Article 18: Part-Time Faculty Responsibilities and Student Success

Collective Bargaining Agreement for Part-Time Faculty


The parties recognize part-time faculty as professional exempt employees whose primary role is to provide instruction to CNM’s students. Because part-time faculty have contributions to make to the College, they may in accordance with the provisions of Article 13.2 continue to be allowed compensated opportunities for collaborative involvement with their department deans or designee and colleagues in order to improve instruction.


The parties also recognize that faculty are committed to CNM’s mission and goals, with the College’s primary focus being on student success. To that end, CNM’s objectives are to:

  1. increase student retention,
  2. improve graduation rates, and
  3. strengthen academic performance. 


The parties recognize the importance of these goals. Faculty will develop strategies consistent with achieving the above objectives and in accordance with the principles outlined in sub-articles 13.2 and 18.1.


In that capacity, the parties acknowledge the importance of faculty to pedagogy and all aspects of classroom instruction. In recognition of that importance, faculty may continue to serve on hiring committees for deans and associate deans.


The parties recognize the expectation of academic integrity and rigor of content in accordance with the full exercise of academic freedom or alignment with industry standards. The commitment of the college to student success applies to all faculty.


Faculty are subject matter experts in their respective disciplines who are responsible for teaching and learning. As content experts, the College relies on faculty to address the needs of students and appreciates the efforts put forth by faculty in doing so.


Faculty shall effectively prepare, teach, grade, and assess student learning outcomes in assigned courses, in accordance with the prerogatives, rights, and responsibilities contained in Article 13 on Academic Freedom. This responsibility confers the authority for faculty to participate in the development and review of course and program outcomes and to participate in the development, updating and revision of curriculum.


The parties support the Governing Board’s Strategic Objective related to student success entitled the “Framework for Quality Education: Principles and Pathways” (aka the Framework). The Framework is a formal voluntary Faculty Professional Development Program, which will be available to all faculty, at the beginning of the 2023 Fall Semester. The parties recognize the Framework as a blueprint for improving an important new program designed to help improve student outcomes. The parties also recognize that faculty are committed to CNM’s mission and goals, with the College’s primary focus being on student success. To that end, CNM’s objective is as follows:

a) to increase student retention,
b) improve graduation rates,
c) strengthen academic performance,
d) provide work-based learning, and 
e) prepare students for post-graduation success.


All program details and the administrative procedures associated with the “Framework for Quality Education: Principles and Pathways,” will reside in Brightspace and on the CTL Website.


The parties recognize the importance of these goals and expect faculty to work collaboratively with their dean or designees to develop strategies for their classrooms that are consistent with achieving the above objectives. This includes developing plans for improvement whenever a class or group of classes are not meeting goals as they pertain to student success. The parties acknowledge that the Next Level Success for Students Report is an indicator when assessing student success.  Faculty shall have access to this report and other measures of student success.


The parties agree to develop and implement a Faculty Information Hub as a pilot program, to serve as a depository for information and data that will assist faculty with their instructional responsibilities. 


President’s Council generally meets twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The Union President or the Union President’s designated Executive Committee member, may attend President’s Council meetings as a means of ensuring that the Union is informed of issues that may impact bargaining unit members.