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Smith, Cindra J. – Community College League of California, 2019
The California Community College system is the largest system of higher education in the world, with 115 colleges organized into 73 districts, serving over 2 million students. By design, California's community college districts incorporate all of the state's territory. Virtually all Californians are within commuting distance of a community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governing Boards, Board Administrator Relationship, College Administration
Smith, Cindra J. – Community College League of California, 2019
The chair of the board of trustees leads the board and facilitates board processes. He or she plays an important role in ensuring that the board effectively governs the institution and that trustees work together well. The chair is often perceived as the major spokesperson for the board. She or he is usually the primary point of contact with the…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Trustees, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role
Community College League of California, 2018
This edition of California community colleges Fast Facts provides statistics from the 2016-2017 academic year in the following categories: (1) Per-Student Funding by Education System, 2017-18 (est.); (2) Undergraduate Student Enrollment, 2016-17; (3) Number of Student Transfers to Four-Year Public & Private Institutions; (4) Percentage of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Expenditure per Student, Undergraduate Students, Two Year College Students
Smith, Cindra J. – Community College League of California, 2018
The California Community College system is the largest system of higher education in the world, with 114 colleges organized into 72 districts, serving over 2 million students. The colleges are publicly supported and locally oriented institutions that offer associate degrees, transfer education, and workforce development programs. They are part of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Postsecondary Education, Governance
Smith, Cindra J. – Community College League of California, 2018
Student trustees have been members of local community college governing boards since 1977. Local governing boards determine their privileges and establish procedures to elect student trustees. Boards, as well as college administrators, establish the environment and expectations for student trustees. This paper explores the roles and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Participation, Trustees
Navarette, Lizette; Cooper, Darla; Howe, Michael; Liahut-Sanchez, Gerson – Community College League of California, 2017
Historic inequality along with contracting social mobility in the U.S. have exacerbated the challenges facing students, families, and the community colleges that serve them. And despite some recent progress among students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations, the achievement gap persists. The purpose of this paper is not…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Community Colleges, Equal Education, Educational Finance
Smith, Cindra – Community College League of California, 2015
Successful colleges require effective leadership and governance. Effective governing boards are comprised of trustees who are committed to excellence in performing their duties. How do governing boards assure they are effective? One way is through ongoing board and trustee education and development, to provide the skills necessary to govern well.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Governing Boards, Trustees, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Nguyen, Thuy Thi; Skeen, Jillian; Mize, Rita; Navarette, Lizette; McElhinney, Ryan – Community College League of California, 2015
January 2014, Governor Jerry Brown announced in his budget proposal an unprecedented line-item designation for student equity in community colleges. His proposal of $100 million for student equity set the stage for the past year and a half of enhanced activities locally and statewide on student equity issues. Most prominently, the 112 community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equal Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance
Community College League of California, 2014
The current level of apportionment for Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) enhanced noncredit classes and program--at only 71% of the credit rate--does not provide adequate funding for noncredit programs that endeavor to support job readiness, provide a gateway to enrollment in credit classes, and attract and retain quality faculty…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Financial Support, Resource Allocation, Career Development
Mize, R. – Community College League of California, 2014
Since the publication of the initial report of the League's Commission on the Future (COTF), there have been many reports written and the California Community Colleges have taken many steps to improve student success and completion. However, there is still much to do. This paper will provide a brief assessment of where we are--in relation to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Futures (of Society)
Lay, Scott M. – Community College League of California, 2010
This report specifically addresses the need to increase associate degree and certificate completions in California's community colleges. The Commission recognizes and affirms the role of community colleges in many other areas of service to California's residents and economy--including citizenship, health and safety, English as a second language…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Associate Degrees, Educational Strategies, Educational Policy
Community College League of California, 2010
This paper provides the student statistics of the Community College League of California for the year 2010. These include: Per-Student Funding by Education System, 2009-10; Undergraduate Student Enrollment, 2008-09; Number of Student Transfers to Four-Year Public & Private Institutions, 2008-09; and Degrees and Certificates Awarded, 2008-09. …
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Transfer Rates (College), Articulation (Education)
Smith, Cindra J. – Community College League of California, 2009
This resource guide and the appendices are intended to help boards of trustees design a self-evaluation process that meets specific board needs and cultures. The information should help boards determine the approach they will use, which criteria will provide the best information for the board, who will be asked to evaluate the board, and how the…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Governing Boards, Trustees, Resource Materials
Smith, Cindra J. – Community College League of California, 2009
This handbook contains eight sections and thirty-four short chapters on topics related to being a member of a California community college governing board. The eight sections are: (1) California Community Colleges; (2) The Governing Board; (3) Toward An Effective Board; (4) Policy, Planning and Monitoring; (5) The Board and the CEO; (6)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governing Boards, Trustees, Guides
Community College League of California, 2009
Reprinted herein is Chapter 14 of the "2007 Trustee Handbook," published by the Community College League of California. Contents include: (1) Ethics and Laws; (2) Sample Statements: Codes of Ethics and Standards for Practice; (3) Association of Community College Trustees Models; and (4) Upholding Board Ethics.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governing Boards, Ethics, Administrators
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