Monday, September 28, 2015

What are the principles to which DCCFA adheres?

The DCCFA hopes you will join and/or renew your membership for the 2015-2016 academic year. In asking for your membership, we thought it would be helpful to share our principles with you. The DCCFA: 

Is committed to our students and their learning;

Should promote the welfare of the members, and at all times advocate for our faculty;

Values and encourages diversity for faculty and students and realizes that differences in gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, cultures, life choices, religion, or any unique life experiences brings a richness to our colleges and classroom. Every employee and student has the right to expect fairness, equity and equal opportunity;

Is committed to supporting the right for academic freedom and academic responsibility. Each faculty member has the right to speak his/her own truth in fulfilling his/her professional responsibility;

Believes the collegial system is a unique but fragile system that must be protected. It is one that values open debate and discourse, differences in opinion and intellectual pursuits;

Believes the Association should operate in a professional, thoughtful manner within institutional parameters while maintaining a proactive and activist orientation. It is our right and responsibility to foster intellectual inquiry and encourage debate about policy and the allocation of District financial resources;

Is committed to encouraging, protecting, and practicing the democratic ideals that provide the foundation for our organization;

Believes that the foundation of the DCCCD is its faculty which provides continuity, communicates the culture, and delivers the instructional message;

Believes the leadership of the Association should have an ongoing commitment to improve communication and encourage participation and discourse with students and all employee groups;

Is committed to assisting and supporting new faculty.

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