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CCFA

The rights and responsibilities of the Chaffey College Faculty Association (CCFA), derive from the Public Employees Relations Act and the interpretations of this act by the Public Employees Relations Board. CCFA's primary responsibility is to exclusively represent the Chaffey College faculty in all aspects of the collective bargaining process and to represent the faculty viewpoint to the college administration and the Governing Board on all matters relating to wages, hours, employment conditions and employer employee relations.

CCFA has primary responsibility for the following:

A. Representing faculty members in any and all stages of the employer-employee grievance process as required by the faculty members and as required by provisions of law.
B. Arranging for appropriate legal assistance for faculty members in matters relating to their contractual position at Chaffey College.
C. Providing faculty members with a formal and collective voice in relevant legislative issues and in local, state and federal elections.
D. Serving as an advocate for faculty members in non employer-employee grievance procedures.
E. Providing the community, press and the Governing Board with information relevant to the wages, hour and working conditions of college faculty.
F. Consulting with the college administration on the implementation of the current contract, collective bargaining and Board policies and procedures as they relate to wages, hours and working conditions.
G. Filing appropriate legal actions on behalf of the collective faculty.
H. Providing faculty with perspectives and analysis on the District's budget and funding patterns and comparative salary and budget information.

CCFA has a secondary responsibility to contribute to the general well being and professional environment of the faculty by:

A. Supporting appropriate social, cultural and institutional activities as directed by the CCFA membership.
B. Supporting appropriate professional growth activities for faculty.
C. Providing faculty with information concerning retirement, benefits, and special services.
D. Fostering a climate of cooperation among faculty, classified staff, management and the Governing Board.

CCFA Website (page will open in a new window above this one)

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FACULTY LECTURER OF THE YEAR
Faculty Senate elects a Faculty Lecturer for each academic year. In the spring the Faculty Senate seeks nominations from all contract faculty of a colleague to become the Lecturer for the following year. The individuals who accept the nomination have their names placed on a ballot and all faculty vote to determine the Faculty Lecturer for the following academic year. The individual selected is notified and receives one class reassigned during the upcoming year to research and write a paper and prepare for their lecture/presentation. The paper is published as a journal and distributed at the event. The individual chosen selects his or her own topic for presentation to the campus community.

This event was initiated in 1969 by the Faculty Senate. All campus constituencies are invited and formal invitations to attend are extended to college administrators, members of the Governing Board, and the lecturer's guest list.

Faculty take this award very seriously. To be selected is an honor, carrying with it a significant responsibility. Each Lecturer is presented a plaque by the President of the Faculty Senate recognizing them on behalf of the faculty. Many of our Faculty Lecturers have been interviewed and highlighted in local and regional papers. A photograph and brief biography of the individual is placed in the college catalog.

This is a program that is highly valued on our campus. It draws a capacity crowd every year. Individuals who miss it often check out the video of the presentation and go out of their way to find an opportunity to discuss it with the Lecturer. It shows us at our best. Students have, on occasion, asked the Lecturer to sign their copy of the paper at the presentation. We are all, faculty, administrators, and classified caught up in our daily routines and work isolated from one another. This gives the academic community an opportunity to "see" the talent and dedication that usually occurs behind closed doors. We come together to celebrate what it is that we are about.

Year Name/Discipline Title of Lecture
2016-2017
Mary Jane Ross, Instructional Specialist To Be Announced
2015-2016
Robin Ikeda, Biology What Do You Think You Are? Identity in the Antropocene
2014-2015
Marc Meyer, Anthropology Race Matters: Culture vs. Biology                               YouTube Video
2013-2014
Joann Eisberg, Astronomy Are We Alone in the Universe? The Search for Another Earth
2012-2013
Peter Konovnitzine, Geography Russia in the 21st century: A geographic perspective. Can the past predict the future?
2011-2012
Vera Dunwoody, Psychology Reality: What's that?
2010-2011
Joy Haerens, Business & Office Technologies Curiouser and Curiouser: Down Exploring the Rabbit Hole
2009-2010
Orville Clarke, Art History Passion
2008-2009
Daniel Loomis, History Cartoons, Psychological Warfare, and World War II or Willy and Joe Get Drafted
2007-2008
Karen Lyman, Sociology and Gerontology Lessons from the New China: Hutongs to High-rises, Communism to Consumerism
2006-2007
Eva K. Rose, Communication Studies Emotional Intelligence: A Social Radar to Communication Competence
2005-2006
Marie Boyd, Library Clay Tablets to Flash Drives: Libraries, Technology and Human Values
2004-2005
Monica Carter, Political Science The Formula for Connectivity: Relationship Preceding Information (Politics, Race & the Classroom)
2003-2004
Christine V. Flores, Counseling Diamonds in the Rough: Empowering Students to Transform Their Lives
2002-2003
Bill Purkiss, Communication Studies Signals Through the Flames…Resiliency Theory and Chaffey College
2001-2002
Gary Aurouze, Philosophy Auschwitz and After: Moral Philosophy in the Shadow of Birkenau
2000-2001
Laura Hope, English The Ties That Bind: Exploring the Poetry of Mothers and Sons
1999-2000
Janice Clare Raithel, Art The Magic of Her Mirror Expanding Identities in Self-Portraits by Women
1998-1999
Dale DesLauriers, Biology Delusions of Self-Sufficiency
1997-1998
Andrew David E. Bixler, Environmental Studies and Ethics The Courage to Be: View From an Island
1996-1997
S. Craig Justice, Economics Fact, Fantasy, and Faith in Economic Analysis: Is Economics Truly a Science? (no booklet)
1995-1996
Kathy Brindell, History Holocaust Rescuers Remembered: Righteous Gentiles Who Embraced The Enemy Within
1994-1995
Cathie Keenan, Chemistry Why Chemistry Should Be Required For All Disciplines
1993-1994
Maura O'Neill, Philosophy On Being a Person of Passion in Academia
1992-1993
Muriel Zimmermann, Biology The Biological Adaptiveness of Lying
1991-1992
Barbara Mitchell, History The Ethics of Anarchosyndicalism or, How I Quit Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb[ers]
1990-1991
Michael Alexander, Communication Studies Metamorphosis The Emerging Role of Community College Faculty
1989-1990
Wayne Hubert, English From “I” to “We”: Individualism and Community in Contemporary Literature
1988-1989
James des Lauriers, Biology Public Conflict Over Scientific Knowledge
1987-1988
G. Sidney Silliman, Political Science The Politics of Reality

Between 1975 and 1987, the Faculty Lecturer honor lay dormant and was revitalized by Faculty Senate in 1987, to continue the tradition of academic excellence at Chaffey.

1974-1975
O. Stanley Waldrop, Psychology Power
1973-1974
Carol Sayles, Communication Arts The Creative Self Versus the Myopic Self
1972-1973
Michael E. Malone, English Shakespeare's World
1971-1972
Henry E. Childs, Jr., Biology The Lemming Legend and The Capistrano Caper
1970-1971
Marlin L. Dickey, Geology No Deposit, No Return
1969-1970
Felipe Cornejo, Spanish Man and the World
1968-1969
Bea Rose, Philosophy Who’s Listening
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FACULTY SENATE

Faculty Senate Office
Berz Excellence Building (BEB/formerly EEC) – Room 207
Faculty Senate President, Ardon Alger, Ext. 6965, ardon.alger@chaffey.edu
Administrative Assistant, Vacant, Ext. 6966

www.chaffey.edu/facultysenate/
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The following is excerpted from Chaffey’s Participation in Shared Governance AP 2510 (printable pdf document) adopted by the Governing Board:

The Chaffey College Faculty Senate has a long and productive tradition of shared governance. This tradition corresponds to current law and rights and responsibilities conferred by the legislature. Shared governance will continue to have a positive impact on student learning and the successful operation of the college. The spirit of shared governance should permeate all functioning units of the institution. The purpose of each area is not only its explicit function but, implicitly, the best interests of the institution and the community we serve.

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FACULTY SENATE FOUNDATION ACCOUNT

Chaffey College is more than an educational institution; it is a community. As members of the community, we share in the lives of our colleagues, both in the celebration of important milestones and in acknowledging colleagues who suffer serious injury, illness, or loss of a family member by sending cards, flowers, memorial donations, etc. Please let your Senator or the Faculty Senate Office know when these significant events occur.

There are many other things the Senate Foundation Fund does to honor that sense of community. Expenditures have included:

• Cards, flowers, and donations in recognition of important personal events (births and deaths, illness, professional achievements and milestones)
Faculty Lecturer of the Year (page will open in a new window above this one): Senate’s most note-worthy single presentation each year to honor one of their own. Selection begins in the spring with nominations and concludes with faculty selecting the following year’s lecturer through a Senate election. Lecturers choose their own topic, work with the Senate Office throughout the year, and present their lecture during spring. On this once-a-year occasion, faculty have the opportunity to celebrate their colleagues and see the variety of talent Chaffey has to offer.
Meritorious Service Awards (pdf document): Faculty Senate has acknowledged faculty members through Meritorious Service Awards since the inception of the Awards in 1986/87. All full-time faculty, living or deceased, who have been retired for at least one full year or who have died while in service, are eligible for the Meritorious Service Award. Faculty receiving this prestigious honor have clearly shown meritorious service in at least two of the following three areas: Superior Teaching or Job Performance, Professional Achievement, and/or College Service. In order that future students and staff will remember their outstanding contributions to Chaffey, their name is placed on the Meritorious Service perpetual plaque that hangs in the library.
• Mentoring of New Faculty: Coaching SHINE Program—This program links first-year faculty with experienced faculty and by working together encourages dialoging, mentoring, and bonding among peers across disciplines; and new faculty gatherings.
• Tenure Reception: Annual on-campus event honoring newly tenured faculty.
• Faculty Get-Togethers: Bi-monthly faculty gatherings for fellowship and food.
• New Staff Welcome Reception: Annual campus-wide event welcoming new staff members.
• Adjunct Regalia for Commencement Ceremonies
• Installation of New Curriculum & Senate Officers
• Recognition of Retiring Staff for their Service to the College
Annual Report to the Community
• Chaffey College Foundation Events: Alumni Of the Year and Athletic Hall of Fame, Annual Golf Tournament, and Cesar Chavez Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser http://www.chaffey.edu/foundation/events.shtml (page will open in a new window above this one)

Although the Faculty Senate does not have any dues requirement, we urge all faculty to support the Faculty Senate through its Foundation Account with a suggested contribution of $5 monthly ($50/year). This may be paid through payroll deduction or a one-time payment.

Procedure for Payroll Deduction
• Complete the Payroll Deduction Form (printable Microsoft Word document) by the 15th of the month for the next pay period
• Submit the form to the Faculty Senate Office.

Procedure for One-Time Payment
• Make check payable to Faculty Senate Foundation Account
• Send check directly to Faculty Senate Office.

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FACULTY SENATE MEMBERSHIP/MEETINGS/AGENDAS/MINUTES
• Faculty Senate Membership consists of two Senators and one Alternate from each School or Unit, three Senators-at-Large, Adjunct & Alternate Adjunct Senators, Curriculum Chair, & Faculty Senate President. 

• The Faculty Senate meets every Tuesday at 12:30 pm in the Berz Excellence Building (BEB) Room 204 located directly below the Language Arts Building.

• Agendas are posted outside the BEB Building, on the web at http://www.chaffey.edu/facultysenate/agenda.shtml, and are sent to each Senator with back-up materials.

• Faculty may submit agenda items to their Senators or to the Senate President, Ext. 6965, or email to ardon.alger@chaffey.edu.

• Minutes from both the Faculty Senate and the Curriculum Committee are circulated to all full-time faculty via email, while adjunct receive only the Faculty Senate minutes.  Faculty Senate minutes are available online at http://www.chaffey.edu/facultysenate/minutes.shtml.

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FACULTY SENATE ROLE

AB 1725 assigns a major role to the faculty senate in the development of policies and procedures dealing with academic and professional matters. The legislature has given the faculty primary responsibility in academic and professional matters and has bestowed statutory recognition on the community college faculty that it may function in a fashion similar to that of the faculties of public four-year colleges and universities.

These are areas given to the Senate as its primary responsibility:

1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines.
2. Degree and certificate requirements.
3. Grading policies.
4. Educational program development.
5. Standards of policies regarding student preparation and success.
6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles.
    a. The appointment of faculty members to serve on college committees, task forces, or other groups dealing with academic and professional matters shall be made by the Faculty Senate in consultation with the superintendent/president or designee. There are some areas where the faculty association may appoint faculty to committees.
7. Processes for institutional planning and budget development.
8. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports.
9. Policies for faculty professional development activities.
10. Processes for program review.
11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the Governing Board and the Faculty Senate.
12. Hiring criteria, policies, procedures, and equivalencies for new faculty members shall be developed, updated, and agreed upon jointly by representatives of the Governing Board and Faculty Senate.

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JOINT FACULTY SENATE / CCFA RESPONSIBILITIES

It is the joint responsibility of the Faculty Senate and CCFA to ensure that the college faculty has meaningful input into the decision-making processes of the college. It is further the joint responsibility of the two organizations to ensure that the positions advanced by either organization are representative of the views of the collective faculty. It is the joint responsibility of the Faculty Senate and CCFA to work cooperatively to further the perspectives and professional environment of the faculty so as to ensure a sound institution of higher education. The Faculty Senate and CCFA have a joint responsibility to avoid the development of divisive or discordant positions and/or goals.

To meet these joint responsibilities, the Chaffey College Faculty Senate and Faculty Association hereby agree to the following:

A. Primary responsibility for the development and presentation of positions on issues of concern to the faculty will be assigned to the Senate or the Association prior to the drafting of any such position. In the case of faculty evaluation procedures, “Faculty’s exclusive representative shall consult with the Academic Senate prior to engaging in collective bargaining regarding those procedures” (Ed Code 87660- 87683). Assignment of responsibility shall be the task of the officers of the organizations after consultation with their respective councils.

B. If discordant positions occur that are not clearly covered in AB 1725 and/or the Education Code, both organizations shall abide by the majority view of the faculty.

C. Each organization may publicly support the positions taken by the other organization to the degree that such support is within the lawful activities of the organization. Each organization shall support the legitimate role of the other organization.

D. The officers of each organization shall encourage faculty members to attend the meetings of both organizations. Each organization shall make the agenda and minutes available to the president or chairperson of the other organization.

E. The presidents of both organizations shall meet regularly to discuss current issues and strategies for mutually beneficial resolution.

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STATE ACADEMIC SENATE

http://www.asccc.org/ (page will open in a new window above this one)
info@asccc.org

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges fosters the effective participation by community college faculty in all statewide and local academic and professional matters; develops, promotes, and acts upon policies responding to statewide concerns; and serves as the official voice of the faculty of California Community Colleges in academic and professional matters. The Academic Senate strengthens and supports the local senates of all California community colleges.

The State Academic Senate holds two plenary sessions:

• Fall Plenary Session (usually in October)
• Spring Plenary Session (usually in April)

The local Faculty Senate sends a voting delegate to these sessions. All faculty are invited to attend the State Academic Senate sessions - http://www.asccc.org/calendar/list/plenary-sessions (page will open in a new window above this one)

Executive Committee Members: http://www.asccc.org/executive_committee/members (page will open in a new window above this one)

Educational Links/Resources:

FACCC (Faculty Association of California Community Colleges)

Community College League of California

ASSIST

California Community College Chancellor’s Office

California Code of Regulations (Title 5)

Curriculum

League for Innovation in the Community College

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