FACCC-Sponsored AB 2370 is Approved by the Legislature 

Assembly Bill 2370, sponsored by FACCC and authored by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside) was approved today by the California State Legislature, sending the legislation to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk for signature. The bill establishes that the instructor of record for community college courses must meet the minimum qualifications set by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to serve as faculty, ensuring students are taught by qualified human instructors rather than artificial intelligence (AI).

FACCC Responds to Governor's 2024-25 May Revision

FACCC expresses gratitude that the May Revise largely preserves the funding of the California Community Colleges, considering the substantial budget deficit California is facing. With a projected budget deficit of $27.6 billion, and a two-year deficit totaling $56 billion, FACCC recognizes California Community Colleges have been shielded from significant budget cuts in a difficult budget cycle.

FACCC Announces Partnership With MCFT 

We are excited to announce a new partnership between the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) and the Mendocino College Federation of Teachers (MCFT). This collaboration will strengthen our shared goal to amplify the voices of California's community college faculty in state government.

 FACCC Responds to the January Budget Proposal

Given the state's projected budget deficit of $38 billion, FACCC is appreciative of the focus on maintaining funding for community colleges while implementing limited funding increases, including a COLA. Despite fiscal challenges, the budget demonstrates continued commitment to supporting faculty, staff, and the 1.9 million students who rely on California's community colleges. 

 FACCC and MESA Respond to the Governor Signing SB 444

FACCC and MESA CCP are grateful to Governor Newsom for signing SB 444 (Newman) into law. SB 444 codifies MESA CCP into California Education Code, encouraging all community college campuses to establish MESA programs. This legislative victory will provide MESA CCP with stability and security, in order to ensure the program’s ability to alleviate equity and achievement gaps in STEM. 

 FACCC Responds to the 2023-2024 State Budget Agreement

FACCC is appreciative of the resources and funding provided in the state budget to programs that are the heart of our community colleges. Despite economic uncertainty, we are grateful that this budget includes many victories for faculty and students.