7th Circuit Court of Appeals <br />Case Name: Part-time Faculty Association
at Columbia College Chicago v.
The California Part-Time Faculty Association
was likely the first explicitly contingent faculty association in the United States.
The crisis in part-time teaching assignments is also affecting California State University instructors, including Mary Ellen Goodwin, chair of the California Part-Time Faculty Association
, who formerly taught in community colleges but now teaches at San Jose State University.
No surprise, then, that the College's part-timers voted overwhelmingly last year to join the Part-Time Faculty Association
, an NEA affiliate.
"Broadly, the governor was very good to the community colleges and we're appreciative of the direction the governor has been moving on community colleges," said Chris Storer, an instructor at DeAnza College in Cupertino and a legislative analyst for the California Part-time Faculty Association
. "For years we have been the first thing cut out of the budget and the largest, so this is a real sea change."