Desert Community College District
Board of Trustees Meeting
November 13, 2019
CODAA Report

At this time of year, we pause to reflect on the things that we are thankful for.

We are thankful for our Veterans and our active-duty military for the many sacrifices they have made for our country.

We thank all of the adjunct faculty who carry the majority of the workload at the college and who continue to serve on committees despite having their pay for participation cut from the lab rate to the support rate.

We want to thank Kim Dozier and Kristen Smith for allowing adjuncts to participate in the very important Guided Pathways activities.

We are thankful for Dr. Nery’s openness to adjuncts’ questions and issues and her willingness to take immediate action.

We thank the deans for making an effort to get schedules done in compliance with the reemployment policy and we are hopeful about better communication in this area in the future.

We are thankful for finally having a ratified contract and for the hard work that went into it from both sides. And we appreciate the support we received from CODFA and CSEA when our negotiations were floundering.

And finally, we thank this Board for their dedication to our students and the college.