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CAEP TAP Bids Farewell to their Coordinator, Dr. Veronica Parker

CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposal Closes Tomorrow 

Register to Attend the CAEP Summit 2023

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nomination Closes Tomorrow

CSAC Cash for College Programs 

Input Needed by June 30th! CA Digital Equity Plan

CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series

CAEP Deliverable Reminders
Deadlines and Deliverables

CAEP TAP Bids Farewell to their Coordinator, Dr. Veronica Parker 

It is with mixed emotions that we say farewell to Dr. Veronica Parker! She has accepted a promotional position as Director, Career Education Programs and Services at a CA community college in the Bay Area. Dr. Parker began her career with the CAEP Technical Assistance Project in 2017 as a Project Specialist before becoming the Coordinator. As a lifelong learner, with a strong passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and access in support of learners achieving their educational goals, she, too, continued her education. She has since earned her M.B.A. in Business Analytics from Drexel University, and most recently her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Urban Education from the University of Southern California.


Dr. Parker has been involved with CAEP TAP since its inception in 2017, providing high-quality technical assistance and professional development to the adult education field in support of CAEP data and accountability. Dr. Parker has been instrumental in the creation of what we know CAEP TAP to be today. During her tenure as Coordinator, Dr. Parker identified a need for the Consortium Leadership Academy (CLA), Targeted Technical Assistance (TTA), and formulated advisory committees to understand the needs of our 71 consortia throughout the State. We have all experienced Dr. Parker’s exemplary work ethic and commitment to helping the field in numerous ways; including NOVA, State policy/guidance, professional development series, peer learning circles, and more.  


If you would like to add a farewell message for Dr. Parker, please visit the KudoBoard and click “+Add to Board”. You can leave a text, picture or video message.  


As we bid farewell to Dr. Parker as our CAEP TAP Coordinator, we also extend an invitation to welcome Dr. Parker back for future opportunities to collaborate and continue to enrich the Adult Education community. Congratulations and best wishes as you begin your new endeavor! 

All the best,


Dr. Parker's Kuddo Board

CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposal Closes Tomorrow!

Call for Proposals

The CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposals will close tomorrow, June 30th! Don't miss out on this opportunity. We want to hear from you and the amazing work you are doing to support learners to meet their educational goals. Proposals are steadily coming in and there is still an opportunity for you to share your expertise and practices with other adult education practitioners.

Practitioners are interested in learning about your innovative and effective promising practices, strategies, and other resources anchored in the CAEP State Priorities: Equity, Leadership, Learner Transition, Marketing, Program Development, Program Evaluation, and Technology and Distance Learning. Sessions at the CAEP Summit 2023 can either be 60 or 90 minutes to fit your needs. Additionally, since the Summit is two and half days, the chances of competing sessions taking place at the same time is reduced.


Access the complete call for proposal details, including the registration notes, by clicking on the following link. 


Proposal submission deadline: June 30, 2023. Applicants will be notified by: August 4, 2023. 

CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposal


Registration is filling up quite nicely! Adult Education practitioners are excited to attend the CAEP Summit 2023 in person at the Hilton Universal City. Be one of the several hundred adult education practitioners who will attend this year’s conference. If you have not done so already, register now to join other CAEP practitioners for a two and half day thought-provoking, engaging and fun learning experience. The CAEP Summit 2023 is an opportunity for adult education practitioners to share and discuss innovative and effective promising practices, strategies, and other resources anchored in the CAEP State Priorities: Equity, Leadership, Learner Transition, Marketing, Program Development, Program Evaluation, and Technology and Distance Learning.

The registration cost to attend the CAEP Summit 2023 is $450 until August 25, 2023, then will be $550. Please encourage your colleagues to register and attend. Registration includes access to the following: All meal functions, all general and breakout sessions, exhibitor corner, and networking social. 

Contact CAEP TAP at [email protected] if you experience any difficulty registering.

Register Today

Room Block at the Hilton Universal City

The CAEP Summit 2023 Planning Committee received an update from the Hilton Universal City hotel, and close to three quarters of the 275-room block is booked! Secure your room today before the room block is sold out. The CAEP Summit 2023 room block rate is $219/per night plus taxes and fees. Use the following link to secure your spot now as the room block will sell out FAST! Booking your room is simple, just select "Book a Room" to receive your group's preferred rate. 


If you prefer booking by phone, contact the In-House Reservations Dept. at 818-623-1434 from 7am-7pm, Monday-Sunday. Please have the attendees refer to the group code SCOE when booking. 


The contracted cutoff date for the discounted room rate is September 23, 2023Once the cut-off date has expired, any remaining unsold rooms will automatically be released back to the main hotel inventory to be made available for regular guests. 

Book Your Room

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nomination Closes Tomorrow!

Bassett Adult School, an Advancing CA Adult Education Program 2022 awardee, opened an Electrician Trainee Program to increase the number of individuals who pass the California State Electricians Exam and are placed into jobs as Electricians. Learn more about this program, including their problem of practice, response and outcomes, by clicking on the following link

Next week, the Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program nomination period for 2023 will close! Be amongst the innovative programs to be recognized at the CAEP Summit 2023. The CAEP Office welcomes nominations of California Adult Education Programs, demonstrating innovative, emerging, or model practices for the Advancing CA Adult Education Award and recognition at California’s CAEP Summit. Model CAEP programs must be aligned to approved CAEP program areas and the adult education state priorities: learner transition, program development, equity, leadership, technology and distance learning, program evaluation, and marketing. The adult education state priorities align with the CCCCO Vision for Success goals and the CDE Superintendent’s Initiatives. 


Benefits to participating in the project: 

  1. Showcase a new, emerging, and/or promising program. 
  2. Share practices with other adult education programs and practitioners. 
  3. A video capturing the highlights of the top two scoring programs is created. 
  4. All qualifying program nominations are published on the CAEP website. 
  5. All qualifying program nominations are recognized at the annual CAEP Summit. 
  6. Stories and videos may be highlighted at conferences throughout California and distributed to local, regional, and state officials. 

How to participate in the project: 

Nominations must highlight a California Adult Education Program (CAEP) approved program area and may be submitted by any CAEP funded agency during the open nomination period. This year’s nomination period is March 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023. All nominations will be reviewed for completeness and for how closely they address the rubric criteria stated on the nomination form. Incomplete nominations and nominations that do not address the rubric criteria will not be considered. 


To get started, go to the Request Support page on the CAEP website ( and register as a new user or login to the website. Once logged in, click on the box that says Submit Nomination.

Nominate a Model Program

CSAC Cash for College Programs 

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) offers two programs for students attending college, the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are 4 groups of people that can complete the CADAA application; they include undocumented students, folks with or without DACA, people with TPS Status, and U-Visa Holders. If a student doesn't identify with any of those groups, they apply for the FAFSA. Students who are eligible for the FAFSA are US citizens, legal permanent residents, learners with certain designations including Refugee or those granted Asylum, and T-Visa holders. 


Learn more about their programs and the steps to complete the applications by accessing the link below.

CSAC Cash for College

Input Needed! CA Digital Equity Plan 

California wants to hear your thoughts on Digital Equity! California is developing a Digital Equity Plan to ensure equal access to digital technologies, services and resources for all individuals and communities within the state. The goal is to bridge the digital divide and promote digital inclusion, thereby reducing disparities in digital access, skills, and opportunities. Another goal is to address barriers to digital equity and develop strategies to provide affordable broadband access, promote digital literacy and skills development, and support the use of digital technologies in various sectors such as education, healthcare, workforce development, and civic engagement.  


To inform the Digital Equity plan, the California Department of Technology (CDT) has developed two comprehensive digital equity surveys. These surveys aim to identify the barriers and needs of individuals in unserved and underserved communities, informing the State's Digital Equity Plan. 


The Digital Equity Survey, to be taken by individuals, is intended to identify the digital equity barriers and needs of California’s residents (everyone, including adult learners). The Digital Equity Ecosystem Mapping Tool, to be completed by agencies, is requesting partners to map their digital equity work to help the State develop an inventory of organizations, programs, funding, and other resources that are, or can be, leveraged to promote digital equity and support the implementation of the Digital Equity Plan. 


Access the complete informational letter with additional links to resources here. The deadline to complete the surveys is June 30, 2023. Let your voice be heard!

Information Letter
Digital Equity Survey
Digital Equity Ecosystem Mapping Tool

CAEP Consortium Management Series 

The CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series is still running strong! The purpose of the CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series is to engage CAEP consortia and members in a series of webinars aligned to the CAEP annual deliverables and effective management of the consortium. Each session in the series will provide an in-depth review of the deliverable and how to complete the deliverable in NOVA. Access the links below to learn more about each session and register! 

CAEP Consortium Management 101: August 9, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Budget and Work Plan and Quarterly Expenditure Reports for 2023-24: August 18, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


CAEP Deliverable Reminders

Quarter 3 Expenditure Report

The Quarter 3 member expenditure report was due in NOVA on June 1, 2023. The consortium will have until June 30, 2023 to certify the report.

CAEP Quarter 4 Student Data

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The Quarter 4 student data is due by July 15, 2023 in TOPSPro for K-12 CAEP adult education providers and WIOA-funded community college noncredit providers.

Annual Plan for 2023-24

The 2023-24 Annual Plan is due in NOVA by August 15, 2023. The Annual Plan is a subset of the CAEP 2022-25 Three-Year Plan.

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  • Jun 1: 21/22 and 22/23 Member Expense Report due in NOVA (Q3)
  • Jun 30: 21/22 and 22/23 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q3) *
  • Jul 15: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q4) FINAL
  • Aug 15: Annual Plan for 2023-24 due in NOVA *
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