about the Adjunct Faculty Organization (AFO)

    1. When and how do I join the Union?
      1. An adjunct faculty member must have taught a minimum of three credit hours for three consecutive semesters, not counting summersbefore joining.
      2. During the 3rdconsecutive semester, you are permitted to join.
      3. Many adjuncts join by signing up at the Union’s display in James Lumber Lobby for the Fall Orientation and near the information center for the Spring Orientation.
      4. Better yet, contact an officer. (See Contact Us tab on this webpage).
    2. How much are the dues and when do they get deducted from my paycheck?
      1. If you are making more than $5120/semester then you will pay 1/4 dues per semester (Fall & Spring only). Otherwise, you will pay 1/8 dues.
      2. For 2021-2022, 1/8 are $93.75/semester. and 1/4 dues is $144.09/semester.
      3. The amount is deducted starting on the 3rdpaycheck, and spread out evenly over the remaining paychecks.
      4. For other questions regarding dues deductions, contact Karen Florian at kflorian@clcillinois.edu

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about the College

  1. How do I access the CLC Intranet from my home computer?
    1. Website: http://clcweb.clcillinois.edu
    2. Logon:
      1. Username: Your CLC email username ( or CLCILLINOIS/username)
      2. Password: Your CLC email password
    3. Click on Adjunct Faculty Resource bold, blue Heading
    4. For other problems, call the IT help desk at ext. 2052
  2. Whom do I contact with questions about my paycheck? You should contact:
    1. your Division/Department Coordinator and/or
    2. Payroll Department ext. 2227
  3. Must I provide my students with a syllabus?
    1. Yes, it is required in all Divisions for several reasons.
      1. First, it is one element of the college’s accreditation criteria.
      2. Second, it is for your protection. A good syllabus describes the class content, grading system, etc. A syllabus can be your defense against student complaints.
      3. Last, the CLC-AFO Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) recognizes that creating a syllabus is an adjunct faculty responsibility.
  4. If my Division provides a syllabus template, must I use it?
    1. No, using templates is not mandatory but some divisions really would like you to.
    2. However, you may want to review it for ideas for your own syllabus.
    3. If you would like more help with syllabus writing, contact the Teaching Learning Education Technology Center
      1. http://tletc.clcillinois.edu
      2. The Center sometimes provides workshops on syllabus-writing.
      3. You will receive a small stipend for attending. ($35/hour)
  5. How can my students contact me?
    1. Use your CLC email account and/or CLC Voice-mail account
    2. Your Division office should provide basic set-up information.
    3. You can also call the IT Help Desk at extension 2052.
    4. Please do not instruct your students to leave messages for you with the Division office.
  6. Must I use my CLC email account?
    1. Yes. This is the primary mode of communication between the college and adjunct faculty.
    2. Failure to use your CLC email means that you will miss out on division deadline, teaching opportunities, important communiqués regarding college policies/information as well as information about job fairs, cultural events, etc. that you may want to share with your students.
    3. Using your CLC e-mail account is also for your protection because of the privacy laws.
  7. What if I’m having problems with my email account?
    1. Contact the IT help desk.
    2. Ext. 2052