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SPRING 2015, Part 1

by Warren Ruud, Regular Faculty Member in the Mathematics Department, AFA Chief Negotiator

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The release of Governor Brown's 2015-16 proposed budget this month signifies the continuation of last year's funding restoration for California Community Colleges (CCC). In this Update, we'll review the Governor's proposal and what it means for SRJC in general and for 2015-16 faculty salaries in particular.

  • The 2015-16 Governor's Proposal and SRJC
    Summary of highlights for community colleges and SRJC's resulting revenue adjustments, including projected expenses and ending-fund revenue analysis for SRJC.

  • 2015-16 Rank Ten SRJC Faculty Salary
    Methodology, anticipated COLA, and resulting, tentative 2015-16 salary schedules chart.

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This past November, Sonoma County voters approved SRJC's Measure H, the largest construction bond in the county's history, and, more surprisingly, drastically altered the composition of the elected body that will oversee how over $400 million in bond funds will be spent over the next decade. Challengers Maggie Fishman, Dot Battenfeld, and Jordan Burns unseated three incumbents with over sixty years of collective service on the SRJC Board of Trustees, and while board President Jeff Kunde was uncontested in his bid for another four-year term, clearly, this election is a mandate for a shift in the board toward a more labor-friendly climate. In the months since the election, the newly elected Board members have also demonstrated an "in-touch" relationship with the students and faculty and a thorough understanding of the current climate at SRJC.  Read more »

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AFA Publications Workgroup:  Matt Murray Publications Coordinator, Paulette Bell, Paula Burks, Terry Ehret, Karen Frindell Teuscher, Michelle Hughes Markovics, Sean Martin, Warren Ruud, and Julie Thompson.