Welcome to the Unit Professional Page!
Unit Professionals play an integral part in furthering the academic mission of Massachusetts’ Community Colleges.
In our many roles, we foster student success, ensure progress in retention and graduation rates, and provide innovative leadership. As proud members of the MCCC, we support the efforts of our union in organizing, legislative advocacy and collective bargaining.
*Do you have an issue you’d like us to address? Contact your local chapter Unit Professional representative or fill out our online issues and concerns form.*
We are especially interested in your ideas about how future MCCC leadership might address UP issues and concerns.
Profiles In Solidarity: Why Be An Active Member Of The MCCC?
Read These Empowering Statements From Unit Professionals. Karen Cox – QCC, Full Time, Coordinator of Counseling Trudy Tynan – HCC – Part-Time Tutor
!UNIT PROF. COMMITTEE MEMBERS!
The next meeting on May 17, 2016
The Average Number of Unit Professionals in EACH GRADE, and the Average Salaries for each grade compared to ranks for Faculty
NEW CONTRACT UPDATE
Collective Strength and Action!
Are you new? Consider looking at this page first. It is a great place to start if you have been newly hired and would like to know more about the role of the MCCC for Unit Professionals.
The Unit Professional Committee – Who We Are, and What We Do
The Unit Professional Committee meets four times per year to work on issues that our constituents forward to us. We represent all fifteen campuses and our members are usually elected to the local chapter leadership. The next UP Committee Meeting is May 17, 2016 in Worcester!
INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
FAQs page – Find Answers To Your Contract Questions Summary Cards – Useful Information at a Glance Updated 2015 version for MCCC Unit Professionals, these cards are the perfect reference resource to many contract questions
APPEALS AND CLASSIFICATION
Appeals Guide A very useful step-by-step guide for anyone interested in filing an Appeal. (excerpted from Dennis Fitzgerald’s Summary Cards).
MCCC website Appeals Process page Professional Staff Grid – For calculating placement structure and point values.
Classification specifications for positions on the Board of Higher Education Web Site. – Job titles and general job descriptions.
In addition this position have been added: Learning Specialist (Grade 5) This is an upgrade of three separate classification titles of Learning Specialist/Critical Thinking (Grade 5); Learning Specialist/Math Skills (Grade 4); and Learning Specialist/Reading/Writing (Grade 4)
For more links to contract information, visit our Contract & Classification Page
We are happy to announce that we now have representation from ALL fifteen Community Colleges. Consult the listing for the representative from your college.
Remember that the person that is most responsible for contract maintenance and your rights is YOU. Attend Unit Professional and MCCC Chapter Meetings on your campus.
Get involved whenever you can and if a local leadership positions opens up, think about running for this office. Adequate representation is important for not only your rights but for those of all the Unit Pros on your campus!
Please feel free to contact us at anytime. If there are any issues that you want us to address, consider filling out our online issues and concerns form. Your comments and suggestions are ALWAYS welcome!
If you are looking for your local representative, go to the Contact Page.
UNIT PROFESSIONAL SPRING 2016 REGIONAL MEETINGS
The Unit Professional Committee is again sponsoring four Regional Meetings.
This is our fourth year of offering an opportunity for Unit Professional members from neighboring colleges to meet together at informational sessions. We will discuss issues of concern for UPs, including the grievance process, contract rights, the union structure, the contract negotiaions and possible new contract and your specific concerns. This year’s sessions will take place at:
RCC – May 9 – Noon – 2pm. New date! Academic Building #3. Fourth floor, rm 424, Faculty Lounge. Click here for Parking Permit
REGIONAL MEETINGS 2016
Thank you to all of the colleges hosting Regional Meetings during the Spring of 2016, including RCC, BHCC, NECC and QCC. Over one hundred MCCC Unit Professionals attended these gatherings!
Bunker Hill Community College had attendants from MCC, RCC as well as BHCC. Over 35 people attended this gathering with Courtney Derwinski.
Northern Essex Community College, with Courtney Derwinski and MCCC President, Joe LeBlanc.
MTA Representative, Courtney Derwinski, speaking at QCC on March 19, 2016
Fall Conference 2015
The Fall Conference on October 22, 2015 at the Mariott Courtyard gave members an excellent time to connect with colleagues and attend workshops.
MCCC President, Joe LeBlanc speaks at the conference. BCC BOD member, Liz Recko-Morrison organized much of this year’s event.
The Unit Professional Committee was very lucky to have MTA’s Bob Whalen speak on MTA benefits and services. Entitled, The MTA Has Your Back the workshop covered MTA legal benefits and issues, including mandated reporting, 51A, and MTA bundle benefits. Over 25 people attended the session.
Regional Meetings Spring 2015
Thank you to members at the host colleges that helped make this possible, including Laura Horgan at Middlesex CC, Ted Intarabumrung at Roxbury CC, Constance Berman at BCC and Eileen Shea and Diana Yohe at Bristol CC.
The Regional Meeting at Roxbury CC attracted participants from RCC, MCC, MBCC, and BHCC.
Call For E7’s- We Need Your Help!
We are continuing to collect E7s from Unit Pros across the fifteen Community Colleges. Please
consider sending us a copy.
The E7 is the most important document there is for Unit Professionals. It is your job description, the basis for your annual and post-tenure evaluations, and it provides evidence in the event that you seek a reclassification to a higher grade. Why Share your E7? By sharing your E7, Unit Pros from across the fifteen campuses can consult examples of other E7s for guidance on constructing their own E7s.
The Unit Professional Committee, MCCC, 27 Mechanic St., Worcester, MA 01608.