The Faculty Council believes that:
1. Students benefit more overall from instruction by full-time faculty;
2. Deans and faculty working together can best determine the specific number of extra service sections each individual faculty member should teach within a given term;
3. Maximum flexibility is necessary in order to ensure we have enough sections of a given course to meet student demand, particularly in disciplines where it is difficult to find qualified adjunct instructors;
4. Maximum flexibility allows the District to be as nimble as possible to meet the educational needs of Dallas County.
The Faculty Council is conducting ongoing discussions with District leaders, and officials at each college, with the goal of ensuring our extra service policy remains unchanged.
EDIT 4/26/2016: The compression planning sessions to discuss faculty workload issues have been canceled. The discussion is expected to resume in Fall 2016. The District Faculty Council will continue to monitor the situation throughout the summer and will update faculty as necessary.