On August 20, 2020, Acting Chancellor Dr. Carla Walter introduced the first of three Budget Webinars to help the Peralta Community learn more about the budgeting process for California Community Colleges in general and specifically for the Peralta Community College District.
The first webinar focused on the Faculty Obligation Number (FON) as well as the Student Centered Funding Formula (SCFF). This session was introduced by Dr. Walter and also featured the following speakers:
- Dr. Siri Brown (Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Services)
- Adil Ahmed (Acting Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration)
- Wrenna Finche (Director of Fiscal Standards and Accountability at the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office)
- Omar Gutierrez (Vice President of Administrative Services at Fresno City College)
Mark Johnson (Executive Director, Marketing, Communication & Public Relations) moderated a Q&A session following the speaker presentations. The FON (pronounced like "fawn") is the Full-Time Faculty Obligation Number while the SCFF (pronounced like "skiff") is the Student Centered Funding Formula. The video explains the complex calculations used to determine the FON, and why meeting the FON is important for managing our budget process.
The next Budget Webinar program is coming up on Wednesday August 26, 2020 at 2pm and will focus on the Budget Allocation Model (BAM). You can tune in to that Zoom webinar here: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/s/98317544135
The third Budget Webinar will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2020 from 1-2pm and will focus on the 50% Law as well as Advance and Periodic Apportionments. You can join that webinar at: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/s/99276659699
The webinars will be recorded and posted to the Peralta YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/peraltatv/featured.