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Faculty Resources: 9. Faculty Responsibilities


9. Faculty Responsibilities


9.1. Union

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!

ECCFT website

ECC Faculty Agreement-2020-2022 (PDF)



9.2. Curriculum 


Curriculum FAQs


El Camino College uses Curriculog for curriculum management and approval. There are many ways to use Curriculog, including proposing a new course, conducting a standard course review, conducting a full course review, etc.

Use the user guides created to assist in the use of Curriculog.



9.3.  Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Nuventive

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 Nuventive, the new software tool El Camino College uses to manage learning outcomes.

Nuventive helps faculty document the decisions made and the actions taken after analyzing SLO assessments.  Nuventive serves as a reminder of teaching strategies and action plans developed in response to any identified gaps in student learning.  Ultimately, Nuventive provides a way to document a program's successes and how well the college is meeting its goals.

Training sessions for Nuventive 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 Nuventive 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:

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) webpage



9.4. Evaluation and Tenure

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 five evaluations in their first four years.

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 grant tenure.

Article XX – Procedures for Faculty Evaluation 


9.5. Academic Senate

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.

ECC Academic Senate 


9.6. Graduation

Full-time faculty are required to participate in the Spring semester graduation ceremony every 3 years as assigned by the Academic Senate.

Faculty Agreement - Article 8, Section 20



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