For the 2016-2017 academic year, all SMCCCD full-time faculty members have a total of 6 days (30 hours) of Flex obligations to complete, while day/evening part-time obligations vary based on semester assignments. Failure to fulfill this obligation may result in a reduction of pay. The AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) language is noted as follows:
Flex Day Obligations
The District academic calendar may contain flex (staff development) days. The following provisions shall apply:
7.11.1 Faculty members on a regular academic year contract shall participate in such flex days as part of their basic assignments. Regular faculty will be expected to participate in flex day activities for five (5) hours per flex day.
7.11.2 Part-time faculty members shall participate in flex activities as part of their basic assignments if the flex day falls on a scheduled workday. For example, if a part-time faculty member normally holds a class on a Monday and that day is a scheduled flex day and thus his/her normally scheduled class(es) is/are not held, the part-time faculty member who participates in the College flex activities, shall receive regular pay for the normal student contact hours that would have been worked that day. Those part-time faculty members identified above can elect to participate in a college-approved flex activity on an alternative day other than the College-designated flex day, show written verification of the activity, and receive regular pay for up to the normal student contact hours that the part-time faculty member is scheduled to teach on that day of the week.Requests for approved flex day pay must be submitted by the last day of final exams of the semester in which the flex activity occurred. Other part-time faculty members may voluntarily participate in flex activities but shall not receive pay for such activity if the activity occurs on a day when the faculty member is not teaching.
If you are a faculty member unable to participate in any of the planned on-campus Flex Day activities and would like to know about alternatives available to you, discuss your situation and options with your Division Dean. Faculty must submit a Flex Activity Reporting Form, also available through their Division Office.