Excerpt of data from the VCCFA Seniority Chart – November 2020
Publications containing descriptions of the employment model of the VCCFA Collective Agreement
Cosco, Frank. “The Vancouver Model of Equality for College Faculty Employment” in Holler, Keith, ed. Equality for Contingent Faculty: Overcoming the Two-Tier System. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014.
Cosco, Frank and Jack Longmate. “An Instructive Model of How More Equity and Equality is Possible: The Vancouver Community College Model.” In Kezar, Adrianna, ed. Embracing Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Changing Campuses for the New Faculty Majority. New York: Routledge, 2012.
- Program for Change.
Cosco and Longmate urge activists to start working on change. This document (2010, updated in 2016) is a type of strategic plan for improving over 30 different aspects of post-secondary work. For each aspect, there is a suggestion for breaking goals into stages and checkpoints for measuring progress. Examples include union democracy, status conversion, and salary progression on scale.
This document is normally available on the VCCFA website: vccfa.ca. Currently, the site is under transition and the document should be up again in early 2021.
Bargaining for a renewed 2019-2022 Collective Agreement was recently completed and the new document is being edited. It should be available at the website, vccfa.ca, in early 2021.
Currently viewable is Collective Agreement (April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019) Vancouver Community College and Vancouver Community College Faculty Association.
- (Draft) COCAL Proposal to End Contingency: Contingent Faculty Bill of Rights that makes the case that contingency as it generally exists in the U.S. amounts a Human Rights violation. Its two-page Appendix A, entitled “An Alternative to the Two-Tier Faculty Workforce: The Vancouver Model” urges the adoption of the Vancouver Model as a solution.
Next month, on April 4th, 2020 Butte College will be hosting the 10th annual Associate Faculty Conference. This year’s theme is “Acknowledging and Affirming the value of Associate Faculty.” This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Leticia Pastrana. Dr. Pastrana will be speaking about the concerns Associate Faculty have and that she learned about while teaching at various campuses and traveling between many different campuses.
Too many associate faculty have missed Institute Day in January, so this is an opportunity to receive flex and to learn about associate issues that affect so many of us across the state. This Conference offers our associates up to 6.5 flex hours or , if they prefer, a stipend for $150.00 for the full-day attendance. There is also a free lunch served as the Conference begins at 9 a.m. runs until 4:30. Coffee, tea and other beverages are available along with breakfast items when the attendees arrive for registration.
This year’s workshops will include How to deal with Difficult people, The role of Associate Faculty in Campus Committees, AB 897 Legislation, The Imposter Syndrome, Are grades failing our students? As well, as a session on CANVAS technology issues. These are just a few of the dozen workshops that will be presented. This Conference is provided by Professional Development and is provided for Associate Faculty with full-time faculty being able to attend for flex credit. A special thanks to our PFA Union for sponsoring our guest speaker.
If you are interested in additional information about this Conference, contact either Laurel Hartley at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Martin at email@example.com.
Official Notice: CPFA’s 2020 Spring Conference has been cancelled due to the emergency closure of its venue, Diablo Valley College, to protect students and faculty from potential coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure. Whether the conference will be rescheduled for a later date is still to be determined.
Please stay tuned for updates.
CPFA’s annual dues are only $40. Your membership represents one more voice added to the growing chorus demanding professional equity for those who teach part-time in our state’s colleges and universities.