Supporting the work of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

The Foundation of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (the Foundation) was established in 2008 as an integral partner of the Academic Senate. Since 1969, the Academic Senate has worked directly with community college faculty to strengthen their role in academic and professional matters. The Academic Senate also works to empower local faculty leaders in college governance while serving as the official faculty voice at the State level. Through the collaborative work of the Foundation and Academic Senate, faculty receive high-quality and effective trainings, programs, and services that can directly increase student success. This valuable partnership allows for the Foundation to have a direct connection to over 60,000 community college faculty members.


The mission of the Academic Senate Foundation for California Community Colleges is to enhance the excellence of the California community colleges by sustained support for professional development of our diverse faculty in the furtherance of effective teaching and learning practices.


The specific purposes of this corporation are to benefit, support, and enhance the excellence of California community colleges through fundraising efforts towards professional learning for faculty and to promote innovative activities and strategies to advance teaching and learning.

Updated December 14, 2022

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