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     FACCC's Weekly Update 
Dr. Manuel Baca

Community College
Board of Governors (CCBOG) Elects Baca President,
Baum Vice President 


Tuesday, the CCBOG elected Manuel Baca and Geoffrey Baum as president and vice president, respectively. 


A faculty member at  Rio Hondo College, and trustee at the Mt. San Antonio Community College District, Baca has served on the CCBOG since 2009 where he most recently held the position of vice president.


Baum is a trustee at Pasadena City College and has served on the CCBOG since 2008. He works at the University of Southern California as managing director of the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.



CCBOG Determines 
Insufficient Funds to Order
Full-Time Faculty Hiring


Tuesday, the CCBOG unanimously determined that the state budget did not provide sufficient funds to trigger an obligatory increase of full-time faculty hiring. Pursuant to state regulations, the CCBOG is annually required to make this determination after reviewing if adequate cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) funds, growth funds, and funds for other core programs have been provided in the state budget.  

Due to the economic downturn, the CCBOG has not ordered an increase in full-time faculty hiring since 2007-08.    

View the CCBOG analysis here.



Consultation Council Reconstitutes Task Force
on Accreditation


Thursday, the Chancellor's Consultation Council reconstituted its task force on accreditation, which has not met since 2010. With 27 campuses facing sanctions, there was strong support across college constituencies for a statewide conversation on this subject. Constituent groups agreed to make the task force limited in time, and to provide it with appropriate deference in developing strategies in response to this critical issue. 


Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO)
Projects $1.9 Billion Shortfall Next Year, Budget Surpluses to Follow 


According to the LAO's fiscal outlook released Wednesday, the State of California is bringing its budget into balance. While next year's budget is projected at a $1.9 billion deficit, future years are anticipated as surplus. The LAO urges caution in spending as the uncertainty in federal budgeting could dramatically alter California's revenue projections.    


View the report here.



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REGISTER for the Advocacy &
Policy Conference, March 3-4
Prizes for Early Bird Registrants! 


FACCC's Advocacy & Policy Conference, scheduled March 3-4 in Sacramento, is your best opportunity to meet with the decision makers who affect your career. FACCC provides the training, advocacy materials, and legislative appointments. Your job is to participate, be inspired, and advocate for your colleagues, your institutions, and your students. 


Register now to take advantage of the super early bird rates for this year's conference. Those registering before December 31 will be entered three times in a special 60th Anniversary raffle for a Kindle and other fabulous prizes!


Program information and online registration are available at www.faccc.org.

See you there! 




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FACCC's Weekly will be on hiatus next week. We wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!




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 Nominate Your Colleagues for the Annual FACCC Awards


Each year, FACCC recognizes faculty members who have shown exemplary dedication to their profession, their students, and their institutions. 

Nominations for this year's FACCC Awards are accepted through January 17. Award winners will be honored at the Annual Advocacy & Policy Conference,
March 3-4

Click here to submit a nomination.

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Response Teams


FACCC is seeking to change the dynamic by organizing two Rapid Response Teams, one for legislation, the other for media. All California Community Colleges supporters are invited to participate. The only requirement is a commitment to respond to periodic email alerts.


Rapid Response Team on Legislative Advocacy will be asked to contact legislators via phone calls, emails, and social media. Those able to visit legislator offices are encouraged to do so as well.

Rapid Response Team
on Media
will be asked to flood the blogosphere and occasionally write letters to the editor with supporting or opposing viewpoints to print and electronic media.

If you are committed to changing the social dynamic with just a few minutes per month, please sign-up here.

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