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  • BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE/Bellingham Education Association

    2019-2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement

    COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

    BETWEEN

    THE BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    AND

    THE BELLINGHAM EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

    2019 – 2022

  • BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE/Bellingham Education Association

    2019 – 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement

    i

    ARTICLE 1 – RECOGNITION AND DEFINITIONS .................................................................. 1 1.1 Recognition. ............................................................................................................ 1 1.2 Definitions............................................................................................................... 1

    ARTICLE 2 – STATUS & ADMINISTRATION OF AGREEMENT .......................................... 3 2.1 Ratification and Mutual Consent. ........................................................................... 3 2.2 Relationship to Existing Policies, Procedures, Practices, Rules, and

    Regulations. ............................................................................................................ 3 2.3 Compliance with Agreement. ................................................................................. 3 2.4 Conformity to Law. ................................................................................................. 4 2.5 Distribution of Agreement. ..................................................................................... 4 2.6 Appendices. ............................................................................................................. 4

    ARTICLE 3 – ASSOCIATION RIGHTS....................................................................................... 4 3.1 Association Rights. ................................................................................................. 4 3.2 Payroll Deduction and Representation Fee. ............................................................ 5

    ARTICLE 4 – MANAGEMENT RIGHTS .................................................................................... 6 ARTICLE 5 – FACULTY RIGHTS ............................................................................................... 6

    5.1 Individual Rights. .................................................................................................... 6 5.2 Right to Join and Support Association.................................................................... 6 5.3 Personnel File.......................................................................................................... 6 5.4 Assignment, Vacancies, and Transfer. .................................................................... 7 5.5 Academic Freedom, Professional Rights and Responsibilities............................... 8 5.6 Intellectual Property. ............................................................................................... 8

    ARTICLE 6 – FACULTY CONTRACTS AND WORKLOAD ................................................... 9 6.1 Individual Faculty Contract. ................................................................................... 9 6.2 Orientation. ........................................................................................................... 10 6.3 Instructional Year.................................................................................................. 10 6.4 Counselors............................................................................................................. 11 6.5 Workday/Workweek. ............................................................................................ 11 6.6 Instructional Hour. ................................................................................................ 11 6.7 Instructional Workload. ........................................................................................ 11 6.8 Instructional and Related Professional Duties. ..................................................... 16 6.9 Class Size. ............................................................................................................. 16 6.10 General Education. ................................................................................................ 17 6.11 Work-Site Instruction (Internships). ..................................................................... 17

    ARTICLE 7 – LEAVES ............................................................................................................... 17 7.1 Illness, Injury and Emergency Leave. ................................................................... 17 7.2 Annual Conversion of Illness, Injury and Emergency Leave. .............................. 18 7.3 Conversion of Illness, Injury and Emergency Leave Upon Retirement or

    Death. .................................................................................................................... 18 7.4 Family Illness Leave. ............................................................................................ 19 7.5 Parental Leave. ...................................................................................................... 19

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    7.6 Adoption Leave. .................................................................................................... 19 7.7 Leaves Provided by Applicable Statute. ............................................................... 19 7.8 Disability Leave. ................................................................................................... 20 7.9 Child Care Leave of Absence. .............................................................................. 20 7.10 Bereavement Leave. .............................................................................................. 21 7.11 Personal Leave. ..................................................................................................... 21 7.12 Jury Duty and Subpoena Leave. ........................................................................... 21 7.13 Sabbatical Leave. .................................................................................................. 21 7.14 Adjunct Faculty Sick and Shared Leave. .............................................................. 22 7.15 Other Leaves. ........................................................................................................ 23 7.16 Reemployment Upon Return from Leave. ............................................................ 25 7.17 Using Leave During Summer Quarter. ................................................................. 25

    ARTICLE 8 – SALARIES, STIPENDS AND BENEFITS.......................................................... 25 8.1 Provisions Governing Placement and Advancement. ........................................... 25 8.2 Stipends for Non-Instructional Activities. ............................................................ 29 8.3 Stipends for Adjunct Faculty. ............................................................................... 29 8.4 Compensation for Summer Instruction. ................................................................ 29 8.5 Compensation for Non-Class Instructional Activities. ......................................... 29 8.6 Payroll Deductions. ............................................................................................... 29 8.7 Insurance Benefits. ................................................................................................ 30 8.8 Termination/Retirement. ....................................................................................... 30 8.9 Payment Provisions. .............................................................................................. 30 8.10 Travel. ................................................................................................................... 31 8.11 Stipend for Doctoral Degree for regular or annualized faculty ............................ 31 8.12 Tenure Payment. ................................................................................................... 32

    ARTICLE 9 – CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & DISTANCE LEARNING ....................... 32 9.1 Curriculum Development...................................................................................... 32 9.2 Distance Learning ................................................................................................. 34

    ARTICLE 10 – OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ................................ 36 10.1 Employees’ Facilities. ........................................................................................... 36 10.2 Professional Development Plan and Professional Technical Certification. .......... 36 10.3 Reduction in Force. ............................................................................................... 38 10.4 Program Review, Probation, and Closure. ............................................................ 39 10.5 Recruiting and Marketing. .................................................................................... 40 10.6 College Committees. ............................................................................................. 41 10.7 Labor/Management Communication Committee. ................................................ 41

    ARTICLE 11 – EVALUATION AND PROBATION ................................................................. 42 11.1 Evaluation. ............................................................................................................ 42 11.2 Tenured Faculty Member Perform