Research Academy 2019

2019 CTEOS Research Academy
Tapping the Hidden Superpowers of Data

August 1-2, 2019


Announcement: We are soliciting proposals for this event until June 30, 2019

Would you like to deliver a presentation? Facilitate a discussion group? Walk around the academy wearing a superhero cape? Click here to submit your proposal!


Join us for a CTEOS hands-on learning event August 1st and 2nd, 2019 in Sonoma County!


Become a CTEOS Data Superhero! The CTE Outcomes Survey (CTEOS) is in its eighth year of gathering employment outcomes and other data from former California Community College CTE students. To broaden the understanding of CTEOS and promote the use of its data, we will be hosting the third annual CTEOS Research Academy. This year’s theme is Tapping the Hidden Superpowers of Data.


We will focus on integrating multiple data sources alongside CTEOS to create a more complete understanding of how our students are doing after they finish their training.

Similar to the previous Research Academy, we will also have many sessions on tools that use CTEOS data, including the Student Success Metrics and LaunchBoard.

Who should come: The CTEOS Research Academy is designed for institutional researchers, CTE deans and administrators, sector navigators and deputy sector navigators, marketing/communications specialists, and other stakeholders interested in learning about and promoting the employment outcomes of CTE programs.


We have sessions to accommodate all levels of familiarity and technical skills with CTEOS – Join us to become a CTEOS Data Superhero! 



Registrations are limited so register early!  Registration is only $100 and includes meals during the Research Academy. 

Payments made by check are due by July 22, 2019. Make checks payable to Santa Rosa Jr. College and mail to:

Santa Rosa Jr. College
Attention: Karen Maddux
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Petaluma, CA  94954



Schedule At A Glance

Thursday, August 1st
9:30AM - 11:00AM Registration
11:00AM - 12:00PM Opening Session
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch; Networking
1:00PM - 1:15 PM Group Picture
1:30PM - 3:00PM Breakout Sessions #1
3:00PM - 3:15PM Coffee Break
3:30PM - 4:30PM Breakout Sessions #2
5:00PM - 7:00PM Off-Campus Reception

Friday, August 2nd
8:00AM - 9:15AM Breakfast; Networking
9:30AM - 10:30AM Breakout Sessions #3
10:45AM - 11:45AM Breakout Sessions #4
12:00PM - 12:30PM Closing Session; Raffle Prizes
12:45PM Boxed Lunches To Go



Travel & Hotel Reimbursements

Qualified travel costs including two night’s hotel, transportation, and travel meals will be reimbursed.  Click here to access reimbursement information and guideliness for this event.

Hotel Accommodations

Attendees traveling more than 40 miles are eligible for reimbursement for hotel accommodations. Group room blocks are now sold out at the Petaluma Hotel, Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma and Hampton Inn Petaluma. Hotel accommodations booked outside the group conference rate or at other hotels will be reimbursed up to a maximum amount of $250 per night including room and tax. Below are links to the hotels’ websites. 


Hotel Petaluma - The historic Hotel Petaluma, built in 1923, is located in the heart of downtown Petaluma's Historic District.


Sheraton Sonoma County - Petaluma - Set on the edge of Sonoma wine country, the Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma is located at the picturesque marina on the Petaluma River. 


Hampton Inn Petaluma -  Petaluma's newest hotel is located in the historic Petaluma Silk Mill, originally built in 1892, the Hampton Inn is just a short walk from downtown Petaluma stores, restaurants and breweries. 

Visit the CTEOS Research Academy website for reimbursement information and guidelines.


  • Air travel- Attendees should book the lowest available coach fare to Oakland (OAK), San Francisco (SFO), or Santa Rosa (STS) airport.
  • Airport Shuttle Service is available from these airports through Sonoma County Airport Express to the Petaluma Fairgrounds. Making reservations and purchasing your ticket in advance is recommended. Click here for shuttle schedule and fare information.
  • Rental Car - Colleges sending two or more attendees are encouraged to rent a car at the airport and carpool to Petaluma. Traveling from SFO or OAK airports require toll bridge crossings. Request from the car rental agency toll road expenses to be included up-front with your car rental agreement/expense.
  • Personal Car - Mileage will be reimbursed based on the current IRS mileage rate of 58¢. Driving in lieu of flying should not exceed the cost of the airfare plus ground transportation.
  • Uber - Attendees will be provided a limited number of free Uber rides while traveling in and around Petaluma. Attendees will be sent an Uber promo code as the event date approaches

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations requested by July 25th will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after July 25th and no shows are not eligible for refund. Submit cancellation requests to

Questions? Send an email to or call 707-778-3922.