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PCCFA Supports Proposition 55!

PCCFA leaders urge that all faculty, staff, and students support Proposition 55 in the November elections. Recall that Proposition 30 in the November 2012 election saved community colleges from financial disaster. Voters supported it wholeheartedly, correctly viewing it as essential for K–14 education. Now, Proposition 30 is about to expire, and enter Proposition 55 that will help ensure much needed…

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New FA President Eminently Quotable – Mark Whitworth is well prepared for public debate

Whenever he’s called on to publicly defend himself or his organization, newly elected Faculty Association President Mark Whitworth begins with a distinct advantage. A 22-year veteran of the Performing Arts Division, Whitworth has specialized in communication, focusing on public speaking. “My favorite course is Argumentation and Debate,” Whitworth said. Elected in the spring to his first term as FA…

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Adjunct Profile: Walter Impert – Visual Arts and Media Studies

Faculty Association leaders Alexis Moore and Preston Rose sat down with Walter and asked him about his experiences as a part timer and “freeway flyer”. FA: Tell us about your background and what you teach.  I am a painter and art instructor. I graduated from Duke University with an Art History major and received an MFA…

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Part Time Faculty Remain Uninsured At PCC

Lack of any health care support for part time faculty from PCC remains one of the most glaring difference between full and part time faculty. This fall, even after hiring 50 new full time faculty members, PCC remains part-time-faculty dependent, with 1095 part time faculty to 415 full time faculty. District estimates see Benefits and Healthcare packages for…

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Is PCC Really “Broke”?

What are the faculty to make of recent division meetings and budget presentations in which claims were made that the college is in dire straits, financially? In several divisions, deans announced that tightened budgets would necessitate cutting Xeroxing, and at least one dean urged faculty to purchase their own toner cartridges. Also, in at least one division, faculty were warned of a…

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WINTER IS BACK! Faculty will be compensated for their losses

After more than three years of protests, student petitions, community criticism and PCCFA legal actions with the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB), we have prevailed! Officially a six-week Winter Session will be back in 2017. And faculty will be compensated for their losses. It is the single most significant victory…

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FACCC’s Sacramento Advocacy and Policy Conference a Huge Success

What is FACCC? FACCC is the primary lobbying group specifically for California Community College Faculty. It is our most trusted source for both facts and interpretation of state trends in resource allocation. PCCFA’s participation over the years has included Jane Hallinger a past president of FACCC, Preston Rose, a winner…

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