Part-Time Faculty: Know Your Contract
March Deadlines and Events
Deadline: Friday, March 8
Extended deadline for contracted faculty members to turn in separation incentive form to Human Resources
Demo: OER and Barnes and Noble
Monday, March 11 at noon in the Library (inside the Center Bldg). Lane’s OER Faculty Librarian, Meggie Wright, has scheduled a demo of Barnes & Noble’s “LoudCloud” LMS that they advertise as being “advanced OER.” Meggie reports that that the platform charges students a fee to access OER that has been remixed with some “value-added,” proprietary content. (The Board of Ed will vote at their next meeting on whether the College will pursue outsourcing of the college bookstore to Barnes & Noble.)
Hearing on Part-Time Faculty Insurance
Monday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. Legislative hearing on a bill to provide insurance for part-time faculty statewide. SB 852 would also increase funding for LCC. To attend the hearing before the Senate Education Committee, provide written or oral testimony, or support colleagues without insurance, please fill out this form at: https://bit.ly/2EzHpVH or contact OEA Government Relations staff member for community colleges, Kelli Horvath, at: email@example.com
Forum: Barnes and Noble at Lane?
Wednesday March 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m. College Administration’s Forum for faculty about possible outsourcing of the campus bookstore to the Barnes and Noble corporation.
Thursday, March 14, 3:00-4:30, LCCEA meeting for members, location CEN 402
Register to Lobby in Salem
March 25, OEA educator Lobby days in Salem. Register at: https://www.oregoned.org/action-center/events/lobby-day
April 26-7, OEA Representative Assembly (OEA-RA) in Portland with LCCEA delegates to be elected by the membership soon. Several items of interest to community college faculty will be decided by a vote of delegates at the OEA-RA, including a resolution for pay equity for part-time faculty. Contact: LCCEA Secretary, Berri Hsiao firstname.lastname@example.org
OEA Summer Leadership Conference – July 30-August 1, 2019 in Bend