Call for WAMATYC Teaching Award nominations. WAMATYC is now accepting nominations for the 2017 WAMATYC Teaching Awards. This year we are soliciting nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award, the Service Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. To nominate a candidate you simply need to submit a one to two page letter detailing why you think your nominee is worthy of the award. We have a large number of outstanding community college mathematics educators in the state and we hope you seriously consider nominating a deserving colleague. Nomination letters must be submitted to Paul Casillas by Monday, April 24th. You can find more information about the awards, including eligibility requirements, on our Teaching Awards page.
49th annual Washington Community College Mathematics Conference (WCCMC 2017) May 18-20th hosted by Highline College at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound WA. Website, lodging info (reserve your room now!), call for presenters, registration information, and more now available at Washington CC Math Conference Website.
Some current state legislative bills related to education you may want to comment on via leg.wa.gov include:
HB 1033: Expanding Access to State Needs Grants.
HB 1168: 70 percent Fulltime faculty at CTCs by 2023.
HB 1179: Part-time faculty receive equal pay for equal work by 2020-2021.
HB 1237: Modifying collective bargaining law to authorize providing additional compensation to academic employees at community and technical colleges.
HB 1732: Concerning the confidentiality of educator professional growth plans.
HB 1168 would require 70 percent of faculty positions be full-time tenured or tenure-track at each college and throughout the system by 2023. This would cost an estimated $9.1 million in the 2017-19 biennium and $52 million in the 2021-13 biennium, the deadline for full implementation.
HB 1179 would increase pay for part-time non-tenure track faculty to 100 percent of a full-time academic workload. This must be met system-wide and by each college by 2023. If this bill becomes law, it would cost about $65.5 million in the 2017-19 biennium, increasing to $174.7 million in the 2021-23 biennium.