Faculty Association of Community & Technical Colleges (FACTC)
The Network for Washington State Two-Year College Faculty
Faculty at community and technical colleges need to have an active voice in the ongoing discussions
of critical instructional issues related to two-year colleges. FACTC is a statewide faculty network
charged with reflecting that voice to and with a wide range of system and state educational and
policy groups. We urge you to get involved and
make your voice be heard! Visit the FACTC website for more information.
- Addressing instructional issues that cross campus boundaries, aiming to improve teaching and learning in Washington's two-year
colleges through systemwide sharing and collaborative problem-solving.
- Enhancing communication among colleges and state organizations dealing with issues relevant to community and
technical college faculty.
- Monitoring and reporting on the activities of key decision-making and policy organizations in Washington state,
including the State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC), the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB),
and the Washington State Legislature.
- Improving the flow of information between faculty and various key two-year college system groups, including the
presidents (WACTC), the trustees (TACTC), and the chief academic officers (Instruction Commission).
Each college in the Washington two-year college system is entitled to representation on FACTC, and each college
defines its own process for selecting and replacing its representative. The overall strength and system influence of
FACTC depends critically on the active participation of ALL colleges in the system as well as on campus faculty effectively
utilizing their FACTC representatives to stay current with key instructional issues facing Washington higher education.
Check the FACTC website for a list of current
representatives, and let your representative know you’re interested in supporting the organization
and staying informed. If there’s no current
representative, we encourage you to get involved; check with your local faculty association or chief academic officer
for more information on the selection process on your campus.