Month: October 2013

AB 955–College for the Rich and for the Poor?

Here’s a link recommended by a colleague, on the new AB 955 policy that will allow six California Community Colleges to charge full cost per unit for classes during summer and winter intersession:

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AB 955 “Opens the Door To a Two Tier…System”

Governor Brown last week signed AB 955, a bill that will allow some California Community Colleges to offer intersession courses at a full-price, non-subsidized rate. CFT president Joshua Pechthalt made the following statement on the bill: Community college faculty are deeply disappointed that the Governor signed AB 955…. AB 955 opens the door to a two-tier fee system in community colleges by authorizing one or more colleges to charge its students exorbitant fees for intersession courses…. The original bill … would have been broader, involving more colleges. Because CFT members and our supporters in the community raised our concerns with legislators and the governor, the negative impact of the bill

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Video on City College of San Francisco

The California Federation of Teachers has made a short video update on the situation with City College of San Francisco and the ACCJC:

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Profile of California Community College Faculty

The FACCC recently published a quick, visual profile of California Community College Faculty. It includes the chart here, showing ratios of full- and part-time instructional hours, and data on the gender, age, and ethnicity of the faculty.

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