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Part-time Faculty Information

Part-time Faculty Information

Welcome, Columbia Part-time Faculty!

This page is intended to provide you with information about part-time teaching at Columbia. If after reading this page you still have questions, there are some extremely helpful folks in your department. The college phonebook is the best way to find their contact information. http://www.colum.edu/phonebook/

Did you stump your department with your question? You can also contact Laurie Ann Bender, Assosciate Director of Instructional Records and International Programs, at (312) 369-7207 or lbender@colum.edu.

Alright, here are the basics:

Part-time Faculty Association (P-Fac)

Some part-time faculty members at Columbia belong to the P-Fac union. Their employment is governed by our union contract.

CCC-P-fac 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract)

The P-Fac office is located at 600 S. Michigan Ave. 13th floor, 1309B.
It is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
You can contact the office at (312) 369-7485 or info@pfac.org.

Contract FAQ - We've compiled a list of answers to commonly asked questions regarding the contract.

Payment FAQ - And these are answers to frequent asked questions regarding payment.

Academic Portal (OASIS)

OASIS stands for Online Administrative Student Information System and it is our system for student transactions. As a part-time faculty member you will be assigned an OASIS ID and password. When you have these, and are assigned courses by your department, you will have access to the OASIS portal and Columbia's Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle. http://moodle.colum.edu

Don't have experience with online learning management systems? Not a problem. Free workshops on all aspects of the Moodle LMS are offered to all faculty by the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence (CITE). http://www.colum.edu/cite

Columbia Email

As a faculty member you will be issued an official Columbia email address. Columbia College uses email to distribute important information; faculty members are required to regularly check their incoming college assigned email address (for example jsmith@colum.edu) and use it for corresponding about college related business. Checking your Columbia email is also the best way to stay current about what is happening on campus, including the many events that are open to part-time faculty. To access your email, use the link above.

Administrative Portal (IRIS)

IRIS is the College's secure administrative portal for accessing information such as policies and procedures (e.g. the HR policy on tuition remission), pay check information (Epay/Eprofile), and other college administrative systems. This is also where you officially update your home and mailing address (Epay/Eprofile). When accessing the site you will be prompted to sign in. Your login and password are the same as those for your Columbia email account.

Human Resources in IRIS - https://iris.colum.edu/hr

Payroll Office in IRIS - https://iris.colum.edu/controller/payroll

If you are having trouble accessing IRIS, logging in to OASIS or with your email, contact Client Services at (312) 369-7001 or clientservices@colum.edu.

Information about benefits available to part-time faculty, including Columbia College Chicago Tuition Remission, the Commuter Benefit Program and the Tax Deferred Savings Plan can be found on the Human Resources page.

New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is an introduction to the mission, culture, programs, resources, and community of teaching and learning at Columbia College Chicago. Each semester, new instructors are invited to join "veteran" colleagues and explore the challenges and unique opportunities that exist at Columbia and within our classrooms. NFO provides opportunities for new faculty to network and ask questions and introduces them to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Academic Deans, and key administrators in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.


Additional Information

Faculty Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - The Faculty VLC is a orinetation guide for new faculty.