The Community College Association

San Bernardino College Faculty, Students Unite
The San Bernardino Community College District faculty association and the college’s Student CTA (SCTA) chapter celebrated the holidays at a lunch hosted by the faculty. Faculty also lent its support to SCTA in its fundraiser for school supplies for homeless children in the San Bernardino area. Both chapters have several other activities and workshops planned for the spring semester as they work together to engage students, faculty and their community. Building effective and authentic partnerships with each other, other unions and community organizations is a goal of Your Voice, Our Union, Our Future," CTA’s Long-term Strategic Plan for strengthening the voice of educators and their ability to advocate for their students.
LBCC Faculty Gain Salary Boost
The new bargaining agreement at Long Beach City College respects the work of faculty and will make it easier for the college to recruit and retain quality instructors.
Education Wins in California
CCA and CTA members not only helped re-elect Tom Torlakson as state superintendent of public instruction this November, they replaced several local governing boards with faculty-friendly trustees. Among the successes was the Victor Valley College Faculty Association, which placed three faculty-supported candidates on the board. Merced, Southwestern, Riverside and San Joaquin Delta faculty associations also succeeded in electing new trustees. It isn’t too early to think about the next trustee election. Find out how CTA’s ABC Committee can help your association. You can also contact your ABC representative Joan Sholars at jsholars@earthlink.net for information. Shown above are members of the San Joaquin Delta faculty association supporting local and state candidates.
Faculty Unions Step Up Pressure on ACCJC
Nothing has caused more turmoil, stress and anger among community college faculty than a visit to their campuses by the seemingly omnipotent Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, led by its president, Barbara Beno. Now, faculty are joining together to combat the direct and collateral damage left in the wake of an ACCJC review.
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New! CCA Discussion Board

Interested in discussing campus issues with your CCA colleagues around the state? Accreditation, legislation, evaluation– let’s start the conversation! Check out  CCA's discussion board  now to get the dialogue rolling. Just sign in and go.

Faculty Struggle with Student Loan Debt
Crippled by the staggering load of student loan debt, which currently averages $35,000 per person, both full-time and adjunct faculty are struggling to make ends meet, as Cypress College English professor and CCA Board Member Linda Borla reports. CTA and NEA hope to bring greater awareness to the problem in their Degrees Not Debt campaign.
Everything's Better with Donuts
Randa Wahbe, United Faculty North Orange, begins her CCA Membership Committee work with a smile… and a donut. The committee recently finalized the membership handbook and firmed up plans for member benefit presentations. Learn more about your member benefits and the membership committee.
Supporting Campus Equity
Campus equity is more than a week, it’s a movement. Contingent or adjunct faculty members teach the majority of postsecondary students in America—and they often do so under near-impossible working conditions. CCA, CTA and NEA call on all of their members to work together to change those conditions for the benefit of faculty and students. 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 a Campus Equity poster designed by CCA member Denise Johnson. Also check out NEA's poster that asks a thought-provoking question.
 
 
 
CCA Winter Conference!!!

The CCA 2015 Winter Conference takes place from Feb. 20-22, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego. The conference will highlight bargaining accomplishments and various aspects of keeping members engaged to create the strongest local chapters possible. Register Online for the conference and be sure to mark your calendars! 

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