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.

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)