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Campus Action for Part-time Equity
Like thousands of their colleagues from around the state and nation, Gavilan College adjunct faculty in Gilroy participated in activities in late February to call attention to campus equity and the working conditions of part-time faculty. Teach-ins, rallies, protests, and in some areas of the country, walk-outs, were the order of the day. Faculty at other CCA campuses including Riverside, Solano and Long Beach City Colleges also held activities. Long Beach adjuncts, for example, held office outdoors to demonstrate the lack of paid office hours for adjunct faculty. Organized by part-time faculty for part-time faculty, the day of action was also supported by students, full-time faculty and staff.
New! CCA's California Leadership Academy
 CCA launches its California Leadership Academy this spring to train and provide faculty with union leadership skills. Applications are now available.
Working Hard at CCA's Winter Conference
Faculty union leaders and members from throughout the state attended  CCA’s annual Winter Conference in San Diego Feb. 20-22 to learn how to better serve their members and students. In addition to exchanging information with colleagues, participants engaged in numerous workshops from building part-time faculty membership to advancing social justice through union organizing.
Will Obama's Free Community College Proposal Fly?
President Obama’s free community college proposal has pushed the discourse around public two-year colleges in a new direction, but what will really happen with the proposal remains in question.  The National Education Association weighs in on the topic in an NEA Today article.
Hopeful State Budget
Although Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2015-16 budget proposal shows promise, more funding for full-time faculty and part-time faculty benefits is needed. “We know that faculty are the driving force behind student success, so we will be working to make those changes with the legislature and the Governor's Office," said CCA President Lynette Nyaggah. See CCA/CTA’s budget memo for details.
Add These to Your Toolbox
Looking for new tools to help you inspire your students? Check out Sidekick, a program sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office that offers six different resources to try out. To find out all Sidekick offers, watch this video.
CCSF Wins a Reprieve
City College of San Francisco (CCSF) will retain its accreditation for at least two years following a turnabout by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges Accreditation Commission and a preliminary court decision in the college’s favor.
“There is obviously more to come in this and the commission’s practices have been questionable all along, but both developments prevent the college from losing its accreditation immediately and will allow students and faculty to continue to work for student success,” said CCA President Lynette Nyaggah. Meanwhile, CCA has joined with the California Federation of Teachers, which represents City College faculty, to combat the direct and collateral damage left in the wake of a negative ACCJC review.
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.

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 Spring Conference!

The CCA 2015 Spring Conference is just around the corner. The conference takes place April 24-26 in Costa Mesa and promises great trainings to create stronger, engaged chapters. The conference also includes the annual WHO Awards Banquet honoring local faculty activists. Plan to attend this memorable event. Stay tuned for registration details.

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