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The Community College/ "Real College" Divide

Have you heard community colleges dismissed, as if they are not "real colleges"? Or heard students sound apologetic for attending a community college? How can we respond to this? Author Kristen O'Keefe has a thoughtful response in her article in the NY Times.

 

Schedule Change

 

Don't miss the meeting!

 

The SCFA Executive Board meetings will meet on Sept 8th and Sept 22.

 

This applies to September only.

 

The meetings will resume on the first and third Thursday in October.

2016 Fall Newsletter 

 

 

PART-TIME FACULTY

SDI and You

SDI covers both injuries and maternity leave. If you are unable to work for 8 consecutive days you may be eligible to receive State Disability Insurance benefits.

Why use SDI when I have Sick Leave with Sierra College?

If a Part-Time faculty qualifies for SDI they may choose to use SDI only, or use available Sierra College sick leave.

 

Keep in mind that unused Sick Leave is converted to hours worked when a PT faculty member retires. This conversion can make a significant difference in the monthly CalSTRS benefit.

 

Note: it is not required to use Sierra College sick leave first, or in  combination with SDI.

 

SDI is managed by the Employment Development Department.

FAQS

Disability and Paid Family Leave

Eligibility

Part-Time, Intermittent, or Reduced Work Schedule

Filing for Disability Insurance

 

 

 

 COMMUNIT5Y COLLEGE

Non-completion Success in California

Students who leave California's community colleges with just a few credits in career or technical education but no credential still see substantial wage gains or promotions at work, according to new data from the state.
More from Inside Higher Ed

 

SCFA NEWSLETTER

Salary Schedules for Part-Time and overload-- what's happening?

  • What can, and can't, be disputed?
  • How does seniority work for Part-Time instructional faculty?
  • Is EDD still saying Part-Time faculty have "reasonable assurance"?
  • Do you know if you are a member of SCFA?
  • What's happening with NTT faculty?

Read the Spring SCFA Newsletter.

 

THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHALLENGE

A series of interviews looks at community colleges across the US, and the achievements and obstacles for students and staff. Topics include student support, success, and more.  Listen to, or read, the interviews.

 

 

CANVAS

See submitted feature suggestions,vote for the ones you like, submit your own, and see what is in development or completed at Share Ideas.

 

Want to learn more about how other faculty use Canvas? Check out the Higher Education group and ask a question, view the blog, documents, discussions, and polls.

 


UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

Read a short article on You don't know what you don't know: How our unconscious minds undermine the workplace, and the Halo and Horns Effect when rating others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Learn how gaming, 5 regrets, and getting 7 more minutes of life connect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFER TO HBCU

A new program guarantees students admission to nine historically black colleges and universities if they graduate from a California Community College with an associate degree. Learn more.

 

STUDENT COMPLETION RATES

Just how inadequateare current measures for assessing community college student degree progress? Higher Ed article.


CONCURRENT / DUAL ENROLLMENT

High school students to take Community College Courses. 

Promising results, past problems  

CSU Chancellor Unveils New Plan to Boost Grad Rates  


IN THE NEWS

What will bachelor's degrees from community college be worth?

Game changer: 4-year degrees from some California 2-years colleges

In earning college degree, gap between rich and poor has grown

Free community college


 

 

Is your contact info current? 

Contact Paul Cooper,

SCFA membership 
pgcooper10@comcast.net

 


 

Where's that article? Check out Faculty Interests to view past content.

 

 

EDUCATION

Institutions’ interactions with part-time faculty result in a profound incongruity: Colleges depend on part-time faculty to educate more than half of their students, yet they do not fully embrace these faculty members. Because of this disconnect, contingency can have consequences that negatively affect student engagement and learning.
 
From Contingent Commitments: Bringing Part-Time Faculty into Focus. More 

 

California and "free" community college? Read this article from Inside Higher ED

Career pathways point the way to boosting California’s workforce. See what Sierra College's CIS department is offering.

Characteristics of effective teachers from Stanford University. 

 

 

SALARY

View the NEA Salary Survey:
Are You Fairly Paid?

 

Curious about compensation in California Community Colleges? Learn more at Community College Compensation

 

New Fast Facts 2015

 

From the Community College League
of California:

- Student demographics

- Degrees and Certificates awarded

- Enrollment

- Transfers

- Job ratings

- Personal income

 

 

 
NEA PUBLICATIONS ONLINE 

Advocate, higher ed news, resources

 

Almanac, salary, workload, trends

 

Thought and Action, theory & practice

 
 
NEW FACULTY MAJORITY
NFM advocates for professional equity and academic freedom, and economic just-ice for part-time and full-time faculty.  NFM  is committed to creating a non-exploitive academic workplace. Learn more here.

 THE JUST-IN-TIME PROFESSOR 

 

A report on the working conditions of contingent faculty in higher education, House Committee on Education and Workforce

is dedicated to improving the quality of higher education - See more at: http://newfacultymajority.info/equity/learn-about-the-issues/mission-a-identity/nfm-mission-statement#sthash.B2JCX0ol.dpuf
s dedicated to improving the quality of higher education by advancing professional equity and securing academic freedom for all adjunct and contingent faculty. For this purpose, NFM engages in education and advocacy to provide economic justice and academic equity for all college faculty. NFM is committed to creating stable, equitable, sustainable, non-exploitative academic environments that promote more effective teaching, learning, and research. - See more at: http://newfacultymajority.info/equity/learn-about-the-issues/mission-a-identity/nfm-mission-statement#sthash.B2JCX0ol.dpuf
s dedicated to improving the quality of higher education by advancing professional equity and securing academic freedom for all adjunct and contingent faculty. For this purpose, NFM engages in education and advocacy to provide economic justice and academic equity for all college faculty. NFM is committed to creating stable, equitable, sustainable, non-exploitative academic environments that promote more effective teaching, learning, and research. - See more at: http://newfacultymajority.info/equity/learn-about-the-issues/mission-a-identity/nfm-mission-statement#sthash.B2JCX0ol.dpuf
s dedicated to improving the quality of higher education by advancing professional equity and securing academic freedom for all adjunct and contingent faculty. For this purpose, NFM engages in education and advocacy to provide economic justice and academic equity for all college faculty. NFM is committed to creating stable, equitable, sustainable, non-exploitative academic environments that promote more effective teaching, learning, and research. - See more at: http://newfacultymajority.info/equity/learn-about-the-issues/mission-a-identity/nfm-mission-statement#sthash.B2JCX0ol.dpuf
 
 

FULL-TIME PART-TIME RATIO

 

Download the info from the FACCC Education Institute

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PART-TIME FACULTY

Stay connected and keep in touch.

 

Did you know there is an email service that is dedicated to the concerns, issues, and questions of part-time faculty? It is privately run and not part of the college. More

 

NEED A DISPUTE RESOLUTION OFFICER? 
Get help. Read more.

 

PART-TIME FACULTY and EDD

 

Read this  before filing your claim

 

 

EDD interview?  

Read this first

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 




 

Modified on August 20, 2016