The Advocate

Four finalists announced for vice president

By Jackson Stephens, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

The final four candidates to fill the position of vice president of student services were announced Monday by the President’s Office. President Katrina VanderWoude informed Contra Costa College faculty and staff in an email...

Performance funding formula sparks concern

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

October 10, 2018

The sweeping change to how California community colleges are funded is set to roll out over the next three years and is being met with widespread criticism. In June, a new budget formula was finalized that will mark a shift away...

Faculty to select new union president

By Gabriel Quiroz, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

It may not be a commonly held belief that professors need help, but they certainly do and one of their main sources of help may soon change as the United Faculty is currently holding elections for the position of president of...

Instructor calls for alternate labor union

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

May 1, 2018

A handful of adjunct professors from sister college Diablo Valley, in Pleasant Hill, are in the early stages of organizing a part-time faculty union to better represent their concerns throughout the Contra Costa Community Col...

Negotiations yield United Faculty salary increases, medical benefits

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 11, 2017

A tentative agreement addressing faculty grievances was reached between the Contra Costa Community College District and the United Faculty union during negotiations held on Sept. 8 and 15. Salary increases, Medicare coordinated...

United Faculty decided on calendar

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

September 15, 2017

The introduction of a winter intersession and the possible removal of spring break spearheaded the United Faculty’s discussions on the compressed semester schedule for the 2018-19 academic calendar. “We are looking at what...

United Faculty sues district over unfair labor practice

By Anthony Kinney, News Editor

February 14, 2017

The United Faculty filed an “Unfair Labor Practice” claim in November 2016 with the Public Employee Relations Board against the Contra Costa Community College District after years of failed attempts to modify how investigations i...

Department lacking full-time instructor

By Christian Urrutia, Web Editor

October 21, 2016

The availability of classes is tantamount to a growing institution’s course selection because it not only keeps the curriculum updated, but also provides essential knowledge for interested students. Computer science is not...

Semester length negotiations postpone looming decision

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

February 10, 2016

The decision to adopt a compressed calendar districtwide has been postponed until 2017 or 2018 due to continued negotiations between the faculty and classified staff unions and the Contra Costa Community College District. The United ...

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