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 sent to faculty and staff working in the colleges.

Part-Timer is published twice during the academic year addresses issues of import to part-time faculty in the community college and UC systems. Part-Timer is distributed to faculty members working in both systems.

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 mailed to all CFT members.

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


The AFT publishes several helpful email newsletters for higher education faculty.

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

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.

Useful links

Local union contracts in the California community colleges
Available as links or downloadable documents and regularly updated by Cabrillo College multimedia instructor and CFT Vice President John Govsky.

Accreditation watch
This site 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 on the statewide Academic Senate.

Key Documents

Letter to Accrediting Commission for the California Junior Colleges
Former CFT President Marty Hittelman addresses the president of the Commission, October 2008.

Education Code Outline for Community Colleges
This index of code sections makes it easy to find sections of the Education Code quickly. (pdf)

A Framework for Contract Negotiations Related to Educational Technology Issues
This document contains advice for negotiating issues ranging from distance education to intellectual property rights. Prepared by the Distance Education and Technology Issues Committee of the Community College Council, March 2001. (pdf)

Distance Education Report
A summary by former CCC President Martin Hittelman, August 2001. (pdf)

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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.