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June 2019


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


  • 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. with the exception of being closed from July 1 to July 5.

    The Benefit Fund office will be open this summer on Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the same exception of being closed from July 1 to July 5.

  • Summer 2019 adjunct/overload pay dates: Faculty working during the summer sessions can expect to be paid as follows:

    • First five-week session: June 20
    • Eight-week session: July 3 and July 18
    • Second five-week session: August 1
    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 2020 is June 17. 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 Courtney Brewer.
  • 2019-20 holidays: The following represents the paid holidays for counselors, librarians, PAs, specialists and coordinators for the upcoming academic year.
Fall 2019  
September 2 Labor Day
November 11 Veterans Day
November 28 Thanksgiving Day
November 29 Day after Thanksgiving
December 25 Christmas Day
Spring 2020  
January 1 New Year’s Day
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17 Presidents’ Day
May 25 Memorial Day
July 3 Independence Day (twelve-month faculty)

In addition, there are three (3) unscheduled holidays for librarians, counselors, coordinators, professional assistants, and specialists and three (3) unscheduled holidays for twelve-month faculty. The unscheduled holidays will be added to N or U days, which can be used for religious observances.

The following is a summary of the 2019-20 N and U days:

Counselors and librarians 37 + 3 = 40 N days
Ten-month coordinators (lab) 42 + 3 = 45 N days
Ten-month PAs and specialists 9 + 3 = 12 U days*
Twelve-month coordinators (instructional) 7 + 3 = 10 U days
Twelve-month counselors 35 + 3 = 38 N days
Twelve-month PAs & specialists 7 + 3 = 10 U days
* See Article IV.A.17

  • Fall 2019 classes start dates: Please note that day and online classes for this fall begin on September 3, Saturday classes begin September 7, Sunday classes begin September 8 and evening classes (with a start time of 4 p.m. or later) begin September 9.
  • EC meeting dates: EC representatives should plan to attend monthly meetings in the upcoming academic year on the following dates, unless otherwise informed. Most meetings are held on Thursdays at 3:45 in the Southampton Building at Ammerman.
Fall 2019 Spring 2020
August 29 at 10 am February 13
September 12 (if needed) March 12
October 10 April 9
November 14 May 14
December 12 May 29 at 1 pm