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Faculty Council of Community Colleges
State University of New York

The Power of Community Colleges

About the Faculty Council of Community College

FCCC 101: Who We Are - What We Do

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Background

The first meeting of the Faculty Council of Community Colleges (FCCC) was held on May 12, 1967 in Albany, New York. Developed as a parallel structure to the SUNY Faculty Senate, the FCCC included all of the community colleges of New York State. When legislation was passed in 1975 to separate the City University of New York (CUNY) from SUNY, the FCCC no longer included the CUNY Community Colleges in its membership. Today, the FCCC membership is comprised of representatives from the 30 SUNY community colleges.

Bylaws

The FCCC bylaws are available in two formats: an .rtf file and a .pdf file. You can open the .rtf file with any word processing program. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (Select this link for download), to open the .pdf file.

FCCC Bylaws - .rtf file FCCC Bylaws - .pdf file

Purpose

The Faculty Council of Community Colleges is the official agency through which the SUNY community college faculty engages in the governance of the University. The FCCC focuses on matters relating to community college faculty and system-wide educational policies and other professional matters of the State University of New York, and in those areas the FCCC :

  1. studies, advises, and makes recommendations regarding academic concerns, issues, policies and programs;
  2. provides opportunity and structure for the faculties of the community colleges to formulate positions on policy matters of common interest to the community colleges for transmittal to community college presidents, trustees and sponsors;
  3. provides an opportunity for the faculties of the community colleges to act in an advisory, consultative and planning capacity to the Chancellor of the University;
  4. provides a forum for the consideration of matters of common interest to the faculties of the community colleges;
  5. provides a means for the interchange of ideas among the faculties of the community colleges and between the faculties and the administration of the University; and
  6. provides an additional channel of communication between the university administration and local governing boards of the community colleges.

In addition, the Faculty Council of Community Colleges works with the University Faculty Senate (UFS) on matters of common concern in the conduct of university affairs.

Membership

The voting members of the FCCC include one faculty delegate from each of the 30 community colleges, the Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges, the Associate Provost for Community colleges, the President and the immediate Past President of the FCCC. An alternate delegate is designated by each college to attend the meetings when the delegate cannot. A complete list of the participating community colleges and their delegates can be found on the Colleges page.

Meetings

FCCC plenary meetings are held twice a year - once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Community college delegates, and their colleges, volunteer to host the meetings. More information on upcoming and past plenary meetings can be found on the Plenary page.

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