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Monterey Peninsula Community College District reaches tentative agreement for two-year faculty contract

Post Date:11/05/2018 6:00 PM

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For Immediate Release: November 5 , 2018
Contact:
Ms. Kristin Darken, Marketing and Communications, (831) 646-4001

Monterey, CA: MONTEREY PENINSULA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT REACHES TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FOR TWO-YEAR FACULTY CONTRACT

The Monterey Peninsula Community College District (the District) is pleased to announce that, on November 5th, representatives for the District and for the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (faculty union) negotiated a tentative agreement for a new contract for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years.

This tentative agreement represents a concrete step towards MPC’s future. The negotiated items agreed upon include, but are not limited to:

  • promoting the recruitment and retention of highly qualified full-time and part-time faculty through increased compensation,
  • accelerating the pace at which full-time faculty advance on the salary schedule to higher levels of compensation, and
  • recognizing the extended work year of faculty who support students and the community beyond the traditional academic semester.

It has always been the goal of the District to improve compensation for its faculty, who are critical to MPC’s mission to foster student learning and achievement within its diverse community. The District is, therefore, delighted to have made progress towards this goal through the collective bargaining process with faculty union leadership.

Over the past several years, the College’s transformational leadership, with campus-wide engagement, has laid a firm foundation to move the institution towards a positive future. The College has been working on its reaffirmation of accreditation and stabilizing its enrollments through successful initiatives such as Dual Enrollment with area high schools. While engaged in this important work, the District has negotiated this tentative agreement, which aligns with its goals to improve faculty compensation while maintaining fiscal stability for continuing service to students and the community.

Monterey Peninsula College  - established in 1947
Monterey Peninsula College, part of California's public community college system, is an open-access institution, committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs, facilities and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and lifelong learning opportunities. In addition to the scenic Monterey campus located on 90+ acres, MPC's district includes two excellent facilities in the former Fort Ord, to serve the residents in north Monterey County. As a comprehensive community college, MPC responds to the educational and cultural needs of its diverse community, distinguished for its outstanding academic programs and strong commitment to student success. To learn more about Monterey Peninsula College, please visit www.mpc.edu and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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