• Reminders

  • HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings continue to be held online via Zoom.  All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions. Meeting times are 10 to 11 AM. Meeting dates – subject to change – are as follows:

    • April 1
    • May 5
  • For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA's central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

HCAFA Members:

March 17, 2020
Harper Colleagues,

We are sure that by now you have heard that Harper will only be having alternative teaching and working during this coming week and the two weeks after Spring Break (i.e., from March 16 through April 12).  After that time it will be determined whether or not employees will return to campus or not.  During this time there will not be any meetings or events on campus, so all HCAFA meetings,elections, coffees, etc. are cancelled.  We will post updates on our website, www.harperadjuncts.org  and our Facebook page, HCAFA.  In addition, there is a lot of information in the IEA website, www.ieanea.org as well as the Harper website regarding Covid-19 precautions (visit harpercollege.edu/advisory). Also the Academy for Teaching Excellence is providing materials that you can access online or in person regarding online  teaching.  They are open this week and even during Spring Break next week to help you get up to speed if you need it.  Here is their resource page with the essentials for making this transition quicklyhttps://harper-academy.net/planning-for-a-rapid-transition-to-online-instruction/

and here are their sessions for this week :

Essential Online Skills Sessions:

A recorded session will be posted to the Planning for Rapid Transition to Online Instruction webpage.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.

Just to be clear, Harper wants us all to be safe but can not shut down and has to maintain its classes.  Therefore, this is not a time that we have off (except for Spring Break) and since we are working, albeit from home, we are being paid in full for our time.  There will be no “snow days” at the end of the semester to make up either.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at  hcafapresident@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy!
Charmian and Robert, HCAFA Co-Presidents

Notice on March 15, 2020: The below noted meeting has been cancelled.

Also, the HCAFA Coffee Days are also cancelled. They were originally scheduled for Monday & Tuesday (March 16 & 17)

The Illinois Education Association has region offices throughout the state which host councils composed of local associations. HCAFA belongs to the council of region 42, which is based in Palatine. We are holding the biennial election of officers for our region council at our next Executive Committee meeting on Friday, March 20 in L204 from 10:30am – 12 noon. If interested in participating in this election, please bring a government-issued photo id to that location. You’re certainly welcome to stay for the entire meeting — including a light lunch — or leave when you must.
As always, HCAFA members are invited to ALL Executive Committee meetings and perhaps become involved in an advisory or leadership role with your union. For information on HCAFA, check our website (harperadjuncts.org) and join our Facebook group (HCAFA – Harper College Adjunct Faculty Association).
If you have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our co-presidents, Charmian Tashjian (bctashjian@gmail.com) or Robert Allare (roballare@comcast.net).


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