Past Events 

 

Deep Dive: California's 50% Law 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

FACCC President Wendy Brill-Wynkoop and FACCC Advocacy Manager Anna Mathews host a policy webinar examining California's 50% Law. This law mandates that at least half of community college general unrestricted funds support instructional salaries vital to maintaining small classes, faculty positions, and student success. In light of recent controversy regarding the policy, FACCC provides an insight into the 50% Law's importance, examine concerning trends in data regarding the law, provide thoughtful solutions, and discuss how faculty can get involved.

Watch the recorded webinar here.

50% Law Talking Points and Link Tree 


January 2024 State Budget Webinar
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Anna Mathews, FACCC Advocacy Manager, and Austin Webster, President of W Strategies LLC and
FACCC's Contract Lobbyist, intricately explore the proposed 2024-25 California State Budget, shedding light on its details and examining the anticipated impact on the California Community Colleges.

Watch the recorded webinar here.


FACCC Policy Forum
Friday, January 19, 2024

Bringing Community Back to Community Colleges

The FACCC Policy Forum centered on bringing community back to California's community colleges featuring a panel of influential faculty, student, and elected state leaders who shared their perspectives on strengthening the colleges' mission to support the multifaceted needs of local communities statewide.  The webinar reinforced the importance of California’s community colleges in empowering students to achieve academic, career, and personal growth that in turn fosters economic and cultural enrichment in our communities and throughout California far into the future.  

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.


FACCC Legislative Recap Webinar
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

FACCC President Wendy Brill-Wynkoop delves into a comprehensive discussion of this year's community college legislation and offers valuable insights into what we can anticipate in the upcoming 2024 legislative session.

Watch the recorded webinar here.


FACCC State Budget Webinar
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Executive Director Evan Hawkins reviews the changes included in the enacted 2023 - 24 state budget and shares how they could impact your college budget and the students you serve.

Watch the recorded webinar here.


FACCC May Revise Webinar
Friday, May 19, 2023

FACCC Executive Director Evan Hawkins discusses the proposals and notable changes included in Governor Newsom's May Revise.

Watch the recorded webinar here


Educational Philanthrocapitalists: Threats to Faculty, Students, and Democracy
May 3, 2023

In this virtual presentation, FACCC Past President Dr. Debbie Klein and FACCC President Wendy Brill-Wynkoop discuss the impact philanthrocapitalist foundations have had on California Community Colleges over the past 20 years. These foundations have aimed to promote equity but have implemented policies that apply corporate efficiency models to public education, resulting in a disconnect between their goals and the outcomes of their policies. As a result, their policies have created more barriers to enrollment and success, leading to a loss of over one million students in the system over a decade.

The presentation raises the questions of how to resist the movement to disrupt and defund public education and how to build a campaign to reclaim and reinvent life-affirming education for the largest and most diverse student body in the United States.

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.


2023 Advocacy & Policy Conference
March 19 - 20, 2023

The 2023 Advocacy & Policy Conference featured a distinguished line-up of speakers including New York Times bestselling author and political strategist Steve Phillips, Senator Caroline Menjivar, as well as informative sessions lead by policymakers and higher education leaders.

Find the Lobby Day talking points here.