Tuition costs limiting access to higher eduction for many?

That's not news.  

What's new is Roosevelt University's announcement today.

Tuition reductions for first year students. 

Click here for details. 





Have you served as a school principle?


Are you interested in getting back into teaching?


Would you like to help train educational leaders of the future?


Then consider applying for a Visiting Assistant Professor position at RU


Here is the link with all the information you need to apply.




We at RAFO Hope You Had a Great Holiday Break.


Let's Finish the Year Strong. 


 Reach Out with Your Concerns 


We are Here for You!

Join your adjunct Roosevelt colleagues for the RAFO Fall Membership meeting, to be held WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, at 4:30 pm.
The meeting will be held via Zoom. We will hear from RAFO member Gina Harris, who has also served as a member of the leadership team of RAFO's parent union, the Illinois Education Association (IEA), will join us to talk about the links between higher education and unionism here in IL and elsewhere. There will also be time to talk to RAFO's officers and talk about how this semester is going, and what we can do together to make things better in the Spring semester and beyond.

Joseph Fedorko is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 Topic: RAFO Fall Membership Meeting
Time: Nov 9, 2022 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 865 461 9744


RAFO Members:

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.

In solidarity,

Don Wlodarski and the RAFO team:

Jen Wilson, Joseph Fedorko, Amelia Hicks, Stan Traywick, Mike Pinsoff and Dennis Tucker