2018 State and Federal Legislative Priorities

2018 Legislative and Budgetary Priorities:

  • Elevate the discussion on the 75 percent goal for credit instruction by full-time faculty and parity pay for part-time faculty.
  • Increase the provision of paid office hours to part-time faculty.
  • Increase the base allocation for community colleges.
  • Increase dedicated funding for full- and part-time faculty.
  • Support dedicated funding for professional development.
  • Expand access to mental health and social services for community college students.
  • Increase coordination between community colleges and counties on the delivery of social, health, and mental health services.
  • Support policies that require health care employers to favor community college students in clinical training.
  • Eliminate the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO).
  • Recommit the California Community Colleges to its mission of lifelong learning.
  • Oppose federal efforts to undermine collective bargaining, retirement security, and academic freedom.
  • Oppose federal efforts that target undocumented students and faculty, or that undermine an inclusive vision of community colleges.
  • Oppose privatization of community colleges.
  • Oppose federal efforts to alter the definition of “Institution of Higher Education” to include proprietary schools.

FACCC will post bill numbers corresponding to these priorities as they are introduced.

Click here for a description of FACCC’s Advocacy Team.

Click here for FACCC’s 2017 End-of-Year Legislative Report.