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    FACCCTS Journal: Current Issue

    Introduction

    Introduction By Debbie Klein Whether or not we have noticed, the faculty ranks are changing. The AB 1725 generation, accustomed to IBM Selectrics, phonograph records, and a young governor named Jerry Brown, have given wayto...

    Looking Ahead / One More Request / Capitol to Capitol

    Looking Ahead By Adam Wetsman My father is a New Year’s baby born January 1, a day celebrated around the world. His birthday is even more noteworthy since he was born in 1930, following the...

    Collective Bargaining

    Collective Bargaining By: Richard Hansen Back in 1976, during his first term as governor, the then 38-year-old Jerry Brown signed the Rodda Act into law, which granted K-12 and community college faculty rights similar to...

    Academic Freedom

    Academic Freedom By: Duane Leonard & Richard Mahon What is academic freedom? In the American context, it has been the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), founded by Johns Hopkins Philosophy Professor Arthur Lovejoy and...

    Part-Time Faculty

    Part-Time Faculty By: Deirdre Frontczak, Debbie Klein, and Louise Mackenzie Part-time faculty are the consummate paradox of the California Community Colleges. Although the Education Code deems part-time faculty “temporary,” they are a permanent part of the landscape....

    Campus Climate

    Campus Climate By: Ikaweba Bunting and Wheeler North California Community Colleges are open-access institutions serving all who apply. Consequently, the student population differs from that of a traditional four-year college or university. The result is...

    Privatization

    Privatization By: Ikaweba Bunting & Deirdre Frontczak Privatization is the transfer of public funds into private hands. Taxpayer-funded, but privately run, is how privatization of the public sector works (think water, electricity, garbage disposal, police and...

    Open Access

    Open Access By: Debbie Klein & Duane Leonard California public colleges and universities have long been educational pioneers, emerging as national models in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through their statewide public college and...

    Accreditation / Tenure

    Accreditation By: Richard Hansen, Richard Mahon, and Wheeler North The United States is unusual in its pursuit of a process called accreditation to maintain the quality of institutions of higher education. In most of the...

    Retirement Security

    Retirement Security By: Richard Hansen and Howard Stahl The key to the golden years vision of retirement is security. This allows us a place to live, food on the table, access to health care, and enough...