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Paid Summer Office Hours

Are you teaching a summer class?  Full and part-time faculty are entitled to one paid office hour for each unit you are teaching in the summer.  For example, if you are teaching a 3-unit class you can be paid for up to three office hours during the summer session or 30 minutes a week for 6 weeks.  The same holds true if you are teaching a lab section.  If you are teaching your class online, your office hours can be online. Make sure you let the dean of your division know how many office hours you will be holding and when you will have them by Monday, May 15. All

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CCFF-District Negotiation: Tentative Agreement Details

Dear Colleagues, As you now know, the CCFF and the District reached a tentative agreement Monday (8/15) evening. The two sides worked hard over the summer to arrive at a settlement and what we have as a tentative agreement is a fair and sound compromise. It sets a solid foundation for all of us to build on in the coming years. Here is a brief outline: PT Salary and Office Hours (PT/FT) PT faculty salary will increase in 2015-16 by 9% to 11% (depending on the step in the salary schedule) retroactive to July 1, 2015; for 2016-17, an additional 2.5% increase effective July 1, 2016, and for 2017-18, an

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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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March 14 Bargaining Update – Good News

Dear colleagues, It’s Friday night, the first night of spring break, and, figuratively, I stand center stage of Burnight Center before an empty auditorium.  I have good news that I’d like to share.  I will speak loudly. The CCFF and the District are close to agreement on salary for both full- and part-time faculty.  The District understands the CCFF’s latest counter-proposal, acknowledges its viability, and plans to recommend that the Board accept our proposal at the next board meeting, Wednesday, March 19th.  Should the Board accept the proposal, we will have a Tentative Agreement. At this point, the CCFF will want to explain the terms of the agreement.  We plan

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Bargaining Update – Jan. 16, 2014

Dear colleagues, I write to you with an update on negotiations.  You might recall that the CCFF made three proposals: ·         Lecture-lab parity ·         Increase in part-time pay ·         COLA + (1.57% COLA plus 1.35% pay increase) You’ll be heartened to know that the District recognizes the merit of according labs more than the 0.75 Lecture Hour Equivalent (LHE) – but only for some labs.  They have agreed with our proposal to create a Lab Parity Committee, which, by May 2014, should have established the protocol for submitting a lab course to the committee and the criteria by which the lab course will be evaluated.  Note, this proposal costs the

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The District Can Afford CCFF Proposals

Dear colleagues, In the last bargaining update, I presented the rationales for the three CCFF proposals: ·        Lecture-lab parity ·        Increase in part-time pay ·        COLA + (1.53% COLA plus 1.35% pay increase) Tuesday, November 19th, the CCFF Executive Board will meet in SS 136 at 11:00 AM to present a picture of the college budget that shows that the District can afford the proposals.  In fact, once you see the analysis, you may marvel at the proposals’ modesty and the District’s reserves. Also, Wednesday, November 13th, a number of faculty showed up for the CSEA-CCFF Meet and Greet and to fill the board room with support for the union

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Do You Question the Outsourcing of Lecturers at the Community College Level? Are You on Your Way to MOOCville?

Where state legislators and college administrators see an opportunity, some professors see a threat—if not to their jobs, then to their freedom to teach a course as they believe it should be taught. —Outsourced Lectures Raise Concerns About Academic Freedom When I was in my first year of teaching, I was so excited that I was able to design curriculum to deliver to a room full of people who were engaged the greatest journey in the world: COLLEGE.  Going through the journey of being a community college student, a student parent, a student with a full time job, a student without a job, and then finally, I graduated with a

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Happy Labor Day and Welcome Back

Dear Colleagues, Happy Labor Day weekend and welcome back to a new semester!  I hope you had a refreshing summer and that getting back up on the bicycle of teaching has been easier and more fun than you expected. For the Executive Board of CCFF, the summer turned out to be a bit busier than we expected.  The good news is that we were able to sign two Memoranda of Understanding with the District:  one MOU regarding compensation for the position of Instructional Specialists in the Success Center; the other regarding Adjunct faculty office hours, expanding it to include not only faculty who teach credit courses, but those who teach

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