College of DuPage adjunct faculty will receive a four-year contract extension under an agreement approved by the COD Board of Trustees and COD Adjuncts Association.
“We appreciate our positive relationship with CODAA and we are very pleased to have reached this agreement, which we believe reflects the role and contributions of our adjunct faculty colleagues,” COD President Ann Rondeau said in a news release from the college. “We look forward to continued collaboration as we work together to serve our students.”
The COD board has agreed to a pay schedule incorporating a 2.6-percent overall increase for fall 2017, according to the release. Increases in subsequent years will be determined by the Consumer Price Index – Urban, plus 0.5 percent, with a minimum increase of 1 percent and maximum of 3 percent, the release stated.
Additionally, the contract includes an increase in the available pool for professional educational development funds and compensation for committee participation, according to the release.
"We believe CODAA and the college negotiated a contract that has resulted in significant improvements for adjuncts and is a move toward greater equity and fairness,” COD Adjuncts Association President Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan said in the release. “We thank the college's bargaining team, COD President Dr. Ann Rondeau, and the Board of Trustees for working with us in a respectful and mutually beneficial manner."