B308 LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGES SALARY PERSONNEL GUIDE Degree Differential Certificate Differential ISSUE DATE: SERVICE: CHANGES: 1-12-2005 Academic (Certificated), Faculty - Addition of Fields covered by Certificate or Membership. - Clarify Appeals Committee function. REPLACES: DISTRIBUTION: General (See PG: B339 for decoding) PG B308 (10-01-97) ISSUED BY: Human Resources Salary Differential for Advanced Degree or Professional Academic (Certificated) Employees paid on the preparation salary schedule are eligible for salary differentials for specific graduate degrees or certificates as negotiated by the Los Angeles College Faculty Guild and the District. Degree and certificate differential dollar amounts are stated in Appendix A of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. When a faculty member applies for a degree or certificate differential and it is awarded, the salary differential will be applied at the beginning of the first pay period following the application filing and document verification. 1. Eligibility for a Degree Differential. Employees are eligible for a degree differentials if they: a. Hold an earned doctorate degree granted by an accredited college or university, or b. Hold an earned doctorate degree granted by an international institution that has been evaluated and found equivalent to a doctorate granted by an accredited institution within the U.S. (Check www.laccd.edu for a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation services). c. Upon recommendation of the Appeals Committee (see below), the Chancellor may approve international degrees that are denied. 2. Eligibility for a Certificate Differential. Employees are eligible for a certificate differential if they meet the criteria stated in a., b., and c.: a. Hold a current (not expired) certificate issued by the designated authorizing entity in one of the recognized fields listed below, and b. Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution plus 70 semester units of upper division or graduate work above minimum preparation as defined in Board Rule 10535.14, and c. Hold the proper minimum qualifications or teaching credentials in and be assigned in a field covered by professional certificate or membership or be available for such an assignment. d. An employee who holds eminence in his/her professional field but does not meet unit requirements may request an exemption based upon eminence and outstanding accomplishment. The Appeals Committee (see below) will evaluate these requests 3. Procedure for Requesting Certificate and Degree Differentials. Forms are available from the Human Resources Division and are also posted on the district web site at www.laccd.edu. The eligible employee will complete Form C247 for a certificate differential and/or Form C153 for a degree differential. The employee will submit official evidence that the degree or certificate has been conferred or awarded before a salary differential can be granted. 4. Appeals Committee To consider special requests regarding the equivalency of foreign degrees or eminence in a professional field, the Chancellor (or designee) shall appoint a committee of three. The committee shall be convened as needed. The members of the committee shall be nominated as follows: a. One faculty member designated by the President of the District Academic Senate b. One faculty member designated by the President of the Faculty Guild c. One administrator designated by the Chancellor 5. Certificate Differential Fields. The following certificates are recognized for salary differentials when issued by the appropriate authorizing entity. CERTIFICATE OR FIELD AUTHORIZING ENTITY MEMBERSHIP Air and Power-plant Certificate Aircraft Maintenance Federal Aviation Administration Architect -Architecture, Architectural Drafting Board of Architectural Examiners Landscape Architect -Ornamental Horticulture, Architectural Drafting Certified Public Accountant Business (Accounting) California Board of Accountancy Contractor -General Contractors State License Board -Air Conditioning and Refrigeration -Electrical Engineer All-Engineering Board of Registration For Civil and -Civil All-Mathematics Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors -Chemical -Electrical -Chemistry, Chem. Tech. -Land Surveyor -Electrical & Electronics -Mechanical -Metallurgical -Mechanical Drafting -Petroleum -Metallurgy Mathematics, Electronics -Structural Registered Geologist Geology Board of Geologists and Geophysicists Handicapped, Physical Education, Physical Therapist Occupational Therapy Assisting Physical Therapy Board of California Dental Hygienist Dental Hygiene Board of Dental Hygiene Registered Dietician Dietetics, Nutrition American Dietetic Association Registered Nurse Nurse, Nursing Board of Registered Nursing Psychologist -Certified Psychology, Counselor Board of Medical Quality Assurance -Licensed -Educational Marriage and Family -Counselor Therapist Board of Behavioral Science Examiners Registered Social Worker -Sociology State Bar of California Law State Bar of California
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