Dear Oakton Adjunct Faculty:

I am delighted to announce that the Center of Teaching Innovation has received a grant from the Oakton Educational Foundation to support the purchase of educational technology for your use!

While Oakton provides access to many different technology supports for your teaching, amidst our pivot to remote teaching some faculty have found interest in pursuing additional software and technology. This fund is to support these purchases.

Examples may include, but are not limited to: Padlet, Mentimeter, Screencast-o-Matic, Screencastify, Camtasia, or other software or licenses to support your teaching. Please be aware that Oakton IT cannot provide tech support for non-Oakton software. (They are wonderful, but we can’t ask them to be experts on EVERYTHING!)

The terms of the grant require that recipients share what they’ve learned about the technology with Oakton peers through the Center for Teaching Innovation or other presentations at Oakton. Please contact Mary Johannesen-Schmidt, Coordinator of the Center for Teaching Innovation at mjohanne@oakton.edu with any questions.

Funds are limited, and applications are open now. These funds will be made available only to adjunct / part-time faculty until December 1, 2021, after which time any remaining funds will be opened to full-time faculty. Applications are accepted via the Google form linked here and pasted below. If you are having trouble with the link, please copy and paste it into a new browser window.


I look forward to your applications and hearing about your ideas!

Mary Johannesen-Schmidt, Coordinator of the Center for Teaching Innovation

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Welcome to the Oakton Community College Adjunct Faculty Association (OCC AFA),   which represents all part-time faculty in the bargaining unit at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and Skokie, IL.  The Oakton Community College Adjunct Faculty Association is affiliated with the IEA-NEA (Illinois Education Association-National Education Association).

We hope you find this Website helpful.  As you navigate the pages and the links, you will find access to the current contract and forms, member and general resources, negotiation updates, as well as general information about the union and its history.  Please scroll though each page to find what you need.  We encourage you to contact us with your questions.


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