The current AFT agreement with COC defines “eligible adjuncts” with regard to one-year teaching assignments. While each semester is staffed individually, the contact specifies the criteria for offering consecutive semester teaching assignments.
“Eligible adjuncts” meet the following criteria:
- taught for four (4) regular semesters within the past three years; and
- received an overall evaluation of 1 or 2 in section H of the most recent evaluation; and
- meet the base-line criteria for part-time faculty
Eligibility does not guarantee an offer, as a number of variables including number of courses offered, number of sections offered, and full-time/management/classified priority impact the availability of courses to assign to adjuncts. Eligibility is defined in the agreement as those who will be offered available courses before offering courses to ineligible adjuncts.