On June 18,
2009, your negotiations team for Adjunct Faculty United and the District team
met with a state mediator to attempt to settle negotiations for 2008-09.
After an all-day session, we agreed to settle for 2008-09 on the successor
agreement. The Adjunct Faculty United Executive Board recommended
ratification. The agreement was voted on by our members and ratified on July
In this year
of terrible budget news and 10% cuts from the state, the District held a firm
line of “no increases” through to the end of the mediation session. As a
result, the Adjunct Faculty team focused on improving non-monetary items. Key
provisions of the agreement are as follows:
60% limit on workload has been increased to 67% which results in the following
number of possible units per classification:
Credit instruction: 10 lecture hour equivalent units
Credit: 16.50 hours
21 hours per week
23 hours per week
6 Assignment and Scheduling
for preferred consideration remain the same. This was a negotiations
victory for us because the District sought to tighten the qualifications to
limit our privileges.
consideration reaches to 60%, not 67% under our contract.
a preferred instructor who has at least a 33% assignment loses a class
because of being bumped by a full- timer who needs the course to make contract,
and no other course is given to the adjunct, the assignment shall fill the
criteria for preferred consideration as if it had been completed.
7 Working Conditions
spent on ancillary activities (committee work, senate work, union work, etc.),
shall not count toward the 67% limitation on workload.
instructor may request a mentor to help in the evaluations process.
the instructor isn’t available for evaluation on any of the dates offered by
observer, the observation may be scheduled at the convenience of the
Current Address Form will be placed on the District website and must be
submitted if you want your evaluation mailed to you.
evaluation form has been changed to include four ratings instead of two:
excellent, satisfactory, needs improvement, and unsatisfactory.
retain preferred consideration, the instructor must receive an overall
evaluation score of satisfactory or above.
and column advancement will continue to be paid.
reduction in hourly rates on schedules.
unit members who have never been placed on Schedule A will be placed on Step 0.
must notify the District when step advancement should take place by filling out
the appropriate District form.
a break in service, instructors on Schedule A shall be placed at the highest
step that they previously occupied. As for column placement, they
will be placed in the column that corresponds to their qualifications at the
time of current service.
semesters that accrue for step advancement shall be Fall and Spring.
C now has two columns for educational qualifications. This year we
increased the percentage between the columns to equate to the percentage
between the Schedule A columns.
need to notify the District when column advancements should take place.
15 Distance Education
education course materials developed by an instructor will be the property of
the instructor unless a contract to the contrary exists between the District
and the instructor.
17 Academic Freedom
language includes, “Unit members shall have the academic freedom to promote
students’ freedom to pursue learning.”
Gueddi, Judi McDuff, Sam Russo, Catherine Whitsett, Mary Millet (Chief
Negotiator), Denny Konshak (Consultant)