Member Opportunities

Adjunct Mentor Program – Fall 2019

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.

Oakton’s Adjunct Mentorship Program will start its third semester in the Fall, 2019. Its mission is to empower and engage new adjuncts; to connect them with resources and peers; to assist their growth as teachers and learners; and to enhance their first experience as a member of the Oakton College community.

We are seeking experienced adjuncts (4+ semesters) to serve as mentors for the Fall, 2019 semester for new adjunct hires (mentees). After being paired with a new adjunct, mentors will be asked to communicate (in person, email, phone) for approximately 2-3 hours per month. Per the AFA contract, members will be paid 0.25 LHE/per mentee for the semester. It is assumed mentors will attend a one hour orientation program on Tuesday, August 13 (4:30-5:30pm at RHC campus); keep a communication log; and complete an assessment survey in December, 2019.

If interested, please complete the attached Mentor Application and return to Barbara Cohen, Facilitator, by August 12.

I look forward to seeing you in August.

Questions? Please Email (

In-house mail: RHC: B206 or DP: 2430

(Download and print a copy of the Adjunct Mentor Application Fall 2019 )