As the official organization recognized by the California Community College Board of Governors to represent 1.8 million California community college students, the SSCCC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chancellor's Office agreeing to certain responsibilities. One of the responsibilities granted to the SSCCC is the coordination of student involvement in a variety of participatory governance structures within the California community college system. In fulfilling this responsibility, the SSCCC does the following:
- Coordinate the nomination of student members to sit on the Board of Governors,
- Participate in the Consultation Council monthly meetings,
- Coordinate and advise students involved in California community colleges participatory governance activities,
- Design and implement leadership development trainings and activities at the system and campus levels,
- Carry out leadership conferences and education policy trainings, and
- Provide developmental activities for student leaders, and facilitate civic and community engagement through annual voter registration and education efforts.
However, the SSCCC Board of Directors cannot do this alone, which is why we are responsible for student engagement and student involvement in the participatory governance process. Below is a list of 25 participatory governance groups that require student appointments. If you are interested in serving, please complete this form. Completing the form does not guarantee you will be appointed. Instead, we will contact you if an appointment is needed in a group you selected to see if you are available to serve.
Below are is a list of the current California community college participatory governance groups that have student representatives serving and their descriptions.
ASCCC OER Coordinating Council
The OER Coordinating Council role is to steer and support the work of the ASCCC OERI Team and provide guidance on the direction and mission of the ASCCC OERI. The CCC OER Coordinating Council will provide a forum for groups working on OER to discuss their work and identify opportunities for collaboration and leveraging.
This committee reviews and makes recommendations concerning all assessment instruments used by districts and colleges referencing equitable placement (AB705).
Baccalaureate Degree Program Workgroup
The Chancellor's Office established a two-year Baccalaureate Degree Program Workgroup to discuss and provide recommendations for implementing the expanded requirements of AB927.
California Community Colleges Curriculum Committee (5C)
The California Community Colleges Curriculum Committee reviews matters relating to instruction and curriculum, in addition to recommending changes or improvements to the Chancellor’s Office.
CVC/Online Education initiative (CVC/OEI) Advisory Committee
The Online Education Initiative (OEI) is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCCs) to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses. The OEI is composed of high-quality online courses, resources for online students, and technology resources. The OEI Steering Committee is a Chancellor’s Office advisory committee body to the OEI management team, that provides guidance and recommendations on OEI policies and procedures to the OEI management team
Distance Education and Educational Technology Advisory Committee (DEETAC)
This committee is responsible for providing input into the policy issues associated with distance education and educational technology.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Workgroup
"The Board adopted the DEI integration plan as a strategy to address the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in our workforce through policies, procedures, and practices. This strategy requires systemic change, a shift in mindsets, and the engagement of colleges, districts, students, trustees, and stakeholders from across our 115 colleges. As such, the DEI Integration Plan is meant to help guide the work of statewide associations in efforts to increase diversity among full-time and part-time faculty, classified staff, and educational administrators through recruitment, retention and support tactics. This workgroup will provide space for collaboration."
EOPS Regional Coordinators
The for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Regional Coordinators Committee is established to provide a communication tool between the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services programs and the Chancellor’s Office. In collaboration with the Chancellor’s Office, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Regional Coordinators Committee helps support and further the Vision for Success Goals and the four pillars of Guided Pathways. Through continuous communication with the Chancellor’s Office, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Regional Coordinators Committee is able to provide feedback on implementation and/or challenges affecting the program and the students it serves related to legislation, Title 5 Regulations, and California Education Code, as well as any policy updates. The Committee will be able to provide expertise on effective practices with marginalized populations to help reduce equity gaps statewide.
Financial Aid Regional Representatives (FARR)
FARR includes one representative from each CC region as well as the executive officers from the California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrators Association (CCCSFAAA). These persons meet with Chancellor's Office financial aid staff to discuss current financial aid issues, often times discussing pending legislation, state and federal, as well as current system issues like homelessness, basic needs, and immigration issues.
Library and Learning Resources Program Advisory Committee (LLRPAC)
The California Community College Library and Learning Resources Program in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Office actively support learning and enhanced educational success among students of the California Community Colleges. At both the local and system level library and learning resources personnel work in concert with other faculty, administrators, staff, and students to expand information literacy, to assist in the delivery of instruction, to provide tutoring and learning assistance services, and to continuously strengthen quality programs in support of the teaching and learning process
Library Services Platform (LSP)
The purpose of the committee is to advise and guide the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), the Council of Chief Librarians (CCL) and the California Community Colleges Technology Center (CCCTC) on the deployment and management of Library Services Platform (LSP) Project for the California Community Colleges. The Committee shall:
● Review budget and project progress, and provide input on program planning.
● Establish uniform system standards and practices.
● Solicit input from respective constituent groups to inform the committee.
● Communicate project status to respective constituent groups and the field.
● Provide recommendations to the CCCCO, CCL and CCCTC on program activities.
Student Equity Achievement Program (SEA)
Supports the California Community Colleges in implementing activities and practices pursuant to the California Community College Guided Pathways Grant Program and activities and practices that advance the systemwide goal to eliminate achievement gaps for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Use this application to share with us the committees you are interested in serving on. Completing the application does not guarantee that you will be appointed but instead tells us that you are interested in the committee or the topic. As a position opens, we will reach out to you to see if you are still interested and available to serve.
This is the process that the SSCCC will use to make appointments to participatory governance groups.
The information in this orientation packet provides advice, information, and requirements necessary to facilitate participation in participatory governance committees.
This PowerPoint provides information for those serving on the state and local participatory governance groups. Members of local student body associations can use this PowerPoint to facilitate participation on local governance groups.
This form is used by students appointed by the SSCCC to serve on external committees and who are not on the SSCCC Board of Directors. Appointees will not be paid a stipend unless a report is submitted via this form.