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2017 Contingent Faculty Issues Conference

On Saturday, April 8, we held our annual Contingent Faculty Issues Conference at South Seattle College's Georgetown Campus. We offered workshops, tabletop discussions on certain topics, role playing a group visit with a legislator, and free breakfast and lunch. 

The conference brought together faculty members from several community colleges. The workshops were led by faculty members.

Here are documents that were shared with participants:

Menu of Union Actions to Support Contingent Faculty

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' data on the number of part-time to full-time positions from 2008 to 2013.

A list of organizations, faith communities, and locals within regional cohorts.

A visual map of regional cohorts based on locations of locals.

Resolutions passed by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges in March of this year, one of which is a resolution to resume Best Practices for Part-time Faculty.

Decision made by the Employment Security Commissioner regarding an instructor's elibility for unemployment insurance.

Document on tenure process and language for advancing part-time faculty.

Sample contract language for tenure process.

Bylaws of Renton Technical College faculty union regarding part-time faculty.

Constitution of Renton Technical College faculty union regarding part-time faculty.

Workshop materials:

Click here to see photos from this year's conference.

For more information, contact Richard Burton at rburton@aftwa.org or 206-225-0621.