The Community College Association

Come to CCA's Strand at CTA's Presidents Conference
Time to hone those presidential skills in the special CCA strand during CTA’s Presidents Conference July 21-24. A special session for new chapter presidents starts July 21. It all takes place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. Plan to attend and learn how to advocate for your members. Online registration is now available. Find out more about the Presidents Conference, CTA's Summer Institute and other upcoming conferences in the Conference section.
AB 1690 Heads to Senate Appropriations

ACTION REQUIRED! AB 1690, the job security bill for part-time faculty by Assembly member José Medina (D-Riverside), passed the Senate Education Committee 5-2 and is moving onto the Senate Appropriations Committee. Use CCA’s talking points to contact Committee members (click on each Senator’s webpage and then “Contact") and urge them to pass this important bill. Remember, student success relies on a stable faculty and a stable faculty means equity for all. Find out more in the Legislation section. Above, CCA Board Member Kristie Iwamoto is shown testifying before the Senate Ed committee. Find out more in the Legislation section.

Take the Advocate Survey and You Might Win a Kindle Fire
We are interested in discovering what CCA members like to read in their publication, the Advocate. Please click here or on the link below to take the Advocate survey. It’ll take just a few moments. The names of those who take the survey will be put into a drawing for a Kindle Fire. Take the survey anytime between now and July 15, 2016. And while you're at it, check out the latest CCA Advocate.
CCA/CTA/NEA Stand United with Orlando
Leaders of the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the Florida Education Association, the Service Employees International Union, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have coordinated efforts to provide support and resources to the Orlando community in the wake of Sunday’s horrific shooting. Find resources and what you can do in light of yet another tragedy.
CCA's on Facebook

The CCA Board’s Communications Committee created the Community College Association Facebook page at its June meeting. Be part of the conversation and check it out now.

Part-time Faculty may be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits
It’s almost summertime but the living isn’t always easy for part-time faculty who may not have classes to teach. Just so you know, part-time instructors are eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits during breaks in employment under the Cervisi Decision. Find out more in the Part-time Faculty Issues section.
Chancellor's Office: SSSP Funds Are Not One-time Money
Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) funds are now considered part of the base funding for community colleges by both the Chancellor’s Office and state leaders, according to Deputy Chancellor Erik Skinner who told college CEOs in a letter that “you should allocate them with confidence that they will reoccur and use the funds to make permanent improvements in how your college improves student success.” Read Skinner’s letter to find out more.
Does Ethnicity Impact Student Learning?
California Community college faculty has a legal and professional obligation to be responsive to the needs of a diverse student body, which means the faculty workforce must itself become more diverse, says Thuy Thi Nguyen, vice chancellor for the Chancellor’s Office. Find out more in the Equity and Diversity section.
Governor Releases May Revised Budget for 2016-17
Although the governor’s May Revision of the 2016-17 budget is positive overall for community colleges, steps must be taken now to ensure the necessary funding into the future. Read CCA’s Budget Memo as well as the press statement by CTA President Eric Heins as to why it is imperative to pass California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act (CEHCP) in November.
 
Build Union Solidarity with CCA's Book Club
CCA offers a Book Club at every Spring Council where members can discuss books about the Labor Movement and issues that threaten faculty. If you have a suggestion for this year’s book title, contact CCA President Lynette Nyaggah at president@cca4me.  To learn a little more, see the Communications section.
Spotlighting Our Members Around the State
Interested in knowing what your community college colleagues are doing across the state? Check out Spotlight on Our Members, a new section of the CCA website. If you have a member or program on your campus you think is worth spotlighting, contact Advocate Editor Cynthia Menzel at cmenzel@cta.org
There's Value in Your CCA/CTA Membership
Did you know there are over 325,000 members of CTA? Because of our purchasing power, we are able to negotiate valuable benefits, programs and services for our members. Learn more about the benefits of your membership. Don’t miss out!
Next Up: CCA's Fall Conference

Make plans now to attend CCA’s Fall Conference Oct. 7-9 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. This first of three CCA conferences for 2016-17 focuses on member engagement and will offer a variety of trainings on the best ways to reach your members. Come to the Fall Conference to meet with colleagues from around the state, exchange ideas and learn new strategies for strengthening your chapters. Take a peek at the Fall Conference program.  You won’t want to miss this! Online registration is now open.

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