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WHAT IS UCWHRE?
The University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education is a nonprofit organization representing the nation’s leading universities. The Council provides leadership for teaching, research, and service initiatives in career and technical education and human resource development.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF UCWHRE?
UCWHRE has a long history that began in 1976 as the “University Council on Vocational Education Development.” Dr. Rey Martinez, Historian of the Council, highlights the historical timeline of the Council in this PowerPoint file.

UCWHRE History 40th Anniversary
The UCWHRE History 2016

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF UCWHRE?
The mission of UCWHRE is to be a recognized force in shaping the future of career and technical education and human resource development through improving the policy and practices of education in the United States toward the betterment of individuals and the larger society.

The purposes are to:
  • Provide a forum surfacing and debating the contemporary issues significant to career and technical education and human resource development.
  • Develop and formulate positions on emerging trends and issues affecting career and technical education and human resource development.
  • Improve the capacity of member institutions to shape the direction of career and technical education and human resource development through teaching, research, and service.
  • Promote an understanding of significant issues in career and technical education and human resource development.
  • Increase the visibility of higher education institutions concerned with the professional preparation of individuals preparing for roles in career and technical education and human resource development.
  • Expand collaboration with individuals and organizations, which focus on issues affecting career and technical education and human resource development.In carrying out the above purposes of the organization, attention will be given to maintenance, development, and operation of the UCWHRE.

HOW IS UCWHRE GOVERNED?
Governance of the Council is vested in a Representative Assembly consisting of one delegate from each member institution. A delegate must be a full-time faculty member engaged in the work of career and technical education and human resource development from the member institution. The Representative Assembly approves the policies and guidelines of the Council including the annual program of activities. The Representative Assembly meets twice annually. The Board of Trustees is authorized to handle the business of the Council. The Trustees follow the business of the Council. The Trustees follow the guidelines and criteria included in the by-laws and other guidelines developed at the Representative Assembly meeting of the Council. The Board of Trustees consists of the officers plus two elected Trustees. The officers are President, President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past President. The Representative Assembly elects the officers and the Board of Trustee members. The governing structure also includes an Executive Committee consisting of the President, President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Committee conducts business as authorized by the Board of Trustees.

IS UCWHRE FINANCED?
The Council is supported through annual dues assessment (currently $350) and through voluntary contributions and services, grants and contracts, and sales of publications.

WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA FOR UCWHRE?
Membership is composed of universities providing leadership, research, service, and instruction in career and technical education, training, and development. Membership will be limited to those universities meeting the following criteria:

Doctoral Program – The doctoral program must have an emphasis in career and technical education and human resource development and be supported by graduate faculty with expertise in those areas.

Related Disciplines– Support shall be available in related disciplines necessary to guarantee breadth of the doctoral program.

Faculty/ Scholarly – The faculty provides leadership and continues to make contributions to the fields of career and technical education and human resource development.

Membership Application Form