College of DuPage Board of Trustees approves the CODAA contract

On Friday, August 18th, the College of DuPage Board of Trustees approved the CODAA contract.  The Board’s approval followed three days of voting by CODAA members who overwhelmingly voted for ratification.  The contract is in effect from 2017-2021.

Please visit our page Contracts & Salary Schedules to see the new contract.

CODAA Fall Membership Meeting and Contract Ratification Voting: Wednesday 8/16

We had a successful membership meeting on Wednesday 8/16, and the new contract with the college was ratified.

Donna Stewart, Interim VP of Academic Affairs, addressed the membership about many issues pertaining to academic affairs. All adjuncts are encouraged to make sure that course objectives or learning outcomes on a syllabus match with the description on the Active Course File.

Donna Stewart, Interim VP of Academic Affairs

CODAA members

CODAA Contract Ratification Voting and Fall Membership Meeting: Wednesday 8/16

One more informational and voting session on the proposed contract between CODAA and the College will be held Wednesday, August 16 from 10am – 2pm in BIC 2501.

Voting can also be done later in the day at our Fall Membership Meeting on Wednesday, August 16 from 2-4:30 in BIC 2501.

Proposed CODAA Agreement 2017 through 2021

Sections in the proposed contract with improvements/changes are highlighted in yellow. If you wish, compare these to the sections in the current contract:
CODAA Contract 2011-2015, extension through 2017 (approved June 20, 2013)

Proposed CODAA Agreement 2017 through 2021

CODAA and College of DuPage reached a tentative 4-Year Contract Agreement.
Proposed CODAA Agreement 2017 through 2021

Sections in the proposed contract with improvements/changes are highlighted in yellow. If you wish, compare these to the sections in the current contract:
CODAA Contract 2011-2015, extension through 2017 (approved June 20, 2013)

Informational and voting sessions will be held August 14th-16th in BIC 2501, culminating in the Membership meeting on the 16th from 2:00-4:30 pm in BIC 2501.

2017 NEA Representative Assembly Report

Peter Chen attended the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly as your elected delegate. This event was held in Boston from July 2 to July 5. Below is his report.

2017 NEA RA report

CODAA and College of DuPage Reach Tentative 4-Year Contract Agreement

After four months of bargaining, and several more months in preparation, the College and CODAA bargaining teams have reached a tentative agreement on a fouryear contract. We won improvements in this contract we were unable to achieve in the past and are proud to present you with an agreement for which we recommend ratification.

The Contract Highlights outline the improvements (and one loss) and include references to the sections in the actual proposed contract. We are currently proofing the final proposed contract and expect to post the full document shortly.

Now we need you – all active members – to turn out to vote for this contract. We will be holding informational sessions and voting during the week of In-Service to provide ample opportunity for all to vote.

If you believe, as we do, that we bargained the best contract possible in a fiscally conservative atmosphere, then show your support by voting to ratify.

Informational Sessions and Voting:

Monday, August 14th from 10 am – 7 pm (Room TBA)
Tuesday, August 15th from 10 am – 7 pm (Room TBA)
Wednesday, August 16th from 9 am – 1 pm
and at our Membership Meeting from 2pm – 4:30 pm (Rooms TBA)

NOTE: Fair Share members are not eligible to vote. If you are a Fair Share member, I encourage you to change your status to active so that you may vote on this contract. If you appreciate the improvements we worked hard to achieve on behalf of ALL members, then I hope you will show your appreciation by becoming an active member. The additional dues amount for active members is only $30 per year. If you would like to change your status or are uncertain of your status, contact our Membership Chair, Vicki Root-Wajda at

Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan, CODAA President, on behalf of the CODAA Bargaining Team

Bargaining Team Members

Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan, Counseling and Advising, CODAA President
Carol Carlson-Nofsinger, Paralegal Studies Program & Real Estate Dept. Lecturer
Mike Dusik, History, CODAA IEA Representative
Jim Marseille, Accounting, CODAA Vice President for Policy
Vicki Root-Wajda, Anthropology, Membership Chair
Michelle Couturier, IEA UniServ Director

Contract Highlights

2017 CODAA elections results

Official results of 2017 CODAA elections are below. All officers will serve a 1 year term starting July 1, 2017.

Office Votes
□ Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan 76
Vice President for Policy
□ James (Jim) Marseille 76
Vice President for Operations
□ Bonniejean Alford Hinde 76
□ Sue Dreghorn 76
□ Joseph Trahey
□ Diane Rzeszewski
Regional Council Representatives
□ Mike Dusik
□ Stella Styrczula
Grievance Chair
□ C. Deborah (Debbie) Rogers-Green
□ Rob Robson
Membership Chair
□ Vicki Root-Wajda 75
Communications Chair
□ Regina Rogers 73

2017 IEA Representative Assembly report

Report from 2017 Representative Assembly March 30 – April 1 in Sheraton Grand Chicago,
submitted by Mike Dusik and Stella Styrczula.

2017 IEA RA report

Spring Membership Meeting April 26 1:30 – 3:30 in SRC 2131

Please join us for the CODAA Spring Membership Meeting, April 26th from 1:30 – 3:30 in 2131 SRC.

CODAA Membership Meeting Agenda

HLC Assurance Narrative

As many of you know, the College of DuPage is currently on probation and has been for the last two years.  Two of CODAA’s members–Sue Dreghorn and Chris Johnston–have been working on the Accreditation Task Force since February 2016 in order to satisfy the concerns of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The attached Assurance Narrative, constructed by the ATF,  was submitted to the HLC in April which is currently on campus (April 17-19) to review it. Shared Governance originated the charge;  Jim Marseille and Bonniejean Alford are CODAA’s representatives to the SGC.

HLC Assurance Narrative

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