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CCFF Public E-Board Recap and Union Update

Elections Dues Increases In an election held Oct. 12-17, CCFF members voted on a change in the dues all faculty pay. The majority of votes approved the dues increase [124 yes votes (78.5%), 34 no votes (21.5%)]. Beginning October 31,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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