Thank you to all of those who made this year's All Faculty Day such a wonderful success.
Photographs by Antonio Arroyo, Ana Jiménez, Kyley Segers, David Stephenson.
Click the links to view PowerPoints from the 2015 All Faculty Day Presentations. [Schedule]
Article VII of the PCCEA Constitution requires proposed amendments to the Constitution to be posted for viewing and comment.
Please review the following proposed change and add any comments below.
ARTICLE II - Purposes
To comment on this proposed change, visit http://pcceaconstitutionamendments.blogspot.com/2015/05/article-vii-of-pccea-constitution.html
A vote will be held 30 days from the date of this post.
UPDATE: Vote has been postponed until the first week of accountability (August 19 - 26, 2015).
Important decisions will be made THIS SUMMER.
These decisions will impact future STEPS and PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.
These actions directly impact YOU.
PCCEA needs to hear from you, whether you are a PCCEA member or not.
It's time for faculty to stand together to determine our future - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS and attend unless you are serving students! If you absolutely cannot attend, send a proxy in case there is a vote as we want to hear from EACH and EVERY ONE of YOU!
* We will have some activities starting at 10:30 AM, so please arrive early if you can.
The results of elections for PCCEA officers and campus representatives are listed below. Their terms of office begin September 1st, and last one year. To those elected, thanks for being willing to serve!
President: Julia Fiello
Co-Vice Presidents: Nan Schmidt and Ana Jimenez
Secretary: Makyla Hays
Treasurer: Matej Boguszak
Membership Coordinator: Delisa Siddall
Community Campus representative: Amy Davis
Desert Vista representative: Barbara McLaughlin
Downtown Campus representatives: Marianne Harris, Bardo Padilla, David Stephenson
East Campus representatives: Rita Flattley, Kyley Segers
Northwest Campus representative: Greta Buck-Rodriguez, Ken Scott
West Campus representatives: Scott Collins, MaryKris McIlwaine, Mark Nelson, Nancy Spaulding
A Sample Ballot has been posted on the Elections page. Voting will begin on April 21st.
The College has offered a wonderful opportunity for the entire College community to provide feedback regarding the substantial structural changes being considered for campus leadership. To provide an open forum to discuss pros and cons of these various scenarios, PCCEA has posted a new blog, Proposed Campus Leadership Structures,* a venue to share ideas, perspectives and concerns. It is our hope that collectively, we can provide a more complete picture to these complex scenarios and our opinions on the survey may shift after considering each others' posts.
Thank you for participating!
Last week, Arizona lawmakers amended SB1172 with a punitive measure that would silence school employees' voices advocating on behalf of their students. The bill has been amended to fine an employee of a school district or charter school $5,000 for distributing written or electronic materials to influence the outcome of an election or to advocate support for or opposition to pending or proposed legislation. If this bill passes, all educators could face a fine for forwarding this message in an email or contacting legislators about a bill next session. This bill is expected to go for a final vote in the Arizona House the week of 03/30/15.
The bill is written so broadly that, even beyond advocacy, it prohibits distribution of factual information about topics that affect education. "This bill is basically putting a gag order on school officials when it comes to providing any kind of information that is factual to stakeholders. ... The provision would prevent school officials from speaking about issues even when they directly affect school funding," [school board representative] Vega said. "We wouldn't be able to provide information on what programs would be cut."
Take Action Now to contact your legislators and tell them to vote NO on this anti-free speech legislation.
Update: 03/16/15: Good news - HB 2442 is Dead! "HB2442 (the community college expenditure limit bill) was held last week and not moved again to House Committee of the Whole (COW). This means that it is “dead” at this point. This week is the last week to hear bills in committees, and so far there are no strike-everything amendments relating to this bill subject or the study committee for community college funding." J. Loredo (AEA Lobbyist)
Update: 03/10/15 - HB2442 community college expenditure limits; recalculation (Rep. Olson) was held yesterday in House Committee of the Whole (COW). This means it was retained on the floor calendar and not moved forward which is good news in our efforts to defeat HB2442. Here is a summary of the bill: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/52leg/1r/summary/h.hb2442_02-19-15_caucuscow.pdf
02/21/2015 - If passed as written, Bill HB 2442 revisions include a paragraph* that would require community colleges to recalculate their yearly expenditure limit on December 1 according to fall FTSE enrollment. So for example, if a college suffered a 10% decline in enrollment in a year, said college would have to reduce its expenditure limit by 10% and cut the funding accordingly.
It does not specify where funding would have to be cut, but realistically, such a drastic cut in the middle of the year would almost certainly result in layoffs.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Justin Olson who, before being elected to the legislature, was the President of the Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA). It has been assigned to two committees in the house. The best chance to kill it or defang HB 2442 is in the Senate**. It is unknown whether Governor Ducey would sign the bill if it makes it to his desk.
*The new paragraph (a.k.a. 'section 5') is in blue when you read the full bill (blue is used for additions and red for deletions from the old language)
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