Palo Verde College CTA

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

CTA Meeting Minutes
Oct. 17,2006

I. Opening of Meeting:
The regular meeting of the CTA was called to order at 4:05PM.

II. Approval of Minutes: In the Sept. 26,2006 CTA minutes part Ve. – delete the last sentence concerning Robert Robertson trying to find a 5th person to be on the Negotiations team. This was stated as an amendment to the Sept. 26,2006 minutes. This amendment was moved, seconded, approved by voice. With this correction the Sept. 26,2006 CTA minutes were moved, seconded, approved by voice.

III. Approval of Agenda: The Oct. 17,2006 agenda was moved, seconded, approved by voice.

IV. New Business: Refer to a one-page document entitled, “Sunshiny Proposals Negotiations, 2006-2007 For Agreement Expiring June 30,2007”. The motion to go over this document one part at a time was moved, seconded, approved by voice.
a. There was a brief discussion referring to IV. concerning 35 hours or less per week, peer evaluations not being completed, how to and if to administer student evaluations, and if all of this should be contained in the negotiations. There was a motion made concerning peer evaluation forms, student evaluation forms, and accountable hours. The motion to have the negotiations team discuss this was moved, seconded, approved by voice.
b. Salary was discussed. The items mentioned were having salaries being at least at the state average level, more summer and overload pay, 1/1000 rate for summer and overload, 8 more CTLC’s for CTA and 5 more for Senate, full time longevity for part time and non-credit instructors, and full COLA for 2007-2008. All of this was made into a motion which was moved, seconded, approved by voice. An amendment was then made which includes part timers, non-credit, and ADJUNCT instructors. This amendment was moved, seconded, approved by voice. With these additional items, the “Salary and Compensation” part may be negotiated. This was put into a motion which was moved, seconded, approved by voice.
c. Under “Benefits”, with the district cap raised to $15,000.00 the motion to negotiate “Benefits” was made. An amendment was made to add “II.g) Life insurance of $150,000.00/spousal benefits.”. This amendment was moved, seconded, approved by voice. Another amendment was made to II.f) which states that “to age 65” would be deleted and replaced with “until Medicade”. This amendment was moved, seconded, approved by voice. The original motion to approve the negotiations of “Benefits” with parts a) – g) and its amendments were moved, seconded, approved by voice.
d. Refer to “III. Hiring Policy”. A motion was made to include the hiring policy in the contract. An amendment to adopt the hiring policy as a part of the agreement was moved, seconded, approved by voice. With this amendment, the original motion to include the hiring policy as a part of the contract was moved, seconded, approved by voice. A motion to have part time parity was moved, seconded, approved by voice. A motion to have intellectual property rights was moved, seconded, approved by voice.
e. Barbara Gaubeca will organize a committee for part time faculty outreach and their needs. The motion for Barbara to do this was moved, seconded, approved by voice.
f. The motion to table announcements was moved, seconded, approved by voice.

V. Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 5:10PM.
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Members in attendance: R.M.Robertson, Sandra Sher, Leticia Guilin, Joe Boire, Earl Turner, Sioux Stoeckle, June Turner, Alejandro Garcia, T.M.Brown, Louise Gallan, Paul Shibalovich, Kevin Eoff, Bill Ponder, Peter Martinez, Carlos Medina, Brian Thiebaux, Joe Jondreau, Eric Wright, Chris Jones-Cage, Dennese Lilley-Edgerton, Biju Raman, Henry Rinaldi, Barbara Gaubeca, Bruce Wallace.

Minutes submitted by: Sandra Sher, Nov. 14,2006

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