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Effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017

This contract is an agreement between Association of College Educators, AFT Local 6554 and West Valley-Mission Community College District.

Article 21 Institutional Responsibilities

21.1 Definition

Institutional responsibilities are a part of the faculty member’s job description. Institutional responsibilities are functions and tasks essential to the ongoing operation and effective achievement of department/division, college and district programs.

21.2 Assessment and accountability

Participation in institutional responsibilities is required of all faculty members in accordance with Article 17.2 and is assessed in accordance with Article 24. Faculty members who have significant reassigned time for working with grants or other activities, or who have all or a significant portion of their load off campus shall consult with their department and division chairs on how best to meet their departmental and institutional responsibilities.

Accountability for the completion of these responsibilities resides with the faculty within the organizational structure of each college and is considered by the member’s appraisal team as part of the performance appraisal process.

21.3 Examples

Examples of the kinds of tasks and functions considered to be institutional responsibilities are, but not limited to, the following:

• participate in the development of the department schedule.

• participate in the development, preparation and monitoring of the department’s budget.

• participate in the recruitment/selection/hiring of associate and/or full-time faculty.

• participate in performance appraisal of personnel.

• act as mentors for associate and/or regular/contract members.

• research, recommend and provide rationale to department for new equipment/facilities/inventory.

• provide leadership for department in recruiting students in coordination with marketing, counseling and other college/district personnel.

• participate in the revision of existing curricula and development of new programs and curricula.

• develop and monitor participation in WSCH/Goal planning for the department.

• participate in completing program review in accordance with established timelines.

• act as advisor for student clubs.

• participate on department/division, college or district committees in the spirit of shared governance.

• assume responsibility for unique department functions as by appropriate authority.

• represent department on selection of college/district personnel.

• participate in preparation and completion of accreditation materials.

• assume responsibility as requested by division or department chairs to further goals and functions of the department/division.

• serve as department liaison for course content articulation with high schools, four year institutions and the business community, as assigned.

21.4 Assigned time, sipends and PG&D

Activities for which a member receives reassigned time, stipend compensation or professional growth credit may be considered institutional activities by the evaluation team.