Member Opportunities

Learning Day

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Des Plaines Campus

What is Learning Day?
Learning Day is a professional development opportunity for all college employees centered on a particular theme. The theme for this year’s Learning Day is Equity.

The day’s activities that will include four interactive immersion sessions, several unique 90-minute sessions, and a myriad of 60-minute sessions addressing a wide array of topics. In addition, we will start the day with a keynote to frame our discussion around equity and conclude the day by discussing how to operationalize equity in the workplace.

Learning Day will take place on Thursday October 24, 2019. All campus locations will be closed for Learning Day, and no daytime classes will be held. Classes will resume during the evening beginning at 6 p.m.

Am I required to attend Learning Day?
Participating Adjuncts:

  • If an Adjunct Faculty member’s regular teaching time is at the same time that Learning Day is taking place, they are required to attend Learning Day during their scheduled class(es) and office time(s) only.
  • If an Adjunct Faculty member’s regular teaching time is NOT the same time that Learning Day is taking place, they are welcome to participate on a voluntary basis.
  • This professional development can be applied toward your continued eligibility.Faculty: Please contact your Department Chair for more information on continued
    eligibility requirements.

Click to see details – LearningDay2019FAQ

Orientation Week Workshops – January 2020

Call for Proposals Orientation Week, January 2020:

EVERYONE is encouraged to submit a proposal for a workshop session during Orientation Week. In particular, we seek proposals that support excellence in teaching, teaching with technology, and/or one or more of the College’s key commitments or initiatives. There are many creative ways to promote our mission, strategic plan, and institutional initiatives. We welcome your ideas!

Timetable and Compensation:
Proposal deadline: Monday, October 28 at 9am
Presenters Notified: by November 18, 2019
Delivery of Presentations: Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2020
Pay rate: $65.00/hour (for adjunct faculty this approximates .0754 LHE depending on exact pay level).

Click here for the Orientation Week Workshop Proposal Form

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.