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Bellevue College Association
of Higher Education

BCAHE is the faculty association for Bellevue College, in Bellevue, Washington. As the legally recognized bargaining agent for all BC instructors, the faculty union represents both full-time and part-time faculty who teach either in credit programs or in the non-credit continuing education programs. Because the fundamental interests of faculty in our dealings with BC administration are common across categories, we all share in supporting that representation.

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Meet Your

BCAHE Officers

Representing Faculty Interests

BCAHE President, Sue Nightingale

Sue Nightingale

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Karrin Peterson

Adjunct Affairs Officer

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Lindsay Haney

Vice President
Chace Stiehl

Chace Stiehl


Meet Your

Executive Council

Representing Faculty Interests


Sue Cox

Sr. Adjunct Professor

Alicia DeHart

Associate Professor


Carol Whitaker

Sr. Adjunct Professor

Elena Maans-Lorincz

Sr. Associate Professor

J. Engel Szwaja- Franken

J. Engel Szwaja- Franken

Sr. Associate Professor
Tim Wellman

Tim Wellman

Assoc. Adjunct Professor

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Stronger Together

Benefits 201 for Adjuncts

Curious about your healthcare benefits options? There are a variety of benefits offered to BC employees that you might be missing out on. Representatives from...
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Completing Your Adjunct Performance Review/Evaluations

Performance REVIEWS occur in the 2nd and 5th quarters of employment. Performance EVALUATIONS occur in the 8th quarter of employment and then every 3 years...
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Sick Leave Buy-Out Opportunity

Please watch your college email for a notice that your potential opportunity to sell back portions of your personal leave.   Please consult this FAQ, which...
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