Member Opportunities

Adjunct Mentor Program Facilitator


The College is seeking an experienced (5 years+) Oakton Adjunct Faculty Member to facilitate the ongoing Adjunct Mentorship Program. The facilitator will manage the program by working alongside the present facilitator for Fall 2019 and assume full responsibilities for Spring 2020. The incoming facilitator will earn 0.25 LHEs for the fall 2019 term and 0.5 LHEs for the spring 2020 term.


Oakton’s Adjunct Mentorship Program provides support to new adjunct faculty to empower them to engage in the college, connect with resources and peers, and continue to grow as teachers and learners.

Program Outcomes

  • Enhance student learning.
  • Foster best practices in teaching by developing relationships and resource sharing.
  • Create a support system for new adjunct faculty by pairing them with an experienced adjunct faculty member.
  • Build community, collegiality, and nurturing climate for adjunct faculty.

Please contact Barbara Cohen for more information.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Barbara Cohen

Facilitator Adjunct Mentorship Program

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. 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 contact Barbara Cohen (2019 Mentor application form will be posted here soon.)

return to:  Barbara Cohen

(Download and print a copy of the Adjunct Mentor Application 2018 ) – 2019 form coming soon!

Summer Leadership Academy

Illinois Education Association – IEA

Interesting in learning more about the Illinois Education Association and getting more involved with the work of the union? Consider attending the IEA Summer Leadership Academy in Normal, Illinois July 22-25.

Contact Cheryl Thayer for more information.
AFA Office  DP Room 2470
Voicemail:  847-635-2193