Thursday, April 24, 2014

Did you know...

your full-time colleagues support equal pay for equal work? 

Full-time faculty currently make $904 per credit hour for overload and they believe we should make at least $904, too!

Now you know.

Unemployment Compensation for Summer Semester

I received the following email from the union president at Eastern Michigan University.  It sounds as though EMU has found a way for p/t faculty to file for unemployment when not teaching during the summer semester.  If you're interested in attending Zachary's workshop on Unemployment Compensation, please let Sonya know by emailing her at

"Hello Everyone, 

At the Higher Ed Conference, one topic that came up several times was the confusion of filing unemployment insurance for part time faculty employees.  At Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers, our member Zack Jones has been conducting workshops on how to file for unemployment.
Zachary Jones will be hosting another workshop on Unemployment Compensation for Part-Time Lecturers on Monday, May 5th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. currently in 202 Pray-Harrold.  If you are not teaching this summer and have no other employment, Zack can assist you in applying for Michigan Unemployment Compensation.  He has filed successfully in previous summers and is willing to show you the steps he took to do so.

If you can come, please RSVP me at  so that we will have enough handouts available and possible move to a larger room if necessary. I will confirm the location upon receipt of your RSVP.  

Also, If possible, please come with a laptop, as Zack will be walking you through the process. 

In Solidarity, 
Sonya Alvarado"

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Did you know...

KVCC has offered the part-time faculty approximately an $8.00 raise per credit hour (which equates to .05 per hour, yes a nickle)?  

Did you know one vice-president at KVCC last year received an $8,000 raise?

Now you know!

To be continued...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How Much Are You Worth?

For each of your assigned classes, are you responsible for

writing lecture notes?
researching additional information to supplement a textbook that lacks substance and content?
developing power points?
writing tests?
grading tests?
grading assignments?  
grading research papers?
making additional arrangements for special needs students?
updating Moodle?
holding office hours?
reporting attendance?
completing progress reports?
responding to emails? 
responding to phone calls?

Lulu, KVCC's most adorable Cougar!