Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Mission Statement

The Columbia Faculty Association, CFAC, is the union representing the interests of faculty at Columbia College Chicago. Part-time faculty teach the majority of classes at Columbia and are deeply committed to the quality of students’ education. They bring professional expertise into the classroom; many are high achievers in media arts, fine arts, arts management, and other fields. Columbia was founded as a college where part-time faculty would be honored for their dedication to their students and their professions.

CFAC works for the following on behalf of its membership:

  • Due Process

  • Shared Governance

  • A Dignified Work Environment

  • A fair and transparent system of evaluation and assignment

  • Job Security

  • Protecting the integrity of the bargaining unit

As the collective bargaining agent for Columbia faculty, it negotiates contracts with the College administration. It also works constantly to ensure that the contract is correctly and fairly implemented and to help part-time faculty in numerous informal ways in cases when issues and needs arise. CFAC seeks to keep part-time faculty informed of their rights and opportunities and to make sure the administration, full-time faculty, staff and students are kept aware of the valuable contributions our members make to the College.


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