The California Community College system is the largest system of higher education in the world, with 116 colleges organized into 73 districts, serving over 2.1 million students. The Trustee Handbook covers topics related to being a member of a California community college governing board. It is provided to all who attend the Effective Trusteeship Workshop and also sent to all newly elected and appointed trustees. Updated January 2021.
The board chair leads the board of trustees and facilitates board processes. He or she plays an important role in ensuring that the board effectively governs the institution and that trustees work together well. The chair is often perceived as the major spokesperson for the board. She or he is usually the primary point of contact with the chief executive of the district. This handbook provides important best practices for the board chair to follow. Updated 2019
This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file of the 2021-22 California Community College Directory. The directory is a listing of contact information for California community college trustees, CEOs, as well as district and college personnel. It includes a staff listing for the Board of Governors, Chancellor's Office, Academic Senate, Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the Foundation Network. The directory also includes a map of the districts and colleges.
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This resource guide is designed to enable trustees to understand and fulfill their fiduciary role. It includes an overview of responsibilities, describes basic concepts and principles, provides sample criteria and policies, and includes questions and checklists. It covers a wide range of fiduciary concerns, including planning, budgeting, fiscal management, monitoring, audits, and facilities. Updated January 2021.
Materials provided at the 2020 Student Trustees Workshop are now available for purchase for those who were unable to attend the virtual conference. You will receive physical and digital copies of the following publications:
- Trustee Handbook
- Effective Trusteeship Handbook
- Perspectives on the Roles of Student Trustees
- The ABCs of Open Government Laws
- PPTs and handouts from the virtual workshop
This resource is an alphabetical list of terms commonly used by California Community College Administration. The most recent update includes the Chancellor's Office glossary of terms for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Updated January 2021.
The California Community College Directory is a listing of contact information for California community college trustees, CEOs, as well as district and college personnel. It includes a staff listing for the Board of Governors, Chancellor's Office, Academic Senate, Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the Foundation Network. The directory also includes a map of the districts and colleges. Published October 2021
Hard copies of the 2021-22 Directory will be sold until supplies last.