Cerritos College Faculty Federation Memorandum
TO: Victor Collins, Interim Vice President of Human Resources
FROM: Ted Stolze, President, Cerritos College Faculty Federation
DATE: May 7, 2012
SUBJECT: The CCFF’s proposals for negotiation of a successor Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Cerritos College Faculty Federation and the Cerritos College Community College District for the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2015
The following is the CCFF’s proposal for negotiation of a successor Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Cerritos College Faculty Federation (CCFF), AFT Local 6215, and the Cerritos Community College District for the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2015. The CCFF proposes to enter eight (8) new articles into negotiations and to amend existing articles as listed below.
SUMMARIES OF NEW ARTICLES FOR THE CCFF TO NEGOTIATE IN 2012
Academic Freedom covers the need for the District and the CCFF to work cooperatively to promote and maintain a climate of free inquiry and discussion. The District and the CCFF should actively seek to maintain a teaching and learning environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or abusive conduct, and should promote learning activities that enhance critical thinking by students.
Assignment covers the basic duties, responsibilities, and workload of full-time and part-time faculty.
Class Size/Load Banking establishes the mechanism by which low-enrolled classes are allowed to “make” or be cancelled. The article also allows tenured faculty to earn Load Credit instead of salary to receive a reduced assignment for a future academic term(s) or a paid Load Credit Leave.
Conferences and Travel addresses the value of professional development activities and establishes a funding mechanism to support faculty attendance at professional conferences, meetings, and workshops.
Departments and Department Chairs deals with the organization of departments, duties and responsibilities of department chairs, selection of department chairs, clerical and support staff, and equitable release time for department chairs.
Intellectual Property Rights addresses ownership when faculty members make use of District resources in the development of intellectual property.
Just Cause addresses procedures, standards, and rights concerning discipline, reprimand, suspension, dismissal, and complaints.
Personal use of Computers and District Computer Network addresses constitutes a District computer; what types of information faculty may transmit on District computers during working hours; limits on the District’s ability to monitor transmitted information; who owns information exchanged on District computers; faculty members’ right to privacy; what constitutes misuse of a District computer and the appropriate disciplinary action for misuse of District-owned computers.
We intend to extend, refine, and modify existing language as well as to include new sections briefly summarized below.
Union Rights proposes additional District-provided released/reassigned time for members of the CCFF negotiating team.
Salary proposes salary increases for full-time and part-time faculty. It awards credit on the salary scale for part-time and full-time teaching experience for tenure-track hires, including retroactive pay where appropriate. It also restructures the part-time salary schedule so that it is comparable to neighboring districts.
Evaluation proposes well-defined grounds for initiating an Administrative Review.
Sabbatical Leave proposes to clarify the review process and the ranking of those who are approved for sabbatical leaves.
Calendar proposes to implement the recommendations of the Compressed Calendar Ad Hoc Committee (2/1/2009).
Term proposes a duration from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015.