RAFO Call for Nominations for University Senate and College Councils

Roosevelt University Adjunct Faculty

RAFO nominations for University Senate and College Councils for the 2015-2016 academic year are now open. Pursuant to Article 2 B and C of the RU-RAFO contract, each college can elect two representatives to the college council and one representative to the Senate. Representatives to the University Senate and College Councils for the Academic Year 2015-2016

Term of Office

The term of office for senators and college council members will be one year beginning the first day of fall semester. All offices extend over the entire academic year — regardless of whether the adjunct faculty member is scheduled to teach in both semesters. A single individual may hold both the office of council member and the office of senator if s/he is duly elected to serve in both capacities.University Senate
One senator will be elected from each college. Senators will be eligible for all elective positions (except those restricted specifically to tenured faculty) and for election by the University Senate to the Board of Trustees. One part-time faculty member who is an elected senator shall be included on the Executive Committee of the Senate.

The University Senate decides all matters that concern the University as a whole that are not the exclusive province of the Board of Trustees and all other matters not specifically delegated to the college councils or to the administration. Meetings are held on both campuses via teleconference from 1 to 2:30 pm on the third Friday of the month from September through April.

College Councils

Two members of the adjunct faculty will be elected as a voting member of each college council. These council members will have the right to participate as a non-voting member on the college curriculum committee.

College councils determine policies with regard to college academic matters, including the objectives and content of particular curricula, the improvement of instruction, the grading system, the academic advising of students, requirements for degrees and certificates, course load, student assemblies and programs, scholarships and grants-in-aid, and the orientation of new students and of new staff members.

Go to the following link to nominate candidates:

Samuel Rosenberg, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Address replies to: srosenbe@roosevelt.edu

Our executive committee members are featured in the “About” tab. They are with Joseph Fedorko serving as president, Jen Wilson as vice president, Ami Hicks as secretary, Frank Brooks as membership treasurer, Chris Broniak as membership chair, Beverly Stewart as communications chair, and LuAnn Swartzlander as grievance chair. We also have a new group of membership representatives whose contact information is also available under about us; and we have members who are elected to the Faculty Senate and the College Councils.

Also, our reps are listed under the tab RAFO reps.