Legislative Positions

Datesort ascending Bill Author ASCCC Position Summary Position Letter
November 26, 2019 CoFO supports the “Focus on Faculty and Staff” In order for the California Community Colleges System to best serve students and meet the educational and workforce needs of the state, existing funding must be refocused, and additional funding allocated, to provide students with greater access to and interaction with faculty. To this end, CoFO supports the “Focus on Faculty and Staff” components of the Chancellor’s Office 2020-21 Legislative and Budget Request for the California Community Colleges. PDF icon CoFO 2020-21 Budget Letter
October 7, 2019 Urge the legislature to clearly define the mission and scope of Calbright In light of the “Calbright Community College New Program Non-Duplication Notice” issued by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office on September 30, 2019, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is once again compelled to convey our deep concern with the trajectory that Calbright has taken. PDF icon Calbright Letter
PDF icon AAUP Support Letter
September 9, 2019 AB1658 (Carrillo) Teacher credentialing: adult education: workgroup (as of 09/09/19) Carrillo Oppose The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its reluctant opposition to AB1658 (Carrillo, as of 09/09/19). AB 1658 would require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to convene a workgroup to study issues relating to adult education teacher credentialing and to submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the legislature. PDF icon AB 1658 Oppose Letter (9/9/19)
August 5, 2019 Request Clarification and Direction The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) sends this message to request clarification and direction from the legislature regarding the legislative intent for the fully-online community college created in the 2018 budget act. Two specific and conflicting issues, accreditation requirements and duplication of programs, have led to confusion and thus have inhibited the ability of the ASCCC to assist with the development and advancement of the online college. PDF icon The Fully-Online Community College Letter
June 19, 2019 SB462 (Stern) Community colleges: Forestland Restoration Workforce Program (as of 13 June 2019) Stern Removal of Opposition The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its removal of opposition to SB462 (Stern, as of 06/13/19). SB462 would require the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, working in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to establish a model curriculum for a forestland restoration workforce program with specific curricular requirements that could be offered at campuses of the California Community Colleges. PDF icon SB 462 Removal of Opposition
June 17, 2019 AB 130 (Low, as of 3 June 2019) Postsecondary Education: Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability Low Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is writing to express our support for AB 130 (Low, as of 3 June 2019), which would “establish the Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability as the statewide postsecondary education coordination and planning entity,” as well as our gratitude for the amendments added to the bill in June. PDF icon Support AB 139 (June 3, 2019)
May 31, 2019 SB462 (Stern) Community colleges: Forestland Restoration Workforce Program (as of 05/25/19) Stern Oppose The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its reluctant opposition to SB462 (Stern, as of 05/25/19). SB462 would require the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, working in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to establish a model curriculum for a forestland restoration workforce program with specific curricular requirements that could be offered at campuses of the California Community Colleges. PDF icon SB462 Oppose Letter
May 30, 2019 2019-20 Budget Conference Committee:California Community College Budget 6870-101-0001 Offer Recommendations We write to reiterate our appreciation for your demonstrated support of community colleges, and to respectfully offer recommendations as they relate to the final 2019-20 State Budget negotiations and their direct impact on our state’s 72 public community college districts and the 2.2 million Californians we serve. PDF icon Budget Conference Committee 2019-20 Budget Letter
May 30, 2019 Assembly Proposal for Increased Funding for Diverse Full-Time Faculty Support We would like to express our support for the Assembly’s budget proposal of $40 million in ongoing funding for full-time faculty while requiring colleges use Equal Employment Opportunity best practices when hiring. PDF icon Full-Time Faculty Diversity Support Letter
May 6, 2019 AB 302 Berman Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is writing to express our support for AB 302 (Berman, as of 25 March 2019), which “would require a community college campus that has parking facilities on campus to grant overnight access to those facilities, on or before July 1, 2020, to any homeless student who is enrolled in coursework, has paid any enrollment fees that have not been waived, and is in good standing with the community college, for the purpose of sleeping in the student’s vehicle overnight” and “would require the governing board of the community college district to determine a plan of action to implement this requirement, as specified.” This position reflects the collective wisdom of the 60,000 faculty of the California Community Colleges system as expressed at our organization’s 2019 Spring Plenary Session through Resolution 6.04 SP19 (https://www.asccc.org/resolutions/support-ab-302-berman-march252019-and-identify-housing-assistance-representatives). PDF icon Letter of Support for AB 302

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