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...

December 2, 2019

The FA Council continues to set a conservative fiscal course for the FA that emphasizes building reserves and cautious spending. At our October meeting, the FAC reviewed and unanimously approved the Budget and Benefits Committee’s proposed budget. To see line items and...

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...

November 27, 2018

Although there are a number of recent, positive signs regarding the future of California’s Community Colleges, there are also a number of concerns being expressed by faculty leaders from around the state.

A contingent of MiraCosta FA members attended the Fall, San Dieg...

October 2, 2018

Many of the questions the FA receives from faculty involve Department Chair duties. Specifically, many chairs report being frustrated or even overwhelmed by additional duties they face that are not expressly detailed in the FA Contract.

As a Chair, what duties am I requ...

October 30, 2016

Threat to Your State Pension

This is a very real concern for full time faculty at MiraCosta and teachers across the state.

Attorney Bob Bezemek, a statewide leader in community college labor law whose services are retained by the FA, brought this issue to our FA leaders...

October 30, 2016

This year at the CCCI conference (California Community College Independents), attending FA members learned that many unions are successfully negotiating compensation for faculty to make the transition from existing online platforms like Blackboard to Canvas. For those...

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