Governance provisions of the contract allow P-fac members to participate in the business of the union–local, state, regional, and national– and of Columbia College via its departments and schools, and through College Council and its committees. Participation in governance gives part-time faculty individual and collective voices in college and union affairs.
Department representatives: Every department at Columbia is entitled to one representative per ten faculty (or a minimum of one for smaller departments). Departments may hold elections each (more)
Steering Committee: The Steering Committee consists of seven officers, elected each fall, who take office each spring. Each fall, the entire membership votes for four officers. The top four vote-getters (more)
P-fac meetings: P-fac always holds an all-membership meeting in November to announce Steering Committee election results and update members on issues of concern. There is also at least (more)
Committees: The contract provides that P-fac appointees will serve on the College Council (VI,3) and its governance committees. Most appointments are for two years. P-fac compensates appointees (more)
Representative Assemblies: As a member of the Illinois Educational Association and National Educational Association, P-fac is entitled to delegates to the annual Representative Assembly of each group. (more)
Region 67: IEA (like all state associations within NEA) is organized by regions. Each region has officers elected by members, and an IEA staff member, the Uniserv director, to assist with contract (more)