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Representing TMCC Faculty Interests Since 1992


The Truckee Meadows Community College chapter of the Nevada Faculty Alliance was approved in 1992 as the first collective bargaining organization for professional employees in what is now the the Nevada System of Higher Education. We are an independent organization of higher education professionals promoting academic freedom, shared governance, and the interests of faculty of all ranks at Truckee Meadows Community College. Representing both academic and administrative faculty, TMCC-NFA is a leader in Nevada defining and establishing standards through our collective bargaining agreement for workload, compensation, dispute resolution, and performance evaluations.

As a chapter of the Nevada Faculty Alliance, TMCC-NFA Local 6766 is also affiliated with the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers

We welcome faculty to join in our shared work to enhance academic and professional life at TMCC.


Karin Hilgersom

At the November 30, 2022, Board of Regents meeting, TMCC President Karin Hilgersom  voiced strenuous complaints about the periodic evaluation process for NSHE presidents, saying it suffered from "inconsistency" that she characterized as "potentially damaging to the future of one's career." But now she has injected inconsistency into the evaluation process for multiple TMCC employees. Is there a reason for this double-standard?

UPDATE 2/14/2024: The TMCC Vice President of Student Services and Diversity provided a clarification: "[N]one of my Direct Reports received a 360 [evaluation]. The individuals that received a 360 report directly to [the Executive Director of Admissions and Records]." She added that the admissions and records evaluations do not include a campus-wide survey and utilize a form maintained by the Human Resources office.

TMCC Campus

In the last year, the tenure processes for two separate faculty members at TMCC were derailed at the last possible moments. Such occurrences are not only devastating for the tenure candidate, but extremely stressful for the tenure committee members, as well. Both instances also raised serious concerns for diverging from the established procedures. 

Elizabeth Sturm Library at night

In an early November email, faculty members were invited to participate in a three-night event entitled "Library After Dark" at the end of the month. According to organizers, the event is designed to provide students with more study time as they prepare for finals and complete final projects and papers during extended hours in the Elizabeth Sturm Library. Despite these great intentions, several faculty members expressed concern about the late notification and "workload creep." 

TMCC-NFA members at UAW picket site

In a show of solidarity, TMCC-NFA Local 6766 members spent an afternoon lending their support to United Auto Workers (UAW) members in their labor action against the Big Three Automakers.


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