduct an evaluation to measure the effectiveness of each conference component Continue to collaborate with and provide support to conference organizer to ensure the conference best serves our program completers
Fall Regional Roadshow/ Professional Development  Late November (held annually) Provides all California teachers with specialized in-service training and support Shay Williams-Hopper, Calif. Dept. of Ed, Ag Education Consultant Conference organizers conduct an evaluation to measure the effectiveness of each conference component Continue to collaborate with and provide support to conference organizer to ensure the conference best serves our program completers
California Agricultural Teachers Association (CATA) State Conference and Professional Development Sessions  Late June (held annually) Provides all California teachers with specialized in-service training and support Matt Patton, CATA Executive Director Conference organizers conduct an evaluation to measure the effectiveness of each conference component Continue to collaborate with and provide support to conference organizer to ensure the conference best serves our program completers
Graduate Follow-up Survey Usually conducted every 5 years, however the 2017 was not completed Evaluate the effectiveness of the program including technical and professional coursework from the Program Completer’s perspective. Dr. Steven Rocca Ensure that we administer the questionnaire every five years.  We will continue to analyze the data we collect and discuss as program faculty to identify areas needing improvement.
Employer Survey Usually conducted every 5 years, however the 2017 was not completed Evaluate the level of preparation of recent Program Completers from the school site administrator’s perspective. Dr. Steven Rocca Ensure that we administer the questionnaire every five years.  We will continue to analyze the data we collect and discuss as program faculty to identify areas needing improvement.
Planned Future Events:
New Professionals Conference November 5-6, 2021  Provide new California teachers in year 1-3 of service with specialized in-service training and support Sandy Dale, Fortuna Unified (contracted with Calif. Dept. of Education - Ag Education)    
Fall Regional Roadshow/Professional Development  November 20-21, 2021  Provides all California teachers with specialized in-service training and support Shay Williams-Hopper, Calif. Dept. of Ed, Ag Education Consultant    
California Agricultural Teachers Association (CATA) State Conference and Professional Development Sessions  June 20-24, 2022 Provides all California teachers with specialized in-service training and support Matt Patton, CATA Executive Director    
Graduate Follow-up Survey Tentatively planned for fall 2026 Evaluate the effectiveness of the program including technical and professional coursework from the Program Completer’s perspective.     Update survey instrument and administer every 5 years.
Employer Survey Tentatively planned for fall 2026 Evaluate the level of preparation of recent Program Completers from the school site administrator’s perspective.     Update survey instrument and administer every 5 years.

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