Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Collective Bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of the MiraCosta Community College District and the MiraCosta College Academic Associate Faculty CCA/CTA/NEA for the period July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017.

MCCAAF Executive Board Meeting Schedule

The MCCAAF Board of Directors meetings are open to the public and will be held in Conference Room - AIS OC1252 (Oceanside Campus) from 12:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

To Be Announced

The MCCAAF strives for all members to have success! For tips to success please view:

Important Information for Associate Faculty
Associate Faculty Tips
Resolution to Improve Student Success and Retention

CTA Membership Benefits

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Current CTA Newsletter

August 15, 2016

Past CTA Newsletters



Professional Development Program/ Flex

The Professional Development Program at MiraCosta College was created in an effort to provide faculty with a comprehensive and systematic program designed to foster staff, student, and/or instructional improvement.
As stated in the CBA, Article 16, paid flex activites are required of all associates in the amount of two hours of flex per LHE assigned for instructional time, during the regular fall and spring semesters only.  Flex activities must be recorded and approved by the PDP office by the semester deadline (usually the end of the twelfth week).  
You are paid your full LHE rate for flex as opposed to the former $50/hour flat rate.   This may result in a substantial salary increase, depending upon your LHE assignment.  Payment for flex is divided equally in four payments per semester and included in your paycheck.
If you are a presenter/facilitator of a flex activity, you may claim twice the hours scheduled for that activity in order to reflect preparation time.  If you are a first-year instructional employee, the District may require that you use part of your flex hours in District-designed training activies before classes begin.
Failure to complete your flex obligation will result in a salary deduction from your final semester check.  It is also a violation of your contract, and as such, may result in a failure to be assigned subsequent classes.


Do not talk with an administrator if you believe the conversation will be about your employment rights. Say “If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Association representative be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.”

Grievance Forms

Level I- Formal Grievance Form. Level III- Mediation Form. Grievance Appeal Form: Level II- Human Resources, Level III- Mediation, Level IV- College President. For more clarification, please view Article 18 Grievances of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Unemployment Benefits

If part-time teaching is your only income, you are qualified to apply for EDD Unemployment Benefits after you administer your last final exam for the current Fall or Spring Semester. According to the “Cervisi Decision,” you do NOT have “reasonable assurance” for a teaching job for the next semester. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. They may be reassigned to a full-time faculty member. Therefore, you are considered unemployed until you actually begin teaching a class.
Additionally, you are not on "semester break" or "recess."  You are actually laid off until you begin your classes for the next semester.  If you say that you are on "recess," you may be denied benefits as it implies you have a job waiting for you after recess or break. 
Also, you are not part of a "union," you are part of an "association."
Applicants for unemployment benefits are sometimes required to do a phone interview conducted by EDD (Employment Development Department).  On City College of San Francisco website, there is information/suggestions about handling this interview. Please visit

Filing for Unemployment Powerpoint

To apply for unemployment benefits, call EDD at 800.300.5616 (English) or 800.326.8937 (Spanish) or go online (recommended)

Reimbursement Requisition Form

MCCAAF Scholarship Program

Each year the MCCAAF awards a $300 scholarship to two deserving students nominated by members of the Associate Faculty. Scholarship recipients show perserverance, integrity, and leadership. They are selected by the Scholarship Committee of the MCCAAF.
Do you have a student who demonstrates perseverance, integrity, and leadership? Nominate your student, and MCCAAF may award him/her a $300 scholarship  at the Spring Flex Luncheon. We are offering TWO $300 scholarships. Recognize and nominate your deserving student today.
 Scholarship Requirements
  1. You must be an active member of MCCAAF to nominate a student. E-mail Susan Pynes at for questions and comments about active membership.
  2. You may nominate only one student.
  3. The student must be a continuing student in the Spring 2016 semester at MiraCosta College.
  4. The student must have received a grade of either 'A' or 'B' in your prior class.
  5. The student should show skills and character traits including leadership, perseverance, integrity, and proactive nature.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why are part time faculty called associates and not adjunct?

A: The MiraCosta Community College District defines part time faculty to be called associates.