Tuesday, December 8, 2015

TCCTA survey shows DCCCD faculty salaries significantly improving compared to other Texas community colleges

The Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) released the results of its survey of faculty salaries. According to the survey, the DCCCD now has the highest minimum faculty salary among all public Texas community colleges.

At $51,148, the lowest faculty salary in the DCCCD now is higher than the lowest faculty salary at Austin Community College ($46,672), Collin College ($47,729), and Tarrant County College ($48,400).

The faculty council believes the positive working climate established between the Council and Chancellor May and his staff has resulted in this important first step in making faculty compensation in the DCCCD competitive with other large community college districts with whom we compete for faculty talent.

"Over the past 18 months, the faculty council - and by extension, faculty on the whole - have achieved more influence in the shared governance of the District than at any time in the 50-year history of the District," said DCCCD faculty council president Fred Newbury, who has served on the faculty council under each of the long-tenured chancellors in the District.

The next steps in our compensation discussions with the District will involve addressing the compression of faculty salaries. Faculty participation in the Climate Survey (linked below) will help the faculty council represent our interests in this ongoing work.

Climate Survey URL (copy and paste into your browser): 72.47.106.34:8010/FacultyEvaluation2016Section1_2.aspx

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