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Notes from the 1-20-2015 WVM Board of Trustee’s Meeting

By Randy Castello, 01.21.15

Board of Trustees Meeting January 20, 2015 7:10 p.m. I. Pledge II. No Report out of Closed Session III. Order of the Agenda IV. Approval of Minutes V. Audit Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.  Rep from Vavrinek, Trine, and Day...

Notes from the 1-20-2015 WVM Land Foundation Meeting

By Randy Castello, 01.21.15

Land Corporation Meeting (I arrived at 5:08 p.m.) I. Came in the middle of election of new officers so missed President and Vice-President.  Think Nick Heimlich replaced Chad Walsh as President. Secretary/Treasurer (currently Ed Maduli)—re-elected II....

District Council Notes from 1-12-2015 Meeting


DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015 1:30 P.M. MISSION COLLEGE TAV130 AGENDA 1. Order of the Agenda (A) 2. Oral Communications from the Public (I) 3. Approval of the Minutes of the November 10 and December 1, 2014, Meetings (A) 4. Review of the January 20, 2015, Draft Board Agenda ...

CFT Transition Meeting 1-8-2015


1-8-2015 ACE/CFT Transition Meeting @ WV Fox 106, 11:00-3:00 ACE members: Wendy Bowers-Gachesa, Randy Castello (arrived 12:45), Robert Cornejo (left at 1:00), Lora Glaser, Rick Hobbs, Steve Juarez (arrived 1:45), Julie Maia, Benjamin Mendelsohn, Stephanie Mendoza (left after lunch), Greg Mostyn, Mel Pritchard,...

New Laws relating to Community Colleges

By Jory Segal, 01.02.15

Three new laws took effect in California on January 1st, 2015.  AB1942 requires the ACCJC to report to the Legislature every two years about policy changes that would affect the accreditation process and accreditation status of a community college.   ...

ACE Transition Committee Report


All faculty are invited to attend the next ACE Transition Committee on Thursday, January 8, 2014, 11:00am-3:00pm. ACE Transition Committee Meeting Minutes, Association of College Educators, West Valley-Mission Community College District Wednesday, December 17, 2014 West Valley College, Fox Center, Room 101 Present: Mel...

President's Comments

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ACE PHONE # 408 855 5048

The ACE phone number has been activated.  The new ACE office at West Valley is office P in the...

Meetings & Minutes


Saturday, November 15 - 7:24pm

ACE welcomes Faculty to attend Open Sessions and hear summaries of Negotiations

ACE will be summarizing Negotiations during the Open Sessions of future meetings.  The next ACE meeting is 11/20, Fox 102, WV.

Thursday, September 12 - 2:32pm

Associate Faculty & Unemployment

Associate faculty may file for unemployment during summer and winter breaks, if they are not otherwise employed.  The right to collect unemployment is based on an Appellate Court decision, Cervisis et al vs. Unemployment Insurance Board.  Because Associate faculty contracts are "contingent upon adequate class enrollment and funding", the Appellate Court concluded that the assignments are not a reasonable assurance of employment.  Filing must be done in a timely manner. If your claim is denied, file an appeal.