It's Hiring Season Again!
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 institutional service, being part of the Screening and Interviewing Committee is another great way to serve the college. As a tenure-track faculty member, I served on my first hiring committee last year, and am o
Dear Scotty, Help Me Understand Workload Factors
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 confusing to me. Can you help explain what LHE represent and how I can understand it better? I feel these conversion formulas could help me with another formula I’ve been working on with nuclear transmutation… I’m s
The 2019 FSA Spending Deadline Is Upon Us!
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 remaining money in last year’s 2019 account through March 15 of this year, 2020. You can log into your NBS (National Benefits Services) account to see what you still have available to spend from 2019, as well as what
Come One, Come All!
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 abstract nonsense in the contract?” The reality is that we discuss how to best resolve working condition issues, and that focus takes our conversations across a wide spread of topics. We discuss updates on activ