Roosevelt University is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor in Counseling and Human Services.
Click here for more information on the position. Please consider applying.
The National Education Association will be hosting national PSLF webinars on Oct. 18 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Experts on the topic will help members understand all they need to know about the process and what they need to get done before deadlines hit. There will be a question and answer period, as well.
Register at https://www.nea.org/student-debt-expert-webinars
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has scheduled a number of PSLF debt webinars over the next three weeks. There are nine opportunities on various dates and at various times.
In addition, IDFPR will also talk about President Biden's announcement of $10k or $20k mass loan cancellation and the steps that are needed to secure that relief. Like NEA’s webinar, there will be a question and answer session at the end.
In addition to the above, consult this Fact Sheet for guidance in seeking relief.
Roosevelt University is filling faculty positions in a number of departments.
The university welcomes applications from qualified adjuncts.
Here are the most recent positions available.
Visiting Clinical Asst Professor/Coordinator of Principal Internships: https://jobs.roosevelt.edu/
Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre: https://jobs.roosevelt.edu/
Clinical Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education: https://jobs.roosevelt.edu/
Half-Time Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing: https://jobs.roosevelt.edu/
Click the link provided for more information on each position.
A total of 984 Delegates attended the RA at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL on April 8th and 9th.
President Kathy Griffin called the meeting to order at 9:21 a.m, our land was acknowledged by Jen Curran, and the program began. The invocation was provided by the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III and the attendees demonstrated an appreciation of the United States Flag. The Welcome Address was given by President Kathy Griffin and the business proceeded.
Elections were held for the following positions:
Bill Farmer Candidate for NEA Director - District 4
Susan Nicholas Candidate for NEA Director - District 3
Both of these candidates ran unopposed and were confirmed.
There were 8 Proposed Bylaw Amendments (PBA):
Changes “Student Members” to Aspiring Educators - ADOPTED
Clarifies ESPs receive reduced dues as RIF members or have a legal challenge pending - ADOPTED
Substitutes Region Ethnic Minority Representatives as auto delegates to IEA RA in place of electing at large EM delegates. Also, creates Alternate Region EM position. - ADOPTED
Allows IEA dispensation to local (s) to use electronic voting for local officers and “IEA-level elections”. - WITHDRAWN
Removes NEA Director Districts. Reverts back to NEA Directors elected statewide.- ADOPTED
Provides weighted voting for BOD if Board determines IEA is not in compliance with one person, one vote requirement. - WITHDRAWN
Creates districts that overlay current regions & provide District Representatives to be elected to the Board rather than Region Chairs. - WITHDRAWN
Changes dues structure - ADOPTED (after 65 comments)
A luncheon for Higher Education Delegates was held provided by Council Chair Emerita Region 67, Beverly Stewart. Each attendee introduced themselves and we learned more about the responsibilities and networked with each other as well.
President Kathy Griffin shared her concerns about Adjunct Faculty, pointing out how this group is underpaid, overworked, hardworking, and good teachers. I shared the Adjunct Faculty Student Loan Forgiveness Bill with Frank Brooks and he is reviewing the information and was not aware that Senators Durbin, Duckworth, Hirono, and Booker had introduced the Bill. Frank advised me that this would be a great amendment to be supported by NEA and I am waiting to hear back from him for my next steps. During the luncheon, each participant received gifts that were AMAZING, an umbrella, and a wooden utensil set along with other IEA RA Assembly paraphernalia.
The NEA this summer at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.
Report submitted by Dr. Elizabeth Boone
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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