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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 BB Associate Salary Schedule

2015 - 2016 ASSOCIATE FACULTY SALARY SCHEDULE (INSTRUCTIONAL)

Instructional faculty who perform duties over and beyond their normal workday or work year within their normal professional responsibilities or encompassed in their job descriptions may be paid on this schedule or may choose to bank the overload.

LOAD BASED

Lecture and Lab Load Rate

Step 1 $20,559
Step 2 $21,279
Step 3 $22,023
Step 4 $22,794
Step 5 $23,592
Step 6 $24,418
Step 7 $25,272
Step 8 $26,157
Step 9 $27,072
Step 10 $28,020
Step 11 $29,001
Step 12 $30,016
Step 15 $31,066
Step 18 $32,153
Step 21 $33,279

1. Salary based on a 1.0 load (one semester).

2. Includes office hours of thirty (30) minutes per section and participation in associate faculty orientation.

3. Step 1 reflects 74% of Column B of regular academic salary schedule divided by 2 (semesters).

4. Each step (2-21) is 3.5% greater than the previous step.

5. Steps 10-12 are professional growth and development steps; refer to Appendix BB.

6. Maximum entry: Step 5.

2015 – 2016 ASSOCIATE FACULTY HOURLY SALARY SCHEDULE

Non-instructional faculty who perform duties over and beyond their normal workday or work year within
their normal professional responsibilities or encompassed in their job descriptions may be paid on an hourly basis on this schedule or may choose to bank the overload. Members who perform duties outside their normal professional responsibilities or not encompassed in their job descriptions may be paid on this
Schedule’s Column F. The member may not bank this overload. Members substituting for an absent 
member for compensation shall be paid on this schedule.

SCHEDULE C

HOURLY RATES

  Column A Column B Column C Column D Column E Column F
Step Lecture
16.4
Lecture
& Lab 19.7
Lab 21.9 Lab 23 Lab 26.3 32.8*
1 $77.86 $64.82 $58.31 $55.52 $48.55 $38.93
2 $80.59 $67.09 $60.35 $57.46 $50.25 $40.29
3 $83.41 $69.44 $62.46 $59.47 $52.01 $41.70
4 $86.33 $71.87 $64.65 $61.56 $53.83 $43.16
5 $89.35 $74.38 $66.91 $63.71 $55.72 $44.67
6 $92.48 $76.99 $69.25 $65.94 $57.67 $46.24
7 $95.71 $79.68 $71.68 $68.25 $59.68 $47.86
8 $99.06 $82.47 $74.18 $70.64 $61.77 $49.53
9 $102.53 $85.36 $76.78 $73.11 $63.94 $51.27
10 $106.12 $88.34 $79.47 $75.67 $66.17 $53.06
11 $109.84 $91.44 $82.25 $78.32 $68.49 $54.92
12 $113.68 $94.64 $85.13 $81.06 $70.89 $56.84
15* $117.66 $97.95 $88.11 $83.89 $73.37 $58.83
18* $121.77 $101.38 $91.19 $86.83 $75.94 $60.89
21* $126.04 $104.92 $94.38 $89.87 $78.59 $63.02

* For placement on these steps, refer to Appendix BB.

1. Salary based on 1.0 load (one semester).

2. Step 1 reflects Step 1 of Schedule A of the Part-Time salary schedule; Columns A - F equals Step 1 of Schedule A, divided by the lecture / lab load as noted above divided by 16.1 weeks.

3. Each step is 3.5% greater than the previous step.

4. Column F represents non-instructional faculty (Counselors, Librarians, and Lab Faculty) 5. Maximum entry: Step 6.

EVENING AND WEEKEND SUPERVISOR SALARY SCHEDULE

 

Hourly $42.00

 

Salary Placement:
   
HOURLY PERSONNEL EMPLOYED AS EVENING AND WEEKEND SUPERVISORS ARE PAID ON AN HOURLY BASIS.

ASSOCIATE SALARY GUIDELINES

Associate members and overload full‐time members shall be paid in accordance with the Associate Faculty Salary Schedules. The Associate Faculty Salary Schedule is currently based on column B (to include steps 15, 18, and 21) of the Full‐time Academic Salary Schedule and any parity adjustments negotiated between the District and ACE, AFT 6554.

I. Initial Salary Placement

  1. Initial placement on the Associate Salary Schedule shall be as follows for Associate members:
Step 1 _ One (1) year or less of full-time academic or equivalent experience.
Step 2 _ More than one (1) year but less than three (3) years of full-time academic or equivalent experience.
Step 3 _ Three (3) years or more but less than six (6) years of full-time academic or equivalent experience.
Step 4 _ Six (6) years or more but less than eight (8) years of full-time academic or equivalent experience.
Step 5 _ Eight (8) or more but less than ten (10) years of full-time academic or equivalent experience.
Step 6 _ Ten (10) years or more of full-time academic or equivalent experience, effective July 1, 2007.
  1. Experience credit above Step 1 shall be determined as follows:
  1. Teaching or work experience must have occurred within the past ten (10) years.
  2. Credit for full-time work experience shall only be granted if it is related to the assignment. Credit shall be granted at the rate of one (1) step for each two years (24 months) of full-time (40 hours/week) experience.
  3. Credit for full-time experience at the high school level or above and associate experience at a post-secondary institution shall be granted at the rate of one step for each year of full-time experience. Credit for associate experience shall be calculated on the basis of the District’s load system (one year equals 2.0).
  4. Credit for full-time experience at grades K-8 level and associate experience at a post-secondary institution shall be granted at a rate of one (1) step for each two (2) complete years of experience.
  1. An individual applying for credit for associate experience is responsible for presentation of official verification of associate experience which shall include the name of the institution and the units, hours, and subjects taught. To be considered, the required information must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the 14th week of the semester in which the member was hired. A request for an extension of this deadline must be made in writing and submitted to the Associate Vice-Chancellor of Human Resources prior to the 13th week of the semester.
  1. Initial placement on the Associate Salary Schedule shall be as follows for overload full-time members:

Step placement equal to the member’s initial placement on the Full-Time Academic Salary Schedule.

II. Salary Advancement After Initial Placement

  1. Associate faculty may advance on the salary schedule after initial employment no more than once each twelve (12) months as follows:
  1. Advancement on Regular Steps (Steps 1 — 12)—associate members shall advance on regular steps by accumulating a teaching/work load of 0.80 FTE.
  2. Advancement on Steps 15, 18, and 21—effective July 1, 2006, associate members shall advance on these steps by accumulating a teaching/workload of 2.2 FTE.
  1. Overload full-time faculty may advance on the salary schedule after initial employment as follows:
  1. Advancement on Regular Steps (Steps 1 — 12)—overload full-time members shall advance on regular steps when they make advancement to the next step on the Full-Time Academic Salary Schedule.
  2. Advancement on Steps 15, 18, and 21—effective July 1, 2006, overload full-time members shall advance to these steps when they advance to the corresponding PG&D steps on the Full-Time Academic Salary Schedule, but only if such step placement is available on the current Associate Faculty Salary Schedule.
  3. For those overload full-time faculty whose current step placement on the Associate Faculty Salary Schedule differs from their placement on the Full-Time Academic Salary Schedule, effective July 1, 2006, one additional step shall be granted on the Associate Faculty Salary Schedule for each additional year of service performed by the member until the member’s step placement is the same on both the Associate and Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedules, but only if such step placement is available on the current Associate Faculty Salary Schedule.

PROCESS AND GUIDELINES FOR ASSOCIATE/OVERLOAD SALARY GROWTH STEPS

The purpose of this document is to provide a procedure for the accumulation of 150 hours of service/growth activities counting towards steps 10, 11 and 12 of the Associate Salary Schedules and further to provide guidelines for the selection of those activities.
  
Activities credited are those awarded to recognize additional service to the college and professional improvement which results in improved student performance and excellence.

1. Process:

The associate or regular (overload) faculty will fill out an application form to certify agreement that the activities to be completed meet the guidelines below (2). This form is to be signed by the proposed supervisor of the activity. The faculty member then collects and saves evidence of completion of these activities.

The Associate faculty does the approved activities (see guidelines below). The regular faculty (doing overload) will satisfy part b) below through progressing to step 15, 18 and 21 respectively in the regular PG&D process of Article 44. Faculty on salary columns not having PG&D available will complete 150 hours of coursework as per guidelines below.

All activities require proof of completion. For example, this could be in the form of transcripts or signature by the appropriate supervisor.

When the faculty member has

  1. accumulated the required load of 1.2 beyond the previous step (excess to be carried over to next step)

       and 

  1. accumulated the 150 hours of approved activities  (or completed regular PG&D),

then the member may request and be granted the next salary growth step.

All growth step applications must be submitted by end of spring semester to be implemented during the following fall semester.  This is the only timeline for submission.

Associate faculty may begin accumulating activities once they’ve received re-employment preference and all faculty may begin when they reach step 8 on the Associate Salary Schedule.

2. Guidelines for Activities.

 

Approved Activities Hours Credited Supervisor Restrictions
College Committees
(examples: hiring, accreditation, Academic sub-committees, etc)
Actual Hours Committee Chair Cannot exceed 75 hours per semester.  Regular attendance is required
Academic Senate 75 hours per semester Academic Senate President Regular attendance is required
Club Advisor Actual Hours Dept. or Division Chair  
Associate Evaluations Actual Hours Dept. or Division Chair  
Mentor new Associate Faculty   Dept. or Division Chair Must receive training and assignment by Division Chair.
Department/Division Meetings (non-flex) Actual Hours Dept. or Division Chair  
Provide access to students through internet/e-mail 20 hours per semester (20 hours is for one or more sections) Dept. or Division Chair Replies to e-mail must be in a timely manner.  E-mail address must be listed in the course syllabus.  Can’t be used on distance learning courses.
Create/Maintain Course Web Page 7 hours per section.  Maximum of 35 hours per semester. Dept. or Division Chair Web page must be current to each semester.  Must include a copy of course syllabus.  Can’t be used on distance learning courses.
Additional regularly scheduled office hours Actual hours (=hours per week multiplied by 17 weeks in the semester) Dept. or Division Chair Additional office hours will not exceed the current required office hours of 0.5 hours per week per section.
Course Work 48 hours for each college unit earned.  A maximum of 75 hours per step can be claimed with course work . Dept or Division Chair, proof of grade will be provided For course work in a discipline, it must be at least upper division and from an accredited institution.

For outside the discipline, it must be at least “associate” level, and must be taken within the district.

Additional activities as recommended by the Vice Presidents of Instruction TBA TBA TBA
For non-teaching faculty (counselors, librarians, lab faculty), projects recommended by the immediate supervisors.  The work must be outside their primary assignment. TBA TBA TBA

On each campus, an Associate Faculty will be designated and available to answer questions, run flex day sessions, organize and oversee the submission of forms and the proof of growth steps.