Community College Part-Time Faculty Collective Bargaining: Assembly Bill 1690 (Medina) would require those community college districts without a collective bargaining agreement with part-time, temporary faculty to commence negotiations to establish standards for the treatment of part-time, temporary faculty to be met by community college collective bargaining agreements, including, among other issues, workload distribution, evaluation procedures and seniority rights. Specifically, AB 1690 would require those community college districts that have not entered into a collective bargaining agreement as of January 1, 2017 to engage in negotiations with their part-time faculty for the purpose of retaining qualified part-time faculty and establishing a seniority list that will govern the offering of new assignments or a reduction in assignments. Those districts that already have such an agreement in place are exempted from the requirements of this bill. This bill also specifies minimum standards for the negotiated language.
Currently, this bill is in the Senate Rules Committee after having passed off the Assembly Floor on a 55-20 vote on June 1, 2016. The bill most likely will be referred to the Senate Education Committee. Community College Part-Time Faculty Office Hours: Assembly Bill 2069 (Medina) would require a community college district to report the percentage of part-time faculty that are required to hold office hours. The Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 requires participating community college districts to, with the advice of the Chancellor, establish and maintain institutional research to evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to facilitate students’ completion of educational goals and courses of study. This bill would require community college districts to report, as a part of their Student Success Scorecard, the percentage of part-time faculty who are required to hold office hours per full-time equivalent student.
Currently, this bill is in the Senate Rules Committee after having passed off the Assembly Floor on a 77-0 vote on June 1, 2016. The bill is currently in the Senate Rules Committee awaiting assignment, but will most likely be referred to the Senate Education Committee.