Lane Movement

Once you qualify for union membership (see the qualifying for union status page), your salary is based on four lanes - less than Master's, Master's, Master's plus 30 graduate hours, and Master's plus 75 graduate hours (or a PhD).

Initial Placement

Your initial placement is based on graduate credits you have earned to that point, so be sure to submit every transcript you have with graduate credits. Generally, all graduate courses that are offered through a math department will be accepted, and some education or research courses may also be accepted. Advocate for yourself.

Lane Movement

Disclaimer: Lane movement can be complicated. For complete details, you should download and read the Faculty Development Handbook. The details here are a brief summary, and should only be used as a general guide.

Once you've been hired and attain union membership, you have the ability to move to another lane by the three methods outlined below.

Note: All paperwork is available in the Faculty Development form subpage of the Faculty eNet Page, (eNet Faculty Page > Faculty Forms > Faculty Development Forms > Faculty).

Completing Graduate or Undergraduate Courses

This is fairly straightforward, though you'll need to complete a Pre-Approval of Certified Credits for Salary Lane Movement form and submit it to the dean. To download the form, go to the Faculty Development form subpage of the Faculty eNet Page. All courses require approval, and you'll be expected to provide rationale to the dean regarding why the course should be counted for lane credit. Graduate courses earn lane credit equivalently, but undergraduate credits only count as 2/3 of graduate credits. See the Faculty Development Handbook for details regarding timelines and other requirements.

Enrolling in Courses through CETL at ECC

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning is ECC's own source of professional development for faculty and staff (see the CETL page for details). Faculty members can accrue hours by taking CETL courses, then apply for lane credit at the conclusion of a year using the CETL form located on the Faculty Development form subpage of the Faculty eNet Page. See the Faculty Development Handbook for details regarding timelines and other requirements.

Alternate Lane Credit

ECC faculty also have the ability to earn lane credit by attending or presenting at conferences, publishing, or other "alternate" activities. Credits are earned at various rates depending on the activity. To earn Alternate Lane Credit, a Request for Alternate Lane Credit form must be completed and submitted to the dean and then the Faculty Development Committee. To download the form, go to the Faculty Development form subpage of the Faculty eNet Page. See the Faculty Development Handbook for details regarding timelines and other requirements.