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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 7. COMMUNITY COLLEGES [70900 - 88922]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 51. EMPLOYEES [87000 - 88270]

  ( Part 51 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3. Employment [87400 - 87885]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 10. Community College Part-Time Faculty Office Hours Program [87880 - 87885]
  ( Article 10 added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 933, Sec. 1. )

87880.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that community college part-time faculty are required to fulfill the same teaching responsibilities as full-time faculty although students have little or no access to part-time faculty members outside of the classroom. It is the intent of the Legislature that students have the same opportunity for academic assistance and guidance without regard to whether a course at a community college is taught by a full-time or a part-time faculty member. It is the further intent of the Legislature that community college part-time faculty teaching a minimum number of courses be compensated for providing academic counseling and assistance to students outside of the classroom.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 933, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1998.)

87881.
  

There is hereby established the Community College Part-Time Faculty Office Hours Program for the purpose of providing community college students equal access to academic advice and assistance and to encourage community college districts to provide opportunities by compensating part-time faculty who hold office hours related to their teaching load.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 933, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1998.)

87882.
  

For purposes of this article, “part-time faculty” means any person who is employed to teach for not more than the hours per week described in Section 87482.5.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 187, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2010.)

87883.
  

(a) The governing board of a community college district may provide compensation for office hours to part-time faculty.

(b) The compensation paid to part-time faculty under this article shall equal at least one paid office hour for every two classes or more taught each week or 40 percent of a full-time load as defined by the community college district.

(c) Nothing in this section precludes compensation under this program for paid office time for each 20 percent of a full-time load, or fraction thereof, as defined by the community college district.

(d) The change made to subdivision (c) during the 1999 portion of the 1999–2000 Regular Session of the Legislature shall be operative in any fiscal year only if funds are appropriated for purposes of that change in the annual Budget Act or in another measure. If the amount appropriated in the annual Budget Act or in another measure for purposes of this section is insufficient to fully fund that change for the fiscal year, the chancellor shall prorate the funds among the community college districts affected by this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 738, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2000.)

87884.
  

(a) The governing board of each community college district that establishes a program pursuant to this article shall negotiate with the exclusive bargaining representative, or in instances where there is no bargaining unit shall meet and confer with the faculty, to establish a program to provide part-time faculty office hours.

(b) Any hours negotiated under this program shall not be applied toward the maximum percentage-of-hours limitation for part-time faculty as specified in Section 87882. These hours shall not be counted towards the hours per week of teaching adult or community college classes for purposes of acquiring eligibility for tenure or for purposes of fulfilling any probationary hour requirements.

(c) On or before June 1 of each year, each community college district participating in the program shall send a verification to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges specifying the total costs of the compensation paid for office hours of part-time faculty participating in the program.

(d) Any changes made by this section to the Community College Part-Time Faculty Office Hours Program shall not affect any part-time faculty office hours program in effect on January 1, 2000.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 349, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 2012.)

87885.
  

(a) The Part-Time Faculty Office Hours Program Fund is hereby established in the State Treasury.

(b) On or before June 15 of each year, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall apportion to each community college district that establishes a program pursuant to this article an amount of up to 50 percent of the total costs of compensation paid for office hours of part-time faculty, as defined in Section 87882. The chancellor shall distribute funds that are appropriated in the annual Budget Act specifically for this purpose proportionally based on each district’s total costs for office hours of part-time faculty pursuant to the verification submitted by the community college district in accordance with subdivision (c) of Section 87884 for that fiscal year. In no event, however, shall the allocation to any district in a fiscal year exceed 50 percent of the total costs of the compensation paid for office hours of part-time faculty pursuant to this article.

(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that funding for the purposes of this article be included in the annual Budget Act.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 891, Sec. 27. Effective October 14, 2001.)

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