The College provides at no charge secured, covered parking structure for all students, faculty and administrative staff. Access to the parking structure is through the employee ID. Violation of parking structure policies may result in tickets, suspension or expulsion from the parking structure. Parking is available on a first- come, first-serve basis.
The College provides two voluntary benefit plans for employees. The Family Legal Plan provides for services such as creating a will, traffic violations, home purchase, civil suits, document review, and attorney consultations. Identity Theft Shield provides for Credit Report Analysis and Monitoring, Identity Theft Restoration, and protection against crimes and unauthorized credit use in your name.
The College provides access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is currently through an outside organization called Ulliance. Ulliance provides confidential assistance to employees and family members to help resolve any concerns that may affect the employee’s personal or work life. Services are provided for such concerns as family and children problems, marital and relationship conflicts, stress or other emotional difficulties, grief and loss issues, and alcohol or other drug use. Ulliance also provides assistance with legal issues, financial concerns, elder care referrals, and child care resources. Ulliance’s role is to guide the employee and family members in finding whatever type of assistance is needed, either by providing that service directly, or connecting with an organization that can help. Ulliance is an outside vendor under contract to the College. The College pays for the services of Ulliance, up to limits set forth in its agreement with Ulliance. However, individuals providing services for Ulliance do not work for the College, and the College disclaims any liability related to the provision of services by Ulliance or any other EAP provider with whom the College may contract.
Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the group life insurance plan on the first of the month following thirty days employment. CCS pays 100% of the premium. The amount of the insurance is two times the employees’ annual salary, rounded to the next highest thousand. The same amount of coverage is applied to accidental death and dismemberment coverage. Employees have optional supplemental life insurance and dependent life insurance plans available.
CCS carries insurance that covers employees if they are sued as a result of actions taken within the scope of their duties at CCS. This insurance provides for the cost of legal defense as well as financial settlements. The total amount of coverage per claim is $5,000,000. The aggregate coverage for a single year is also $5,000,000.
Scope of duties for a faculty member would include anything reasonably expected in the course of their teaching and administrative duties, any assigned tasks by CCS as well as assigned student mentoring responsibilities. This coverage includes defense costs as well. This coverage would not apply in those cases where an employee or faculty member has actually committed an unlawful act, as such acts are generally not insurable.
Because CCS is a non-profit organization, the IRS allows CCS employees to place a portion of their pay in a Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan without paying current federal, state and city income taxes on the amount contributed. Full-time employees, and qualified part-time employees, are eligible to participate on the first of the month following thirty days (30) of employment. CCS contributes 6% of an employees’ gross earnings per pay. Employees may choose to contribute a percentage of their pay on a pretax basis, up to IRS limitations. CCS offers numerous investment funds for employees to choose from. The CCS Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan is administered by TIAA/CREF.
Full-time faculty members are entitled to participate in all the benefit programs, other than Paid Time Off, available to full-time employees. The current programs are described below. CCS periodically reviews its benefit programs and will make modifications as it deems appropriate from time to time. All benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of the underlying insurance policies and plan documents, and the terms of the insurance policies control all decisions concerning eligibility and coverage.
Faculty should demonstrate evidence of sustained inquiry and continual professional activity and growth, consistent with the opportunities, expectations, and advancement of their disciplines or professions. They should display active engagement in artistic, scholarly, or professional production. Professional development activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Portfolio of published materials/projects
- Exhibitions, exhibition catalogs
- Published articles, fiction or non-fiction
- Lectures, participation on panels, symposia, etc.
- Jurying of exhibitions, guest critiques at another institution
- Guest teaching/artist residency
- Community activity, involvement, organization
- Introduction of new programs, courses, curricula
- Professional accounts/commissions
- Participate in the Assessment Program
- Attend Commencement
- Serve on at least one Faculty Assembly or College-wide committee
- Participate in College-wide activities such as:
- Faculty Assembly
- Installation of the Student Exhibition
- Strategic planning activities
- Self-Study and re-accreditation activities
- Student recruitment activities
- Participate in departmental meetings.
- Participate in curriculum assessment and planning.
- Serve on departmental committees.
- Participate in the mentoring process, and serve as a mentor.
- Establish and post regular weekly office hours to enable “mentees” and students to meet with you. The number of office hours necessary to meet mentoring needs may vary during the semester.
- Participate in departmental student reviews.
- Assist the department, as appropriate, in determining equipment and facilities needs and in maintaining the operational readiness of equipment and facilities.
- Participate in preparing departmental budget submissions.
- Assist in coordinating and encouraging student participation in departmental exhibitions and outreach.
- Participate in the department’s student recruitment activities.
- Assist, as appropriate, in obtaining outside funding to support the department’s educational program.