Union Negotiated Adjunct Faculty Benefits

AFT Guild, Local 1931 College Adjunct Faculty

San Diego Community College District

Union Negotiated Adjunct Faculty Benefits



1)    Job Security-Priority of Assignment (reference Article V of CBA at aftguild.org, click on “Collective Bargaining Agreements”)

  • Eligibility: must have completed eight semesters (fall and spring only) within eight year
  • Make a request in writing to chair and dean (cc dean’s secretary) during semester
  • Takes effect semester
  • Load maintained at FTEF level (average of last two semesters) when requesting
  • Load can increase as new sections offered or sections become
  • Seniority based on date of request to join
  • All classes taught since 1990 without a negative evaluation go on seniority
  • Termination only after two consecutive negative evaluations or if budget cuts reduce



2)    Healthcare (reference aftguild.org, click on “Adjunct Issues”)

  • Eligibility: two consecutive semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall) averaging 50% FTEF or
  • Includes: Medical (Kaiser only), Dental, and Vision
  • Effective September 1 or February 1 each
  • Family members may be added during open enrollment each year (first two weeks of November) effective January
  • Monthly cost to adjunct faculty member: $0



3)    Salary Advancement (reference aftguild.org, click on “Adjunct Issues”)

  • Move in class, 5% increase for every 15 upper division or graduate units above MQs in same discipline as current assignment, or two years of occupational experience if teaching in discipline where a Masters Degree is not generally available.
  • Complete form and submit to campus professional advancement
  • Effective first of month following submission in September, October, March, or



4)    Paid Office Hours (reference aftguild.org, click on “Adjunct Issues”)

  • Complete Office Hours
  • Submit with syllabus stating days/times/location of office
  • Payment at end of semester, Jan 10 or June 10



5)    Unemployment Benefits (reference aftguild.org, click on “Adjunct Issues”)

  • Eligibility: apply day after last class meeting
  • All adjunct faculty eligible for EDD benefits, even if you have received an assignment offer for the following