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OPTFA meets Nov. 24 at John Carroll

The Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association is going on the road again. This time, our regular November meeting will be held in Room E145 in the Dolan Science Center at John Carroll University at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24.

You can also attend online or by phone. See below for details regarding the agenda, location and virtual meeting options.

Agenda:
  • John Carroll adjunct experiences, issues and concerns
  • Update from SEIU Local 500 Coalition on Academic Labor Conference in D.C.
  • Testimony of Maria Maisto, president of New Faculty Majority, before congressional committee and the adjunct eForum that resulted
  • Organizing in Ohio
Here are more details about the location: Also see map below with arrow.
Dolan Center  is the largest building on campus, right by the main JCU gate off Warrensville JCU_Campus_Map_w arrow copyCenter Rd and John Carroll  Blvd. (JC Blvd is a street off a roundabout at the intersection of Warrensville Center Rd and Fairmount Blvd. (East side of Warrensville Center Rd)  From the John Carroll Blvd Gate, facing Dolan, E145 is in the wing on the right (South East side)  Dolan has halls forming an H with a large atrium in the center. Entering Dolan in the center on the side facing Warrensville Center gate, E145 is the at the bottom of the right-hand bar of the H.

How to attend online or by phone:

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OPTFA summer schedule

Spring term is over, but the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association will hold regular meetings throughout the summer — and we have a picnic on the schedule as well.

OPTFA Picnic

Who: Part-time faculty and their families. Children are welcome.DLQ-collage-09

What: Are invited to attend a picnic sponsored by the OPTFA

Why: So that part-time faculty from our area and beyond can meet to share information, experiences and opportunities as they engage with our organization and each other.

When: Sunday, June 30, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park5779 Riverview Rd., Peninsula 44264 Get the park map.

What to bring: OPTFA will provide beverages and snacks for all. If you want to take advantage of the park experience, pack a picnic meal to enjoy with your family/friends.

RSVP: We ask that you RSVP to optfa@newfacultymajority.info with the number of people who will attend so that we can have enough beverages and snacks on hand. Please respond by Friday, June 28

Summer OPTFA meetings

OPTFA meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. and on the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon, unless otherwise noted. Read OPTFA Meeting Reports.

All meetings are held at the office of New Faculty Majority and the OPTFA, unless otherwise noted. The address is Copley Commons, 2830 Copley Rd., Suite 26, Copley, Ohio 44321.

June OPTFA meetings

Location: Copley Commons, 2830 Copley Rd., Suite 26, Copley, Ohio 44321

Options for joining the meeting remotely by telephone or online will also be available. Details will be posted on our Events page.

  • Sunday, June 23, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26, noon

July OPTFA meetings

Location: Copley Commons, 2830 Copley Rd., Suite 26, Copley, Ohio 44321

Options for joining the meeting remotely by telephone or online will also be available. Details will be posted on our Events page.

  • Wednesday, July 24, noon

August OPTFA meetings

Location: Copley Commons, 2830 Copley Rd., Suite 26, Copley, Ohio 44321

Options for joining the meeting remotely by telephone or online will also be available. Details will be posted on our Events page.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 28, noon

OPTFA April 24, 28 meetings: Join us in person, online, by phone

To accommodate the varied schedules of adjunct faculty in Ohio, the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. and on the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon, unless otherwise noted.

All meetings are held at the office of New Faculty Majority and the OPTFA, unless otherwise noted. The address is Copley Commons, 2830 Copley Rd., Suite 26, Copley, Ohio 44321.

Read OPTFA Meeting Reports.

OPTFA April Meetings: Join us in person, online or by phone

  • Sunday, April 28, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24, noon
Join the Wednesday, April 24, meeting at noon in person

Location: the new office of New Faculty Majority and the OPTFA. The address is Copley Commons, 2830 Copley Rd., Suite 26, Copley, Ohio 44321.

Download the Agenda, which includes plans for the May 1 Rally for Equity at the University of Akron. Get the March Meeting Report.

RSVP: to optfa@newfacultymajority.info

Join the Wednesday, April 24, meeting at noon online or by phone

1. Please join the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association meeting, April 24, 2013, at 12:00 PM EDT. You can join two ways:

  1. Online by clicking this link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/518535941. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.
  2. Or by phone. Just call in using your telephone:

Dial +1 (786) 358-5420
Access Code: 518-535-941
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 518-535-941

Join the Sunday, April 28, meeting at 6 p.m. in person

Location: the new office of New Faculty Majority and the OPTFA. The address is Copley Commons, 2830 Copley Rd., Suite 26, Copley, Ohio 44321.

Download the Agendawhich includes plans for the May 1 Rally for Equity at the University of Akron. Get the March Meeting Report.

RSVP: to optfa@newfacultymajority.info

Join the Sunday, April 28, meeting at 6 p.m. online or by phone

Please join the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association meeting, April 28, 2013, at 6:00 PM EDT You can join two ways:

  1. Online by clicking this link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/607802293. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.
  2. By phone. Just call in using your telephone:

Dial +1 (786) 358-5420
Access Code: 607-802-293
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 607-802-293

Report from first meeting of OPTFA

Energy was in the air when about a dozen adjunct faculty members from campuses in the Akron and Cleveland areas turned out for the first meeting of the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association on Jan. 27. If you couldn’t make it to the meeting and want to know what happened, here is an update:

  • A regular meeting schedule for OPTFA was set. OPTFA will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. and on the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon. Meetings will be held at the OPTFA office, Suite 26, 2830 Copley Road, Copley, Ohio. Weekend and weekday meetings were scheduled to accommodate the varied schedules of adjunct faculty. Dates for the next meetings are Sunday, Feb 24, at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 27, at noon.
  • Two individuals graciously stepped up to serve as co-chairs of the newly formed OPTFA Organizing Committee. David Wilder of Tri-C and John Carroll University and April Freely of The University of Akron volunteered their services. They have issued putting a call for volunteers to join the committee.
  • Maria Maisto and Matt Williams, president and vice president of  New Faculty Majority, updated the group on recent NFM activities, from Maisto’s participation on a presidential panel focused on adjuncts at the Modern Language Association Convention 2013 to her recent op-ed,” Higher Education’s Darkest Secret,” posted on Take Part.
  • The group discussed a variety of topics, including:
    • setting up a statewide conference for adjuncts in partnership with AURCO, the Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio
    • retirement benefits for adjuncts, including STRS and Social Security
    • Ohio law regarding adjuncts and collective bargaining
    • obtaining unemployment compensation for adjuncts, a topic that will be covered in a March 20 webinar with Northeast Ohio employment law attorney Nancy Grim. The webinar will be held at noon. Check out the OPTFA Events page for details.

Since the meeting, conversation on the Ohio Adjunct Discussion Listserv has been brisk. It has revolved around the issues raised at the Jan. 27 meeting, as well as OPTFA Organizing Committee Co-chair Wildman’s suggestion that we organize a state-wide tour of campuses to meet with adjuncts and gather their thoughts about building the OPTFA. An adjunct faculty member at Youngstown State University has already volunteered to organize such an event on that campus. If you would like to join the Organizing Committee and/or help plan an OPTFA event at your campus, email optfa@newfacultymajority.info.

We urge you to keep up to date on OPTFA news and conversation by joining the ongoing Ohio Adjunct Listserv Discussion and visiting the OPTFA website for regular updates.