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Professional Organizations


Below are some of the organizations you should be aware of. The first two conduct activities to improve higher education in the state. The others are specific to various areas, such as distance education, basic skills, etc., or provide resources for teaching and learning:

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC):

ASCCC is a statewide professional organization interested in all matters pertaining to education, including research, legislation, dissemination of information, and teachers’ rights and duties.

The Faculty Association of the California Community Colleges (FACCC):

FACCC is a statewide community college organization that promotes legislation on all matters relating to community colleges and the professional recognition of community college instructors.

The California Community Colleges Professional Learning Network is up and running! It’s a comprehensive Professional Development site to access effective teaching practices, video training sessions, and other resources. You can also search for events and conferences of interest to educators. All California Community College employees (faculty, staff, and administrators) are eligible to access its library of training videos from Grovo and You can keep track of the ones you’ve taken on a personalized “MyPD Plan” page so you have a record you can use for flex credit. All you need to do is register: 

The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT):

A free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community.

National Association for Developmental Education (NADE):

A professional association that provides resources for faculty to help learners at all levels of preparedness realize their full academic potential.