Adjuncts Building Community Conference 2022

Welcome to registration for the 2021 Adjuncts Building Community (ABC) Conference! The conference is hosted by AFT Washington and co-sponsored by Washington Education Association (WEA). The conference will be held virtually.

Conference Schedule:

Gearing Up for Action

Friday, February 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3:00 PM   Opening Plenary – How Far We've Come, How Far We Have To Go. Featuring Joe Berry and Helena Worthen, co-authors of Power Despite Precarity: Strategies for the Contingent Faculty Movement in Higher Education

3:50 PM   Workshop – Testifying About Your Adjunct Experiences. HyeEun Park and Anna-Marie Magdalena, AFT Washington

4:40 PM   Trivia with prizes

Application and Interview Skills for Position Conversions

Saturday, February 26, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

With the help of the Communities for Our Colleges Coalition, our lobbying success in Olympia this year on SB 5194 has resulted in 200 adjunct-to-full-time faculty position conversions. So let's buff up our application materials and start applying!

9:00 AM   Opening Remarks 

9:30 AM   Workshop – Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement. Ron Holland, faculty at Bellevue College.

  • Do you have a teaching philosophy? Do your students know what it is? Could you articulate it in writing? What about in an in-person interview? Sample statements of teaching philosophy will be shared with participants. 

10:30 AM   Workshop – Diversity Statements. Deepti Karkhanis, social science faculty at Bellevue College.

  • Do you have a current diversity statement? Can you articulate your committment to diversity, equity and inclusion in writing? What about in an interview? We will provide opportunities to build your understanding of diversity and reflect on your positionality. Sample statements and rubrics will be shared with participants.

11:30 AM   Workshop – Preparing for the Interview. Archana Alwar, adjunct mentoring lead

  • You've made the first cut, and maybe even the second! Now you are called in for the interview. An interview for a full-time faculty position may include a variety of components: a campus tour, a meet and greet, a timed question/answer session, a writing prompt, or a teaching demonstration. Learn more about interviews and consider ways to practice so you are prepared to impress!

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