Last year, the FA negotiated a new, comprehensive article in our contract, Article L.3.0: Investigations, Due Process, and Discipline. Over the past several years, the number of Investigations in which faculty is involved, whether as a respondent, witness, or complaina...

November 15, 2020

This year, Mary Gross, Scott Fallstrom, and I represented full time faculty on the District’s Fringe Benefits Committee (FBC).

Before I cover the proposal the Board approved on Oct. 15th, I would like to share a little bit of context for one of the best coming changes.

I...

November 15, 2020

On July 1, 2021 our current, full time faculty contract will expire as we reach the end of its 3-year length. The FA is currently preparing for the negotiations and has had informal conversations with the district regarding the basic approach we are likely to take. The...

November 15, 2020

When a full contract is approved, all subjects in the agreement are frozen for the length of the contract. The only exceptions to this are when unexpected working conditions situations arise (like the move to working fully online) and when both sides agree upon re-open...

In efforts to help FA members connect with one another during the 2020 pandemic, we have asked folks to share individual takeaways from recent events affecting our teaching, our lives, and our perspectives.

Here are some of those stories in video....

Here are some of tho...

Did you know that there are 20 full-time faculty hiring committees for 21 positions this Spring? This is the highest number of faculty recruitments MiraCosta has ever had! In addition to the initiatives, departmental projects, and/or committees we serve on as part of i...

Dear Scotty,

Looking over contracts and working conditions manuals is a hobby of mine. I noticed that the Full-time Faculty contract has things like LHE, discipline factors, performance factors, and contact hours. There are many formulas that make the information confus...

It’s that time of year to be sure you’ve spent any remaining 2019 FSA funds and turn in all 2019 receipts! 

If you participated in the college’s 2019 option for a healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you have a 75-day grace period allowing you to spend any remain...

This invitation is meant for you…yes, you!

Come join us at our next Faculty Assembly meeting on March 13th, from 12 - 3pm in OC 1202.
 
I know, I know…it probably sounds as exciting as watching paint dry. You’re probably even thinking, “Don’t they just argue about abst...

Recently, I attended a DEqCC meeting along with Hayley Schwartzkopf, Director of Labor Relations, and Nick Mortaloni, Dean of Student Life & Judicial Affairs to dialogue with the committee and guests on the topic of microaggressions and the processes in place for addre...

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