Flex Days Placement

Posted: May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you haven’t yet returned your survey to Patrick Len regarding flex day placement, we urge you to not support “moving in-semester flex days to the week before the start of instruction.”  This is something the prior union fought hard against and won.  It was the district’s wish to get faculty to campus earlier than they needed to be per their contract by having more flex days prior to instruction.  There is no valid reason to do this.  There is no reason for faculty to come to campus prior to DReaD (District Required Day).  All necessary flex activities can be done after the start of the semester if faculty so choose.

There most likely are other reasons to not support this change, but the above is one that faculty may not have thought about.  We are getting no increase in any compensation whatsoever.  Why should we continue to give to an institution who places so little value on our work?  Why should we be on campus before we need to be?

I can never figure out why the October flex days are always on the table.  They are perfectly situated–for our students and for us–between Labor Day and Veterans Day.  They’re also a great time for fall retreats.

The survey ends tonight at 11:59 p.m.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GRLJ3FD

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