Important message from CCA President Lynette Nyaggah regarding the Governors online college proposal
HEADLINE: CCA OPPOSES PROPOSAL FOR SEPARATE 115TH ONLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
All of us in CCA support both online education and innovation. We have many faculty who teach online. We have many programs run by our existing 114 community colleges. We absolutely understand the advantages of expanding online offerings for the targeted population of those who need additional CTE courses to gain certificates which will enable them to earn higher salaries and support their families. The Chancellor's Office has shared with the public many quotations from those supporting online education. We also agree with all the sentiments in favor of the efficacy of online education for this population. However, the Governor's January proposal for a separate online community college is misguided and CCA opposes it. It would be administered by the Chancellor's Office, who would be the employer of record. This is a violation of the California Constitution. The current proposal would use only part time faculty to teach the classes and they would not be represented by a union. Because we have much online education expertise among our faculty, CCA proposes that existing faculty be used to design the programs and they be administered through our existing colleges. With the $120 million set aside for the proposal, we expect that faculty could design an extraordinarily effective program to meet the needs of our students who have been left behind. Look for materials later this week on this website to help you lobby your legislator to oppose the separate online college!
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A note on Guided Pathways from CCA President Lynette Nyaggah
We urge all our colleagues to inform themselves and engage in the discussions on the Guided Pathways programs. I want to stress that FACULTY AT EACH COLLEGE OR DISTRICT HAVE THE POWER TO DETERMINE WHAT GUIDED PATHWAYS LOOKS LIKE AT THEIR INSTITUTION. I have heard that many of our faculty think that they have no power to influence the direction that Guided Pathways takes at their college. That is not true. In fact, the involvement of the faculty will determine the success of the Guided Pathways program at each college. If your administration is telling you that you have to do it a certain way, follow the rule we have for bargaining: ask them to show you where it says you have to do it that way. Guided Pathways programs have the potential to help students. We know our students. We -- the Unions and the Academic Senate -- have the responsibility to make sure that this is not another initiative that makes very little impact. Step up and get involved!! Make your Guided Pathways program work for your students. If there's something you believe is wrong or counterproductive, say something! Get together with your colleagues and take charge! We work with our students every day. We know them. Use Guided Pathways to give them what they need
CCA Budget Memo January 10th, 2018
Please read through the budget memo provided for updates.Further updates are forthcoming.