SAC ALERT: Budget Action Request ASAP – ONE IMPORTANT PHONE CALL to your State Representative – NOTE: no increase to the GIC split
Quick action is needed on the proposed House Ways & Means Committee Budget. Make one simple phone call to your State Representative ASAP.
The budget debate on the proposed Committee Budget begins tomorrow, Tuesday, 2/28/15 in the House Chamber. The proposal level funds our community colleges from the 9 C cuts they struggled with last fall. Please make calls by noon tomorrow, if possible, to support increases in college budgets, special programs, and student scholarships.
Ask your representative to support these four amendments:
#921 to provide additional funds for each community colleges in order to restore the CC base line item to pre-9C cut levels
#571 to support a $1.5 million Community College Workforce Training Incentive Grant Program
#927 to increase the MassGrant student scholarship program by $2.2 million\
#240 to increase the Dual Enrollment Program by $750,000, to allow for a DHE career pathway grant
Contacting your Rep.:
To find out who your Representative is, go to this website: www.wheredoivotema.com
Call the main State House phone number (617-722-2000) and ask to be connected to your Representative.
Out of state faculty and professional staff at Bristol, you may contact any one of the following Fall River/Westport Representatives: Carole Fiola, Paul Schmid, or Alan Silvia. Call the State House number above, and identify yourself as a faculty or professional staff member at Bristol CC. Should the staff ask if you are a constituent, let them know that you are not. Simply tell them that you are a concerned educator at the college who wants to be sure that community colleges and student programs receive more funds, so that colleges can effectively serve their communities and students will be less burdened with debt.
MCCC Vice President
- Evidence of significant relevant professional development;
- Significant contribution to the College or community service;
- Falling in the top 20% of the College faculty in that unit member’s most recent two successive student evaluations;
- Highly effective instructional performance of a faculty member in the professional judgment of the President of the College; shall be accorded a change in rank.
MCCC Grievance Coordinator
170 Beach Road #52
Salisbury, MA 01952email email@example.com
Please note the April 10th meeting will be held in Building 2, 7th floor during the college hour. Lunch will be provided.
The next PA Meeting is Monday, March 9, 2015 during the college hour. Please note that this meeting will be take place in Building 13, Room 111.
Nominations for the Butler, Lemieux, McGee and Palmer Awards are due on Feb. 15. Follow this link for more information and nomination forms:
Awards will be presented at our April 25th Delegate Assembly at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough. Please consider running as a delegate.
MCCC DCE Grievance Coordinator
Given the number of classes cancelled due to inclement weather, it may be helpful to review the relevant DCE contract provision regarding missed classes. Faculty are responsible for making up this work by any of the four means noted below. Two of the possibilities include actually making up the lost time and the other two methods involve an alternate means of covering the material and fulfilling the contractual obligations of faculty. It may be possible to combine these methods since classes meeting on certain days of the week experienced multiple cancellations. Any of these make-up methods require college approval. The college should not be arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable in making this determination.
It should also be noted that the contract provision included below is applicable to courses offered under the auspices of DCE regardless of the time of day that the course meets. Most part time faculty in our system are covered by the MCCC/BHE collective bargaining agreement.
13.04 Classes shall be held as scheduled, including during finals week. In the event classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, other emergency, or recognized college holiday or whenever a regularly scheduled class is not held for whatever reason, the unit member will be responsible for completing the obligations of the employment contract and subject matter content in one of the following ways with the prior approval of the College:
1. schedule a meeting of the class on another day that is mutually agreeable to the unit member, the students and the College;
2. begin earlier and/or end class later for as many sessions required to compensate for the time missed;
3. assign a paper, project, or a self-directed learning experience which will require a time span equivalent to one class period;
4. by another method proposed by the unit member and approved by the appropriate dean.
Please feel free to contact
Joseph Rizzo, MCCC DCE Grievance Coordinator, if you have any questions. Grievance-DCE@MCCC-union.org
MCCC provides delegates a $50 per day stipend, and pays for a shared hotel room for delegates who live more than 25 miles from Boston.
Why become a delegate this year? Barbara Madeloni, the new president of the MTA, encourages more MCCC participation and welcomes our involvement, She takes the concerns of community college employees seriously. Your participation sends a strong, positive signal to Barbara and other MTA leaders, one that underscores a shared desire to work together for the benefit of all public sector educators. The Annual Meeting is likely to have lively debates and close votes on the issues.
If you are interested and would like more information, please contact me at 413-896-5219.
In service & solidarity.