[NASAFACS] Family and Consumer Sciences

(Terri) Teresa Hollarn tholl at okcareertech.org
Wed Mar 7 07:01:47 MST 2012


In Oklahoma we have courses and career majors in Arts and A/V, Human Services, Education and Training, and Hospitality and Tourism clusters.

Is anyone from this group attending the National Career Clusters Meeting in DC, June 18-20?

Terri

----- Message from LErgle at doe.k12.ga.us ---------
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 01:01:52 +0000
From: Laura Ergle <LErgle at doe.k12.ga.us>
Subject: Re: [NASAFACS] Family and Consumer Sciences
To: Peggy Wild <pwild at doe.in.gov>, "nasafacs at lists.uen.org" <nasafacs at lists.uen.org>

> Hi Peggy,
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> Thanks for forwarding to the correct listserve!!
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> Yes, I agree, as I mentioned, we need to have an agenda - and that is 
> why we need to have input from all states.
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> Currently in GA - FACS is in 3 clusters - Hospitality, Education & 
> Human Services.
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> I liked the idea of FACS being noted as covering a wide range of 
> areas....but as I have thought more about it - I think there is 
> safety and security in having a hold in numerous clusters.  I do feel 
> like we need the FACS name recognition somewhere and somehow though - 
> as that is a major reason we are losing some programs - because all 
> do not understand the clusters and realize FACS is spread around them 
> - they are just looking for the name recognition.
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> We definitely do need a consensus on the approach - as it is very 
> important that we are a unified group - and do not come across as a 
> bunch of bumbling women.  We are obviously not going to make everyone 
> happy - as our states are so diversified - so please share your input 
> and thoughts - and I will compile the data.  Once we have heard from 
> you - I will  share back so we can have some discussions on the best 
> approach.
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> I too look forward to conversations from different states.
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> Laura :)
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> Laura Ergle
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> Program Specialist, Family & Consumer Sciences,
>
> Culinary and Education
>
> Career, Technical and Agricultural Education
>
> Georgia Department of Education
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> 1752 Twin Towers East, Atlanta GA 30334
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> (404) 463-6406 phone (770) 344-4435 fax
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> lergle at doe.k12.ga.us
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> http://www.gadoe.org
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> ________________________________
> From: nasafacs-bounces at lists.uen.org [nasafacs-bounces at lists.uen.org] 
> on behalf of Peggy Wild [pwild at doe.in.gov]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 7:00 PM
> To: nasafacs at lists.uen.org
> Subject: [NASAFACS] FW: Family and Consumer Sciences
>
> Laura, and All,
>
> I just noticed that your message went to the old Listserv address, so 
> I'm forwarding to the new (UEN) address.
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> I'm glad to read that you've been able to get the attention of the 
> NASDCTEc folks to discuss our place in the Cluster organization.  I 
> hope we can have a lot of discussion about this idea on the ListServ 
> leading up to the meeting so that we can go in with really strong 
> consensus and a well-crafted rationale for whatever we end up 
> proposing.
>
> I'll start the ball rolling by saying let's think and consider what 
> would be gained and what might be lost by having just one cluster for 
> F&CS.  Different states will have different perspectives on that, so 
> maybe we want to hear from many states before we settle on endorsing 
> one course of action.  With the model of 3 ways F&CS contributes to 
> pathways (foundational for all students/all pathways; supporting 
> content for multiple pathways; and preparation for F&CS careers), 
> we've gained a lot of ground in my state.  Pulling out of that 
> approach and supporting one cluster of F&CS pathways - might be 
> losing ground instead of gaining.
>
> I hope others will share what is happening with their clusters, 
> pathways, courses, etc.  Can't wait to follow the "conversations."
>
> Peggy
>
> Peggy Wild, PhD, CFCS, State Program Leader
> Family & Consumer Sciences, College & Career Pathways
> Center for College & Career Readiness
> Indiana Department of Education
> pwild at doe.in.gov<mailto:pwild at doe.in.gov>
> 317.232.9169
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> F&CS 
> www.doe.in.gov/family<http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/career-education/family-and-consumer-sciences>
> Pathways 
> www.doe.in.gov/pathways<http://doe.in.gov/achievement/career-education/indiana-college-career-pathways>
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> From: nasafacs-bounces at listserv.doe.state.in.us on behalf of Laura Ergle
> Sent: Sun 3/4/2012 10:27 AM
> To: Glover, Eleanor
> Cc: nasafacs at listserv.doe.state.in.us
> Subject: Re: [NASAFACS] Family and Consumer Sciences
>
>
> Hi Eleanor!
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> Wonderful letter of support - and as a matter of fact - I have 
> already planted this seed.
> A few months ago I asked for NASAFACS to be the Career Cluster Leader 
> for Human Services.
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> It took some weeks to get a response - and at this time with the 
> revision of skills and knowledge,
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> NASDCTE does not wish to name a cluster leader.
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> Upon hearing that - I sent a letter to Dean Folkers and Kim Green 
> advising the omission of FACS
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> is hurting our programs across the nation. FACS is found in many 
> clusters - but with the exception of personal care services - the 
> other pathways in the Human Services cluster are FACS pathways.  
> Would there be a possibility of including FACS in the Human Services 
> title - i.e. Family, Consumer and Human Services?  Then, if we could 
> get recognition for cluster leader - perhaps we could add move some 
> of the other FACS pathways - that might be in other clusters - to 
> this cluster.
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> I personally like the idea you proposed in your letter.
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> Dean Folkers has just accepted our invitation to attend our NASAFACS 
> meeting in May - Kim has a previous engagement, but will be available 
> via virtual, if possible.  I hope at this meeting we can share the 
> need for the FACS title to be included in some form or fashion.  I 
> will be using the info I requested a few months back to compile some 
> data - and will use Janis' research and anyone else's research they 
> are willing to share.
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> So - we will have a portion of the agenda dedicated to this topic.  
> It is going to be real important that we have an agenda and present 
> this in a professional manner - and do not come across as a bunch of 
> emotional women.
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> So - anyone else that has data to share regarding the FACS programs 
> in their states - please send to me.
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> I do hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend the May 
> Meeting - I think the recognition of FACS is foremost to sustaining 
> our programs across the nation.
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> Any other ideas or suggestions - please send to me.
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> Many thanks,  Laura
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> Laura Ergle
>
> Program Specialist, Family & Consumer Sciences,
>
> Culinary and Education
>
> Career, Technical and Agricultural Education
>
> Georgia Department of Education
>
> 1752 Twin Towers East, Atlanta GA 30334
>
> (404) 463-6406 phone (770) 344-4435 fax
>
> lergle at doe.k12.ga.us
>
> http://www.gadoe.org
>
> ________________________________
> From: Glover, Eleanor [EGlover at ed.sc.gov]
> Sent: Friday, March 02, 2012 3:10 PM
> To: Laura Ergle; grandel at ksde.org
> Subject: FW: Family and Consumer Sciences
>
> FYI; Planting a seed. Not sure we have made this request. I will let 
> you know what the response is.
>
> Dr. Eleanor R. Abel Glover, Ed. Associate
> Office of Career and Technology Education
> South Carolina Department of Education
> 924 Rutledge Building
> 1429 Senate Street
> Columbia, SC 29201
> 803-734-3826 phone
> 803-734-3525 fax
> eglover at ed.sc.gov<mailto:eglover at ed.sc.gov>
> http://www.ed.sc.gov<http://www.ed.sc.gov/>
>
>
> From: Glover, Eleanor
> Sent: Friday, March 02, 2012 3:06 PM
> To: 'kgreen at careertech.org'
> Subject: Family and Consumer Sciences
>
> Dear Ms. Green,
> I am sending this e-mail on behalf of Family and Consumer Sciences 
> and our needs relative to the career clusters. My name is Dr. Eleanor 
> Abel Glover and I am the Education Associate for Family and Consumer 
> Sciences in the South Carolina Department of Education. I am a member 
> of the National Association of State Administrators for Family and 
> Consumer Sciences. Family and Consumer Sciences professionals have 
> been seeking methods of developing a career cluster that reflects our 
> profession. When the 16 career clusters are researched all of my 
> colleagues' program areas are obvious based on the listings, such as 
> Agriculture, Health Sciences, Business, etc. Because we are embedded 
> in a number of clusters, the cluster concept has inadvertently 
> diminished the importance of Family and Consumer Sciences.
>
> We as state administrators continue to seek ways to bring Family and 
> Consumer Sciences to the forefront. A survey conducted by Janis Meeks 
> (North Carolina) in 2008 displayed the career clusters and the number 
> of states that aligned Family and Consumer Sciences courses with each 
> cluster. Fourteen of the sixteen career clusters were aligned with 
> Family and Consumer Sciences courses (see attachment). We have found 
> that alignment with a number of different clusters  somewhat 
> compromises the integrity of Family and Consumer Sciences and takes 
> away from the possibility of establishing nationwide consistency for 
> Family and Consumer Sciences.
>
> It would be most beneficial to us if the Family and Consumer Sciences 
> Career Cluster would reflect our Sixteen Areas of study. We would 
> also like the opportunity to focus on one career cluster. We would be 
> willing to use the existing template and initiatives to develop the 
> cluster to meet the same criteria as all other career clusters.  The 
> sixteen areas are listed below.
>
> 1.0  Career, Community and Family Connections
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-1-careercommunity.docx> 
> 2.0 Consumer and Family Resources
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-2-consumerresources.docx> 3.0 Consumer 
> Services
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-3-consumerservices.docx> 
> 4.0 Education and Early Childhood
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-4-educationearlychild.docx> 5.0 Facilities Management and 
> Maintenance
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-5-facilitiesmanagement.docx> 6.0 
> Family
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-6-family.docx> 
> 7.0 Family and Community Services
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-7-familycommunityservice.docx> 8.0 Food Production and 
> Services
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-8-foodproductionservice.docx> 9.0 Food Science, Dietetics and 
> Nutrition
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-9-foodsciencedietetics.docx>10.0 Hospitality, Tourism and 
> Recreation
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-10-hospitality.docx>11.0 
> Housing and Interior Design
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-11-interiordesign.docx>12.0 Human 
> Development
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-12-humandevelopment.docx>13.0 Interpersonal 
> Relationships
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-13-interpersonal.docx>14.0 Nutrition and 
> Wellness
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-14-nutrition.docx>15.0 
> Parenting
> <http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-15-parenting.docx>16.0 
> Textiles, Fashion and 
> Apparel<http://nasafacs.org/uploads/3/0/0/4/3004417/ns4fcs-16-textilesfashion.docx>
>
> Would you be willing to work with us (FACS state administrators) to 
> create a career cluster for Family and Consumer Sciences?  The 
> creation of an additional career cluster would streamline some of the 
> other clusters that are already in existence.
>
> Our annual conference is scheduled for May 6-9, 2012, in Atlanta, GA. 
> If at all possible, I would like to be able to provide a report for 
> other state administrators based on this request and your response. 
> Please let me know if you would be willing to work with us to develop 
> a Family and Consumer Sciences Career Cluster. I appreciate any 
> consideration you give to this proposal. ERG
>
> Dr. Eleanor R. Abel Glover, Ed. Associate
> Office of Career and Technology Education
> South Carolina Department of Education
> 924 Rutledge Building
> 1429 Senate Street
> Columbia, SC 29201
> 803-734-3826 phone
> 803-734-3525 fax
> eglover at ed.sc.gov<mailto:eglover at ed.sc.gov>
> http://www.ed.sc.gov<http://www.ed.sc.gov/>
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