Bill seeks compensation equity for California's adjunct community college instructors

 
San Mateo County Times
 

A bill introduced Wednesday in the Legislature seeks compensation equity for part-time community college teachers statewide who have the same credentials and work experience as their full-time counterparts.

The legislation by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, would require college districts to create a salary and service-credit, or pension, schedule for part-time faculty that mirrors the one for full-time instructors.

SB 114 doesn't mean a part-time teacher would earn the same pay as a full-time peer at a particular college, Yee spokesman Adam Keigwin said. But the part-timer would have the same step increase in salary as the full-timer, provided that the former has met the same credential requirements and has the same amount of experience as the latter, Keigwin said.

The proposal seeks uniformity in how part-timers earn compensation and benefits. Keigwin said the bill likely would not increase the budgets of community college districts. He said it's unclear what the effect would be on the California State Teachers' Retirement System.

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