Want to be proactive but don’t know where to start?
- Become a voting member of the Faculty Association.
- Get informed. Couldn’t attend a Board meeting? Listen to an audiocast of the meetings. Couldn’t attend an Faculty Association meeting? Click here.
- Talk to local voters or neighbors in PCC’s Board of Trustee districts. Many thanks to one FA member for her Community Presentation that was used.
- Let the PCC Board of Trustees know your concerns or thoughts on an issue.
- Find out when the next BOT meeting is and get the agenda and exact location. When you arrive at the Board meeting, fill out a speaker card to speak on a specific agenda item or non-agenda item. Speeches are normally limited to 5 minutes.
- Contact the Board Members. (See a district map.) Send a copy to the FA (faculty email@example.com) When you do, please specify whether you’d like to include your letter or speech on this website.
5. Invite a board member to sit in your classroom. What better way to integrate them in the campus community?
6. Keep your students informed. Encourage them to join the Associated Students and/or participate in a Faculty Association internship, attend Board meetings and vote in student elections.
7. Talk to your campus colleagues about the issues. Keep the conversation going in open, healthy dialogue. Likewise, talk to neighbors and friends who live in the district.
8. Contact the local press and let them know what stories are important to you.
9. Post some more suggestions below for your fellow faculty.
Start here, but don’t end here!
- Vote in state and local elections.
- Encourage your students to vote. Contact us if you would like voter registration forms put in your mailbox.
- Write to your legislators about education and labor issues. A good place to start: FACCC. Take action on bills using their ready-made messages or compose your own.
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