FACTC is a statewide network charged with reflecting faculty perspective on critical instructional issues. As an organization, it maintains a neutral posture on political issues and concerns that are appropriately the province of professional negotiating faculty organizations.
FACTC meets three times a year.
Meetings are held for two days (usually Thursday/Friday) at various member colleges. Discussions of major system issues and concerns are held and are summarized in the quarterly newsletters.
FACTC publishes a journal/monograph entitled FACTC Focus.
It addresses a key current theme relevant to faculty across the system and is published annually.
- Are there issues you would like FACTC to address?
- Is your campus not represented on FACTC? Help us get your campus involved!
- Do you have suggestions for a FACTC Focus topic or a Tools for Teaching theme?
- Addressing instructional issues that cross campus boundaries, aiming to improve teaching & learning in WA two-year colleges through system-wide sharing and collaborative problem-solving.
- Enhancing communication among colleges and state organizations dealing with issues relevant to community & 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 Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), 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).