RESTORATION OF STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING
FOR PART-TIME FACULTY
We are pleased to announce that the recently approved 2016-2017 California State budget includes a restoration in categorical funding for part-time faculty. This State-provided categorical funding was reduced by 62 percent in Fall 2010 and resulted in a 4.16
percent decrease across all enhanced pay factors used to create our
hourly schedules. As of Fall 2016, this decrease is no longer in effect;
the funding restoration will result in a significant increase in hourly
pay above the increases announced in the May
2016 Tentative Agreement (TA).
Accordingly, beginning Fall 2016, all SRJC faculty who teach hourly
assignments will see an increase in their hourly pay. The pay increase
across all hourly salary schedules effective Fall 2016 is, on average,
7.3 percent higher than hourly rates in the 2015-2016
salary schedules. In contrast, prior to the funding restoration, the
average increase for hourly pay as announced in the May 2016 TA was
approximately 2.09 percent. As always, specific increases vary by step and
The 2016-2017 SRJC salary schedules are now posted on the AFA website
(see Fall 2016 Salary Schedules).
This ongoing restoration of part-time categorical funding is made
possible in part by the tireless advocacy of Faculty Association of California
Community Colleges (FACCC), California Community College Independents
(CCCI), AFA, and the individual faculty members who
called and wrote to their State legislators.