News and Events
Updated: December 14, 2012
Legal Challenge to Academic Senate Role in Shared Governance:
On December 11, 2012, a private group claiming interest in the development of "non-partisan and financially pragmatic recommendations for improved policies and practices in California higher education", California Competes, filed a legal challenge to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges focusing on Title 5 sections 53200 and 53203 (scroll down for the Title 5 info).
A good summary of the issues is provided in an article on Ed Source.
You can read the full text of the legal challenge here.
California Competes is a project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. and is supported by: the Lumina Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, College Access Foundation of California, and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.
Twice a year, the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges (ASCCC) hosts its plenary session during which Academic Senate representatives from across the State are informed about current issues, elect officers, and deliberate over and vote on positions of the ASCCC in the form of resolutions.
Most Recent Plenary Session Materials:
ASCCC Fall 2012 Plenary Session
Student Success Task Force (SSTF)
The Board of Governors passed the SSTF recommendations in January 2012, and we are now discussing ways to implement the recommendations while remaining true to the mission of the California Community Colleges.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (SB 1440):
The AA-T and AS-T degrees guarantee students admission into a CSU and grant them junior status.
FACCC (Faculty Association of California Community Colleges): Legislative Hot List