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June 2017


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


  • Good to know!
    FA and Benefit Fund summer hours: The FA office will be open this summer on Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the exception of the week of July 17 as well as August 17, 18 and 19.

    The Benefit Fund office will be open this summer on Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the exception of June 29 to July 7.

  • Summer 2017 adjunct/overload pay dates: Faculty working during the upcoming summer terms can expect to be paid as follows:

    • First five-week session: June 22
    • Eight-week session: July 6 and July 20
    • Second five-week session: August 3
    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 2018 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:
  • 2017-18 holidays: The following represents the paid holidays for counselors, librarians, PAs, specialists and coordinators for the upcoming academic year.
Fall 2017  
September 4 Labor Day
September 21 Rosh Hashanah
November 23 Thanksgiving Day
November 24 Thanksgiving
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Christmas
Spring 2018  
January 1 New Year’s Day
January 15 Martin Luther King’s Birthday
February 19 Presidents’ Day
May 28 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day for twelve-month faculty

Plus two (2) unscheduled holidays for ten-month librarians, counselors, coordinators, professional assistants, specialists. Twelve-month faculty have their thirteen holidays. The two (2) unscheduled holidays will be added to N or U days.

The following is a summary of the 2017-18 N and U days:

Counselors and librarians.................................... 37 + 2 =39 N days
Ten-month coordinators (lab).............................. 43 + 2 =45 N days
Ten-month professional assistants and specialists.. 9 + 2 =11 U days*
Twelve-month coordinators (instructional)............ 7 + 2 =9 U days
Twelve-month counselors................................... 35 + 2 =37 N days
Twelve-month professional assistants & specialists.. 7 + 2 =9 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 2017 Spring 2018
August 31 February 8
October 12 March 8
November 9 April 14
December 14 May 10
  June 7 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.”

  • Fall 2017 classes and Convocation dates: Please note that day classes begin on Tuesday, September 5, with Convocation on that day from 4 to 7 p.m.