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Communications

AB 705 and Its Unintended Consequences

By Rosemarie Bezerra-Nader The rapid and extreme pendulum swing from the Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) that began in 2006 and culminated with the full implementation of Assembly Bill 705 in the fall of 2019 swept...

Summer Blog Series: Visions of Throughput Part 2: Why Mass-Producing Equity Doesn’t Work

By Terry Mulcaire In May 2018, the California legislature, under pressure from Governor Brown and Chancellor Oakley, rushed a performance-based funding scheme into law that dedicates a portion of CCC funding to rewarding or punishing...

Summer Blog Series: Visions of Throughput, or, the Equity Factory

Part 1 Equity and Efficiency By Terry Mulcaire Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s “Vision for Success” for California Community Colleges represents the most dramatic reform to the CCC system since the 1960 California Master Plan for...

Summer Blog Series: Introducing the Pedagogy of Social Justice

By Ryan Tripp  This past spring, California community college faculty convened at Contra Costa College to discuss the “Pedagogy of Social Justice.” The conference featured workshops for advancing social justice in California community college instruction. ...

Summer Blog Series: The Earth is Round

By Paul Baltimore “FACCC has produced an important report proving conclusively that the Earth is round.” It continually blows my mind to discover what is apparently up for debate these days: the shape of the...

Reflections and Transitions Part Two

Reflections and Transitions Part Two by Jonathan Lightman This is the column that took (nearly) 20 years to write. Last January, I announced my retirement from FACCC, effective September 7. As much as I have...

Summer Scholars Transfer Institute Life-Changing Experience

2017-02 Summer Scholars Transfer Institute Life-Changing Experience By: Casey Jones When I first heard the words “Your dean has recommended you for a special program” I wasn’t sure whether that was good or bad news....

Still Not Making Progress on the 75% Goal for Full-time Faculty Instruction: A Proposal for Student and Faculty Success

2017-01 Still Not Making Progress on the 75% Goal for Full-time Faculty Instruction: A Proposal for Student and Faculty Success By Debbie Klein and Mary Ellen Goodwin  Download in PDF Our system’s inequitable reliance upon...

Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up

2016-09 Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up By Austin Webster, Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Download in PDF “My vote doesn’t matter.” This phrase is uttered over and over by thousands of...

The DIY Solution to the Textbook Dilemma

2016-08 The DIY Solution to the Textbook Dilemma By Ted Preston, Rio Hondo College Download in PDF  Like many instructors, I have struggled to balance a variety of interests when it comes to choosing textbooks...