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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.

Appendix B Academic Salary Guidelines

All regular and contract faculty shall be compensated in accordance with the Academic Salary Schedule. Pending final placement, the member will be assigned to the column for which supporting documentation has been provided during or prior to the initial pre-employment meeting.
After documents and materials have been received, a letter will be sent to the member identifying final placement.

I. Initial Salary Column and Step Placement

Initial Column Placement shall be based on the following:

Column A - AA degree + required experience of 6 years

Column B -MA degree or BA degree + 30 additional credits or AA degree + 90 additional credits

Column C - MA degree + 15 additional credits or BA degree + 45 additional credits

Column D -MA degree + 30 additional credits or BA degree + 60 additional credits

Column E -MA degree + 45 additional credits or BA degree + 75 additional credits

Column F -Any research-oriented doctoral degree such as a Ph.D. or Ed.D. or professional doctoral degree such as an M.D. or J.D

A. Initial salary schedule column placement will be determined by the individual’s educational attainment. Education evaluation will be completed by the Director of Human Resources or designee, and will be based on the following:

1. Earned degrees for initial salary placement must be from accredited institutions of higher education. “Accredited institution of higher education” is defined as an institution of higher education in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia, accredited by a United States regional accrediting association.

2. For disciplines requiring a Masters degree, academic course work must be upper division or graduate level.

3. For disciplines not requiring a Masters degree, academic course work must be college level.

Process: To be considered for column placement, all documents and materials must be submitted to the Human Resources Department prior to the end of the 14th week of the semester. Degrees and course work accomplished at foreign institutions shall be evaluated by a recognized foreign transcript evaluator prior to column placement:

a. After the initial pre-employment meeting with Human Resources personnel, a letter will be sent to the member which will include all deadline dates and a list of information required to complete the initial salary placement. Extension of this deadline must be requested in writing and submitted to the Director of Human Resources prior to the 13th week of the semester.

b. If the required information identified in Step 1 has not been received by the 7th week, a follow-up notice including the deadline dates will be sent to the member’s residence.

c. If the required information has not been received by the end of the 14th week of the semester, a notice will be sent to the member stating that documents and materials have not been received, and the placement assigned during the initial pre-employment meeting will become final.

d. Provisions of this section are grievable for process. The initial salary assignment is not grievable.

B. Initial step placement shall be based on the prior teaching and/or work experience of the individual. Placement shall be based on the following:

1. Credit for full time academic experience at the high school level or above and associate experience at a post secondary institution will be granted at the rate of one step for each year of full time experience. Credit for associate experience will be calculated on the basis of the District’s load system (one year equals 2.0).

2. Credit for full time academic experience at K-8 will be granted at the rate of one step for each two (2) complete years of experience.

3. Credit for full time work experience for instructional faculty will only be granted if it is related to the assignment. Credit will be granted at the rate of one step for each two years (24 months) of full-time (40-hours/week) experience. For non-instructional faculty (Librarians, Counselors, and Lab Faculty Specialists) directly related work experience in a non-academic setting may be granted at the rate of one step for each year of full time experience.

II. Step Advancement

A. Faculty will be advanced one step on the salary schedule for each completed academic year of service until the maximum step is reached or the member is eligible for Professional Growth and Development.
Earned step advancement will be granted August 1st of each year regardless of hire date.

B. Professional Growth and Development step advancements shall be granted in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. The project must not involve duplication of preceding PG&D projects, sabbatical leave projects, course work used for column advancement, or activities supported through District funding.
Exception: Course work included in a PG&D project or sabbatical leave which leads to the awarding of a degree may be applied to move from one column to the next at the time the degree is awarded.

III. Column Advancement

Column advancement shall be granted August 1st of each year. Advancement shall be made to the lateral step of the appropriate column. Quarter units shall be converted to semester units at a 3 to 2 ratio.

A. Column advancement applications shall be submitted by the member in writing to the Human Resources Department, with a copy to the Division Chair, by the second Friday in March for column advancement the following academic year. Human Resources will notice Finance of all proposed advancements by the first Friday in April.
All degrees or earned course work submitted for column advancement must have been concluded on or before August 30th.

B. Transcripts of credit must be on file in the Human Resources Department by the first Friday in October. Under special circumstances, an extension of this deadline may be granted. A written request for extensions must be received by Human Resources prior to the first Friday in October.
Unless an extension has been approved, failure of a member to meet the deadlines specified in this article shall result in column advancement being implemented the following academic year.

C. All units offered for credit toward column advancement must be graduate units for those disciplines requiring a Masters degree. Prior to enrollment, written approval by the Division Chair is required for all undergraduate course work. A copy of the approval must be submitted to the Director of Human Resources before completion of the course.

D. Continuing education units (CEUS) will be converted as follows: 1 CEU = 48 hours of instruction = 1 semester unit

E. Attainment of a doctorate graduate degree will result in column advancement.

F. Course work completed as part of a PG&D project or sabbatical leave may not be used for column advancement except as noted under II-B of this Appendix.

IV. Placement for Temporary, Substitute and Overload Assignments

A. Temporary, substitute and overload services performed by members shall be paid on the Associate Salary Schedule appropriate to the assignment.

B. Regular or contract faculty members shall initially be placed on the step of the Associate Salary Schedule which corresponds to their regular step placement on the Academic Salary schedule. The member shall advance annually when carrying an overload assignment.

V. Compensation

See Article 13.

COLUMN PLACEMENT

Column A Associate degree plus required experience.
Column B Master’s degree; or Bachelor’s degree plus 30 units earned subsequent to the Bachelor’s degree; or an Associate degree plus 90 units earned subsequent to the Associate degree.
Column C Master’s degree plus 15 units earned subsequent to the Master’s degree; Bachelor’s degree plus 45 units earned subsequent to the Bachelor’s degree.
Column D Master’s degree plus 30 units earned subsequent to the Master’s degree; or   Bachelor’s degree plus 60 units earned subsequent to the Bachelor’s degree.
Column E Master’s degree plus 45 units earned subsequent to the master’s degree; or  Bachelor’s degree plus 75 units earned subsequent to the Bachelor’s degree.
Column F Earned doctorate


Units are defined in terms of semester units and must be received from an accredited institution. Quarter units will be converted to semester units on the basis that 3 quarter units equal 2 semester units.

For disciplines requiring a Masters degree, academic course work must be upper division or graduate level.

For disciplines not requiring a Masters degree, academic course work must be college level.
These definitions are applicable to those faculty members hired on or after July 1, 1998. Members hired prior to that date are covered by the definitions contained in the contract/salary/Board policy in effect at their time of hire.

2014-2015 ACADEMIC SALARY SCHEDULE

Human Resources Department
WEST VALLEY-MISSION COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
14000 Fruitvale Avenue Saratoga, Ca 95070

Adopted May 19, 2015.  Effective July 1, 2014    7.85% COLA

  Column A
AA +
required
experience
(6 yrs.)

 

Column B
MA;
BA + 30;
AA + 90
Column C
MA + 15;
BA + 45;
Column D
MA + 30;
BA + 60;
Column E
MA + 45;
BA + 75;
Column F
PhD
1 53,557 55,565 57,649 59,811 62,055 63,295
2 55,432 57,511 59,667 61,905 64,277 65,511
3 57,372 59,523 61,765 64,072 66,474 67,804
4 59,381 61,607 63,917 66,314 68,801 70,177
5 61,459 63,763 66,155 68,636 71,210 72,634
6 63,610 65,994 68,470 71,038 73,701 75,175
7 65,837 68,305 70,866 73,525 76,281 77,806
8 68,141 70,696 73,347 76,097 78,952 80,529
9 70,525 73,171 75,913 78,761 81,715 83,349
10 72,994 75,730 78,571 81,517 84,574 86,265
11 75,549 78,381 81,321 84,370 87,535 89,286
12 78,192 81,126 84,166 87,323 90,597 92,409
15 80,930 83,963 87,113 90,378 93,769 95,645
18 83,763 86,903 90,162 93,544 97,051 98,991
21 86,964 89,945 93,316 96,817 100,447 102,455
24     96,583 100,205 103,963 106,042
27     99,964 103,712 107,601 109,754
30         111,367 113,595
33         115,266 117,571
36         119,300 121,686

 

  1. Salary reflects traditional 10 month assignment
  2. Column A represents 3.5% greater than the previous step.
  3. Columns B-E are 3.75% greater than the previous column; Column F is 2% greater than Column E.
  4. Dollar ($) amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.

2006 – 2007 ACADEMIC SALARY SCHEDULE (historical purpose)

Human Resources Department
WEST VALLEY-MISSION COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
14000 Fruitvale Avenue Saratoga, Ca 95070

  Column A
AA +
required
experience
(6 yrs.)
Column B
MA;
BA + 30;
AA + 90
Column C
MA + 15;
BA + 45;
Column D
MA + 30;
BA + 60;
Column E
MA + 45;
BA + 75;
Column F
PhD
1 47,088 48,854 50,686 52,587 54,559 55,650
2 48,736 50,564 52,460 54,427 56,468 57,598
3 50,442 52,334 54,296 56,332 58,445 59,614
4 52,208 54,165 56,197 58,304 60,490 61,700
5 54,035 56,061 58,164 60,345 62,608 63,860
6 55,926 58,023 60,199 62,457 64,799 66,095
7 57,884 60,054 62,306 64,643 67,067 68,408
8 59,909 62,156 64,487 66,905 69,414 70,802
9 62,006 64,332 66,744 69,247 71,844 73,280
10 64,177 66,583 69,080 71,671 74,358 75,845
11 66,423 68,914 71,498 74,179 76,961 78,500
12 68,747 71,326 74,000 76,775 79,654 81,247
15 71,154 73,822 76,590 79,462 82,442 84,091
18 73,644 76,406 79,271 82,244 85,328 87,034
21 76,222 79,080 82,045 85,122 88,314 90,080
24     84,917 88,101 91,405 93,233
27     87,889 91,185 94,604 96,496
30         97,915 99,874
33         101,343 103,369
36         104,890 106,987

 

  1. Salary reflects traditional 10 month assignment.
  2. Column A represents 3.5% greater than the previous step.
  3. Columns B-E are 3.75% greater than the previous column; Column F is 2% greater than Column E.
  4. Dollar ($) amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar. HR/ras/11-07-06

2007 – 2008 ACADEMIC SALARY SCHEDULE (historical purpose)

Human Resources Department
WEST VALLEY-MISSION COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
14000 Fruitvale Avenue Saratoga, Ca 95070

  Column A
AA +
required
experience
(6 yrs.)
Column B
MA;
BA + 30;
AA + 90
Column C
MA + 15;
BA + 45;
Column D
MA + 30;
BA + 60;
Column E
MA + 45;
BA + 75;
Column F
PhD
1 48,891 50,725 52,627 54,601 56,649 57,781
2 50,603 52,501 54,469 56,512 58,631 59,804
3 52,374 54,338 56,376 58,490 60,683 61,897
4 54,208 56,240 58,349 60,537 62,807 64,063
5 56,105 58,208 60,392 62,656 65,006 66,306
6 58,068 60,245 62,505 64,849 67,281 68,626
7 60,101 62,354 64,692 67,119 69,636 71,028
8 62,204 64,537 66,957 69,467 72,073 73,514
9 64,381 66,796 69,300 71,899 74,596 76,087
10 66,635 69,133 71,726 74,416 77,206 78,750
11 68,967 71,553 74,236 77,020 79,909 81,507
12 71,380 74,058 76,834 79,715 82,705 84,359
15 73,879 76,649 79,523 82,505 85,600 87,312
18 76,465 79,332 82,307 85,394 88,596 90,367
21 79,141 82,109 85,187 88,382 91,696 93,530
24     88,169 91,475 94,906 96,804
27     91,255 94,677 98,227 100,192
30         101,665 103,699
33         105,224 107,328
36         108,907 111,085

 

  1. Salary reflects traditional 10 month assignment.
  2. Column A represents 3.5% greater than the previous step.
  3. Columns B-E are 3.75% greater than the previous column; Column F is 2% greater than Column E.
  4. Dollar ($) amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.