Tools and Templates for Contract Education Practitioners

The purpose of this resource is to provide some basic information about Contract Education and some Tools and Templates that can be used by the community college contract education professional.

These tools and samples were accumulated through contributions from community college practitioners, taken from Education Code, or developed for working with college programs.

The Twelve Features of a High Performance Operation and the Model of a Supportive Campus are taken by permission from a study conducted by the Center for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) commissioned by the Ohio State Board of Regents (like the Board of Governors in California). These are the ideal to which college programs should strive to achieve.

Table of Contents

Section 1, Documents 1 - 10

These documents are meant to help you understand Contract Education generally and provides several resources to guide you in establishing or improving your program’s performance.

  • California Education Code 78020-78023 - Establishes Contract Education
  • What is Contract Education - Bulleted Overview
  • Questions for Developing Contract Education - Use these as you start your program
  • Model of a Supportive Campus - What the institution should do to support the unit’s efforts
  • Contract Education Program Models - Several ways to organize your unit
  • Twelve Features of a High Performing Unit - What the unit should do to be effective in delivering contract training to employers
  • Contract Education Consulting Skills - The skills and knowledge required to be an effective contract education professional
  • Education Code and Regulations - Several pertinent Ed Code citations that affect contract education
  • Ed Code 76300 - Fees - Exempts for-credit contracts paid in full by an employer from paying student enrollment fees
  • Business Plan in 30 Days - Every program should have a plan for where they are going. This is an easy to use template.

Section 2, Documents 11 - 17

These documents are tools and templates to use in the actual development and delivery of contract education contracts with employers. The sample contracts provided have been reviewed by a college legal and are meant to be representative of what would be included in a contract with an employer or instructor.

  • Pricing Strategies for Contract Ed - You will need to know how to price your contracts if you are to meet Education Code requirement to be fully self-supporting.
  • Generic Proposal - This template will help you put together a proposal to an employer so you don’t overlook important information and costs.
  • Contract Education Data Collection Tool - Use this tool to help you track your contract expenses and revenues. Every program should be able to report quarterly on their progress.
  • Sample Evaluation Form - This form will help you evaluate your training delivery to employers. Ideally, look for Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation.
  • Sample Agreement Not for Credit - This is a client contract for not-for-credit training.
  • Sample Faculty Agreement For Credit Instruction
  • Sample Faculty Contract Not for Credit Instruction