As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings hereinafter stated:
     “District” means a Community College District.
     “Board” means a Board of a Community College District.
     “Faculty Member” means a full time employee of the District regularly engaged in teaching or academic support services, but excluding supervisors, administrators and clerical employees.
     “School Year” means a regular academic year or its equivalent excluding summer school.
     “Term” means a term within a school year.
     “Notice” means a written notice delivered in person or deposited in the U.S. mail by certified or registered mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the faculty member’s last known address.