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Untangling CCC bureaucracy

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Untangling CCC bureaucracy

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  2. 2. The importance of our communitycolleges 2 of 24
  3. 3. California Faces a 2.3 Million Gap inPostsecondary Credentials 3 of 24
  4. 4. Nearly 2/3 of California’s College Students are Enrolled at Community Colleges  East Los Angeles College, with an enrollment of 30,000 students, is the largest campus in the LA community college district, which itself is the largest community college district in the U.S. City College of San Francisco, with an enrollment of around 90,000 students, is the single largest community college in the U.S. 4 of 24
  5. 5. More than half of all career-techdegrees are awarded by CCCs Radiological technician 5 of 24
  6. 6. Student needs get lost in atangled bureaucracy 6 of 24
  7. 7. Too many colleges face problems withleadership, decision-making, and clarity ofroles“[T]here is no Because of anresponsibility or internal poweraccountability struggle thebecause it is often college is “in aunclear how or by state of crisis.”whom decisionshave been made” – Accreditor report on City College of San – Accreditor report on Francisco Lassen College 7 of 24
  8. 8. AB 1725 (1988) was goodpolicy:Colleges must give students,staff, and faculty theopportunity to provide inputbefore decisions are made. 8 of 24
  9. 9. AB 1725 (1988)On curriculum and academicstandards, academicsenates should take the leadin making recommendations. 9 of 24
  10. 10. But…Regulations adopted by thestatewide Board ofGovernors gave academicsenates the ability to trumpstaff, students, and eventrustees. 10 of 24
  11. 11. Confusion of roles undermineseffective, collaborative leadership 11 of 24
  12. 12. Students are unable to get theclasses they need San Diego City College Intro Biology Course 12 of 24
  13. 13. Colleges lose out on federal support 13 of 24
  14. 14. Dysfunction places accreditation atrisk CCSF, the latest community college facing sanctions from 14 of 24
  15. 15. L.C. 1 – The Path to Improvement 15 of 24
  16. 16. The problematic regulations areillegal 16 of 24
  17. 17. Revise the regulations to clarifyaccountability 17 of 24
  18. 18. All constituencies deserve to havetheir voices heard 18 of 24
  19. 19. Clarifying responsibility makesleadership & improvement possible 19 of 24
  20. 20. SSTF implementation requiresleadership at the campus level 20 of 24
  21. 21. All perspectives should be heard,including academic senates Shared student assessment system. Courses offered should address student needs first. Professional development to improve teaching and advising. Monitor progress toward student success goals. Pilot innovative approaches for basic skills instruction. 21 of 24
  22. 22. A strong and effectivecommunity college system isvital to building vibrantcommunities and a strongeconomy 22 of 24
  23. 23. Tell the Board of Governors you support L.C. 1 23 of 24
  24. 24. www.californiacompetes.org/take- action #CalCompetes 24 of 24

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