Dear Scotty, As a counselor committed to student success, I sometimes work overload hours. One term, I taught a counseling course and had some counseling hours as overload, but, mostly, it is just counseling hours. I was concerned because my sick leave balance never changed. As I said on my show, “Sometimes you just have to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” I wish I was getting sick leave on this, so how do I make that happen? And I thought about this
(*Full disclosure: I have recently accepted a volunteer position as a Governor-At-Large on the FACCC governing board.) While MCC’s full time faculty have made important strides in recent years regarding our working conditions, in one very important way we have moved backwards in a manner that poses some significant risks. Since the start of the new millennium, MCC faculty have steadily withdrawn from involvement in statewide efforts aimed at protecting and promoting faculty w
With the recent passage of Proposition MM, MiraCosta College has an opportunity to develop a unique learning environment that will shape our work for years to come.
Even before this endorsement by our community, the Facilities Department was already gearing up for multiple construction projects throughout the summer months and into the fall and spring semesters. Where we are now... Both Tom Macias, our Director of Facilities, and Charlie Ng, our Vice President of Business Se
Get to Know Your Fellow Faculty Members...One By One Kent, tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in the thriving metropolis of Windfall, Indiana – population 708. After high school, I attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where I earned by BS in chemistry before heading south to Auburn University for my PhD in inorganic chemistry. I moved to Sacramento, California in 2005 where I spent five years teaching as an adjunct professor and “freeway flyer” at four diffe