CODAA files grievance on Adjunct Availability form

On Wednesday, December 6th, CODAA filed a grievance on behalf of affected members over the electronic Adjunct Availability form. We shared the concerns many of you have regarding the inability of the form to adequately reflect your availability, campus/satellite location, and other information pertinent to requesting an assignment. While CODAA supports the use of an electronic availability form to facilitate the uniformity of the course assignment process across departments, which may permit earlier notification of assignments, we do not view the current form as being adequate, particularly as the language in our contract (insisted upon by the College) states:

“The College will determine faculty member availability based solely (emphasis added) on the information initially submitted on the College-provided availability sheet prior to the submission deadline.”

Election Announcement and Call for Nominations

Election Announcement and Call for Nominations

CODAA Delegates to the IEA Representative Assembly

Between November 15 and December 6, CODAA will be electing two delegates to the Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly. An RA Delegate serves as a channel of communication between members of the union and union leadership and represents the interests of the local at the Representative Assembly. The IEA Representative Assembly will meet March 30 to April 1 to consider a biennial budget, and act on resolutions, reports and recommendations from the IEA Board.

Who may serve as a RA Delegate?
Any active member of the CODAA bargaining unit in good standing may serve as a delegate to the Representative Assembly.

Who may nominate somebody?
Any active member of the CODAA bargaining unit in good standing may nominate any member of the CODAA bargaining unit. Individuals may nominate themselves.

To place a name in nomination, fill out the attached form and attach it to an email to election@codaa.org, or drop it off in the CODAA office, BIC 2517, by 6:00 PM, November 13 2017.

AT-Large Ethnic Minority Delegate
Between November 15 and December 6, Region 32 of the Illinois Education Association will be electing an At-Large Ethnic Minority Delegate for the IEA Representative Assembly.

To place a name in nomination, fill out the attached form and mail, fax or email it to the IEA Region 32 Naperville office. 3:00 PM on November 13, 2016.

Region 32 Elections Committee
IEA Naperville Office
1555 Bond Street, Suite 121
Naperville, IL 60563
Fax: (630) 369-1561
region3250@gmail.com

For more information contact Rob Robson at election@codaa.org.

IEA RA Nomination Form 2017

2017-2018 IEA RA At-Large Ethnic Minority Nomination Form

CODAA Fall Socials

Join us at one or more CODAA socials scheduled for this semester for an opportunity socialize with your colleagues and enjoy some refreshments.

  • Dinner with CODAA, Thursday, October 19th, 5:30-7:00 pm in BIC 2500
  • Breakfast with CODAA, Wednesday, November 8th, 8:00-9:30 am in HSC 2324
  • Lunch with CODAA, Tuesday, November 28th, 12:30-2:00 pm in BIC 2437

CODAA Fall Social Flyer

CODAA Invites Members to Attend the IEA/NEA One Conference – Oct 20-21, 2017

As a CODAA member, you are invited to attend the IEA/NEA One Conference free of charge.  The conference, which is held on October 20-21, 2017 at the Double Tree Oakbrook, offers many sessions of interest to those of us in higher education.  For more information, click on the Conference Sessions link:
This conference is a great way to learn more about the IEA/NEA, engage in professional development, and meet other CODAA members, as well as members of other adjunct associations.
If you would like to attend, DO NOT register yourself or you will have to pay the registration fee.  Instead, email me at cherylbc@comcast.net from your personal email account.  Include your full name and academic department.  I will then add you to our group registration.  After I register you, you will be sent a confirmation email message and will be able to edit your registration to choose your sessions and meals.  As president of CODAA, I invite you to join your CODAA officers at this conference in October.

Labor Day Op-Ed in the Sun-Times 8/31

Opinion:

What Labor Day means to my South Side and black union family.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/what-labor-day-means-to-my-south-side-and-black-union-family/

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

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