About the FACULTY ASSOCIATION
Welcome to Foothill and DeAnza Colleges; we are all working in an outstanding community college district, a pioneer and pacesetter in many forms of educational programs and services to students. FHDA employs nearly 2,000 people, more than 500 full-time faculty and over 1,000 part-time faculty. Officially, the name of the faculty bargaining group is “Foothill-DeAnza Faculty Association,” but most people use the initials “FA” when speaking of the organization. We hope you will choose not only to become an FA member but also to join a committee or run for the FA Executive Council. The success of the organization depends on the energy and vision of faculty. We at FA sincerely hope your work at Foothill-DeAnza is both rewarding and joyful.
While nearly all faculty are members of FA, no one is required to be a member. If you choose not to join, you must nevertheless pay the organization a service fee equal to the membership dues; this is a condition of employment in the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District. By virtue of the FA contract with FACCC (Faculty Association of California Community Colleges), all district employees are eligible for the benefits of membership in FACCC at no additional cost.
The terms and conditions of faculty employment are governed by contractual provisions negotiated by local faculty members and representatives of the Board of Trustees. The current contract, or Agreement, includes 39 articles with such titles as Load and Class Size, Personnel File, Part-time Faculty, Leaves, and Intellectual Property. Ask at either college’s Personnel Office or the FA office for a copy of the Agreement.
FA maintains 10 standing committees, largely staffed by faculty volunteers, and appoints representatives to nearly all of the major college and District committees, e.g. budget and curriculum committees, college councils, Chancellor’s Advisory Council. FA’s conciliation and grievance team performs an especially valuable service. When, as sometimes happens, faculty have differences with administrators who represent the Board, FA’s trained conciliation officers are asked to lend their communication skills in helping to resolve matters swiftly and to the mutual satisfaction of the parties involved. Those few disputes that are not resolved through conciliation are eligible for more formal action through the contractual grievance process.
location: top story of building next to District offices in lower Foothill campus; door
to upstairs FA office is on back side of building.
phone: (650) 949-7544
Map of FA Location
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