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June 2016


FYI: Highlights from the Executive Council and other news of note


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Sharing advice during the final New Member Discussion Series panel on April 29 titled "The Art of the A-Form: What You Can Learn from My First Promotion Cycle" are, from left, Michael Boecherer (English), Melissa Adeyeye (Communications) and Rachel Millings (Mathematics). (photo by Dante Morelli)
  • FA and Benefit Fund summer hours: The FA office will be open this summer on Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The FA office will be closed August 1 through August 5.

    The Benefit Fund office will be open this summer on Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Benefit Fund office will be closed from July 5 to July 8.

  • Summer 2016 adjunct/overload pay dates: Faculty working during the upcoming summer terms can expect to be paid as follows:

    • First five-week session: June 23
    • Eight-week session: July 7 and July 21
    • Second five-week session: August 4
    PA, library, and other assignments will be paid on all four summer payrolls. Counselors will be paid according to their counseling schedule.
  • Promotion deadline: The deadline for full-time faculty applying for promotion effective September 2017 is June 15. Faculty must submit three copies of their A Form: the original to their campus executive dean, one copy to their academic chair or supervisor and one copy to the FA. Questions should be directed to Executive VP Sean Tvelia:
  • 2016-17 holidays: The following represents the paid holidays for counselors, librarians, PAs, specialists and coordinators for the upcoming academic year.
Fall 2016  
September 5 Labor Day
October 3 Rosh Hashanah
October 12 Yom Kippur
November 11 Veterans Day
November 24 Thanksgiving Day
November 25 Thanksgiving
December 26 Christmas Day (observed)
Spring 2017  
January 2 New Year’s Day (observed)
January 16 Martin Luther King’s Birthday
February 20 Presidents’ Day
May 29 Memorial Day
July 3 Independence Day Eve (observed) for twelve-month faculty
July 4 Independence Day (observed) for twelve-month faculty

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On April 22, the FA offered a Financial Planning & Loan Forgiveness Seminar, featuring Gerry McGahran of Stacy Braun Associates for financial planning and the AFT's Chris Goff, shown above, who offered the student loan forgiveness seminar. (photo by Kevin Peterman)

Plus one (1) unscheduled holiday for ten-month librarians, counselors, coordinators, professional assistants, specialists. Twelve-month faculty have their thirteen holidays. In the case of ten-month faculty, the unscheduled holiday will be added to N or U days.

The following is a summary of the 2016-17 N and U days:

  • Counselors and librarians 38 + 1 = 39 N days
  • Ten-month coordinators (lab) 43 + 1 = 44 N days
  • Ten-month professional assistants and specialists 9 + 1 = 10 U days*
  • Twelve-month coordinators (instructional) 7 U days
  • Twelve-month counselors 35 N days
  • Twelve-month professional assistants and specialists 7 U days
* See Article IV.A.17.

  • EC meeting dates: EC representatives should plan to attend monthly meetings in the upcoming academic year on the following dates. Most meetings are held on Thursdays at 3:45 in the Southampton Building at Ammerman.
Fall 2016 Spring 2017
September 1 February 9
October 13 March 9
November 10 April 13
December 8 May 11
  June 1 at 1 pm
  • 2016-17 non-classroom faculty work year: Executive VP Sean Tvelia requests that nonclassroom faculty ask their administrators to inform them by June 1 what their work year will be in the next academic year. As per the FA contract, “The College agrees to notify librarians, counselors, [and]... 10 month professional assistants of the starting date of the new work year for each discipline by the preceding June 1 of each year... The work year shall be... from 10 or fewer working days prior to September 1 through the same number of working days prior to June 30.”

    Please note that day classes begin on Monday, August 29, with convocation on that day from 4 to 7 p.m. and that there's professional development day on Tuesday, October 11.