Member Opportunities

Nominate an AFA member or yourself for the 2020 NEA-RA. Nominations due February 24 @ 11pm

Dear members,

The 2020 NEA-Representative Assembly (NEA-RA) will be held from July 2nd – July 6th, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Oakton AFA will send an elected representative to the NEA-RA as we have every year. Please consider nominating yourself or another member of the AFA to attend this meeting.

NEA R.A. delegates will be responsible for approving the NEA budget, establishing a dues amount, modifying the Legislative Platform and Bylaws and conducting other business of the Association.

A member may either nominate a colleague or himself/herself for this position by providing the information on the attached form. Required information includes: Nominee’s name, address, phone, and email address.

The Elections Committee recommends that should you choose to nominate someone else, please make sure he/she wants to be nominated and can attend this Assembly. The NEA-R.A. will be held from July 2nd – July 6th, 2020. The NEA-R.A. will be held in Atlanta, Georgia

To be included on the ballot, all nomination information must be sent to the AFA Elections Committee Chairperson Ruth Whitney, via email – or drop the nomination form off at the DP Library care of Ruth Whitney.

The nomination form is attached to this email. Additional copies of the nomination form can be downloaded from the AFA website at

Nominations received after 11:00 pm on February 24, 2020 cannot be included on the ballot.

The election for the AFA delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly will be held on the Oakton Community College campus on Tuesday, April 21st.

The AFA needs your nominations, your votes, and welcomes your participation.


Deadline Approaching: Complete the Faculty Professional Development Team Survey on Orientation Week Evening Sessions by February 24th!

Note: This survey is generated in a Google Form and may ask for a gmail login. If you do not have one, you can still complete the survey by entering Google Forms through If you have any questions about how to do this, please contact Gwyn Stupar at
From Mary Johannesen-Schmidt, Faculty Professional Development Liaison for the Faculty Professional Development Team:

Dear Adjunct Faculty:
The Faculty Professional Development Team is exploring new options for orientation week offerings, and we would like to hear from you regarding your interest/availability in attending evening sessions during August 2020. Please complete the following brief survey to let your thoughts be heard.

I promise you it is brief! Kindly submit your thoughts by February 24 so that we may consider them our meeting the following week.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you.


All Adjunct Faculty Meeting

ALL Adjunct Faculty AFA Meeting is

Wednesday January 15th, 3:30-5:00 in room DP 1604 on the DP campus
(before department meeting dinners)

Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

All Adjunct Faculty Meeting Poster – Spring 2020

Adjunct Faculty Student Success Ideas
Application and Information for the Student Success (12 LHE) Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty: Do you have an idea for a new course, a new way of teaching, or other innovative ideas to help Oakton students succeed?  Apply for paid time to develop that idea.  Applications are due: February 18, 2020/5pm

The application for the 12 LHE Development Opportunity  open to adjunct faculty, is available with the Application link below.  The requirements, application process, and selection criteria for the 12 LHEs available to adjunct faculty for development of new ideas are detailed in the Rubric link.

Application – Adjunct Student Success 12 LHE 20-21

Rubrics for Adjunct Student Success 12 LHEs Application 20-21



Adjunct Faculty Mentors Needed

Spring 2020

Experienced adjunct faculty (4+ semesters of teaching at Oakton) are needed to serve as mentors to new adjunct faculty who will begin teaching during the Spring 2020 semester.

If you are interested, please contact Cari Paterno, Facilitator of the Adjunct Mentorship Program at

Adjunct Faculty Mentors will receive .150 LHEs of compensation for their work (approximates 5 – 6 hours of work during the semester)

Free Tickets to Oakton Performing Arts Center (PAC) Performances

To celebrate Oakton’s Golden Year, the Performing Arts Center is giving all Oakton employees two complimentary tickets to one of our fabulous shows. You can see The Diary of Anne FrankTrouble in Mind, Jazz Lounge, Guitar and Strings Concert, Choral and Vocal Concert, or Jazz invasion. Look for the “2 for the Show” coupon in your mailboxes.