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Last updated on Nov 29, 2022

Collective Bargaining Agreement

The second Collective Bargaining Agreement became effective July 1, 2022 and applies to all unranked faculty. The CBA defines which faculty fall into this category. All unranked faculty are members of the collective bargaining unit.

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Non-Instructional Compensation

Unranked faculty may be entitled to compensation for specific non-instructional work they complete. The document linked below outlines the types of non-instructional work that are eligible for compensation, as well as rates of pay.

Non-Instructional Compensation for Unranked Faculty

Appointment and Benefits Eligibility


Article 14, Section E. One-Year and Two-Year Appointments defines appointment eligibility. The graphic linked below can also be a helpful tool in determining appointment eligibility for unranked faculty.

Unranked Appointment Eligibility


Article 29: Employee Benefits defines benefits eligibility. This graphic can also be a helpful tool in determining benefits eligibility for unranked faculty, particularly the relationship between benefits and appointments.

Unranked Faculty Benefits Eligibility

Job Descriptions

Detailed job descriptions for Adjunct I, Adjunct II, and Senior Adjunct faculty are available here:

Unranked Faculty Job Descriptions

Development Leave Request

Per Article 19. Faculty Development Grants and Development Leave:

Development Leave: Any unranked faculty member who has taught for three or more of the most recent consecutive years and who is currently serving under at least one teaching contract may apply for unpaid development leave. Notification must be submitted to the program chair at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester within which the unranked faculty member is scheduled to teach.

Unpaid leave may be taken for a period of up to two semesters, plus summer, in one academic year or across two academic years. If unpaid development leave is approved, the unranked faculty member will retain their status as provided in Article 30 (Leaves of Absence). Unpaid leave shall not count as time toward CCA teaching service for purposes of other provisions of the Agreement.

Please view the CBA for the full article details.

In order to request a development leave, unranked faculty must complete the leave request form linked below by the deadline defined in the CBA for consideration by their program chair.

Unranked Faculty Development Leave Request Form

Required Meetings

This statement clarifies the unranked faculty’s duty to “attend meetings related to course teaching obligations when required,” as stated in their job description.

Unranked faculty are required to attend one hour of meetings during Faculty Weeks and one hour of meetings during the semester for each course they teach each semester in a given program, for a total of two hours of meetings per course per semester.

Program chairs will notify unranked faculty about which hours they should plan to attend, and work with faculty if there are conflicts. Chairs will invite faculty to other meetings as appropriate using the established notification email. Chairs will provide alternative means of engagement when possible and not disruptive, such as posting meeting minutes, recording meetings, or holding meetings by Zoom, so that unranked faculty can remain connected and involved.

This meetings policy does not cover meetings related to learning assessment or accreditation, as stated in the job description to “participate in course, program, and college assessment and accreditation activities.”

Wage Table

Please refer to the table below (also included as Appendix C in the CBA) for unranked line rates and effective dates.


Per Line Rate
Effective August 16, 2022

Per Line Rate
Effective August 16, 2023

Per Line Rate
Effective August 16, 2024

Adjunct I




Adjunct II




Senior Adjunct




Employee EDD Benefits Information

Referencing Article 26, the college agrees that at the end of an academic term and if not actively employed, absent a reasonable assurance of future employment, unranked faculty members may be eligible to apply for unemployment insurance benefits through California's Employment Development Department (EDD). When the college receives written notice from EDD regarding a filed claim, the college will reply to EDD in writing only indicating the date of the expiration of the most recent teaching term, unless there are other material facts that the college is legally required to report. The college manages claims submitted to the EDD through a third party vendor, Sedgwick.

To submit an unemployment claim through the EDD, review the steps here on the EDD website, including how to register and create an account. You can also view this notice.

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