Every academic year, the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) undertakes the responsibility of selecting California Community College (CCC) students to act as representatives on systemwide participatory governance committees. These committees are designed to formulate policies, implement effective practices, and allocate resources to address various issues affecting the 116 CCC campuses. The following is a list of the present participatory governance groups within California community colleges, along with their respective descriptions. We highly encourage students interested in policy formation to join on of these governance groups.
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.
Fiscal Affairs Advisory Workgroup
The Chancellor’s Office Fiscal Affairs Advisory Workgroup provides ongoing advice and counsel to the Chancellor on community colleges’ finance and business operations, but is not limited to the following:
>>Issues surrounding fiscal effects of the state budget, legislative, and policy proposals
>>Statutory and/or regulatory funding provisions
>>Any other matters relating to fiscal and business affairs or improvements to benefit the community colleges
The Workgroup will provide feedback based on the analysis and simulation of current and proposed policies to support effective implementation, fiscal health, and student-centered design.
Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Advisory Committee
The Chancellor’s Office leverages the recommendations made by the FKCE committee to update its existing policies and guidelines. Funding decisions are ultimately the responsibility of the Chancellor's Office and feedback from group members provides important information about the population being served, the dynamics of program administration at the college level, and the impact of the child welfare system on the program. This group provides the Chancellor's Office access to critical information needed for making informed decisions about how to allocate program funds.
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.
Rising Scholars Advisory Committee (RSAC)
Provide technical assistance and guidance to the community college system in order to continue the efforts of building a strong foundation for success among our currently and formerly incarcerated students.
Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Committee
TTAC advises the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office on the continued development and deployment of telecommunications and educational technologies in the California Community Colleges. The committee researches technology trends and recommends the direction for technology infrastructure initiatives within the California Community Colleges system.
Universal Design Taskforce
This task force will provide: 1) recommendations on baseline policies and regulations that ensures accessibility to required instructional materials and technology for all students; 2) for establishing a robust and sustained infrastructure to strengthen and scale UDL practices across the system; 3) for guidance on maximizing, leveraging, or adjusting existing system resources to advance the learning outcomes of students with disabilities; and 4) to Inform strategies for state-level support and resources needed to enhance campus efforts to strengthen inclusion and prioritize the design of instructional and service delivery that values learner variability.
Veterans Advisory Committee
Provide the Chancellor’s Office advice and support on policy and programs related to veterans services.