Updates on Tenure Review and Evaluation
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 in their second year, 12 in their third year and 14 in their fourth year of tenure review and evaluation. Because the Tenure Review and Evaluation Committee (TREC), chaired by Chad Tsuyuki, coordinates this impor
Paid Parental Leave: a Faculty Member's Perspective
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 workweeks for the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child (see contract articles F.1.0, F.5.0 for details). Thereafter, faculty may also receive 50% of their salary for up to eight workweeks. To be eligible, your initial
Dear Scotty, How do I get MCC-branded materials bearing my name?
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 is fading a bit and curling up at the edges. I also cut up a pack of 3x5 notecards and wrote my name and email address neatly on them to give to others at conferences. Am I completely on my own here - what is yo
Get To Know Your New 2019 Faculty Colleagues!
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, Counselor for EOPS/CARE I am a former MiraCosta and EOPS student. I started working as an associate counselor at MiraCosta College in 2007 for the EOPS program, but in 2010 I joined Peace Corps-Peru for two years. Upo