F A C C C T S | S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 | W W W. F A C C C . O R G 1 3 5. Reduce equity gaps across all of the above measures through faster improvements among traditionally underrepresented student groups, with the goal of cutting achievement gaps by 40 percent within five years and fully closing those achievement gaps within 10 years. 5 & 6. Reduce equity gaps across traditionally underrepresented student groups and the diverse geographic regions of the state. These are fully-supported goals that need attention through the development of a faculty and programmatic infrastructure. Students need access to full-time faculty, fully supported part-time fac- ulty, academic counselors, librarians, student service programs, tutors, labs, and library facilities. Students also need access to the full array of health, mental health, and human services programs available to them, and should be able to access these at their college. Funding should reward districts that embrace equity and outreach, and those that prioritize full-time faculty hiring, part-time faculty parity, and appropriate counselor and librarian to student ratios. Additionally, funding should consider regional unemployment rates, assisting those districts in areas with consistently higher joblessness. Hiring a world class faculty that reflects the diversity of the student body and of the state requires stable funding, professional support and outreach, and pathways that lead from the community college student to the faculty experience. 6. Over five years, reduce regional achievement gaps across all of the above measures through faster improvements among colleges located in regions with the lowest educational attainment of adults, with the ultimate goal of fully closing regional achievement gaps within 10 years. 7. New goal: Over five years, improve shared governance models to train all strata of the community colleges on respective roles of trustees, administrators, faculty senates, unions, and student represen- tatives. Increase percentage of part-time and full-time faculty, classified professionals, and student leaders to participate in shared governance activities. 8. New goal: Invest in the increased integration of communities and their community colleges. Over five years, incentivize cultural transformation through professional development of our community colleges to increase engagement of each college with its own distinct community. This would include show- casing the talents of faculty and facilitate the colleges to become centers of innovation and professional development. Empower and compensate all faculty to demonstrate their expertise to the community and the professionals at the community college. A Special Thank You... FACCC Education Institute expresses its sincerest appreciation to the Policy Committee for its work on the Vision Statement: Debbie Klein, Chair; Howard Stahl, Oranit Limmaneeprasert, Wheeler North, Deirdre Frontczak, Ikaweba Bunting, Duane Leonard, Sandy Feder, Janith Norman, Julie Columbo, and Mario Martinez. Vision for Success Vision for Success California Community Colleges Board of Governors FACCC Education Institute Board of Directors