Black Lives Matter

The Lane Community College Education Association (LCCEA) expresses deep sadness about the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky; Ahmaud Aubery in Brunswick, Georgia; and so many others. We stand in solidarity with those demanding swift justice and with the Black community, affirming that Black lives do matter. We are committed to advocating for the well-being of our colleagues, students, campus, and community members who are victims of racism, violence, and oppression, as well as supporting the eradication of institutional racism, inequity, and injustice in all their forms.

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Reminder: review your RIF lists and list of course certifications as soon as possible

LCC Faculty Colleagues,

A quick reminder for contracted faculty —

I hope this email finds you well. I know this is a very busy and incredibly demanding time for all faculty who are teaching face-to-face, remotely, or both.

At the same time, it is important for all contracted faculty to take some time and please be so kind as to review your RIF lists and list of course certifications as soon as possible. You should have received these lists emailed from HR on or about November 2. If you did not receive the lists from HR, you should have received a personal email with recommendations to follow the steps below. 

If you find errors in your RIF list seniority or find that courses are missing, please complete the steps below as soon as possible and preferablyby November 23.

We are currently tracking errors in at least 34 faculty members’ lists of the roughly 200 full-time faculty. We are working with HR collaboratively to address these errors and will be requesting re-issuance of the lists once corrected.

Steps for you to take now if there are any errors on your RIF list or course certifications: 1. Please fill out the RIF review form at: https://www.lanecc.edu/sites/default/files/hr/documents/requestrif.pdf

2. Once complete, please email the RIF review form to: your dean with CC to Sharon Daniel in HR at daniels@lanecc.edu and with CC to LCCEA at: lcceacontract@lanecc.edu .

3. If courses are missing from your list, please also fill out the course certification form at: https://www.lanecc.edu/sites/default/files/hr/documents/faculty_certification_form_10.27.15.pdf  You should list all the courses you are qualified to teach in your discipline/department on this form (e.g. all history courses for a history instructor). 

4. Once complete, please email this form also to: your dean with CC to Sharon Daniel in HR at daniels@lanecc.edu and to LCCEA at: lcceacontract@lanecc.edu 
Ensuring that your lists are accurate and complete will help promote individual job security as well as program stability. 

If you have any questions or if you would like assistance, please do not hesitate to contact LCCEA representatives at: lcceacontract@lanecc.edu

Thank you for all that you do!

Best,

Adrienne

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Important Information on RIF Lists for Contracted Faculty

LCC Faculty Colleagues,

I hope your Fall term is going well thus far. I know this is an incredibly busy time of the term — both on campus and off — but ask all contracted faculty to dedicate some attention to the RIF lists that were sent to you individually from HR on or about November 2. (Please note: RIF lists do not apply to part-time faculty. Part-time faculty should have access to PT seniority lists, which must be posted each year by May 15.)

I am writing because HR has indicated that there were some errors in the reports. For instance, at least 14 contracted faculty were not included on the RIF lists, so these will need to be corrected. (If you are in this category, you should have received a personal email about this already.) In addition, some faculty members have reported missing courses for which they should be certified. Furthermore, some seniority figures on the lists do not appear correct. 

The RIF lists are used in the unlikely event of a reduction in force and are important for both protecting programs and individual contracted faculty job security as well to ensure that all courses that each contracted faculty member is qualified to teach are accurately included. 

Please rest assured that LCCEA is working collaboratively with HR to ensure that the lists are corrected and complete. 

Also, we ask that you please take action by reviewing your own lists. If you find that any courses are missing or if you find any other errors, there are a few steps (1-4 below) that you should take as soon as possible to help ensure that your own course certifications are correct and complete and that you appear with appropriate seniority credited on the RIF lists. If you are a contracted faculty member who previously served as a part-time faculty member, your years of service in a part-time capacity should be prorated and included in your seniority on the lists.

Steps for you to take now if there are any errors on your RIF list or course certifications: 
1. Please fill out the RIF review form at: https://www.lanecc.edu/sites/default/files/hr/documents/requestrif.pdf
2. Once complete, please email the RIF review form to: your dean with CC to Sharon Daniel in HR at daniels@lanecc.edu and with CC to LCCEA at: lcceacontract@lanecc.edu .
3. If courses are missing from your list, please also fill out the course certification form at: https://www.lanecc.edu/sites/default/files/hr/documents/faculty_certification_form_10.27.15.pdf  You should list all the courses you are qualified to teach in your discipline/department on this form (e.g. all history courses for a history instructor). 
4. Once complete, please email this form also to: your dean with CC to Sharon Daniel in HR at daniels@lanecc.edu and to LCCEA at: lcceacontract@lanecc.edu 

Optional step if you are qualified for other courses outside your discipline:5. If you are qualified to teach other courses outside of your regular discipline or position for which you were hired (e.g. history instructor also qualified to teach political science), LCCEA recommends that you seek certification for those courses, which helps protect both you and your program. In order to do so, please repeat steps 3 & 4 above sending to the dean who oversees the discipline for which you seek additional certifications. In such cases, the dean may request additional information such as a C.V. and/or transcripts.

According to Article 10.9.5 of our contract, there is a period of thirty working days (from November 2 when reports were sent this year) in which we can initiate a grievance for correcting qualifications on your RIF lists. 
Please keep us informed and let us know how we can support you by sending any updates or requests for assistance to lcceacontract@lanecc.edu.

Best regards,
Adrienne

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LCCEA ENDORSEMENTS

Hello LCCEA members,

The November 3, 2020 election is now! Here are the Lane Community College Education Association (LCCEA) pro-education endorsements. The LCCEA endorsements are based on interviews that candidates requested with the LCCEA; the interview team was made up of LCCEA Executive and Legislative committee members.

LCCEA Endorsements:

Statewide Office

Marty Wilde for Oregon House of Representatives District 11

Lane County Board of Commissioners – The LCCEA endorses both candidates.

Joel Iboa for County Commissioner South Eugene District 3

Laurie Treiger for County Commissioner South Eugene District 3

Eugene City Council

Matt Keating for Ward 2

In addition, please find the OEA-PAC endorsements below. The OEA Political Action Committee (OEA-PAC) does careful analysis and endorsement questionnaires and interviews to arrive at these endorsement decisions and makes recommendations to the OEA Board. 

OEA Endorsements:

Federal Office

Joe Biden for President

Jeff Merkley for US Senate

Peter Defazio for Oregon Congressional District 4

Statewide Office

Ellen Rosenblum for Attorney General

Shemia Fagan for Secretary of State

Tobias Read for Treasurer

Cal Mukumoto for House of Representatives District 9

Marty Wilde for Oregon House of Representatives District 11

John Lively for Oregon House of Representatives District 12

Nancy Nathanson for Oregon House of Representatives District 13

Julie Fahey for Oregon House of Representatives District 1

No recommendation for Oregon House of Representatives Districts 7 and 8

Statewide Measures

YES on Measure 107 Campaign Finance Reform

YES on Measure 108 Tobacco Ta

I hope this information is helpful for those of you who have not voted yet or who would like to share endorsements with family, friends, and others.

Here are some additional resources.

Here’s a complete list of the OEA Board federal and state endorsement for all of Oregon: https://www.oregoned.org/standing-up-for-you/elections

Also, here’s the OEA PAC’s easy way to see what’s on your ballot at your address:

https://edballot.org/

Happy voting, everyone!

Cybele Higgins

ESL Faculty

LCCEA Legislative Committee Chair

OEA-PAC Board Community College Representative

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Wednesday Oct 28: All Faculty Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend LCCEA’s All Faculty meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Please note that the Fall meeting is open to all LCC faculty, not only LCCEA members.

To attend, please register at: https://lanecc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RfD2f-3fRi60GV8A_Wx23Q and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Your Association

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ALL FACULTY MEETING OCT 28 AT 3:00

LCC Faculty Colleagues,


You are cordially invited to attend LCCEA’s All Faculty meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Please note that the Fall meeting is open to all LCC faculty, not only LCCEA members.


To attend, please register at: https://lanecc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RfD2f-3fRi60GV8A_Wx23Q and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting.


Your Association

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