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Part-Time Faculty Employment Best Practices

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and the college system strives for world-class faculty and staff. Their contributions are critical to the quality and breadth of the colleges' educational programs. SBCTC and colleges work to provide fair compensation and working conditions for full-time and part-time faculty.

Best Employment Practices for Part-time Faculty

During its December 2005 meeting, the State Board adopted ten principles identified as best practices, based upon recommendations from that system taskforce. The 2005 principles were purposely broad, allowing for local negotiators to develop and implement specific practices that fit the local situation and culture.

Best Practices Task Force Members

Best Employment Practices for Part-time Faculty Task Force members included representatives of the Washington Federation of Teachers, the Washington Education Association, college trustees, college presidents and State Board representatives.

Best Practices Task Force Report and Recommendations

Best Employment Practices for Part-time Faculty Task Force's report and recommendations  outlined steps to address issues caused by reliance on part-time/adjunct faculty.

State Board Resolution

The State Board adopted in 2005 the best practices principles affecting the employment of part-time/adjunct faculty.

2015 Update on Implementation

The 2015 Update on Implementation of Best Employment Practices for Part-Time Faculty updates the application of those principles.

Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreements

Negotiated agreements between faculty and colleges.

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