Roosevelt University is holding elections for RAFO Senate and College Council positions.
Adjunct faculty members are up for election for both the Senate and the College Council, which play important roles in University governance. RAFO encourages adjuncts to vote for both representatives for the College Council and for members of the Senate. Let your voice be heard.
The voting closes on May 7th. Use this link to vote for candidates in your respective college and for the senate.
Click here for more information on the rules for the election and on the role of these bodies in University governance.
The RAFO Executive Committee
The Department of Teacher Preparation in the College of Education will hire a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Part-time faculty members at Roosevelt are encouraged to apply.
Here is the link to the RU blog post with more details about the position and further links to apply for it.
The RAFO Executive Committee
The pandemic can get wearing, and teaching in a pandemic even more so. We get it. RAFO wants to help you get through it.
Please join us for RAFO's Spring 2021 Membership Meeting, via Zoom on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
Meet your RAFO officers and find out about some programs and plans for this Spring! You will also get to see a presentation from our parent union, the Illinois Education Association, to show you some benefits and discount plans that you can access through the IEA and RAFO. And, we will just hang out a little. (We all need too!)
Your Executive Committee
As lead negotiator for the 2020-2024 contract, I am pleased to announce that your negotiating team and Roosevelt University have come to an agreement. RAFO is extremely pleased with the final outcome and we believe you will be, too. The University was adamant on 0% for the first year, but as an offset for that 0%, we negotiated a signing bonus of $150 for each bargaining unit member that taught either in Spring 2020 or will teach in the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. That then takes us into the final three years of the contract where adjuncts will receive a 2% increase for each of those years.
As I hope you can see from the above, RAFO worked hard to ensure that you are rewarded for the professionalism and integrity all have shown during these unusual and trying times. We are attaching a copy of the final contract for you to review and eventually ratify. The areas that appear in green are changes that were made to the verbiage in the contract that will support RAFO during the upcoming 4 years. Appendix A reflects the 2% increase for each step in the final three years.
A link with the time will be sent next week for all to join this a zoom meeting, where we can answer your questions about the contract.
In closing, we hope you will be as excited as we are regarding the new contract.
Don Wlodarski and the RAFO team:
Jen Wilson, Joseph Fedorko, Amelia Hicks, Stan Traywick, Mike Pinsoff and Dennis Tucker
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