The ASGC identified as one of its 2013-14 goals, the need to create a transparent process for awarding reassigned time to faculty for completing non-instructional assignments. Currently approximately 42% of full-time faculty have some form of non-instructional assignment (not including librarians or counselors who, by position, are not completely assigned to instruction). Some of these non-instructional assignments are clearly non-discretionary as they are stipulated by AFT contract or accreditation requirement. Other faculty have "bought out" of teaching by using grant or banked funds. The remaining awards are more discretionary in nature and include time for CIETL, SLOAC, and program coordination. It is this last category that raises so many questions about process and accountability.
At the same time that the ASGC identified the need to address reassigned time, the District Committee on Budget and Finance is developing a new Resource Allocation Model. Non-instructional assignments are part of the developing model and colleges are being asked to examine the needs for reassigned time and to identify a base level of funding. Concomitant to this discussion, is the phasing out of Measure G funds which have supported many instructional and support services including the funding of some non-instructional assignments. As the colleges begin to decide which Measure G-funded activities to absorb into their General Fund, a prioritization process must be developed.
|August 22, 2013||ASGC sets goal to study non-instructional assignments|
|December 12, 2013||
ASGC agrees to include impact of faculty reassigned time in new Annual Planning document
|February 27, 2014|
|October 3, 2014||
Divisions discuss draft process
|October 9, 2014||
ASGC revises process based upon division feedback
View draft request form
|November 13, 2014||
Divisions discuss revised process and request form
ASGC adopts process and request form
|January 28, 2015|