Move on Across the Salary Schedule

By Sterling Warner, Professional Recognition Chair, EVC English Faculty

stepsThe SJECCD Collective Bargaining Agreement outlines several professional recognition opportunities to receive credit for coursework and/or activities. As stated in Article 10.4 of the contract: “The Professional Recognition Increment plan shall reflect college or university units and/or other activities, which have a direct and significant relevance to the professional development of the faculty member.” We urge you to take advantage of the following professional recognition opportunities:

I. MOVEMENT ACROSS SALARY CLASSES

Eligible: Full-time and adjunct faculty members. Movement across the salary classes is based on continuing educational development of the faculty member including education obtained while on sabbatical. To determine how many semester units would be required for you to move to the next class, please email Elvira Valderrama in the Human Resources Office at elvira.valderrama@sjeccd.edu or contact her by phone: (408) 270.6419. More on movement across salary classes can be found in Article 8 — Full-Time Faculty Salary; Article 9 — Adjunct Faculty and Substitutes, and Article 10 — Professional Recognition of the Collective Bargaining Agreement:  http://aft6157.org/contract/

The Application for Approval of Units for Credit on the Salary Schedule (Salary/Class Changes) can be found at http://www.sjeccd.edu/employees/professional-recognition-committee. (On the menu, select Movement Across Salary Classes; then click on Approval of Units [Class/Salary] Application Form.)

II. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH ACTIVITY PAYMENT

Eligible: Full-time and adjunct faculty members. For approved professional growth activities, payment shall be made on the basis of $175 per semester unit or the equivalent to a maximum of six units within any three-year period. Faculty may submit applications for growth activity payment awards to the PRC once annually and no later than April 1 of the school year.

Find more information on professional growth activity payments in Article 10 —Professional Recognition — of the Collective Bargaining Agreement: http://aft6157.org/contract/

The Professional Recognition Application for an Activity Payment can be found at: http://www.sjeccd.edu/employees/professional-recognition-committee. (On the menu, select Professional Growth Activity Payment; then click on Activity Payment Form.)

III. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION SALARY INCREMENTS – STEPS 14, 17 AND 19

Eligible: Full-time faculty once they meet longevity requirement. To determine eligibility to submit a step plan, faculty may contact Elvira Valderrama in the Human Resources Office at (408) 270-6419 or email her at: elvira.valderrama@sjeccd.edu. Find more information on professional recognition salary increments in Article 10 — Professional Recognition — of the Collective Bargaining Agreement:
http://aft6157.org/contract/

Full-time faculty can find the Professional Recognition Application form to submit a Step 14, 17 or 19 Plan at http://www.sjeccd.edu/employees/professional-recognition-committee. (Select Professional Growth Salary Increments — Steps 14, 17, 19; then click on Steps 14, 17, 19 Movement Form on the menu.)