First meeting of Columbus OPTFA June 29

The first meeting of the Columbus chapter of the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association will be held Sunday June 29 at 1:00 pm at Panera Bread 875 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43214. Open to all adjunct faculty members in the Columbus area. We look forward to meeting you! Contact with questions.

Apply for unemployment compensation

If you are without a class during summer term, apply for unemployment compensation online at the ODJFS website.

Help with your unemployment compensation claim

Excerpt from Sarah Phillips' letter

Excerpt from Sarah Hall Phillips’ letter

OPTFA Social June 14 at 4:00 pm

1170 summit ave Lakewood OH. Come meet fellow adjuncts. RSVP to optfa@newfacultymajority.infopicnic

Take the Adjunct Action unemployment survey


Rally May 13th 11:00 am at Ohio Statehouse, Columbus


Tri-C adjuncts meet April 25

The Tri-C Adjunct Faculty Association will meet Friday, April 25, at 2:30 p.m. at the Independence Public Library, 6361 Selig Dr. in Independence 44131.

A map with directions is on the library website. Nick Gurich, organizing director for SEIU 1199 will be our guest speaker.

If you didn’t hear the broadcast discussing adjunct faculty issues on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show on April 16, which featured our member Maria Maisto, president of New Faculty Majority,  a podcast is available on the DR Show website. Maria did a great job!

Lakeland Adjunct Group meets March 29 at 1

Momentum is growing for the Lakeland Adjunct Group. So far, 58 adjuncts have shown their support for creating a more empowered adjunct community at Lakeland Community College.

If you are an adjunct at Lakeland, join the group this Saturday, March 29, at 1 p.m. at the Mentor Panera right down the road from LCC, at 7537 Mentor Ave.

On the agenda: continued outreach efforts and social events, the formation of a formal executive committee, and most importantly, a strategy to voice our concerns and goals to the Lakeland administration.

RSVPs are always appreciated. To RSVP, email

We’re rallying in Columbus today!

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For Profit at Tri-C Metro, noon Feb. 26


Lakeland adjuncts meet Saturday in Mentor

Lakeland Community College adjunct faculty will meet Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Mentor Panera near campus, 7537 Mentor Ave. The meeting will run from 10-11 a.m.

“We are exceptionally excited for this meeting because many new individuals responded to our recent email sent to Lakeland part-time faculty. We can’t wait to meet all of you and learn about your experiences adjuncting at LCC,” according to an email from the organizers of the LCC Adjunct Group.

Below is a tentative agenda:

(1) Welcome and introductions for newcomers

(2) Background on our group and where we are at presently;

(3) Discuss of our goals and action items

(4) Discuss recruitment efforts needed get a bigger core for our group;

(5) Discuss the next gathering on March 9 and future events.

There is still time to invite friends and colleagues. Spread the word! The group continues to grow each month, but the more participation we have, the stronger we will be!