Community College League of California Education Services and Training –Diane Woodruff, Cindra Smith, Cherie Savage Governmental Relations and Policy Development –Bonnie Slosson, Rita Mize, Theresa Tena, Danna Pacheco District Services –Ray Giles, Jean Malone, Sarah Raley, Cynthia Jackson Association Operations –Denise Wilkerson, Jody Ansell, Jennifer Ong, Yolanda Avalos, Sarah Godecast
Community College League of California $2.7 Million Budget (FY 2007) –44% dues; 31% district services; 20% events; 5% other Three primary goals for FY 2007: –SB 361 Passage/Implementation –Initiative Qualification –Strategic Management Plan Other improvements –Association management - online conference registration –Expanded online legislative advocacy
Crisis of Leadership Since January 2006: –New CEOs: 18 –Interims: 17 –Retirements/resignations announced: 10 We need you. –Identify barriers –Become the next generation of leaders
Student Success Basic Skills Four-year transfer Matriculation Financial aid
Career Development and College Preparation Higher funding for higher standards –Targeted courses –Sequenced toward a goal –Higher program standards Funding: –$30 million this year (from $2,626 to $3,092) –Future infusions to state-supported credit rate
Fiscally, we’re in the best position in decades. 10.7% of Proposition 98 Proposition 1D –50% for CCC, plus Field Act changes Great deal of support from Governor, Legislature SB 361
Financing Community Colleges “The Local Era”: Pre-Proposition 13 “The State Era”: Proposition 13 era –Proposition 98 –AB 1725 –Early 1990s budget crisis –Early 2000s budget crisis –SB 361 Next: Need a 20:20 Vision -- Increase funding to 80% of Real Cost by 2020. --> Requires “State-local era”
Community College Initiative Fixes “broken” Prop. 98 Formula –Not a panacea. –Results in increased per student funding above current law of about $750 after five years.
Community College Initiative Need: –598,105 valid signatures How: –750,000 paid (75% validity) –100,000 volunteer (50% validity) Signature campaign cost: –$1.5 million
Community College Initiative Volunteer drive –Christine Chavez hired by League as Statewide Director –78,000 petitions distributed (6 signatures per petition) Paid drive (as of yesterday): –475,000 paid signatures collected –$1,100,000 raised Run out of cash this week.
Community College Initiative Five districts have reached or exceeded their goals –Copper Mountain, Kern, Los Angeles, Los Rios, Mt. San Antonio, West Kern Eight more have exceeded 50% of their goal Seventeen have done nothing.