9. Faculty Responsibilities
El Camino College Federation of Teachers (ECCFT)
Chartered in 1960, ECCFT has the distinction of being the first community college in the state to become affiliated with the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), which is, in turn, affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the AFL/CIO. We have a rich and longstanding tradition of faithfully representing the faculty for whom we speak.
ECCFT is the faculty's sole bargaining agent with the El Camino College District. In short, we represent you in matters before the District. We are your union. We negotiate collective bargaining agreements on your behalf, and we mediate any disputes that may arise between you, the El Camino College District, or its agents. Moreover, ECCFT strives to be your "go-to" resource on campus. We are reading and willing to assist you with any labor-related issues that may arise. In addition, we hope you will not hesitate to call upon us should you have questions relating to any El Camino College procedure or policy. We are here to help!
El Camino College uses CurricUNET for curriculum management and approval. There are many ways to use CurricUNET, including proposing a new course, conducting a standard course review, conducting a full course review, etc.
The document below can help you get started with CurricUNET. Once in CurricUNET, there are helpful training videos and documents to help walk you through some of the various curriculum processes.
El Camino College is committed to a continual cycle of assessing and improving student learning. To assist us in this process, learning outcomes have been developed at the institutional level (ILOs) and for all programs (PLOs) and courses (SLOs) at El Camino College. Creating, locating, editing, and reporting on PLOs and SLOs is done through TracDat, the new software tool El Camino College uses to manage learning outcomes.
TracDat helps faculty document the decisions made and the actions taken after analyzing SLO assessments. TracDat serves as a reminder of teaching strategies and action plans developed in response to any identified gaps in student learning. Ultimately, TracDat provides a way to document a program's successes and how well the college is meeting its goals.
Training sessions for TracDat and workshops on learning outcomes assessment are offered to faculty and staff each semester. A schedule of trainings and workshops is distributed at the beginning of each semester and can also be found on the SLO webpage. SLO Coordinators and division SLO Facilitators are available throughout the year to assist with TracDat and SLOs. Visit the SLO webpage to learn more about principles of assessment at El Camino College and to access SLO and PLO faculty resources:
EL CAMINO COLLEGE
Classification of New Faculty Members
A new faculty member employed by the District as a full-time Instructor is classified as contract (probationary) during the first four (4) years of service with the District.
A faculty member who has served as a contract (probationary) Faculty Member for four consecutive years and who is employed by the District in the subsequent and following years, is classified as regular (permanent).
The intent of periodic evaluation is the improvement of instruction, counseling and other educational services assigned by the District.
Each probationary Faculty Member will be evaluated during the first, second, third, fifth and seventh semesters.
The evaluation will consist of a self-evaluation, student evaluations, peer evaluation, and the evaluation by the Dean
Upon satisfactory evaluation during the fifth semester, the evaluation panel will meet during the seventh semester to evaluate and recommend whether or not to gran tenure.
10.6 EVALUATION OF PROBATIONARY FACULTY (page 31)
- The purpose of a probationary period is to give probationary faculty members who are
candidates for tenure the opportunity to demonstrate that they meet the needs and
expectations of the District and are performing at a level that warrants the granting
of tenure. As a consequence, tenure review is, in a sense, the conclusion of the selection
process: continued review and rigorous evaluation leading to a recommendation to the
Board on whether to employ an individual as a permanent, tenured member of the faculty.
- All results of evaluation procedures that are a part of the tenure review process,
including data, discussions and recommendations made by the Tenure Review Committee
or any other evaluator, shall be held in strict confidence by all persons involved
in the evaluation process or in the handling of evaluation materials.
- Evaluation of probationary faculty will employ objective criteria which lend themselves to use in reaching conclusions relating to instruction or educational services. However, certain aspects of instruction and educational services cannot be reduced to specific objective criteria; therefore, professional judgment will be included in the evaluation procedure.
For additional information on evaluation and tenure review process see Faculty Agreement Article 10.
El Camino College Academic Senate
The ECC Academic Senate fosters the effective participation by community college faculty in all academic and professional matters; develops, promotes, and acts upon policies responding to college wide concerns; and serves as the official voice of the faculty of El Camino College in academic and professional matters.
Compton Center Faculty Council
It is the primary purpose of the Compton Center Faculty Council to serve as the principal voice for faculty participation in the academic and professional operation of the Center and as a standing committee of the El Camino Academic Senate, to communicate concerns to the full Senate for its due consideration and action, as deemed appropriate. The Council remains a constituent committee of the El Camino Academic Senate and shall not affiliate with any professional association, organization or group, except as authorized by the El Camino Senate.