where they are at a lower salary step to move to the
highest step they have attained at another community
For the first time, instructors who have taught
two or more courses for five years can anticipate that
a second course will continue to be assigned.
In addition, instructors will be paid $40 for
any required meetings or training sessions in
excess of the one mandated semester meeting and
state-required online ethics training. The fee bumps
up to $75 for meetings and trainings that exceed
four hours. Instructors will also be paid $225 as
a preparation stipend for courses canceled within
seven days of the start of classes.
The agreement also boosts payments for lab
instruction, which moves from 66 percent of a credit
rate to 74 percent of credit rate.
The agreement streamlines the grievance
process and calls for a more formalized system of
Grochowalski said that the DCE bargaining
team surveyed members to establish priorities before
negotiations began. The team bargained from the
position that adjunct faculty are now the “primary
purveyors of knowledge,” she said, and deserve
compensation and working conditions commensurate
with their importance to the community college
“The MCCC has been at the forefront of this
fight,” Grochowalski said. “I’m not always sure
management is getting the message, but we are
wearing them down.”
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