The Community College Association

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.
Hanks Owes it All to Community College
Read the glowing tribute to California community colleges by actor Tom Hanks in the New York Times. It was an unforgettable experience that changed his life.
 
Community Colleges are Back!
Enrollments are surging in California’s community colleges as the state comes back from its recession, Community College Week reports.
Feds Take Action Against For-Profit College Abuses
Despite threats of lawsuits, new federal regulations aimed at reining in the abuses of some for-profit colleges are a welcome first step say NEA higher education advocates.
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 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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