Budget Priorities

  • Protect funding for California Community Colleges while prioritizing access so no student is turned away during an economic recession.
  • Increase the proposed Cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) to 3.84 percent to align with the K-12 proposed COLA.
  • Increase funding for part-time faculty health benefits and compensation during and after the public health crisis.
  • Remove the performance-based funding element of the Student Centered Funding Formula.
  • Reallocate Calbright funding to increase investment in the CVC/OEI and boost online education funding for existing colleges.
  • Reject the proposal to make the COLA contingent on the creation or implementation of a policy proposal.

FACCC joined the other faculty groups, including members of the Council of Faculty Organizations (CoFO), for our 2021-22 budget lobbying. 

Legislative Priorities

  • Sponsoring
    • AB 1326 (Arambula) would require county human services agencies to designate a staff liaison as a point of contact for community college counselors. 
  • Co-Sponsoring
    • AB 375 (Medina) would increase the percentage of hours part-time faculty may teach to up to 85% of the hours per week as a full-time employee with comparable duties.
    • AB 1269 (Garcia) would require the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to conduct a study to collect and report part-time faculty parity data from each community college district, report the data, and identify specific policy and fiscal recommendations that would enable the California Community Colleges to achieve a compensation schedule that achieves pay equity for part-time faculty by January 1, 2027.
    • AB 1432 (Low) would make the California Online Community College Act inoperative at the end of the 2022–23 academic year thereby eliminating Calbright.