Summary Evaluations are due on February 1

Summary Evaluations are due on  February 1 for:
FT faculty who are in their first through sixth year of FT employment,
FT Professional Staff in their 1st year of employment, and
Tenured faculty in their evaluation year (Not evaluated in the year tenure is received and evaluated every 3rd year from last evaluation).
The Summary Evaluation includes student evaluations (due January 23), a course material evaluation, a classroom observation evaluation, a student advisement evaluation, a college service evaluation, and a review of the personnel file since the last summary evaluation.
Unit members are required to sign the Summary Evaluation acknowledging that the unit member has read and received a copy of the evaluation.  Signing the Summary Evaluation does not mean that the unit member agrees with the evaluation. Unit members have seven working days to respond to the evaluation and have the right to file a grievance.
 
Below is a summary of the process.
FACULTY SUMMARY EVALUATION
Student Evaluations = 25%
Course Materials = 15%
Classroom Observation = 25%
Student Advisement = 10%
College Service = 10%
Personnel File = 15%
PROFESSIONAL STAFF EVALUATION
Work Performance = 75%
College Service = 10
Personnel File = 15%
RATINGS – The only component in the summary evaluation process that has a rating is the student evaluation component (excellent, very good, good, fair, poor, or very poor). There are no overall ratings for any of the other 5 components on the summary evaluation and there is no overall performance rating. The evaluator must state “unsatisfactory” if a component or the overall performance is unsatisfactory.  Overall ratings such as satisfactory, excellent, very satisfactory, good, etc. for any component or for the overall performance are not acceptable and are in violation of the contract and a 1986 arbitration decision. If a unit member is “other than unsatisfactory”, then the evaluator’s comments should be in the form of a narrative. The evaluator may use adjectives in the narrative, but may not, for example, state the overall classroom observation was satisfactory, or very satisfactory, or good, or excellent. The same is true for the professional staff summary evaluation and its components.
Dennis Fitzgerald
MCCC Grievance Coordinator
170 Beach Road #52
Salisbury, MA 01952

email mcccfitzy@comcast.net
tel   978-255-2798

fax  978-255-2896

NON-TENURED AND TENURED FACULTY IN AN EVALUATION YEAR

NON-TENURED AND TENURED FACULTY IN AN EVALUATION YEAR – The tabulated data from the Fall 2013 student evaluations for full-time faculty in an evaluation are due today – January 23 and these student evaluations will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor in the summary evaluations on February 1. The student evaluation process is a stand alone evaluation and no decile rankings, department averages, division averages, and college averages are allowed. If your summary evaluation and/or student evaluation comments include any comparative analysis, please contact your chapter leadership so they can pursue an individual or chapter grievance.

TENURED FACULTY IN NON-EVALUSTION YEAR – Although student evaluations were administered to tenured faculty in a non-evaluation year, the tabulated data from these evaluations shall be sent only to the tenured faculty member, are not evaluated by the immediate supervisor, and do not become part of any summary evaluation.

Attached is an outline of the Student Evaluation and Summary Evaluation Process.

Dennis Fitzgerald
MCCC Grievance Coordinator
170 Beach Road #52
Salisbury, MA 01952

email mcccfitzy@comcast.net
tel 978-255-2798
fax 978-255-2896

COURSE MATERIALS

COURSE MATERIALS
Full-time and Part-time Day Unit Faculty Course Materials Under the Day Contract – – Please Note-This does not apply to DCE day/evening/weekend/summer adjunct faculty (DCE Contract Applies) 
Faculty are required to distribute course materials  to each student and forward a copy to the immediate supervisor prior to the conclusion of the add/drop period.  The course materials shall include all materials listed on the attached Checklist for Course Materials. (Form XIII-E2)
The confidentiality of these materials shall be maintained and the  employer may not distribute these materials to anyone without your permission.  The immediate supervisor must return all course materials to the  faculty member by the end of the fifth (5th) week of classes.  If items on the checklist are missing or if the immediate supervisor has concerns, the faculty member will be advised in writing and will be given fourteen (14) calendar days to submit the missing items and respond to the concerns.
The intent of this 14 day response period serves two (2) purposes:
1)  To give the faculty member the opportunity to correct an oversight without a negative comment being placed in the summary evaluation.
2)  To ensure that students have all of the items on the checklist.
NB: Please note that faculty have full freedom in the selection of course materials. If the faculty member believes that a directive from the immediate supervisor to change the course materials infringes upon academic freedom,  then the faculty member has the right to initiate the grievance process.   Full freedom in selecting course materials includes full freedom to:
Select texts and paperbacks,
Adopt instructional objectives,
Adopt teaching procedures,
Give Assignments and/or supplemental reading,
Select tests,
Determine the basis for student grading,
Determine the criteria for evaluating student performance, and
Determine attendance policy.
OFFICE HOURS
Full-time Faculty Office Hours
1) All faculty are required to submit their preferred office hour schedule at the beginning of the semester and post their office hour schedule by the end of the first week of classes.
2) Office hours are required on campus unless a faculty member is approved to hold office hours at an off campus instructional site.
3) Faculty are required to maintain four (4) office hours per week over four (4) days unless a faculty member has a reduced instructional workload.
4) For faculty with reduced instructional workloads, one (1) office hour is reduced for each three (3) credit hour course reduction.  This means that the number of days required for office hours is reduced by one (1) day for each office hour reduced.
Adjunct Faculty Office Hours
Adjunct faculty are not required to submit and/or post  office hours under the day contract and/or the DCE Contract.  If you are a day/unit part time faculty member, then there is no requirement to post/ hold/provide office hours.  If you are a DCE unit member (day or evening), there is no requirement to post and hold set office hours, but there is language in the DCE contract that states you are obligated to be available to students by appointment when mutually convenient.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Dennis Fitzgerald
MCCC Grievance Coordinator
170 Beach Road #52
Salisbury, MA 01952

email mcccfitzy@comcast.net
tel   978-255-2798

fax  978-255-2896

1.75% salary increases

MCCC full-time day unit members and MCCC part-time day unit members shall receive a 1.75% salary increases effective on the first pay period in January. Day unit members should receive this increase in the January 17, 2014, pay check. The relevant contract language is below:

Article 21.01
Effective the first pay period of January 2014 each full-time bargaining unit member on the payroll as of December 31, 2013 will receive a 1.75% salary increase.

Effective the first pay period of January 2014 each part-time bargaining unit member will receive a 1.75% salary increase. The minimum hourly rate for part-time professional staff and faculty members shall be increased by 1.75% so that no part-time professional staff or faculty member shall be compensated at a rate lower than $25.50 per hour.

Dennis Fitzgerald
MCCC Grievance Coordinator
170 Beach Road #52
Salisbury, MA 01952

email mcccfitzy@comcast.net
tel 978-255-2798
fax 978-255-2896