Problem-solving process

Posted February 6, 2021

Problem-solving process: What to expect Level 0 You will explain the issue to your campus grievance chair and identify the best ways to remedy the issue. Your campus grievance chair may reach out to appropriate administrators to explain the issue and the remedy you desire. You may have a conversation with administrators to find a […]

Workplace Issues

Posted February 6, 2021

Workplace issue? Contact your campus grievance chair! Do you think that something about your assignment, working conditions, or compensation may violate the contract between AFT and the District? Maybe something has changed recently and you’re not sure if your new situation is in keeping with the contract. Maybe you have a sense something isn’t quite […]

FTEF Reductions

Posted October 25, 2010

From the Fall 2009 to Fall 2010 semesters, the number of Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF) was significantly reduced District-wide. 16% of all adjuncts’ hours–over 45 FTEFs–were cut, while full-time faculty were reduced by 4%–about 13 FTEFs.  Overload hours were cut by 9%–just under 3 FTEFs. Click here to view a detailed breakdown of FTEF reductions […]

75%-25% FT-PT Ratio

Posted October 14, 2010

Many faculty members may have heard about the 75%-25% ratio which is part of AB 1725 and sets a goal that 75% of faculty are full-time and 25% are part-time, but the law behind this ratio is not commonly understood by most faculty.  CSM Professor Bob Smith wrote an excellent, detailed explanation of the 75%-25% […]

Pedagogical Issues

Posted January 12, 2010

Face-to-face teaching must remain the core of higher ed. (May 2020) Faculty express themselves about teaching during a pandemic (March-April 2020) Documents on SLOs and Accreditation Academic Senate position paper, plus exchange between the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the California Federation of Teachers (CFT)