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Voice in University and Department Academic Life

Adjunct faculty members exercise their voice through 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 service on representative bodies—though practices vary among schools and colleges.

Workplace Environment Committee

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.

WEC

Members:

Selection process and parameters

Contact the WEC at wec@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.

 

CCF
 

 

Members

Tenure-line faculty

  • Matt Raga, College of Communication
  • Kimberly Quinn, College of Science and Health
  • Amira Proweller, College of Education
  • Patty Gerstenblith, College of Law
  • Michael Lewanski, School of Music
  • Coya Paz Brownrigg, The Theatre School

Term Faculty

  • Jean-Philippe Labruyère, College of Computing and Digital Media
  • Theresa Luhrs, College of Science and Health
  • Tricia Hermes, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Victoria Hohenzy, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Adjunct Faculty

  • Diane Tarkowski, College of Business
  • Dale Buchholz, College of Computing and Digital Media
  • Brett Taylor, College of Communication
  • Erin MacKenna, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Jeffrey Kowalkowski, School of Music
  • Thomas Nowak, School of Continuing and Professional Studies 
  • Sarah Hecht, The Theatre School