Know Your Contract: Part-time Faculty Assignment Rights
New Benefit for Part-time Faculty Who Have No Class Assignments Spring 2020
Unlimited Tuition Waiver this Term for Part-time Faculty Without Assignments
The College and Association reached agreement yesterday that part-time faculty who have no assignment this term due to class cancellations are eligible for an unlimited tuition waiver for the term.
Tuition Waiver for All Part-time Faculty
The current Article 19 contract provisions remain in effect. All part-time faculty accrue a tuition waiver at the rate of one class per term of teaching. The tuition waiver may be used anytime during the term of teaching or during the next three terms. If you wish to use a tuition waiver earned during one fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) during next fiscal year, you may request to HR that the tuition waiver be carried over to next year before June 30 each year. (See 19.2)
Compensation for Part-time Faculty Teaching Spring 2020
If you are teaching a class this term that was originally scheduled to be face-to-face AND you have not taught the same class online before, you are eligible for additional curriculum development pay. The amount of compensation is 1.25 x the number of hours of class each week. Thus, if you were scheduled to teach a class that would meet 4 hours per week, you are eligible for 4 x 1.25 = 5 hours of curriculum development pay each week for the 10 instructional weeks of the term for a total of 50 hours pay at the CD rate. In order to receive this compensation, please record the hours on the curriculum development line on your timesheet each week.
If you have taught the class online before, you are not eligible for ths additional compensation. Likewise, if the class was originally scheduled to be online, you are not eligible for this additional compensation.
If you are teaching more than one section of the same class (and the class was scheduled face-to-face and you have not taught it online before), this additional compensation applies to one section only.
In-service Hours for Part-time Faculty who Taught during Fall 2019
Part-time faculty who taught during Fall 2019 are eligible to use 24 hours for Fall 2019 in-service or for any meetings or workshops on campus (including remote meetings and workshops this term). Part-time faculty teaching in any Fall term will be eligible for these hours each year based on the new contract.
In-service Hours for Part-time Faculty who are Teaching Spring 2020
All part-time faculty teaching in Spring each year are eligible for 8 hours in-service pay for Spring Conference or for any meetings or workshops on campus (including remote meetings and workshops this term). Consistent with the Coronavirus MOA, Part-time faculty teaching this Spring 2020 are also eligible for an additional 8 hours for a total of 16 hours compensation for meetings, workshops, and professional development related to online delivery this term only. These 16 hours are in addition to any hours that individual part-time faculty may have remaining from the Fall 2019 allocation.
Part-time Faculty Class Cancellation Tracking
If you are part-time and have had a class cancelled or have lost an assignment due to bumping, please use this form. Also, if you are full-time and know of a part-time class cancellation in your department, please use this form so that we can track that information: https://forms.gle/AsprRF2C7vmTH5oK8
Jan 2020 This Week: Information Sessions on Tentative Agreement
Know Your Contract!
Presentation by Nancy Wood, LCCEA Vice-President for Part-Time Faculty, and Adrienne Mitchell, LCCEA President.
Click to learn about:
- Insurance benefits
- Section 125 Health Care Expense Account
- Employee Assistance Program
- Hourly rates
- Inservice Hours Usage
- College Committee Work
- Faculty Professional Development
- LCCEA PT Department Reps
AAUP Reports on the “Casualization of Faculty Labor”
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has just produced a report using IPEDS data from 2016 that illustrates how prevalent the overuse of non-tenured, part-time faculty is at two-year institutions. “The casualization of faculty labor is reflected in the unbundling of the traditional faculty role,” the report suggests. “This data snapshot concerns those who teach in higher education, in positions that may or may not also include research, professional development, and service.”
To learn more about how you can help advocate for part-time faculty rights at Lane, contact Nancy Wood, Vice President for Part-Time Faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org