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|United Professors of
counselors, librarians and other non-administrative certificated
employees at the
Marin. for more than 30 years. Unit members include both full
time and part time employees who serve students at the Kentfield and
Indian Valley Campuses in Marin County, California.|
CFT and AFT local 2121 oppose ACCJC
decision to deny accreditation to CCSF The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
(ACCJC) on July 3rd ordered the closure of California's largest college and a beacon of higher education in
America’s most progressive and prosperous cities. The City College of
San Francisco (CCSF) serves 90,000 students and has produced the
thousands of thousands of police officers, firefighters, nurses and
teachers who protect and serve our communities. This outrageous,
ill-conceived and unprecedented decision will have a harsh, immediate
and irreversible impact on the academic future of current students and
will undermine the achievements of College alumni. |
Lauie Ordin urges all union members and concerned community activists to
write letter to the local papers such as the Chronicle and the Marin IJ
protesting the unprecidated and destructive actions of the ACCJC.
Executive Council Endorses Diane Conti for COM Trustee
UPM Executive Council interviewed COM Board of Trustee candidates: Brady
Bevis, Diane Conti, Barbara Dolan, and Wanden Treanor. Brady Bevis is
the only new candidate, the other three are incumbents. Each candidate,
except Dolan, sought UPM endorsement. However, after concluding the
interviews, the UPM Exceutive Council is currently only endorsing Diane
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Announcing eForum on Adjunct Faculty Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, announced an eForum to investigate how an increased reliance on contingent faculty by colleges and universities nationwide has impacted the lives of faculty as well as students’ higher education.
The committee is not seeking formal testimony but rather comments and/or stories of about 800 words in length to be submitted on the form available on the eForum page, or via email, by
December 20th, 2013.
They are seeking testimony based on four questions:
1.) For how long have you worked as a contingent faculty or instructor?
2.) How would you describe the working conditions of contingent faculty and instructors at
your college or university, including matters like compensation, benefits, opportunities for
growth and advancement, job stability, and administrative and professional support?
3.) How do those conditions help or hinder your ability to earn a living and have a stable and
successful career in higher education? What impact, if any, do those working conditions
have on students or higher education generally?
4.) How do those working conditions help or hinder your ability to do your job, or
how do they otherwise affect students in achieving their educational goals?
The result of this could be a report from the Committee’s Democrats on contingent faculty that we could use to advocate for changes in the reauthorization of the higher education act. This is a good opportunity for our contingent faculty members to have their voices heard.
You can access the eForum at:
Thirty-seven Retired Faculty Attend Luncheon
Thirty-seven of our former colleagues received invitations from College President
Coon to attend a luncheon in their honor the week of December 3rd.
Several taught at the college in the 1950s and at least one recently
celebrated his 96th birthday. |
In addition to their many years of service to Students and the
College Community many of these faculty played important roles in
establishing and helping the United Professors of Marin union grow. We
give thanks to their efforts as we enjoy many of the benefits their hard
work and perseverance won for us over the years.
IN DEFENSE OF EDUCATION
The United Professors of Marin join faculty, students and staff at all California Community Colleges, at the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC)
to defend excellence in and access to higher education across California and on our campus
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