Know where to get the information you need

Union Media

Perspective contains essential news about issues in the community colleges. It is published three times during the academic year and is emailed to faculty and staff working in the colleges.

Part-Timer is published twice during the academic year and addresses issues of import to part-time faculty in the community colleges. Part-Timer is emailed to part-time faculty members.

California Teacher is the CFT's all-union news magazine that contains information relevant to all members with a section specific to the issues of community college faculty and staff. The magazine is emailed to all CFT members four times during the academic year

AFT Voices on Campus is a blog that features member and leader reports on issues facing higher education throughout the nation.

AFT Higher Education is regularly published for higher education faculty and professional staff.

AFT e-Activist Network offers alerts and easy ways to take important action quickly on legislation or initiatives that affects you, your workplace, and your community.

Faculty Salary Comparisons

Each year the CFT Research Department provides a comparison of faculty salaries in the 72 districts of the California community college system.

Full-Time Faculty Salary Comparison 2017-18 
For full-time faculty, we compare five points on each salary schedule. We rank districts on each of the points and calculate the average, highest, lowest, third and first quartile salaries. In our current comparison for 2017-18, the average salary increased by a little more than 2 percent since our report from 2016-17. (pdf, 11pp)

Part-Time Faculty Salary Comparison 2017-18 
For part-time faculty, our intent is to offer a like-for-like comparison of all districts based on an hourly rate. We choose five data points, but they vary slightly from those analyzed in the full-time report. We then compare these results to full-time salaries by calculating an adjusted hourly rate based on full-time salary. (pdf, 19pp)

Retirement System

CalSTRS The retirement system for K-12 teachers and community college faculty working in public schools and colleges. The CFT monitors CalSTRS actions and sends a representative to its board meetings.

Useful links

Local union contracts in the California community colleges
This valuable resource is maintained by Cabrillo College multimedia instructor and CFT Vice President John Govsky. Contracts are available as links or downloadable documents.

Accreditation Watch
This site edited by former CFT President Marty Hittelman exposes the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges for the rogue organization that it is and the harm it is causing at City College of San Francisco as well as at numerous other community colleges in California.

English Language Learners Toolkit
The CFT English Language Learners Committee has prepared a comprehensive online toolkit for students and families. It contains information and resources for ESL students in adult schools and community colleges and ELLs in preK-12 schools.

California Community College Registry A large-scale database containing the names, qualifications and desired position of potential California Community College faculty.

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office The official online home of the state’s community colleges.

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Keep up on the statewide Academic Senate.

CommunityCollege webbanner

Jobs in the community colleges

Check out the California Community College Registry, a large-scale database containing the names, qualifications and desired position of potential California community college faculty and administrative job applicants.