A new faculty member would normally be employed at Step 1, but may, at the discretion of the President or designee, be placed at Step 2 or Step 3 on the above schedule based upon degrees, experience, and qualifications.
A unit member who has taught at least five (5) courses in the Division of Continuing Education at the College shall advance from Step 1 to Step 2, or from Step 2 to Step 3, upon teaching a sixth (6th) course.
A unit member who has at least eight years of seniority in the Division of Continuing Education at the College shall advance to Step 4 in the salary schedule.
Effective fall 2015, an instructor teaching at more than one community college may request to be paid at the highest earned step at one college at the other college(s).
Unit members compensated on an hourly basis shall receive the following increases to their current hourly rate during the term of this Agreement:
Effective in the spring session, January 2014, increase salaries by 3.5%
Effective in the spring session, January 2015, increase salaries by 3.5%
Effective in the spring session, January 2016, increase salaries by 4%
A unit member who has taught at least five (5) courses over three (3) consecutive fiscal years in the Division of Continuing Education at the College who has received a satisfactory evaluation in a work area(s) shall be eligible for a reappointment in that work area(s). Prior to making tentative appointments, the College shall provide to eligible employees as defined above a course interest and teaching availability form.
A tentative appointment for one course will be offered first to those eligible unit members as defined above with the longest service in the Division of Continuing Education at the college in that work area, except under the following conditions:
For every fiscal year in which the unit member teaches or has taught at least two (2) courses, one (1) year of service shall accrue for purposes of seniority. If the two courses are in different work areas, one year of service shall accrue in each work area. Any outside entity course for which a faculty member is compensated in excess of the salary schedule shall not count towards accruing seniority.
Any faculty member who does not teach at least one (1) course during a fiscal year will not be eligible for unit inclusion during that year. If a faculty member does not teach at least one (1) course during two consecutive fiscal years, the faculty member will lose previously accrued seniority unless on authorized leave approved by the President of the College, or designee thereof.