In this issue:
- Health and safety concerns remain central as some faculty return to in-person work in Fall and most others prepare to return to campus in Jan.
Faculty members raise concerns about returning to in-person work at campus health & safety committees, but don’t receive adequate answers to many questions
- As Skyline and Cañada counselors were asked to return to in-person work this fall, they called out unsafe conditions and inconsistent policies–and, with union support–won important gains
Over 300 faculty signed a petition in support of a safe and fair return to campus for counseling faculty and administrators adjusted the policies.
- AFT presents results of faculty evaluations of administrators and continues to call for true “360 evaluations” of administrators
All faculty and staff should be able to anonymously evaluate their administrators.
- AFT calls for re-opening of negotiations on 2021-22 raise for district faculty
The salary formula in the current contract provides for a very low 0.52% raise this year, but the district’s budget could clearly provide a reasonable raise.
- Meet Sarah Harmon, Cañada Spanish professor, OER supporter and long-time advocate for the rights of adjunct faculty
This issue’s “Faculty Focus” feature.
- Personal reflections on vision impairment, teaching & accessibility in SMCCCD
Skyline Professor Lori Slicton describes the difficulties of teaching–including working on Comprehensive Program Review–with a significant vision impairment.