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CCA Advocate - July 2017
Check out your July CCA Advocate for the latest news as well as two contests where you can win prizes.
Average Salaries for Full-time Faculty are Improving
Feeling rich? Probably (most definitely) not, but average salaries for full-time faculty are improving. Find out how you stand in the NEA Advocate’s 2017 Special Salary Issue.
Online Funding Gets Boost in 2017-18 State Budget

Recognizing a slowing down of the state’s economy, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a budget that keeps California on a more fiscally constrained path while promoting specific priorities. Find out what the budget allocates for community colleges.

CCA Honors Faculty for Outstanding Service
Three CCA activists received awards for outstanding service on behalf of community college faculty. Among the awardees receiving Faculty Equity and Diversity Awards for were Long Beach part-time art history professor Karen Roberts; Luisa Howell, a professor of Spanish at Mt. San Antonio College; and Johnnie Terry, philosophy instructor and president of the Sierra College Faculty Association. Also honored during a ceremony at CCA’s Spring Conference was John Martin, part-time history instructor at Shasta and Butte Colleges who received the Jerry Brown Advocacy Award.
What is the Role of Your Union as an Agent of Social Change?
What should be the role of your union in these turbulent times? The union as an agent of social change was explored in CCA’s recent forum, “The Force Awakens: Inclusion in Education and Justice for All.”
How to Talk Politics to Anyone
Here are some tried and true tips from NEA on how to overcome the discomfort and talk to a family member, coworker, neighbor or friend about politics this summer.
Take the Pledge to Ensure all Students Can Succeed

Have you and your colleagues taken the pledge to ensure  all students can succeed? Both CTA and the California Federation of Teachers call on their federal, state and local lawmakers to advocate for all students and against any policies that undermine students' rights to attend school free of fear, bullying and discrimination.

Avoid the Pitfalls of 403(b) Plans
Millions of people enrolled in 403(b) plans may be losing nearly $10 billion each year in excessive investment fees. Make sure you are not one of them. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls in CTA's Educator Magazine story.
Coping with Hunger on Campus
With the rising number of “food-insecure” college students, faculty in California’s community colleges and CSU campuses are becoming more involved than ever in caring for their students’ basic needs. Read the article in the Educator to learn what your colleagues are doing about this crisis.
NEA Higher Education Meets Hollywood!
Watch the new video that explains the work done by NEA Higher Ed unions and their members.
Plan to attend CCA’s 2017 Fall Conference

CCA’s three conferences have successfully concluded for 2016-17, but you can look forward to attending the 2017 Fall Conference at the Marriott Hotel in San Jose Oct. 13-15. For more information on CCA’s conferences, check out the Conference section.

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