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 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


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

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
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