District Office Relocation
At the August 11, 2022 Board Meeting, the Board approved the sublease agreement with Yuba City Unified School District. Relocating the District offices from leased space to a building owned by the District will reduce ongoing operational costs and this was the top priority based on the surveys conducted by the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistant Team (FCMAT) Working Group by both colleges and the District office as articulated in the FCMAT working group recommendations.
Beginning October 17, 2022, the District’s mailing address is:
Yuba Community College District
3301 E. Onstott Road
Yuba City, CA 95991
Future Board Meetings will be adjusted accordingly, and a new schedule of locations will be forthcoming at a future Board Meeting and posted online at Boarddocs.com.
Woodland Community College News
On August 10, Woodland Community College had another successful Convocation that was a busy day full of activities. There were a variety of workshops throughout the day that were focused on goal setting with the college’s newly minted Educational Master Plan (EMP), Equity with a Keynote from Dr. Regina Stanback-Stroud, and an overview of Guided Pathways to acknowledge the progress the college has made in developing the five areas of interest. The highlight of the day was a student panel that provided some critical insight about the experiences our students face when they attend Woodland Community College.
On August 22, Woodland Community College welcomed a variety of statewide and regional elected officials as well as several international dignitaries from Mexico as the college hosts the “Semana Binacional de Dducacion” or the Binational week of Education. This event is held annually to promote education for all Mexicans and educational partnerships between the United States and Mexico. President Pimentel served as the MC for the event. This is the first time that the Mexican Consulate offered this event at a college campus.
Yuba College News
Yuba College held a very successful convocation event on August 10. The day focused on the Educational Master Plan and implementation of Guided Pathways. The highlight of the day was a student panel where students shared some of their basic needs barriers, their connection to Yuba College, and their challenges during their classes.
On August 19, Yuba College hosted the New Student-Athlete Orientation, which provided information to athletes on all the programs available to them. The community is welcome to come cheer on our athletics! You can find athletic schedules here: https://yc.yccd.edu/athletics/sports/.
Yuba College held six dual-enrollment outreach and support efforts. Michael Bagley and Yuba College counselors Fatima Ruiz and Georginia O’Keefe Schwering visited four high schools (Lindhurst HS, South Lindhurst HS, Marysville HS, and Marysville Charter Academy of the Arts) during their first week of classes to answer questions on taking dual enrollment courses with Yuba College. Additionally, orientations were given this month to 9th-graders entering Early College High School Program. You can find more information on Yuba College’s Dual Enrollment Program here: https://yc.yccd.edu/admissions/highschool/.
Save the date! In partnership with Wide Awake Geek (Marysville), Yuba College will host a mini Maker Faire on October 15. This event brings together community members on Yuba’s Marysville Campus to display what they’ve made and learned. You can find more information on the event here: www.makerfaire.com.
YCCD Foundation News
Charitable giving to the Foundation in 2021-22 was $432,024, which is an approximate increase of 36% from the 2020-21 academic year. Summer Direct Mail Appeal supports local students to invest in their success, you can support their efforts by clicking here.
AB 1705 (Irwin) – passed Senate Appropriations and will go to the Senate floor. The bill would prohibit colleges from placing and enrolling students in pretransfer-level math or English coursework except under very limited circumstances.
AB 1719 (Ward) – passed Senate Appropriations and will go to the Senate floor. The bill would authorize a community college district to establish and implement programs that address the housing needs of community college faculty and employees.
AB 1856 (Medina) – passed Senate Appropriations and will go to the Senate floor. The bill would increase the number of instructional hours that a part-time community college faculty member may teach at one district from 67% to 85% of a full-time assignment.
AB 1942 (Muratsuchi) – passed Senate Appropriations and will go to the Senate floor. The bill would change the funding of Instructional Service Agreements to fully fund courses provided to first responders. The Department of Finance did release an oppose analysis.
AB 1998 (Smith) – passed Senate Appropriations and will go to the Senate floor. The bill would authorize the Board of Governors to enter into the Western Undergraduate Exchange and allow certain community college districts to exempt certain out-of-state students from the mandatory nonresident fee requirement.
SB 893 (Becker) – passed Senate Appropriations and will go to the Senate floor. The bill would authorize, until July 1, 2028, the governing board of the San Mateo County Community College District (CCD) to (a) charge a college enrollment fee that is lower than the enrollment fee amount established in statute to students who reside within the boundary of the CCD and (b) use state California College Promise funds and unrestricted local funds to assist students with non-tuition costs.
Passed with amendments
AB 102 (Holden) – passed out of Senate Appropriations with amendments to remove the cap on special admits. The bill will now go to the Senate floor. It would eliminate the sunset date on CCAP partnerships and allow county offices of education to enter into CCAP partnerships.
AB 1187 (Irwin) – passed out of Senate Appropriations with amendments to make provisions apply to basic skills and degree applicable courses. The bill would allow community colleges to collect apportionment for supervised tutoring for non-basic skills courses.
AB 1491 (McCarty) – passed out of Senate Appropriations with amendments to provide a one-year grace period for unspent funds. The bill would authorize an adult education consortium to reduce a member’s allocation by no more than the amount of the member’s carryover if the consortium makes a finding by a majority vote, if the member has had excessive carryover for at least two consecutive years.
AB 2627 (Bauer-Kahan) – passed out of Senate Appropriations with amendments to protect student personal information and will go to the Senate floor. The bill would authorize a community college to enter into an MOU with a local agency for the purpose of providing outreach to potential community college students.
SB 1141 (Limón) – passed out of Senate Appropriations with amendments to narrow the bill to allow for more than two years at a community college to count as residency. The bill would lower the threshold for qualifying for AB 540 status from three years to two years.
Held in Committee (Dead)
AB 1505 (Rodriguez) – held in Senate Appropriations. The bill would have rebenched the Faculty Obligation Number (FON) for community college districts. State audit on how districts spent their full-time faculty money.
AB 1602 (McCarty) – held in Senate Appropriations. The bill would have created a $5 billion zero-interest revolving loan program for UC, CSU, and community colleges for affordable student housing.
AB 2266 (Santiago) – held in Senate Appropriations. The bill would have eliminated the first time student requirement for the California College Promise Program allowing for free tuition for all full-time students. (The provisions of this bill were already included in the budget so the bill was not needed – that is why it was held)
AB 2617 (Holden) – held in Senate Appropriations. The bill would have created a grant program in the Department of Education to increase dual enrollment opportunities. (The provisions of the bill were already included in the budget so the bill was not heeded – that is why it was held)
SB 885 (Laird) – held in Senate Appropriations. The bill would have removed the cap on the number of districts than can participate in the Next Up program and remove the 9 unit requirement for student eligibility. (The provisions of the bill were included in the budget – that is why the bill was held)
Mission Statement: Yuba Community College District provides all individuals in our diverse communities access to high-quality, affordable higher education that is responsive to student needs. Our mission is to inspire and advocate for student success through our passion and commitment to teaching, learning, and social justice.
Vision: Our vision is to empower our students and strengthen our communities by providing equitable, student-centered learning opportunities.