Month: April 2014

Point-and-click To Support Accreditation Improvements

Dear colleagues, Here is a link to a “point-and-click” letter that conveys support for the CFT-sponsored Assembly Bill 1942, a bill that seeks “fair accrediting practices for all of California’s community colleges.”  The letter takes only a moment to fill out, but the aggregate impact of support will help assure your colleagues throughout the state that they might receive a helpful rather than a potentially punitive accreditation process. Here’s the link:  http://action.aft.org/c/941/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8412 Please lend your name to the effort. Thanks, Jack Swanson CCFF Communications

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Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts

A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education suggests that “Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts“: [A new report says that] when community colleges fail to support the part-time faculty members who teach more than half of the classes offered at such institutions, they are fostering a culture that creates a barrier to student success…. The report suggests that community colleges have conversations about how to support adjunct faculty members, include them in discussions, create clear pathways to full-time employment, and recognize part-timers’ accomplishment with additional pay when possible…. “Colleges need to do a better job of working with part-time faculty because engaging all faculty

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District, CCFF Agree to COLA+, Part-time Pay Increase, Lab Equity Task Force

Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to share good news about negotiations. The CCFF membership ratified the contract with a vote of 130 to 4 yesterday. Following this, the Board of Trustees last night unanimously approved Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between the District and the CCFF. The MOUs are posted on the Human Resources website [and here on the CCFF website], but the essence of each is this: All faculty, full-time and adjunct (part-time), will receive a 2.5% increase in salary, retroactive to July 1, 2013. Faculty will receive a retroactive check within the next 45 days. For full-time faculty in 2014-2015, the District will automatically apply the COLA received from

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