Support Tri-C Adjuncts at Tri-C Jazz Fest

Jazz Up Higher Ed with Adjunct Equity

Adjuncts who teach music and other arts are among the lowest paid in higher education — at Tri-C, even less than the $2700 national average, according to The Adjunct Project at the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Almost 80% of the faculty at Tri-C are part-time and currently have no access to collective bargaining through which to help Tri-C create contracts that support faculty and students more effectively.  Support adjunct efforts to improve their working conditions — students, faculty and the whole community will benefit!


To join our effort to improve adjunct working conditions at Tri-C, use the form below

Powerpoint from Unemployment Comp Workshops Now Available

For those who were unable to attend one of our workshops on applying for Unemployment Compensation, below is the Powerpoint presentation.

UC Workshop Ohio May 8 Akron.4.28.15pptx

Maria Maisto: Unionization of Instructors Is Crucial for Colleges

Learn how to collect unemployment over the summer! Workshop May 8 2 – 3:30 Akron

Navigating Unemployment Compensation:  Workshop for Adjunct Faculty in Ohio Friday May 8 from 2 – 3:30 PM Akron Summit County Public Library — Main Branch

UC Workshop Flyer Akron 5.8.15

OPTFA Meeting/Social May 9 4:00 pm

Facing the headwinds of exams and grading? Relax with fellow adjuncts at OPTFA’s meeting/social.

1170 Summit Ave, Lakewood Ohio at 4:00 pm


Stand for pay equity and respect April 15!

Navigating Unemployment Workshop March 21

North Shore Federation of Labor, 3250 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
UC Workshop Flyer Updates 2.5.15

Cleveland PD spotlights 2/25 Activities at Tri-C, JCU and CSU

David Wilder and Brian Johnson are featured in this article appearing today in the Plain Dealer:

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Upcoming Events include “Adjunct Engagement Session” at Tri-C, Adjunct Dignity Day across Ohio

Adjuncts at Tri-C have been invited to attend an “Adjunct Engagement Session” on February 21 from 8:30 to 1 pm at Metro Campus which will be attended by all the college presidents.  The session is intended to highlight the college’s plans for promoting student success. This session counts toward professional development ESUs.  Many Tri-C OPTFA members plan to attend and look forward to productive conversation with the college presidents about how to support student success, including by addressing the well-documented connection between faculty working conditions and student learning conditions.

To prepare for this meeting, we recommend the following resources, among others:

The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success

From The Association of American Colleges and Universities

From New Faculty Majority Foundation and the Center for the Future of Higher Education

From The House Education and Workforce Committee

AND: On February 25, OPTFA, together with New Faculty Majority and the Ohio Higher Education Coalition, is sponsoring Adjunct Dignity Day, a day to highlight the essential role that adjunct faculty play on college campuses across Ohio and a day to begin mobilizing ongoing action to educate college leaders, students, community members, boards of trustees, and legislators to show college students respect by respecting their instructors and giving those educators the professional, institutional support they need to do their jobs effectively.    Download an Adjunct Dignity Day flyer here


Ohio Higher Education Coalition meeting January 17 in Columbus