Taft College Faculty Association Agenda
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Taft College Faculty Association
Minutes for January 25, 2020
Welcome & Introductions
Meeting called to order at 12:10pm.
President Payne welcomed returning faculty and updated everyone on the newly added faculty including:
Kyle Webster-Life Science
Christopher Taylor- Chemistry
Gina Gardner-Dental Hygiene
Steven McDaniel- English
President Payne introduced the current Faculty Association officers and bargaining team.
President Ruby Payne
Vice-President Greg Golling
Secretary Juana Rangel-Escobedo
Treasurer Mike Mayfield
Bargaining Team Ruby Payne (Pres.)
Greg Golling (VP)
Juana Rangel-Escobedo (term expires 2020)
Mike Mayfield (term expires 2020)
David Mitchell (term expires 2021)
Chris Flachmann (term expires 2021)
Joe’ll Chaidez (term expires 2022)
Approval of Minutes
A motion to approve the November minutes was made by Darcy Bogle with a 2nd from Robin Polski. The motion was unanimously approved.
Treasurer, Mike Mayfield, reported an overall balance of $9041.46 excluding payment for today’s lunch. Mike shared that he would reach out to all new faculty to answer any questions or to process membership enrollments.
Taft College Faculty Collective Bargaining Committee (TCFCBC) Update.
President Payne announced the Non-Working days memorialization was scheduled to have its second reading by the board tonight with effective date of July 1, 2020.
President Payne shared that although this topic was discussed during the IBB training that included bargaining areas, there were questions regarding scope and need that would be further investigated. Faculty were asked to participate in an upcoming survey that was intended to gather additional information for the sub-committee and bargaining team.
President Payne shared with the faculty that the bargaining team would focus the Spring 2020 on contract clean up including addition of approved MOUs into the contract, minor wording changes to the faculty evaluation changes that would extend the faculty review window to 10 days, and possibly updating to the LSD NTF peer observation form.
President Payne shared that Brock McMurray reported a projected COLA of 2.29% although updates will likely be during the May revise and final budget.
President Payne shared that the Public Information Committee had been disbanded at the request of Administration. President Payne has reached out to Leslie to discuss the impact of this action on the faculty that serve in this committee and it was decided that faculty may elect to switch committees but that faculty would not be penalized while an alternative option was negotiated.
President Payne reminded the faculty of the load/overload requirements of the district in light of class cancellations for the Spring 2020. President Payne reminded the faculty that there are no bumping rights as long as each full time faculty is assigned a 15 unit or equivalent load. Faculty shared past experiences of special project assignment and reassignment of adjuncts to facilitate full-time faculty reaching required 15 unit load.
President Payne shared with new faculty the overload payment options available and were directed to Office of Instruction for payment enrollment.
President Payne encouraged faculty to test out classroom equipment prior to class commencement and encouraged faculty to not only contact IT with any concerns but to also include the FA if issues were unresolved.
Joe’ll Chaidez extended an invitation for all faculty to attend the SLO day during in-service.
The meeting adjourned at 12:57 pm.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:10pm, Cougar Rm.