The UMUC Adjunct Faculty Association
About the Association
The Adjunct Faculty Association was formed to engage in periodic meetings with the UMUC administration, referred to as "meet and confer" or M/C. Learn more about meet and confer.
A recent survey of stateside adjuncts by the Adjunct Faculty Association revealed the top concern to be pay and benefits, followed by employment stability. In the near future, the association will use this survey and additional input to develop topics and timelines for meet and confer deliberations.
If you are a stateside UMUC adjunct, you are a member of the Adjunct Faculty Association. Members are invited to offer suggestions, comments and support. The association is also seeking members to serve on various committees, including legislative affairs, technology, communications, research and outreach.
Executive Committee and Officers
David C. Hershfield, PhD
Adjunct professor, Economics, The Undergraduate School
Betty Jo Mayeske, PhD
Legislative Affairs Committee
Adjunct professor, History and Humanities, The Undergraduate School
Kimberly Holiday-Udeh, MS
Adjunct assistant professor, Computer Information Systems and Technology, The Undergraduate School
Connie Sharpe Ruohomaki, MA
Adjunct assistant professor, Marketing, The Undergraduate School
Frank Kesterman, EdD
Graduate School Representative
Adjunct professor, Homeland Security, The Graduate School
Role of the Executive Committee and Officers
The officers of the Adjunct Faculty Association are committed to:
- Communicating matters of common employment concerns among stateside adjunct faculty members and with the UMUC administration
- Considering organizing UMUC adjunct faculty worldwide
- Determining the effectiveness of the mechanism of meet and confer, as enunciated in University System of Maryland (USM) Policy