Pop Up Event Spreads the Word about CC Funding

LCCEA sponsored a Community College Funding Pop-Up Event at the LCC cafeteria this morning from 10:30-12:00. LCCEA President Adrienne Mitchell, Membership Committee Co-Chair Wendy Simmons, LCCEA Treasurer Marge Helzer, and others were on hand to answer questions about funding for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, which provides needs-based funding for students.

Refreshments were served to passersby, and students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to send a quick message to legislators using the QR code above about three House Bills making their way through the legislative process:

*HB 2611, which would require dental and vision to be included in health benefits of part-time faculty;

*SB 416, which would require pay equity and expansion of PERS and healthcare access for part-time faculty at public universities and community colleges;

*HB 2740, which provides a uniform system for calculating part-time faculty work hours.

Other issues LCCEA supports include the OCCA request to provide a BSN option for community college and changes to the CAN licensure exam to make it more accessible to English Language Learners.

If you missed the popup but support equity in community colleges, please use the QR or website http://bit.ly/ccfunding2023


The Lane Community College Education Association
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