PFA Membership Meeting

Posted on Oct 28, 2013

The PFA will be holding its semi-annual membership meeting on Thursday, November 7th from 2:30 to 5:30 pm at the PFA office. Food and refreshments provided by Woody’s Butcher Block will be served. Please join us. Click here for further details.

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Sound Off: Plight of Contingent Faculty

Posted on Oct 28, 2013

Recently, an 83 year old “adjunct professor” passed away, and her sad death generated headlines. She was nearly destitute, and her passing for an all too brief moment shined a light on the plight of “contingent” faculty in US higher education. But the public’s attention span is short, and her story, I’m afraid, will be quickly forgotten. For many years I have sought to educate people about the issues of part-time faculty. Most people...

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Pricey texts cost more than money

Posted on Oct 28, 2013

Read Mark Miller’s article Pricey texts cost more than money in the October 25, 2013 Santa Maria Times that discusses the implications of costly texts.

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State Parity Funds (Finally) on Salary Schedule

Posted on Oct 19, 2013

The October 2013 issue of the AFT Community College Perspective includes an article highlighting the results of recent negotiations by the Part-Time Faculty Association. The biggest accomplishment was placing the state parity funds on the salary schedule. Other highlights include: increased pay for office hours by 30% added five new columns to the non-credit salary schedule, both for teaching and non-teaching strengthened seniority rights for...

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Rich Baker elected PFA Secretary-Treasurer

Posted on Oct 19, 2013

  Congratulations to Rich Baker who was elected as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Part-Time Faculty Board. If you’d like to join us in congratulating Rich, please leave a comment below.

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