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.]

April 29, 2024 — College district part-time staff seek dental, vision coverage (San Mateo Daily Journal)


November 15, 2023 — Union perspective on new contract agreement (Skyline View)

November 3, 2023 — San Mateo County Community College District enrollment on rise (San Mateo Daily Journal)

November 1, 2023 — Community colleges exploring new revenue sources (Half Moon Bay Review)

October 26, 2023 — New ‘Army of Temps’ Report Shows Nation’s Adjunct Faculty Remain Underpaid, Underappreciated (AFT)

October 14, 2023 — ‘It is immoral’: San Jose community college faculty rally for health benefits (San Jose Spotlight)

October 10, 2023 — Dual enrollment are often ‘programs of privilege,’ report says (EdSource)

September 28, 2023 — Former San Mateo County Community College District chancellor case delayed (San Mateo Daily Journal)

September 27, 2023 — California community college enrollment is up, but one group of students lags behind (Cal Matters)

September 27, 2023 — Why enrollment is rebounding at California’s community colleges (EdSource)

September 25, 2023 — After hot labor summer, will Gavin Newsom sign bill giving unemployment benefits to striking workers? (Cal Matters)

September 15, 2023 — How California lawmakers embraced hot labor summer (Cal Matters)

August 30, 2023 — As California community colleges struggle with transfer, some find success (EdSource)

August 29, 2023 — San Mateo County Community College District still searching for new leader (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 22, 2023 — A California law beefed up health care funding for part-time community college faculty. Is it working? (Bay News Rising)

August 20, 2023 — This Bay Area college sparked the Black Panther movement. Its relocation changed everything (San Francisco Chronicle)

August 19, 2023 — A big remake is coming to California community college education, new chancellor says (Los Angeles Times)

August 18, 2023 — First Amendment lawsuits challenge state’s DEI rules for community colleges (San Francisco Chronicle)

August 11, 2023 — Why Cal State is pushing back on community colleges’ plans to offer bachelor’s degrees (Cal Matters)

August 10, 2023 — College of San Mateo president steps down (Half Moon Bay Review)

August 9, 2023 — Company involved in alleged ‘play-to-pay’ scheme with former chancellor files claim for economic harm, reputation damage (Almanac)

August 9, 2023 — San Mateo County Community College District hit with $32M complaint (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 8, 2023 — ‘Staggering solidarity’: How California’s summer strikes broke down wealth, class barriers (Cal Matters)

August 3, 2023 — Santa Clara County and Bay Area Community College Transfer Rates Among Highest in CA (San Jose Inside)

August 1, 2023 — Former San Mateo County Community College District chancellor case to proceed (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 27, 2023 — What to know about bachelor’s degrees at California Community Colleges (Cal Matters)

July 24, 2023 — High schoolers account for nearly 1 in 5 community college students (KQED)

July 24, 2023 — Community college transfer numbers vary widely in California (Cal Matters)

July 7, 2023 — Online Learning Still in High Demand at Community Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

July 5, 2023 — Former San Mateo County Community College District chancellor Ron Galatolo speaks out (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 3, 2023 — From north to south, CFT locals win healthcare for part-time faculty (CFT)

July 3, 2023 — CFT task force to end the two-tier system in the community colleges convenes (CFT)

July 1, 2023 — From the Docks to Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Workers Are Feeling Emboldened (New York Times)

June 25, 2023 — These students fled community college during the pandemic. Can schools lure them back? (San Francisco Chronicle)

June 22, 2023 — Community colleges must do more to support Asian American students (EdSource)

June 6, 2023 — Striking Faculty and Grad Students Secured Big Pay Raises This Academic Year (Chronicle of Higher Education)

June 5, 2023 — San Mateo County Community College District faculty calling for equitable contract (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 3, 2023 — SMCCCD student housing project moving forward (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 2, 2023 — Poll: Americans say teachers are underpaid (NPR)

May 29, 2023 — San Mateo is the wealthiest county in the U.S. (KRON 4)

May 29, 2023 — Community college enrollment grows after decade of declines (Axios)

May 29, 2023 — New City College Board rescinds layoffs, sets plan for rebuilding the school (48 Hills)

May 23, 2023 — California Community Colleges ‘will have a difficult time’ meeting transfer goals without big changes (EdSource)

May 22, 2023 — Enroll every ninth grader in a college course, says incoming California Community Colleges chancellor (EdSource)

May 19, 2023 — Former community college chancellor’s next hearing on corruption charges set for July 31 (The Almanac)

May 17, 2023 — Former San Mateo County Community College District chancellor case continued again (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 15, 2023 — Oakland 7-day teacher strike ends: Teachers gain 15.5% raise, $5,000 bonus and lower class sizes (EdSource)

May 15, 2023 — Inside the perplexing study that’s inspired colleges to drop remedial math (Hechinger Report)

May 12, 2023 — Gov. Newsom’s May revisions protect education priorities, cut $4.3 billion in one-time funding (EdSource)

May 11, 2023 — Oakland teachers start week 2 of strike over community issues like homelessness, mental health (SF Gate)

May 9, 2023 — California’s community colleges are more than ready for affordable student housing (EdSource)

May 3, 2023 — Oakland teachers strike to raise some of the state’s lowest salaries (EdSource)

May 2, 2023 — San Mateo County Community College District plans for higher enrollment (S.M. Daily Journal)

April 26, 2023 — California’s next community colleges chief pushed key reforms and now faces new challenges (EdSource)

April 25, 2023 — Pursuing a One-Tier Faculty Workplace (California Part-Time Faculty Association)

April 20, 2023 — Defendant in community college lawsuit disputes claims (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 18, 2023 — L.A. Teachers Reach Tentative Deal to Boost Pay by More than 21% (N.Y. Times)

April 15, 2023 — Community college enrollment plunges nearly 40 percent in a decade (The Hill)

April 14, 2023 — Free college program for San Mateo County residents solidified (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 13, 2023 — L.A. Community College District to increase adjuncts’ eligibility for health coverage (EdSource)

March 28, 2023 — Documenting the Growing Role of Contingent Faculty (Inside Higher Ed)

March 23, 2023 — ‘Fed up’ California workers across industries demand more amid rising cost of living (Los Angeles Times)

March 17, 2023 — City College of San Francisco struggles to heat classrooms (Inside Higher Ed)

March 1, 2023 — Governor’s Proposed State Budget for 2023-24 (CFT)

Feb. 27, 2023 — California community colleges rely too much on part-time faculty and misspend funds, audit finds (EdSource)

Feb. 25, 2023 — Community college district to restart chancellor search because confidentiality was ‘compromised’ (The Almanac)

Feb. 23, 2023 — Sonya Christian named chancellor of California Community Colleges (EdSource)

Feb. 17, 2023 — Community college lawsuit alleges ex-chancellor had ‘pay-to-play’ scheme for construction projects (The Almanac)

Feb. 16, 2023 — Strange way for college board to name new trustee (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Feb. 16, 2023 — Dual Enrollment Comes at a Cost (Inside Higher Ed)

Feb. 13, 2023 — Community College District sues 5 contractors, accusing them of ripoff (Palo Alto Daily Post)

Feb. 10, 2023 — Former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo case likely delayed (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Feb. 10, 2023 — San Mateo County Community College District sues five companies over role in ‘pay to play’ scandal (Mercury News)

Feb. 10, 2023 — Community college district lawsuit alleges ‘pay-to-play’ in construction projects under former chancellor (The Almanac)

Feb. 9, 2023 — Former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo at center of legal action over bond money (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Feb. 9, 2023 — San Mateo County Community College District trustees appoint former Millbrae councilman to fill vacated seat (The Almanac)

Feb. 2, 2023 — Budding spring enrollments? (Community College Daily)

Jan. 31, 2023 — Legislative Analyst’s Office 2023-24 Higher Education Budget Overview (LAO)

Jan. 24, 2023 — CFT-sponsored wealth tax introduced in California Assembly (CFT)

Jan. 18, 2023 — New federal data show two-year enrollment trends by age (Inside Higher Ed)

Jan. 17, 2023 — As Students’ Mental-Health Concerns Grow, One University’s Professors Say They Should Get a Raise (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Jan. 16, 2023 — Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach (New York Times)

Jan. 11, 2023 — What’s Next for Higher Education in 2023? (Public Policy Institute of California)

Jan. 10, 2023 — California schools, community colleges to face slight drop in funding, first in a decade (EdSource)

Jan. 9, 2023 — During the pandemic many Americans chose not to go to college, but high schoolers did (NPR)

Jan. 6, 2023 — Six takeaways for Californians after the UC graduate student worker strike (Cal Matters)

Jan. 6, 2023 — Bachelor’s degree dreams of community college students get stymied by red tape — and it’s getting worse (Hechinger Report)

Jan. 5, 2023 — Cal State teaching assistants and other student employees could follow UC to a strike (EdSource)

Jan. 3, 2023 — The Great Resignation at Community Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)


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