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  • 24 Jul 2012 12:00 AM | Webmaster (Administrator)

    July 24, 2012 - Retired Residential Faculty are now eligible to join the FA as Associate Members. The dues for retirees are only $.07 per day or $25 per year. Saundra Minckley PhD, MCC Life Sciences (Ret.), is the first former professor to take advantage of the new FA membership level. 

  • 24 Jul 2012 12:00 AM | Webmaster (Administrator)

    July 24, 2012 - The Executive Council of the FA has approved the Membership Committee’s recommendation to partner with Aflac to offer supplemental insurance for FA Members. This new benefit will offer FA members a 30%-50% discount off Aflac’s cancer and accident policies. The reduction in rate was achieved by the FA’s Membership Committee administering the paperwork for Aflac. There is no financial benefit to the Association, but there is a benefit to individual members who take advantage of this special offer.

    “The hope,” said Jim Simpson of the Membership Committee, “is that this will help support our Fall membership drive.”

    Tom Trollen, Financial Officer for the FA and member of the Membership Committee said, “We’re well on our way in transitioning our members to the new ‘WildApricot’ management system; we’ve already transferred 50% of our members and we’re not even to the Fall semester yet.”

    Trollen said that the Membership Committee is looking at other supplemental benefits the FA can offer its members in the months to come. 

  • 28 Mar 2012 12:00 AM | Webmaster (Administrator)

    March 28, 2012 - Senator Ron Gould (R - Lake Havasu) admitted to the AP that there is insufficient support for his guns-on-campus bill (SB 1474). “Oh, it’s dead” Gould said to the press. He went on to accuse his colleagues of becoming “weak-kneed” in an election year.

    The FA launched the “” campaign in February to oppose guns-on-campus legislation. “It’s the best $20k we’ve ever spent,” said Eddie Genna, FA President. “But it’s clear in face of this and the anti-union legislation we’ve [the FA] been faced with this year, we’re going to have to be far more aggressive in issue advocacy in the future,” Genna continued. 

  • 01 Mar 2012 12:00 AM | Webmaster (Administrator)

    You can now make a sustaining gift to the Faculty Foundation or contribution to the FA Political Action Committee (FacPAC) securely on this website. Please consider selecting a recurring gift or contribution level when you renew your FA membership.

  • 02 Feb 2012 12:00 AM | Webmaster (Administrator)

    Tempe, AZ February 2, 2012 – Today the Maricopa Community Colleges Faculty Association launched a campaign to block concealed-carry gun legislation on Arizona college and university campuses.

    The Faculty Association’s campaign is aimed at defeating SB 1474 which allows anyone with a valid Arizona permit to carry a weapon on college and university campuses. The campaign includes a website, and an iFilm designed to educate citizens that guns on campus just don’t make sense.

    College campuses are already safe environments and violence is very rare. The campaign also emphasizes that most Arizona citizens, even gun owners, don’t think guns on college campuses make sense.

    While the proposed legislation does allow colleges to prevent carrying concealed weapons in buildings, it requires secure gun lockers and clearly posted signs to be placed at building entrances. The cost of the opt-out clause in the bill is a hidden tax hike on the citizens of Arizona in the form or higher college tuition and property taxes, as the bill appropriates no funding for the required multi-million dollar infrastructure upgrades.

    The faculty of the Maricopa Community College District were polled and are overwhelmingly opposed to guns on campus.  They are concerned about the effect of guns on campus to the academic atmosphere and the frank and open exchange of ideas.  Their position is not based on opposition to guns  or to the second amendment.  They simply don’t believe that it makes common sense to legally introduce guns on public college campuses.

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The Maricopa Community Colleges Faculty Association is a 501(c)5 voluntary labor organization composed of current and retired Residential Faculty of the ten Maricopa Colleges.

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