Who is a member of GCFA?

All full-time and part-time faculty . All full-time and part-time faculty are eligible to become members of GCFA. While no one is required to be a GCFA member, we work hard to make the benefits well worth the costs. As a GCFA member, you are automatically also a member of CCA and eligible for all the benefits of CTA and NEA. A good place to begin exploring in more depth is the Community College Association website.

Current Members: Update your Personal Information

Do we have your personal email address and cell phone number? Do you receive texts and emails from us? If not, please take a quick moment to update your information. At the same time, you can let us know ways you can actively participate: Personal Contact Information.


To join GCFA, complete your CTA membership form online (

If you have questions about membership or want to check your membership status, contact Nick Park,

Membership Dues

CTA Member Benefits

View and access your CTA Member Benefits. CTA members who take advantage of these special benefits programs can save more than the total amount of their dues.

How effective is GCFA in advocating for its members?

Our full-time faculty salaries rank in the top third of California Community College faculty salaries. We've made improvements to how Family Leave works. We've been negotiating raises despite recession conditions in the state. We have recently helped our coaches with a provision to flex their stipends. We recently wrote a supportive evaluation process into the contract for part-time faculty. We also won conference funds for part-time faculty. We invoked state law to ensure sick leave pay for part-time faculty. We have worked hard to set up a seniority/rehire system that recognizes and rewards good teachers who stay at Gavilan. We won bereavement, family, and jury duty leaves. And we have recently achieved a boost to our part-time salary schedule.

We respond to small and big problems encountered by our members. Our grievance team and Executive Board work with members in many ways to make their time at Gavilan safe, productive, and enjoyable.

Do members vote on the Contract?

Yes. The terms and conditions of faculty employment including salary, benefits and other compensation are governed by contractual provisions negotiated by local faculty members and representatives of the Board of Trustees. All unit members have the right to vote on and ratify the the Contract.