What do you think of the 67% PT teaching load limit?
Should the 67% PT teaching load limit be increased?
Part-time or adjunct faculty in the California Community College system were originally limited to teaching 60% of a full-time load of 15 units.
In 2007, CPFA succeeded in passing legislation with Assembly-member Mervyn Dymally which increased that load from 60% to 67%. The original goal had been 80% which would have allowed a PTer to teach four 3-unit courses in one college, instead of teaching two courses in one college and having to drive to another district to teach two more classes as a "freeway-flier". Sadly, the 80% language was killed by one of the faculty unions and CPFA was obliged to settle for the 67% load limit, which was better but not ideal.
CPFA is currently working with other faculty associations and unions to increase the limit to 80% or possibly 100%, which is the load limit for lecturers in the California State University system.
What are your thoughts on the subject? Please answer the three questions below and please add any comments you would like to make to clarify your position. Many thanks for your time and interest in part-time faculty issues!
The California Part-time Faculty Association, CPFA