About Us

The Part-Time Faculty Association (PFA-UPTE) is an employee organization dedicated to improving the working conditions of Butte College part-time faculty, counselors, librarians and academic support professionals. In so doing, PFA-UPTE concurrently empowers these individuals to pursue their disciplines as professionals committed to student learning and student success. PFA strives for collegial relationships with all who work at Butte College while upholding its commitment to bring equality, justice and respect to all part-time faculty, counselors, librarians and academic support professionals.

All associate faculty at Butte College are welcomed and encouraged to become members of PFA-UPTE! Download our membership application, print and fill it out, and send to Stacey Burks (Mail Drop: CHC) via inter-campus mail.

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Our Governing Board

burks Stacey Burks, President
Stacey Burks has been teaching part time for 38 years. She served 23rd year on Butte’s Academic Senate and was the co-founder and Chair (April, 2011) of the State Academic Senate Part Time Caucus that later became the State Academic Part Time Committee. Stacey also served 8 years as a member of FACCC’s Part Time Committee and has been a member of CPFA since its inception. Currently, Stacey is and has been the President of Butte’s Part Time Faculty Association for the last 33 years. In this capacity, she has been PFA’s chief negotiator and has handled all grievances to date.  Stacey supports all things part time and hopes to see the elimination of the 67% cap as well as pay parity before she retires.
martin John Martin
John Martin began his activist career with Shasta College’s local bargaining unit (CTA/CCA) in 2000 when he was hired at Shasta College and began to attend its faculty meetings (Shasta is a wall-to-wall unit with full-time and part-time faculty together). Soon after,  he joined Butte’s Part-time Faculty Association (PFA) Governing Board; currently John is also a System Wide representative for PFA at UPTE, Local 9119 as well as the Director for CPFA (California’s Part Time Faculty Association. His commitment to “Equal pay for Equal work,” equal working conditions and due process for all precarious faculty are the basis of his activism. John primarily teaches American History and African American History.  He received his Master’s in history at CSU, Chico.
Tim Garcia, Board Member
[Biography forthcoming.]
  Laurel Hartley, Treasurer
[Biography forthcoming.]
  Shanna Vela, Board Member
[Biography forthcoming.]