About Adjunct Faculty Council
The Council’s mission is accomplished by continuing achievement of the following six goals:
- Advocate for all Adjunct Faculty and serve as an advisory body for all issues regarding Adjunct Faculty treatment.
- Strive for workplace equality for all Adjunct Faculty throughout the College with particular attention to transforming institutional systems and aspects of culture that contribute to intersectionality inequities affecting Adjunct Faculty from systemically non-dominant groups.iv
- Work in collaboration with the College Administration, Board of Trustees, and CCAHE Senate to identify and find solutions to Adjunct faculty issues.
- Develop and integrate more comprehensive communication among Adjunct Faculty.
- Work to fully integrate Adjunct Faculty into the formal governance process throughout the College.
- Advocate for a culture of inclusion for all Adjunct Faculty, including upholding best practices for accessibility in the Council’s communications, events, and published materials.
Virginia Kyle (she/hers) teaches Sociology and College 101 at Clark and has served as the AFC’s Equity Member for two years. Virginia brings her many years of experience as a multi-media journalist, social justice activist and anti-violence advocate, educator, and crisis responder to her work on the AFC. She holds a master’s in education focusing on leadership, organizational sustainability and adult learning from the University of Idaho, where she also earned degrees in Sociology and Psychology and a certificate in Diversity and Stratification. You can listen to episodes of Yin Radio, which she produced with students at the University of Idaho, where she worked at the Women’s Center and also served as violence prevention coordinator and Sociology workshop and course designer as well as instructor. Virginia is in her 7th year as a Penguin at Clark. Connect with Virginia at firstname.lastname@example.org
A UX Strategist with over 15 years’ experience, LaCosse is a force majeure offering end-to-end services for digital products. His career spans a wide range of large and small companies, agencies, freelance engagements, and institutions of higher learning. Passionately indulging his curiosity, he explores the intersection of business, research, and design in pursuit of the beatitude of insight.
At Clark, he teaches several classes in the Computer Technology (CTEC) department including UX Design (117), Web Content and Social Media (166), and Web and Interface Design II (271).
Dr. Terry Rodriguez (she/her) is an HR/Organizational Change and Development professional and an Affiliate Instructor teaching management classes at Clark College. She is also an Adjunct Instructor teaching graduate and undergraduate management classes at the School of Business at PSU.
Her instruction is enriched with global MBA graduate instruction in OD and Leadership. She was an Assistant Professor in Kuwait and has taught several times in China, and Germany. Her doctoral work at Seattle University focused on gender differences and leadership.
Human Resources and Organization Development in organizations:
Dr. Rodriguez has broad experience in a variety of industries including leading learning and development at the City of Vancouver for 5 years. As a consultant (www.hrodev.com) improved organizations by creating training, organization, and knowledge development for leaders. Led OD, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion learning and transition management (TM) across global organizations. Worked globally in bilingual HR departments in Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
Jen is a penguin through and through! She graduated from Clark College in 1993 and after spending several years teaching in an alternative high school, in 2005 she returned to Clark as an adjunct instructor in the English department. In 2008 she left Clark to be a part of a start-up charter high school in Portland, and when that program closed in 2016, she returned to Clark as an adjunct instructor in both English and College 101. Jen loves working with students and especially enjoys working with nontraditional student populations.
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