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Becoming Part of the Campus Community


Staying informed:

One way to stay connected and participate in campus events is to read the current week’s bulletin. Be sure to tell your students about events for them. A bulletin is sent to your college email address weekly. The current edition plus archived bulletins and a calendar of events are available online. The college offers wonderful dance, music, and theater programs as well as art exhibits in the Art Gallery and programs featuring speakers and panels.


Find out about the college’s accreditation status and upcoming visits and reports. Read the ACCJC reports and college self-evaluations.

Finding people:

Contact individuals on campus or in the District by typing their last name into your college email address line, by using the LAVC phone directory, or by dialing “0” from a campus phone.

Participating in decision-making:

All contract faculty are required to participate in at least one committee (at the department, college, or district level). Adjunct faculty are encouraged to take part in committees. See the committee calendar -- click on the names of each committee to see their web pages.

LAVC Academic Senate:

LAVC Academic Senate represents faculty on academic and professional matters. It meets the third Thursday of each month from 1:10 to 2:30 pm in the Student Services Center (SSC) Multipurpose Room, 245. Elected representatives vote on matters that are taken directly to the college president for approval. Annual faculty dues -- $40 for FT faculty, $25 for adjunct faculty -- help pay for scholarships, the holiday party, the ice cream social, the summer retreat, and Opening Day. To pay by credit card, go to and click "Give Online Now." Scroll down to "Other Designation" and enter a donation amount of $40 or $25. Under "Additional Instructions," type "Academic Senate Fund."

Los Angeles College Faculty Guild, AFT Local 1521:

AFT Local 1521 is the exclusive bargaining agent for faculty in the District under a contract agreement with the LACCD. Under the California Educational Employment Relations Act, the elected bargaining agent represents the faculty in negotiations with the Board of Trustees on all issues that fall within the scope of collective bargaining, primarily wages, hours, and working conditions.

LAVC’s local chapter meets the first Monday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in the Fireside Room in Campus Center. Lunch is provided.