FCCC

Campus Governance Leaders Toolkit


FCCC logoWhat is the FCCC?

The Faculty Council of Community Colleges (FCCC) is the official agency through which the SUNY community college faculty engages in the governance of the University. The FCCC focuses on matters relating to community college faculty and system-wide educational policies and other professional matters of the State University of New York, and in those areas the FCCC:

  1. studies, advises, and makes recommendations regarding academic concerns, issues, policies and programs;
  2. provides opportunity and structure for the faculties of the community colleges to formulate positions on policy matters of common interest to the community colleges for transmittal to community college presidents, trustees and sponsors;
  3. provides an opportunity for the faculties of the community colleges to act in an advisory, consultative and planning capacity to the Chancellor of the University;
  4. provides a forum for the consideration of matters of common interest to the faculties of the community colleges;
  5. provides a means for the interchange of ideas among the faculties of the community colleges and between the faculties and the administration of the University; and
  6. provides an additional channel of communication between the university administration and local governing boards of the community colleges.

In addition, the Faculty Council of Community Colleges works with the University Faculty Senate (UFS) on matters of common concern in the conduct of university affairs.

Membership

The voting members of the Faculty Council includes one faculty delegate (or alternate) from each of the 30 community colleges and the President of the Faculty Council. The President may vote only in the case of a tie vote. The Immediate Past President of the Faculty Council and the Vice-Chancellor for Community Colleges are non-voting members of the Faculty Council. The Immediate Past President has a vote if he or she currently serves as a delegate. A complete list of the participating community colleges and their delegates can be found on the Colleges page.

Meetings

Faculty Council of Community Colleges holds two plenary meetings each year: one in the Fall and another in the Spring. Community college delegates, and their colleges, volunteer to host the meetings. More information on upcoming and past plenary meetings can be found on the Plenary page.

The Faculty Council of Community Colleges also holds an annual Campus Governance Leaders' Conference in the Fall. This conference brings together the Campus Governance leaders from all 30 SUNY Community Colleges to share information, concerns, and issues in shared governance. A complete list of the Campus Governance Leaders can be found on the Governance page.

In addition, the Faculty Council sponsors One-Day Drive-in Regional Conferences for the purpose of discussing current issues affecting the community colleges.

Resolutions and Position Statements

To communicate its position and to make recommendations on important issues , the Faculty Council of Community College passes resolutions and develops position statements. Current and past resolutions can be found on the Resolutions page. FCCC positions on Academic Freedom and Shared Governance can be found on the Position Statements page.

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