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Check Out the Fall Advocate!

The fall issue of the CCA Advocate is out! Get a preview here, even before it arrives in your mailbox.

Colleges Gear Up for Campus Equity Week
The National Education Association, CCA and the New Faculty Majority are planning national and local activities for Campus Equity Week, Oct. 26-30. The NEA's Representative Assembly voted in July to contribute $10,000 to this initiative. We invite everyone who has an event to post pictures and send them to the CCA PTFIC Chair, Karen Roberts at and CCA President Lynette Nyaggah at CCA also has numerous resources available to chapters on its Part-time Faculty Issues page.
CHI-LBCC Joins LA County Labor Federation
The Long Beach City College Part-time Faculty, CHI-LBCC, has joined the Los Angeles County Labor Federation, making it one more CCA chapter to do so. CCA chapters are learning that by joining Central Labor Councils they are strengthening labor and community relationships. Shown above (from left) is Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, LA County Federation of Labor; Karen Roberts, CHI-Long Beach president and a CCA Board member for part-time members; and Vivian Malauulu, a CHI member and candidate for the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees. See Our Labor Partners to learn more about strengthening your labor relationships.
Task Force: ACCJC Should Be Replaced
To the elation of faculty organizations, a task force report by the Chancellor’s Office says the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has lost the confidence of the entire system should be replaced.
“The task force report brings added credibility to our conviction that the Commission, under the direction of President Barbara Beno, has been excessively punitive, has overstepped its authority and has actually impeded student success at our colleges. This is a positive sign and will hopefully bring a much needed change to the accrediting system,” said CCA President Lynette Nyaggah.
Keep up on Trends in Higher Education
Your CCA Board members keep up on the latest trends in higher education by attending conferences and trainings. Find out what they’ve learned under CCA Board Conference Reports in the Communications section of
Merits of Anti-worker Friedrichs Lawsuit Questioned
The announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Friedrichs vs. CTA in the fall has generated a national discussion on the merits of the lawsuit that would prohibit unions from collecting fair share fees. In her recent Washington Times column, Ann C. Hodges, professor of Law at the University of Richmond sides with CTA, arguing, "The Supreme Court should leave well enough alone," Read reactions from CTA President Eric Heins, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García and other union leaders and learn more about this important issue.
Online Education May Not be All That
Despite the hoopla surrounding online courses, a large study of online education used by students at California's massive community college system found that online students are not doing as well as those who enroll in face-to-face courses, according to a report in Inside Higher Education. What’s your experience been with online education? Contact Dina Martin at or CCA President Lynette Nyaggah at
Supporting Campus Equity
San Joaquin Delta College faculty (from left) Marcos Contreras, Wes Swanson, Cirian Villavicencio and Ed Torres display their support for Campus Equity. You can show your support by displaying the CCA Campus Equity poster below designed by CCA member Denise Johnson. Also check out NEA's poster that asks a thought-provoking question. 
CCA Fall Conference!

Register now for CCA's Fall Conference Oct. 16-18 at the Doubletree by Hilton in San Jose. Come be part of the union movement, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act, meet your colleagues from around the state and learn valuable skills to bring back to your chapter. Register online. For more information, download the Fall Conference Brochure. See you there!

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