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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 87880-87885



87880.  The Legislature finds and declares that community college
part-time faculty are required to fulfill the same teaching
responsibilities as full-time faculty although students have little
or no access to part-time faculty members outside of the classroom.
It is the intent of the Legislature that students have the same
opportunity for academic assistance and guidance without regard to
whether a course at a community college is taught by a full-time or a
part-time faculty member. It is the further intent of the
Legislature that community college part-time faculty teaching a
minimum number of courses be compensated for providing academic
counseling and assistance to students outside of the classroom.



87881.  There is hereby established the Community College Part-Time
Faculty Office Hours Program for the purpose of providing community
college students equal access to academic advice and assistance and
to encourage community college districts to provide opportunities by
compensating part-time faculty who hold office hours related to their
teaching load.



87882.  For purposes of this article, "part-time faculty" means any
person who is employed to teach for not more than the hours per week
described in Section 87482.5.



87883.  (a) The governing board of a community college district may
provide compensation for office hours to part-time faculty.
   (b) The compensation paid to part-time faculty under this article
shall equal at least one paid office hour for every two classes or
more taught each week or 40 percent of a full-time load as defined by
the community college district.
   (c) Nothing in this section precludes compensation under this
program for paid office time for each 20 percent of a full-time load,
or fraction thereof, as defined by the community college district.
   (d) The change made to subdivision (c) during the 1999 portion of
the 1999-2000 Regular Session of the Legislature shall be operative
in any fiscal year only if funds are appropriated for purposes of
that change in the annual Budget Act or in another measure. If the
amount appropriated in the annual Budget Act or in another measure
for purposes of this section is insufficient to fully fund that
change for the fiscal year, the chancellor shall prorate the funds
among the community college districts affected by this section.



87884.  (a) The governing board of each community college district
that establishes a program pursuant to this article shall negotiate
with the exclusive bargaining representative, or in instances where
there is no bargaining unit shall meet and confer with the faculty,
to establish a program to provide part-time faculty office hours.
   (b) Any hours negotiated under this program shall not be applied
toward the 60-percent requirement as specified in Section 87882.
These hours shall not be counted towards the hours per week of
teaching adult or community college classes for purposes of acquiring
eligibility for tenure or for purposes of fulfilling any
probationary hour requirements.
   (c) On or before June 1 of each year, each community college
district participating in the program shall send a verification to
the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges specifying the
total costs of the compensation paid for office hours of part-time
faculty participating in the program.
   (d) Any changes made by this section to the Community College
Part-time Faculty Office Hours Program shall not affect any part-time
faculty office hours program in effect on January 1, 2000.



87885.  (a) The Part-Time Faculty Office Hours Program Fund is
hereby established in the State Treasury.
   (b) On or before June 15 of each year, the Chancellor of the
California Community Colleges shall apportion to each community
college district that establishes a program pursuant to this article
an amount of up to 50 percent of the total costs of compensation paid
for office hours of part-time faculty, as defined in Section 87882.
The chancellor shall distribute funds that are appropriated in the
annual Budget Act specifically for this purpose proportionally based
on each district's total costs for office hours of part-time faculty
pursuant to the verification submitted by the community college
district in accordance with subdivision (c) of Section 87884 for that
fiscal year. In no event, however, shall the allocation to any
district in a fiscal year exceed 50 percent of the total costs of the
compensation paid for office hours of part-time faculty pursuant to
this article.
   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that funding for the
purposes of this article be included in the annual Budget Act.