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Voice in University and Department Academic Life

​​​Adjunct faculty members exercise their voice through the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC), formerly know as the Workplace Environment Committee (WEC),  an elected body that functions as a focused and responsive vehicle for voicing and resolving workplace concerns, and the Committee on Contingent Faculty, which is part of Faculty Council. They also can participate in department and college meetings and serve ​on representative bodies—though practices vary among schools and colleges.

Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee

The Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFA), formerly know as the Workplace Environment Committee (WEC), is an elected advisory body that hears, reports and suggests resolutions for workplace issues affecting the lives of adjunct faculty members across the university. The committee forwards issues of academic policy and governance to Faculty Council and its Committee on Contingent Faculty (CCF). Elections are held at the beginning of fall quarter.

Members:

AFACSelectionProcessParameters2021.pdf

Contact the AFAC ​at afac@depaul.edu​

Committee on Contingent Faculty

The Committee on Contingent Faculty is part of Faculty Council. It reviews, monitors and recommends changes for university policies that impact contingent faculty. The committee focuses on policies that address contingent (full-time term and part-time adjunct) faculty’s academic freedom and benefits. The committee helps to promote the communication and interactions between contingent faculty and tenure-line faculty. It also addresses and advocates for the resolution of contingent faculty concerns and promotes the inclusion of contingent faculty within the university community.

Members

Tenure-line faculty

  • ​Jaclyn Jensen, Driehaus College of Business
  • Rob Steel, College of Computing and Digital Media
  • Amy Feiker Hollenbeck, College of Education
  • Sydney Dillard, College of Communication
  • Kimberly Quinn, College of Science and Health
  • Ramya Ramanath, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Christine Binder, The Theatre School

Term Faculty

  • Robert Ryan, Driehaus College of Business
  • Jean-Philippe Labruyère, College of Computing and Digital Media
  • Antony DeCesare, College of Education
  • Elyse Warren, College of Science and Health
  • TBD, College of Law
  • Maria Prikhodko, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Victoria Hohenzy, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Adjunct Faculty

  • TBD, College of Business
  • TBD, College of Computing and Digital Media
  • Brett Taylor, College of Communication
  • Erin Ward-Herman, College of Law
  • Erin MacKenna, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Jeffrey Kowalkowski, School of Music
  • Thomas Nowak, School of Continuing and Professional Studies​