Entries by Megan McGuire

Association Education Topic: Property Taxes

As mentioned in an email to faculty, the Faculty Association will be sending periodic educational messages.  This first one pertains to where MCCCD gets the bulk of its funding: property taxes. Most people are completely mistaken about how our property taxes work.  A general misunderstanding of how something works leads to faulty decision-making, so let’s […]

The Faculty Association thanks you all for a successful membership drive

Colleagues: It delights me to report the success of this year’s membership drive. Once again, a strong majority of our Residential Faculty continue to stand together to help fight for students, faculty, staff, and our community. With your help, the Faculty Association will continue to promote student success, shared governance, workplace democracy, and academic freedom. […]

Governing Board Address 10/26/21

Good evening, everyone. Last month I shared with you some of the ways that faculty are helping the District to achieve its goals. I talked about creating new baccalaureate degrees, operationalizing the new Faculty Agreement, and implementing Guided Pathways. These initiatives are big, bold, new, and important, and they will change how Maricopa operates for […]

Governing Board Address 9/28/21

Good evening, everyone. Have you noticed that MCCCD is a busy place these days? Maricopa continues to work on implementing Guided Pathways, on operationalizing the brand-new Faculty Agreement, on centralizing IT services to save money and avoid redundancy, and on retooling the enrollment process to make it faster and more user-friendly. Additionally, we are also […]

The Faculty Association, our past, and our future

Colleagues: Crazy times, eh? Over the last few years, we’ve experienced a lifetime worth of tumult: nationwide protests, two presidential impeachments, a global pandemic. In our quiet little corner of the world, we’ve seen our own share of turbulence: a Governing Board President ousted mid-term, a Board vote requesting the resignation of one of its […]