Adjunct to Adjunct
April 3,2020
Adjunct Involvement and Survival
Request for Proposals

Go from ordinary to extraordinary and present at RAFO’s 2nd Adjunct to Adjunct Professional Development Program. 

What do you do that is worth sharing? Here are some requests from last year’s conference attendees:

  • Online teaching tips
  • Writing for publication
  • Engaged learning
  • Teach with Mindfulness
  • Peer Coaching
  • Managing multimedia in your classes
  • Student anxiety
  • Other topics you want to share

Why would you want to present to your colleagues?
Share your knowledge and add to your resume while participating at a professional development conference.
Examine the following thoughts on being an adjunct faculty.

  • What we know
  • What we need to know
  • What we want to know

Your proposal should include: 

The title of your presentation
Summary of your topic
Goal of your presentation
Your name, college/department, e-mail, and phone.

Submit your proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 1, 2020.

Stipends available
$150 for presenters
$50 for facilitating discussion groups

If you are unable to be a presenter, consider attending this conference as a participant and network with your colleagues.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included. There is no registration fee.

Mark your calendars – Adjunct to Adjunct Conference, April 3, 2020.  

Burroughs Education Scholarship: $2,500 for college! Jan. 31 is the application deadline.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1.      Be a graduating high school senior heading to college

2.      Have at least one parent or legal guardian who is a school employee

Additionally, the scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, career goals, and character. Apply online.

Celebrate the end of the semester AND get your questions answered about RAFO, our upcoming contract negotiations, and the RU/RMU acquisition at the RAFO Membership Meeting and Holiday Party!

The meeting/party combo will take place Friday, December 6 from 3 - 6 PM, at Exchequer Pub at 226 S. Wabash Ave.


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