City College plans to layoff 50 full-time faculty members that would impact the job security of 273 part-time instructors while also raising questions about the sanctity of tenure if the District rehires full-time faculty as part-timers.
Some of the main challenges for the chancellor will be ensuring the college’s long-term fiscal stability while making preparations to bring back in-person classes. Opinions on how these goals should be achieved differ between AFT2121, the union which represents the college’s faculty, and the Board of Trustees, with chancellor candidates in the running having largely similar stances on achieving goals mostly inline with the Board’s opinion and differing from each other only slightly.
City College is on track to hit its $5.6 million budget deficit target for the current academic year, though 12 of 30 line items are trending above target spending, according to Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration John al-Amin’s monthly budget update to the Board of Trustees on Feb. 25.
Interview with City College’s new trustees Alan Wong and Aliya Christi.
In her new position, Rosie Zepeda is expected to create, manage, and implement strategies to strengthen relations with the community, local businesses, media, and government stakeholders. She will represent City College as the main liaison with city, state, and federal offices, and will report back with new policies and changes, including those related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.