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.
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
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.
Disability and Paid Family Leave
Part-Time, Intermittent, or Reduced Work Schedule
Filing for Disability Insurance
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
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.
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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
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