Member Opportunities

Adjunct Mentor Program

Do you have a passion for teaching, a successful track record of working with students and colleagues, and familiarity with Oakton and its practices? Are you a good listener, with a sense of humor and welcoming attitude? The Adjunct Faculty Association is seeking members to serve as mentors to newly hired adjunct faculty. This pilot program will run for the Fall 2018 semester, having been identified as a best practice during recent contract negotiations, with plans to continue for future semesters.

To be eligible, you must be currently teaching at Oakton, having been employed here for at least 4 semesters, complete a brief training session during Orientation Week, and have a working knowledge of college practices and available technologies, activities, and professional development opportunities. You should plan to devote 2-3 hours per month to working with an assigned mentee. We will try to pair you with a colleague in the same or a related department. Mentors will be compensated with .25 LHE for the semester.


Please complete the Adjunct Mentor Application 2018  by August 3, 2018

return to:  Barbara Cohen

(Download and print a copy of the Adjunct Mentor Application 2018 )


Orientation Week – Fall 2018 

Professional Development and Continued Eligibility Opportunities

Two programs for adjuncts will be offered during the Fall 2018 Orientation Week.  Attendance at these programs can be used for your continued eligibility professional development.  It’s easy to sign up, extra travel not involved, and it’s free.

Monday, August 13th (11:15 am – 12:15 pm)

  • Adjunct Faculty and the Persistence Project

Wednesday, August 15th (3:45 – 4:45)

  • Know Your Adjunct Contract



Student Success Initiatives
Oakton invites adjunct faculty to lead and/or participate in student success initiatives or initiatives seen as priorities of the college. Oakton will recognize adjunct faculty time and efforts by awarding LHEs. The AFA and Oakton jointly determine initiatives for consideration. Please submit applications by 5 p.m. Friday, April 27
Application information.  Send applications to Ruth Williams ( or Brenda Manfredini (