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

Adjunct Faculty Council at St. Thomas

What is the role of the Adjunct Faculty Council?

According to the bylaws, the role of the Council is to make recommendations regarding matters of common concern to adjuncts; to serve as a forum to foster communication and collaboration at all levels of the University; to promote and maintain strong morale among adjunct faculty and a high quality work environment; to represent adjuncts to the various faculty committees and university committees and taskforces; to promote opportunities for adjunct faculty development; to promote effective communication and issues resolution between adjunct faculty and administration; and to promote understanding and fairness with regard to benefits, and employment.

Please consult the bylaws of the Council on the this website under Adjunct Faculty Governance or www.stthomas.edu/adjunctcouncil