In the News

Articles related to community college faculty, labor issues and SMCCCD, selected from local, state and national news sources. Current year’s articles are listed below. [View archive of articles from previous years.]

Oct. 22, 2021 — College district paid over $200K in legal fees for former chancellor (The Almanac)

Oct. 22, 2021 — CSU graduation rates steadily improve despite pandemic; equity concerns remain (EdSource)

Oct. 21, 2021 — UC lecturer workforce could strike over contract (CalMatters)

Oct. 21, 2021 — Few completions, more dropouts as Calbright College continues to struggle (EdSource)

Oct. 20, 2021 — Community College Leaders Discuss Centering Race in Faculty Hiring (Diverse Issues in Higher Ed)

Oct. 18, 2021 — Faculty Diversity Fell in Time of Crisis (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 18, 2021 — 4-year Degrees for California’s 2-year Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 13, 2021 — A Frugal Veto at a Time of Abundance (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 12, 2021 — Law on Transfer Process Sparks Controversy (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 12, 2021 — Long wait for students to enroll in some community college nursing programs (EdSource)

Oct. 7, 2021 — Equity in learning starts with equity for community college teachers (EdSource)

Oct. 6, 2021 — Newsom signs bills to ease college transfer and improve student housing (EdSource)

Oct. 5, 2021 — UC workforce churn: Why a quarter of lecturers don’t return each year (Cal Matters)

Oct. 4, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District sharpens focus on equity (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Oct. 4, 2021 — A Complicated Relationship: How California’s Community Colleges Educate Future Police and Why Our Curriculum Needs to Change (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Oct. 3, 2021 — What’s on everyone’s mind? The return to in-person From urban to rural, community college locals weigh in (CFT)

Sep. 30, 2021 — Decision on Galotolo, former San Mateo County Community College District chancellor, investigation expected soon (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Sep. 28, 2021 — Free community college plan requires states to up funding (Inside Higher Ed)

Sep. 24, 2021 — SMCCCD to help students cover student debt and college costs (KRON4)

Sep. 24, 2021 — What’s the role of unions in the 21st century? (Cal Matters)

Sep. 21, 2021 — California Community Colleges seek $100 million in tech upgrades, in part to tighten security after bot attacks (EdSource)

Sep. 16, 2021 — Newsom administration opposes major changes to Cal Grants, calling them too costly (EdSource)

Sep. 14, 2021 — How Can We Trust Administrators? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Sep. 14, 2021 — Free college gets big boost in San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Sep. 13, 2021 — District Attorney’s two-year investigation of alleged financial misdeeds by former community college chancellor about to conclude (The Almanac)

Sep. 3, 2021 — That student in your community college class could be a bot (Cal Matters)

Sep. 3, 2021 — For Labor Day, here are five documentaries the bosses don’t want you to see (S.F. Chronicle)

Sep. 1, 2021 — Over 60,000 Fake Applications Submitted in Student Aid Scheme, California Says (N.Y. Times)

Aug. 31, 2021 — Professors in Peril: Adjuncts in California Face Uncertainty and Financial Insecurity (KCET)

Aug. 29, 2021 — 53 years in the making, the Peninsula’s Cañada College finally gets its pool (S.F. Chronicle)

Aug. 29, 2021 — Students demand that teacher pension fund revoke fossil fuel investments (48 Hills)

Aug. 26, 2021 — California community college adjuncts are pushing to get paid for time-consuming pandemic switch to online (EdSource)

Aug. 26, 2021 — Community colleges pursue array of recruitment strategies (Inside Higher Ed)

Aug. 26, 2021 — Could this plan ease transfer woes for California Community College students? (Cal Matters)

Aug. 25, 2021 — California’s aspiring community college transfer students deserve pathways to success (EdSource)

Aug. 25, 2021 — Beyond High-Risk: Update for Fall 2021 (Accessible Campus Action Alliance)

Aug. 25, 2021 — Community college students make the most of Covid-19 federal aid (EdSource)

Aug. 25, 2021 — Covid relief for California community college students depends on the school they attend (EdSource)

Aug. 22, 2021 — ‘Get worried’: Gavin Newsom’s supporters are trying to bridge an enthusiasm gap by pumping up the fear (S.F. Chronicle)

Aug. 2, 2021 — Community colleges offer cash, textbooks to students who get vaccinated (Cal Matters)

Aug. 2, 2021 — Bay Area Health Officials Urge Immediate Vaccination and Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (County of San Mateo)

July 31, 2021 — The Targeting of Scholars for Ideological Reasons from 2015 to Present (F.I.R.E)

July 28, 2021 — Half of California community college students lack money for food. New funding aims to help (Sacramento Bee)

July 28, 2021 — The Complexities of Free College (Inside Higher Ed)

July 28, 2021 — A spotlight on California’s community colleges as chancellor starts unpaid federal adviser role (EdSource)

July 26, 2021 — SMCCCD to offer at least 30% of courses in-person this fall (The Almanac)

July 26, 2021 — How Oakland Teachers Took Control of Our Return to School (Labor Notes)

July 23, 2021 — How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education (Counterpunch)

July 23, 2021 — San Mateo County community colleges prep for reopening (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 21, 2021 — College of Marin Offers $2,000 to Students Who Re-Enroll (Inside Higher Ed)

July 13, 2021 — California community college students will soon be required to take ethnic studies (EdSource)

July 13, 2021 — Calbright College Gets Reprieve After Calls for Closure (Inside Higher Ed)

July 12, 2021 — California lacks timely data on who goes to college. This might fix that. (Cal Matters)

July 12, 2021 — California Senate puts off discussion on whether to kill Calbright College (EdSource)

July 8, 2021 — Few strings for colleges on how to spend record federal Covid relief dollars (EdSource)

July 7, 2021 — Workers Are Funding The War On Themselves (Daily Poster)

June 29, 2021 — San Mateo Community Colleges to Expand Free Tuition Program (Inside Higher Ed)

June 25, 2021 — Free tuition expanding in San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 23, 2021 — California community college transfer students face roadblocks to bachelor’s degrees (EdSource)

June 16, 2021 — How some college counselors are fighting back against pandemic-induced enrollment decline (Cal Matters)

June 15, 2021 — California community colleges lose students to more expensive for-profit colleges (EdSource)

June 14, 2021 — Reopening accelerated for San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 9, 2021 — California community colleges are resisting $170 million to hire full-time instructors (Cal Matters)

June 9, 2021 — California’s community colleges took a massive hit during the pandemic (San Francisco Chronicle)

June 7, 2021 — Reform Cal Grant and invest in community college students (EdSource)

June 2, 2021 — Legislature looks to expand financial aid at California’s colleges (EdSource)

June 1, 2021 — How community colleges are retooling to bring students back post-pandemic (PBS News Hour)

May 24, 2021 — California’s community colleges move to require ethnic studies (EdSource)

May 19, 2021 — Does Teaching America It’s Racist Make It Less Racist? (New York Times)

May 19, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District set to overhaul college gym operations (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 17, 2021 — CCSF withdraws 23.5% pay raise for executive amid outrage at the financially troubled college (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 15, 2021 — CCSF seeks 23.5% raise for executive as faculty take steep pay cuts during fiscal crisis (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 14, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District officials seek swift campus reopening (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 13, 2021 — President of Key Teachers’ Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall (New York Times)

May 12, 2021 — State auditor: Calbright has to get better or shut down (CalMatters)

May 11, 2021 — California’s $175 million online community college graduated just 12 students in its first year, audit finds (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 11, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District eyes reopening (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 11, 2021 — Community college campuses should reopen (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 10, 2021 — City College of S.F. avoids deep cuts for now, but long-term future is cloudy (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 7, 2021 — Calbright College once again faces opposition that seeks to shut it down (EdSource)

May 4, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District moves toward internal auditor (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 4, 2021 — We All Know This Story, and Yet… (Inside Higher Ed)

May 3, 2021 — Spring Came, the Pandemic Improved, the Economy Got Stronger, But College Enrollment Numbers Actually Got Worse (The 74)

May 2, 2021 — Community college saved my life. Thank you, Joe Biden, for trying to make it free. (Washington Post)

April 28, 2021 — The Biden Plan for Free Community College Has a Big Challenge (New York Times)

April 28, 2021 — Higher education leaders praise Biden’s tuition-free college plan: ‘A revolutionary proposal’ (Washington Post)

April 23, 2021 — California public universities’ vaccine requirement could impact more than 1 million students, faculty and staff (EdSource)

April 23, 2021 — Expanding Cal Grant would help a quarter million older students — and cost hundreds of millions more dollars (Cal Matters)

April 19, 2021 — $2 million grant allows 500 San Mateo County residents to attend community college for free (San Francisco Examiner)

April 19, 2021 — San Mateo County gives $2M to community college district to expand student supports (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 19, 2021 — San Mateo County campuses add 500 students to free college and counseling program (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 15, 2021 — State’s fiscal crisis team sounds alarm on the ability of CCSF to stay afloat (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 12, 2021 — California’s community colleges at critical crossroads as more students opt not to attend (EdSource)

April 12, 2021 — Why students are not attending California’s community colleges (EdSource)

April 9, 2021 — California Community Colleges chancellor urges caution in reopening (EdSource)

April 9, 2021 — Gov. Newsom wants schools and colleges to reopen fully by fall. But will they? (EdSource)

April 8, 2021 — Community Colleges Face a Long Road to Recovery (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 2, 2021 — The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too. (New York Times)

March 29, 2021 — Easing the transfer path in California from community colleges to universities (EdSource)

March 23, 2021 — California community colleges to offer limited expansion of fall in-person classes, chancellor says (EdSource)

March 22, 2021 — California schools, universities condemn anti-Asian attacks, offer support to students (EdSource)

March 19, 2021 — Enrollment declines at California’s community colleges far greater than earlier predictions (EdSource)

March 16, 2021 — Colleges Counted on Enrolling Latino Students. Now They’re Scrambling (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 12, 2021 — CCSF community outraged over proposed cuts, layoffs (San Francisco Examiner)

March 12, 2021 — Momentum builds for an internal investigator for San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 12, 2021 — California’s colleges and universities will receive $5 billion from federal rescue plan (EdSource)

March 11, 2021 — San Mateo County eyes $1 million for free community college (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 5, 2021 — Calls to change funding to increase faculty diversity at California Community Colleges (EdSource)

March 5, 2021 — Instability is a way of life for adjunct professors (AFT Voices)

March 2, 2021 — California State University faculty seek paid leave for juggling caretaking and online teaching (EdSource)

March 1, 2021 — California’s failure to diversify community college faculty tied to arcane state law (EdSource)

March 1, 2021 — California Community College Districts: race/ethnicity of students and faculty (EdSource)

February 28, 2021 — Big new cuts at City College (48 Hills)

February 24, 2021 — Black students are succeeding in college at higher rates, but far behind white peers, report says (Los Angeles Times)

February 16, 2021 — LAO Report: 2021-22 Budget: California Community Colleges (Legislative Analyst’s Office)

February 16, 2021 — Race on Campus: Why More Latino Students Are Deciding Against College (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 13, 2021 — Documents detail allegations from the San Mateo County Community College District over the firing of Ron Galatolo (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 13, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District seeking internal auditor (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 11, 2021 — ‘New Deal for Higher Education’ could restore public colleges and universities (AFT)

February 11, 2021 — San Mateo college district chancellor fired while DA probes alleged unethical behavior (Mercury News)

February 10, 2021 — After allegations of secret gifts, a chancellor emeritus is fired (Inside Higher Ed)

February 9, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District says Ron Galatolo hid gifts, funds (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 9, 2021 — San Mateo Community College’s highest-paid employee fired; secret unethical practices cited (San Francisco Chronicle)

February 8, 2021 — Chancellor emeritus Galatolo fired by college district board (Palo Alto Daily Post)

February 8, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District dumps Galatolo (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 3, 2021 — Newsom’s proposal would create “dual admission” program for community college transfer students (EdSource)

February 2, 2021 — Community colleges and their students were already vulnerable. Then the pandemic hit (Market Watch)

January 29, 2021 — UC record college admission applications show wide diversity (Los Angeles Times)

January 16, 2021 — San Mateo County Community College District eyes zero tuition (San Mateo Daily Journal)

January 15, 2021 — Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves (Hechinger Report)

January 14, 2021 — CA Chancellor Oakley backs college leaders after blowback for denouncing Capitol violence (EdSource)

January 14, 2021 — California’s higher education leaders pledge to improve transfers from community colleges (EdSource)

[View archive of articles from previous years.]