One of the most important responsibilities of faculty in higher education is the commitment to mentor, support, and appraise our colleagues through the tenure review and evaluation process. Currently, we have 54 tenure candidates, including 10 in their first year, 18 i...

September 24, 2019

First, Some Basics About Paid Parental Leave

When I first joined MiraCosta College in Fall 2017, we did not have paid parental leave. As of July 1, 2018, Paid Parental Leave took effect, offering eligible faculty members their full salary for the first four workwee...

Dear Scotty,
 

I’m pretty new to MiraCosta and was just wondering if you have any advice about how to blend in better. Currently, when I go to events, I use the “My Name Is” sticker name tag that I got at a recent conference so everyone knows who I am. Unfortunately, it...

If you haven't had a chance to meet all of the 2019 full-time faculty hires, here's an opportunity to learn a little bit about your newest colleagues! Below are some things they were excited to share with you.

"Tell us how you came to MiraCosta!"

Veronica Bloss, Counselo...

Dear Scotty,

I’m crushed! It’s now March and I had money left over in my account to use for medical expenses, but I didn’t spend all of it by December 2018. Your letter to Hain Quilliams in November said that all the money goes back to the District at the end of the yea...

Our 2018 Faculty Contract includes Article H: Evaluation and Tenure Review, which ensures the full-time faculty evaluation process does the following: provides established written criteria, includes peer review, and defines the specific parameters of our evaluation pro...

Thanks to those who could attend!

Thanks to all those who attended the March “get to know your contract” social sponsored by the Faculty Assembly. In total, nearly 60 full time faculty members attended the event despite several overlapping department and governance comm...

The 2018-19 FA Budget

If you would like to see how the Faculty Assembly membership dollars are spent, you can check out the 2018-19 budget that was just released for the 10/1/18 - 9/30/19 fiscal year.

Dear Scotty,
 

I was working through my benefit selection page and checked my NBS account to see if there was any money left over from the past year. The numbers didn’t match the form I submitted last year and my paycheck amounts are higher than they should be. And then...

Are you evaluating associate faculty this semester?  

Did you know you can get paid for each observation? According to our Faculty Assembly contract, you can claim two hours of additional pay for each observation you complete.

Per section C.12.0 of our District/Faculty A...

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