An introduction to the Adjunct Faculty Council
The Adjunct Faculty Council
The Adjunct Faculty Council (AFC) began with the simple idea of providing the adjunct faculty at the University of St Thomas with a voice. The AFC is a 21-member council elected to serve 2-year terms. The AFC was formed after the adjunct faculty at St Thomas rejected a union proposal 136-84 in July of 2014. It began with the formulation of an adjunct task force which wrote the current bylaws and set the first elections in motion.
Since the spring of 2015, the AFC has met once each month during the academic year to address matters concerning to adjuncts and to foster communication and collaboration for all adjuncts. The AFC has worked to allow adjuncts to be included in governance and to improve benefits for all adjuncts in all colleges at St. Thomas. An Adjunct Resource Guide has been produced, Adjunct Senators have been elected, Faculty Development Grants have been awarded, and fall and spring forums have been held in an attempt to communicate with as many adjuncts as possible.
The AFC invites all adjuncts at the University of St. Thomas to participate. Join us in the continued effort toward opportunity and enrichment.
Please consult the bylaws of the Council on the this website under Adjunct Faculty Governance or www.stthomas.edu/adjunctcouncil