Part-time Faculty/Visiting LecturerS
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PT/VL Benefits overview
The Union has negotiated access to many wonderful benefits for our our Part Time and Visiting Lecturer Faculty. Below is an overview of the benefits your union has fought for you to receive. Feel free to download this Google Doc version.
Part Time Faculty and Visiting Lecturers have options available for Medical Insurance & Reimbursement, Retirement, Life Insurance, Tuition Remission, Travel & Disability, and Dental Insurance.
Any Part-Time Employee shall be entitled to the equivalent of one (1) full work week off with pay* for illness or accident during each traditional semester (Spring and Fall semesters); and during a non-traditional semester (any other, including Summer sessions). The paid time off shall not exceed 1/15 of that semester’s hours.
*For COVID-19 sick leave, Philadelphia's Covid-19 Leave Law states that Employees can receive up to 40 hours additional paid leave. See more at https://www.aft2026.org/news-updates/covid-19-information
The College will pay 50% of Personal Choice premium for adjunct faculty with at least one but less than 8 seniority units, and 75% for adjunct faculty with 8 or more seniority units. Part-time faculty also have the option of joining the College's Keystone Health Plan East, which is a bit less expensive than Personal Choice; the College will pay the same dollar amounts towards Keystone plans as towards Personal Choice. The College will also reimburse (up to that same dollar amount) part-time faculty who pay some or all of the premium for their single medical coverage under a non-CCP plan.
For adjunct faculty with four or more units of seniority, the College will match employee contributions to a retirement plan up to 5% of earnings.
For part-time faculty with 12 or more seniority units, the College will pay half the premium on a group life insurance $16,000 policy.
Adjunct faculty can take one CCP course per semester. VLs and part-time faculty in Pool VII and above get tuition remission for family members and can take up to two CCP courses per semester.
DISABILITY & TRAVEL FUND
Short-term disability benefits are available for Adjuncts who cannot work due to illness. Adjuncts can apply to be compensated for lost pay due to illness.
Also, Adjuncts can be reimbursed for expenses incurred when traveling to conferences. The College provides a $36,000 total set-aside for the PT/VL Disability & Travel Fund, annually. Please see the PT/VL TRAVEL AND SHORT-TERM DISABILITY FUND section below for details.
Adjuncts can apply for low cost dental insurance through the College. While the College does not contribute to the premiums, the insurance is affordable.
Need to know more about how the seniority system works? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Adjunct/VL Seniority page.
**A Docusign version of the Availability Form (the preferred method for sending to Department Heads) becomes available from CCP Administration 1 month before each semester deadline, and is sent to all active adjuncts via email by Alycia Marshall, Vice President for Academic and Student Success.
PT/VL TRAVEL AND SHORT-TERM DISABILITY FUND
UNEMPLOYMENT RESOURCES FOR ADJUNCTS
Getting Started with Unemployment
United Academics of Philadelphia (UAP) offers workshops for Part-Time faculty at CCP seeking Unemployment compensation. They have created this extremely useful guide to get Adjuncts started when applying for unemployment in Pennsylvania.
Unemployment Benefits Basics for Adjunct Faculty (pdf download)
Steps to Applying for Unemployment is a helpful guide for navigating the Unemployment Process as a CCP Part-Time Faculty.
TAUP (Temple University's Faculty Union) created this useful 2021 Pennsylvania Unemployment Guide that offers specific guidance on filling out your Unemployment Claim as a CCP adjunct to receive compensation during the Summer semester.