(a) The governing board of each community college district that establishes a program pursuant to this article shall negotiate with the exclusive bargaining representative, or in instances where there is no bargaining unit shall meet and confer with the faculty, to establish a program to provide part-time faculty office hours.
(b) Any hours negotiated under this program shall not be applied toward the maximum percentage-of-hours limitation for part-time faculty as specified in Section 87882. These hours shall not be counted towards the hours per week of teaching adult or community college classes for purposes of acquiring eligibility for tenure or for purposes of fulfilling any probationary hour requirements.
(c) On or before June 1 of each year, each community college district participating in the program shall send a verification to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges specifying the total costs of the compensation paid for office hours of part-time faculty participating in the program.
(d) Any changes made by this section to the Community College Part-Time Faculty Office Hours Program shall not affect any part-time faculty office hours program in effect on January 1, 2000.
(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 349, Sec. 11.)